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Aug. 24, 2007

Electronic Music Studios will present quadraphonic sound concert Sept. 2

The Electronic Music Studios (EMS) of the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert featuring a work by Lawrence Fritts, the director of the EMS, and a series of pieces for quadraphonic sound, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The concert will open with Fritts' "Thought-forms," a piece composed and performed on tape. Remaining works on the program will be pieces for quadraphonic sound by current students in the EMS:

-- "ABC" by Kirsten Wallace,

-- "MX" by Israel Neuman,

-- "Rachael's Collected Graffiti" by George Marie,

-- "Gasson in the Afternoon" by Timothy A. Davis,

-- "Monday Mourning A Meditation" by William Barbour,

-- "Recurrents" by Patrick Fitzgibbon,

-- "Electric Tornado" by Christopher Gainey,

-- "Brianstorm" by David Devasto,

-- "Assuming the SUN" by Andrew Meixner, and

-- "Frog Box" by Carlos Cuellar.

The Electronic Music Studios have been part of the composition program at the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. By offering a traditional emphasis on the compositional aspects of electronic media, the studios have helped prepare Iowa's graduates for composing, research and teaching careers at colleges and universities throughout the United States. More information is available at the EMS Web page,

Fritts is a leading figure in electronic and acousmatic music. His works have been performed in Chicago by the Contemporary Chamber Players, the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble, New Music De Paul and New Music Chicago. For more information, see

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at

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