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November 20 2013 Concert
The next concert sponsored by the ECMC, to be presented on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm in Hatch Recital Hall at the Eastman School, will feature two fascinating works by our special guest composer,
The ECMC's resident switch~ ensemble, which specializes in the performance of chamber works that incorporate live electronic processing, will perform Leroux's celebrated Voi(rex), and also will perform a recent sextet by ECMC staff member Christopher Chandler. Additionally, Mr. Leroux will be at the mixing console to perform spatialization of his acousmatic composition Objets trouvés...posés.
Rounding out the program, soloist Wendy Richman will perform Kaija Saariaho's Vent Nocturne for viola and electronics.
Program notes for this concert can be found here
On Thursday November 21 Mr. Leroux will give a symposium presentation to Eastman composers between 3:30 and 5:00 in room 209 that is open to the public.
April 13 2014 ConcertThe ECMC's Spring 2014 concert, to be held in the Sproull atrium of the Miller Center on Sunday, April 13, will feature a performance of Bryan Jacobs'composition TsTs!! , the winning work in the First International Call for Scores competition sponsored by the Switch~ ensemble.
ABOUT THE ECMC
Established in 1981 as an outgrowth of the former electronic music program at the School, the ECMC provides digital audio and computing facilities for the realization of compositional, performance, multimedia, theoretical and other types of musical projects by Eastman, University of Rochester and visiting faculty, students, musicians and researchers. Currently, the Center supports creative and instructional work by about thirty users annually. Between 40 and 50 % of these users are composers; another 25 % or so are musical performers; our remaining users include music theorists and jazz studies, music education, science and liberal arts majors. A history of the first 25 years of the ECMC can be found here.
The two central functions of the Eastman Computer Music Center are:
Given the wealth of solo, chamber and large ensemble performing talent at Eastman, many of our projects involve collaborations, from the conceptual stage through eventual concert presentations and/or recordings, between composers and performers or performing ensembles. Many works created and premiered at the Center have subsequently have won international awards and have been included on commercial compact disc and DVD recordings.
The Center also seeks to foster artistic collaborations between musicians and film makers, choreographers and dancers, literary and theatrical artists, and professionals and students in a variety of other other fields. ECMC users have collaborated on hundreds of projects with choreographers from the Graduate Department of Dance at Graduate Department of Dance at SUNY Brockport, with filmmakers from the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology and with independent artists and artists in a variety of disciplines from other area schools.
The ECMC sponsors a yearly concert series as well as a series of lectures and presentations by visiting artists. Recent ECMC guest artists have included John Chowning, Jean-Claude Risset, Dexter Morrill, Juraj Kojs, Perry Cook, Luis Antunes Pena, Paul Koonce, Miller Puckette, Curtis Roads, Brian O'Reilly and Steve Everett, as well as such ECMC alumni as JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Craig Harris, Greg Wilder, Nathaniel Bartlett, Kevin Ernste, Nicholas Scherzinger, Patrick Long, David Demsey, Mikel Kuehn and Deborah Norin-Kuehn. Additionally, the Center provides technical support for about 40 concerts, recitals and other events each year that are sponsored by other Eastman and community organizations.