Electroacoustic music concert to feature works by faculty composers
The School of Performing Arts, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and the Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio will present a concert of electroacoustic music by Virginia Tech faculty composers in the Cube performance space of the new Moss Arts Center on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
The program features works by five Virginia Tech music faculty composers and includes a variety of live electronic processing, digital sound transformations, and live-generated video. Trombonist and music faculty member Jay Crone will be featured on the concert.
The term electroacoustic music refers to the melding of electric sound production into compositional practice. This can include electronic instruments, recorded sound, synthesizers, and computer generated sounds.
James Sochinski's work “Quintophy” was composed for two simultaneous stereo tape recorders and explores the spatial possibilities of a soloist in a 360-degree sound environment. Another of Sochinski’s compositions, “Clang Farmin’,” uses a sound clip of a trombone bell struck with a room key.
“Phoenix” by Kent Holliday, is based on the story of the resurrection of the phoenix bird, and was composed on a Synergy digital keyboard.
Eric Lyon composed “Confessions of a Virtue Addict” in Ogaki, Japan on commission from trombonist David Manson, and drew from the Japanese noise music movement in the mid-1990s as well as Johann Mattheson’s 18th-century musical doctrine of affectations.
“Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum” by Charles Nichols is a fixed media version of a live multimedia performance between choreographer, animator and video artist, poet and narrator, dancer, and composer on electric violin.
Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff with a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Event parking for visitors is $5. Event passes may be purchased in advance through the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300 or when entering the garage on event evenings. Limited street parking is also available.
Free parking is also available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Streets, in the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street, Alumni Mall, and the Perry Street/Prices Fork lots after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200. Alternative parking is available in the Kent Squire parking garage and the Farmers Market metered parking lot, both located on Draper Road. Additional downtown Blacksburg parking information can be found online.