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Composer Larry Austin to Lecture at Bowdoin

Story posted March 15, 1998


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Composer Larry Austin will present a lecture on his music on Tuesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in Gibson Hall, Room 101, Bowdoin College.

The lecture, "Recent Works: From the 'Universe Symphony' to 'BluesAx,' " is open to the public free of charge.

In his presentation, Austin will discuss and play excerpts from "BluesAx," a composition for saxophonist and computer music, and his realization of Charles Ives' "Universe Symphony."

Austin is a retired professor from the University of North Texas. He works out of his Denton, Texas, studio on musical commissions, tours, performances, recordings, lectures, and composer residencies in the United States, Japan and Europe. Austin has received numerous commissions, grants and awards for his work. In 1996, he was awarded the Magistere prize/title in the 23rd International Electroacoustic Music Competition, in Bourges, France, for "BluesAx. "

His works in electroacoustic/computer music have been widely performed, published and recorded, including the 1994 premiere recording of Austin's complete realization of Ives' "Universe Symphony."

This lecture is sponsored by the Bowdoin College Department of Music.

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