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April 10, 2009

Electronic Music Studios will present new works April 26

The Electronic Music Studios (EMS) of the University of Iowa School of Music will present a free concert featuring a new piece by Lawrence Fritts, director of the studios at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Room 101 of the Becker Communication Studies Building.

Music faculty member Benjamin Coelho will be the bassoon soloist for Fritts' piece. Other works on the program are by Hubert Howe, the director of the Electronic Music studios at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College of the City University of New York, and students in the School of Music.

Six works are on the April 26 program:

--"Intercession I" for stereo audio playback by UI student Dan Houglum.
--"Nearer" for stereo audio and video by UI student Scott Morris.
--"Sospirariums" for four-channel audio by UI student Stas Omelchenko.
--Fritts' "Pre-images" for stereo audio and bassoon.
--"Five Minutes in Hell" for stereo audio by Anthony Donofrio.
--Howe's "Timbre Study 7" for eight-channel audio.

Howe received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University, site of early pioneering work in electronic music. One of the first researchers in computer music, he taught at the Juilliard School for 20 years and held the Endowed Chair in Music at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa 1988-89. He has been a member of the American Composers Alliance since 1974 and has served as President since 2002. For more information visit

As director of the EMS, Fritts has brought the latest generation of technologies to the studios, assuring that students working in the EMS have the broadest possible range of technologies available as compositional tools. Fritts is a leading figure in electronic and acousmatic music. His works have been performed around the United States and have been broadcast in the United States and Europe. See or

The EMS has been part of the composition program of the UI School of Music for more than 30 years. It is currently directed by Lawrence Fritts, who teaches a two-semester course covering various ways that composers can approach the media of electronic and computer music.

More information on the EMS is available on their Web page

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Visit the UI School of Music Web site at

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