Digitalis

May 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
Free

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents Digitalis on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. This free concert of experimental work for sound and visual media features premiers by undergraduate and graduate students in Composition and Computer Technologies. These adventurous concerts invite audiences to explore new dimensions of musical experimentation. 

Special guest, Glen Whitehead  is a  trumpet artist who works across musical genres, media and artistic disciplines. As a soloist or sound artist erasing boundaries is his forté from contemporary, classical and jazz performance, to premieres of new works, his own brand of environmental composition,  improvisation and collaborative composition across Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts.

Special guest, Jon Howard Appleton (born January 4, 1939) is an American composer and teacher who was a pioneer in electro-acoustic music. His earliest compositions in the medium, e.g. Chef d'Oeuvre and Newark Airport Rock attracted attention because they established a new tradition some have called programmatic electronic music. In 1970 he won Guggenheim,[1] Fulbright and American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowships. When he was twenty-eight years old he joined the faculty of Dartmouth College where he established one of the first electronic music studios in the United States. He remained there intermittently for forty-two years. In the mid-1970s he left Dartmouth to briefly become the head of Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden. In the late 1970s, together with Sydney Alonso and Cameron Jones he helped develop the first commercial digital synthesizer called the Synclavier.[2] For a decade he toured around the United States and Europe performing the compositions he composed for this instrument. In the early 1990s he helped found the Theremin Center for Electronic Music at the Moscow Conservatory of Music where he continues to teach once a year. He has also taught at Keio University (Mita) in TokyoJapanCCRMA at Stanford University and the University of California Santa Cruz. In his later years he has devoted most of his time to the composition of instrumental and choral music in a quasi-Romantic vein which has largely been performed only in France, Russia and Japan.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic Lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  Parking is available in at the Central Grounds Parking Garage, or in the lots off University Avenue at the University Corner.  Handicapped parking is available in the C1 parking lot or in designated spaces on McCormick Avenue.

All events are subject to change. For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu