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ElectroNEC presents: Electroacoustic Showcase

May 2, 2011   //   by van Gelder   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on ElectroNEC presents: Electroacoustic Showcase

Sunday afternoon, the New England Conservatory held a showcase for student and faculty composers that bridge the gap between electronic and acoustic music. Daniel Hawkins started the concert with his I’ll Fly Away and Industry. Neal Markowski‘s guitar, synth, and tuba composition Generic #8 followed with Marc McNulty‘s untitled improvisation for two laptops and synthesizers. McNulty’s work stood out as a balanced but unpredictable collage of sonic swatches. At times it felt rushed or possibly casual, but overall it was a well conceived piece crowded with complicated tonal colors and asymmetrical rhythms.

John Holland followed with his 2010 composition, Animalia which explored the communication hidden in our insect and animal surroundings. The second half of the evening composition by Derek Sherron and Katarina Miljkovic, and Luigi Nono’s Post-Prae-Ludium.

Give these complicated but rewarding composers some time. I think you’ll like their work. If you want to read more about the history of electronic music at NEC, there is a great post at the Together music festival blog.

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