Alex (Tuo) Wang (MM ’17, Computer Music) released his debut EP under the Beijing record label Dohits. In Black Dragon, he reflects on how artificial intelligence has invaded every aspect of human lives. He digs deep into the concept of sound design, turning high frequency noise into percussion, sampling from modular synthesizers to create brand-new sounds.
Rhymes with Opera, a New York based opera company founded by Peabody alumni, will present a new fully staged improvisation opera by Bonnie Lander (MM ’07, GPD ’08, Voice; GPD ’08, Computer Music) titled Coping Mechanisms at New York Opera Fest on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at 8:00 pm at Bank Street Theatre in New York City. Featured performers include Ms. Lander, Elisabeth Halliday (KSAS BA ’07, German; ’07, Voice), and Robert Maril (MM ’04, Voice). Coping Mechanisms explores how individuals create personal spaces while simultaneously longing for community and connection, which can potentially threaten the sanctity of these very spaces.
Interface, a new music collective, where Steve Antosca (MM ’94, Computer Music) serves as artistic director, performed a program titled Process Music, which featured pieces by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, and Interface members Lucie Vítková and Paul Oehlers, at the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center on February 9. Mr. Antosca serves as the curator-in-residence for New Music at the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center.
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.