Graduate Composers Concert

with special guest HYPERCUBE
February 2, 2024 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia Department of Music presents a concert by visiting guest artists, HYPERCUBE on Friday, February 2nd at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall as part of the 2024 Composition and Computer Technologies Ensemble in Residence program. The HYPERCUBE concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature new pieces composed by UVA Music Department graduate student composers, who are pursuing their PhDs in Music and will be performed by the CCT Ensemble in Residence for 2024, HYPERCUBE.  The graduate composers whose pieces will be featured are as follows: Gabrielle Cerberville, Kristin Hauge, Rah Hite, Molly Joyce, Varun Kishore, Brian Lindgren, and Matias Vilaplana Stark.


HYPERCUBE has built a reputation on high-energy performances with impressive execution. The NYC-based quartet embraces the boundaries of chamber music, featuring cutting-edge works for saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, while spanning electric and acoustic worlds.

HYPERCUBE has appeared as guest artist at Music on the Edge (Pittsburgh), The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Charlotte New Music FestivalThe Garrick Theatre (Newfoundland), Roulette Intermedium, the Nief-Norf Summer Festival (Knoxville), LPR presents (NYC), and the 40th International Festival of New Music “Manuel Enríquez” (Mexico City). With a national and international touring schedule, 2019 appearances include the Now Hear This Festival and Ritornello Chamber Music Festival (Western Canada). In addition to their performance season, HYPERCUBE participates in residencies at universities and conservatories across the US and Canada working with students at Cincinnati Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Memorial University (Newfoundland), Duke University, Oberlin Conservatory, Acadia University (Nova Scotia), Wesleyan, and CalArts.

From championing original works such as Louis Andriessen’s Hout, Philippe Hurel’s Localized Corrosion, and Chaya Czernowin’s Sahaf, to commissioning new works by composers Nicholas DeyoeFarzia FallahEric WubbelsAnnie Hui-Hsin HsiehDaniel TackeErin RogersAmin SharifiNomi EpsteinChristopher Adler, and Juan Trigos, HYPERCUBE has collaborated with composers such as Sam Pluta and Chris Cerrone, to freshly adapt works for the quartet. Hypercube's album, 'Brain-on-Fire' (New Focus Recordings) was released in 2020.

HYPERCUBE is Erin Rogers (saxophones), Dan Lippel (classical & electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano & accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). 

Quotes about Hypercube:

“Jarring, compelling”— (Washington Post)

“fearless and flawless… some of the most exciting playing I have ever heard.”—(Sequenza 21)


The recent CCT Ensembles in Residence include Loadbang, Meehan/Perkins, Dither, Da Capo Chamber Players, JACK Quartet, Talujon Percussion Quartet, the Cassatt and Voxare String Quartets, Popebama and the Relache and Verge Ensembles. 

New music from CCT is also presented annually at the Digitalis and Technosonics Festivals, and works are frequently performed by visiting ensembles, faculty performers, and our ensembles-in-residence: the New Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble (MICE), and others.. The Music Department also brings exciting scholars, technologists and artists to work with graduate students. Recent visitors have included Philip Glass, Betsey Biggs, Ichiro Fujinaga, Paul Lansky, Jon Appleton, Mamadou Diabate, Ko Umezaki, Brenda Hutchinson, John Petrucelli, Chris Chafe, George Lewis, and others.

The University of Virginia Department of Music's Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) program emphasizes the integration of acoustic, electric, and computer-based composition, considered as part of a diverse multimedia and interdisciplinary 21st Century field of art, design, and music. UVA Music faculty, including Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, Luke Dahl, JoVia Armstrong, Nicole Mitchell, Noel Lobley, A.D. Carson, Leah Reid, and I-Jen Fang, along with CCT Technical Director Alex Christie, collaborate to build a unique climate of creative and technical research. In addition to making original compositions and sound art works, students have the opportunity to create their own new technologies and become involved with on-going CCT research groups. Current work involves multichannel digital audio composition, improvisation, motion capture research, music for dance, installation art, songwriting, mobile app development, new media opera, video game design, vocal and chamber music composition, ecoacoustics, and the creation of new interfaces for musical expression.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change. 

Information about HYPERCUBE, as well as photos were gleaned from their website:

For more information please call the Department of Music at 434.924.3052.

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