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Jacobs School of Music to present electronic ‘Computer Music Recital’ on April 24

<p>Musicians combine classical music techniques with new computer technology. Similar technologies will be featured at the Computer Music Recital on April 24. <br/><br/></p>

Musicians combine classical music techniques with new computer technology. Similar technologies will be featured at the Computer Music Recital on April 24.

IU Jacobs School of Music students will perform a computer music recital at 8 p.m. on April 24 in Auer Hall. The Center for Electronic and Computer Music, a part of Jacobs, is presenting the recital.

Composers and associate professors of music John Gibson and Chi Wang directed the recital.

Many of these musicians composed the piece they will be performing themselves in what Gibson describes as a “Projects Course” with Wang. They have focused their time on preparing for this performance. 

“It’s not really beat making, it’s more of an experimental approach to sound and music,” Gibson said.

Gibson said many of these musicians are studying composition in the Jacobs School of Music.

“Many of these pieces are hot off the press. They did not exist in January,” Gibson said. “Actually, they didn’t exist in March either. They’re brand new.”

Gibson said some musicians will create music with Wii remotes, and others will perform a science experiment-type demo to create sound.

Gibson said there will be speakers surrounding the whole audience at the recital.

“Part of our interest is having the space of music be something that’s interesting to listen to, instead of just notes and melodies and rhythms,” Gibson said.

The event is free and open to the public. This performance will also be available via live stream on IUMusicLive!

“It’s pretty exciting when you can see the person who wrote the music actually performing it,” Gibson said. “Many people are not used to that experience.”

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