Making Noise: Wave Field Synthesis with Paul Koonce

November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
Music Library

Making Noise: Wave Field Synthesis with Paul Koonc

Please join us in the Music Library at 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 1, for a lecture / demonstration by visiting composer Paul Koonce. With an array of high quality speakers, Koonce will present compositions realized through wave field synthesis, and describe the theory behind the technique. The event will be followed by a reception. 

Paul Koonce studied composition at the University of Illinois, and the University of California, San Diego, where he received a Ph.D. in Composition. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, having previously taught at Moorhead State University and Princeton.

His music focuses upon issues of representation and perception in electroacoustic sound. As a software developer, he has explored the invention of computer technologies for the manipulation of sound and timbre, developing tools for exploring the parallels between musical and environmental sound phenomena.

Koonce is also a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and McKnight Foundations. His music is available on the SEAMUS, Mnemosyne, ICMA, Panorama, Innova, Einstein, Centaur, and Mode records labels.

This event is a collaboration between the University Library and the McIntire Department of Music. Paul Koonce will also be delivering a Colloquium on Friday, November 2, at 3:30 PM in Old Cabell Hall 113. 

The U.Va. Library is committed to hosting library events that are inclusive and welcoming to all. If you need certain accommodations to participate fully in this event, please contact


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