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Music Department Schedules Two Concerts Featuring Students, Faculty

Story posted December 15, 1998


Dec. 7, 1998, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- A Music and Physics concert of 20th-Century compositions that highlight acoustical phenomena will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. in Gibson Hall, room 101. The concert is co-sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The program will include: Steve Reich: "Pendulum Music"; Alvin Lucier: "I am Sitting in a Room"; Robert Erickson: "Pacific Sirens"; John Cage: "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" and "Duet for Voice and Prepared Piano"; Jean Claude Rissett: "Sud" for computer generated audio recording; Henry Cowell: "The Banshee"; and Frank Mauceri: "Expiry" for computer generated audio recording.

Performers will include Bowdoin students and faculty members Madeleine Msall, Assistant Professor of Physics, and Elliott Schwartz, Professor of Music. And at 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11, students in Professor Elliott Schwartz's Music 245: "Composing and Improvising" class will culminate their fall semester with "Composing and Improvising: A Dialogue" in Gibson Hall, room 101.

The program includes music composed and performed by members of the Music 245 class: Julien Breau, '00; Emilie Cardinaux, '02; Stephen Chan, '02; Rebecca Hall, '99; Ingrid Hsiao, '01; Francis Kayali, '01; David Macdonald, class of '02; Andrew Rossi, '00; and Stephen Saxon, '99. They also will play improv-ensemble works by Cardew, Feldman, Mayazumi and Bedford.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

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