Conductor and longtime Peabody faculty member Gustav Meier passed away on May 26, 2016. Peabody Institute Dean Fred Bronstein offered the following reaction to the news:
“All of us at Peabody are saddened to hear of the passing of Gustav Meier, a great musician, pedagogue and colleague who for 18 years made Peabody’s conducting program one of the best of its kind. Gustav Meier provided a daily example of the intellect, artistry, and mastery he worked to cultivate in his students, always delivered with a gentleness, charm, and grace that is rare. His influence shaped the careers of countless professional conductors and musicians working today. Through them, and through the graduate conducting program he built up at Peabody, his impact will live on. We are honored to have known and worked with Gustav and send our deepest condolences to his family.”
Computer music composition master’s student Tuo Wang’s piece – Disorderly for solo bass and electronics – will be featured at the 2016 International Computer Music Conference in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on September 12-16 at Utrecht’s new concert venue, TivoliVredenburg. The conference is hosted by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Music and Technology and the annual new music festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Several Peabody Computer Music students and alumni will have works featured on the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival as part of the New York Philharmonic’s biennial at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on June 5-7 and at the Abrons Arts Center on June 13-19. Featured works include QfefQ by Margaret Schedel (MM ’01, Computer Music Composition); IDB by master’s computer music composition student Tuo Wang; River by Wuan-chin Li (MM ’99, Electronic/Computer Music), computer music composition master’s student Yi-an Huang, and Cheng-yen Yang; Innerhearing by computer music composition master’s student Weilu Ge; Carillon by Rob Hamilton (MM ’04, Computer Music); Tres Gritos Para Mi Patria by Joshua Armenta (MM ’14, Composition; MM ’15, Computer Music) – performed by GPD student Eric Maul, flute; and The Laws of Nature by computer music composition master’s student Ian Clarke. The full schedule is available here. Conference registration info can be found here.
Computer music composition and recording arts and sciences master’s student Edwin Huet (BM ’15, Computer Music Composition), electronics, and Netmoiré, comprised of Jason Charney and Josh Simmons, electronics, will perform at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members, and are available at the door. View the Facebook event for more information.
Wuan-chin Li (MM ’99, Electronic/Computer Music) will present her work Ban Shan – for 5.1 surround sound – at the Klingt Gut! Symposium on Sound on May 26-28 at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences Arts and Media Campus in Hamburg, Germany. The symposium is presented by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Audio Engineering Society Student Section Hamburg. As part of the symposium, artists and scientists will present their work in sound design, sound art, electro-acoustic music, and the interdependence of aesthetics and technology. Participants take part in a series of lectures, hands-on workshops, and interactive panel discussions as well as installations and performances.