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Thirteenth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:48 pm    Post subject: Thirteenth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Calendar Event: April 1, 2004 - April 4, 2004

Thirteenth Annual
Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

April 1-3, 2004
University of Florida
Alvin Lucier

Composer-in-Residence, Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier was born in 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was educated in Nashua public and parochial schools, the Portsmouth Abbey School, Yale, and Brandeis and spent two years in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship. From 1962 to 1970 he taught at Brandeis, where he conducted the Brandeis University Chamber Chorus which devoted much of its time to the performance of new music. Since 1970 he has taught at Wesleyan University where he is John Spencer Camp Professor of Music. Lucier has pioneered in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers' physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes. His recent works include a series of sound installations and works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra in which, by means of close tunings with pure tones, sound waves are caused to spin through space.

Mr. Lucier performs, lectures and exhibits his sound installations extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has visited Japan twice: in 1988 he performed at the Abiko Festival, Tokyo, and installed MUSIC ON A LONG THIN WIRE in Kyoto; in 1992 he toured with pianist Aki Takahashi, performing in Kawasaki, Yamaguchi and Yokohama. In 1990-91 he was a guest of the DAAD Kunstler Program in Berlin. In January 1992, he performed in Delhi, Madras, and Bombay, and during the summer of that year was guest composer at the Time of Music Festival in Vitaasari, Finland. He regularly contributes articles to books and periodicals. His own book, Chambers, written in collaboration with Douglas Simon, was published by the Wesleyan University Press. In addition, several of his works are available on Cramps (Italy), Disques Montaigne, Source, Mainstream, CBS Odyssey, Nonesuch, and Lovely Music Records.

In October, 1994, Wesleyan University honored Alvin Lucier with a five-day festival, ALVIN LUCIER: COLLABORATIONS, for which he composed twelve new works, including THEME, based on a poem by John Ashbery and SKIN, MEAT, BONE, a collaborative theater work with Robert Wilson. In April, 1997, Lucier presented a concert of his works on the MAKING MUSIC SERIES at Carnegie Hall and in October of the same year his most recent sound installation, EMPTY VESSELS, was exhibited at the Donaueschingen Music Festival in Germany. Recently, DIAMONDS for three orchestras was performed under the direction of Petr Kotik at the Prague Spring Festival, 1999.

In March 1995, REFLECTIONS/REFLEXIONEN, a bi-lingual edition of Lucier's scores, interviews and writings was published by MusikTexte, Koln.

About the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

After a dozen years of service, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival enters its 13th year of bringing together an international rostrum of today's electroacoustic composers to present their cutting-edge music. Past composers-in-residence have included world renowned composers Hubert S. Howe, Jr., Cort Lippe, Gary Nelson, Jon Appleton, Joel Chadabe, Larry Austin, Barry Truax, Richard Boulanger, Paul Lansky, and James Dashow.

James Paul Sain and Paul Koonce, Co-hosts

Call for Works

A call for electroacoustic art music works that fit into one of the following categories:

o works for recorded media alone
- two and four channel works for performance on up to 14 speakers
- octophonic/eight channel works (see media formats supported)

o works for recorded media and instrumental solo
- special interest in works for flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trombone, contra-bass, piano, and percussion

o works utilizing interactive applications/interfaces including electroacoustic improvisation, alternative controllers, and new approaches to sound with other media in performance.

Supported resources include:
- Cycling '74's Max/Msp (Macintosh Dual 1.25GHz G4 w/1GB RAM & MOTU 2408 i/o)
- SuperCollider
- Kyma 5.13 with Capybara 320 (three card system)
- Tactex MTC Express
- Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano
- Proposals for other technologies will be considered

media formats supported:
o CD
o 16 and 24 bit RDAT
o Tascam DA88/38
o Alesis ADAT XT20
o 1/4" 1/2 track tape
o 1/4" 4-track tape

Receipt deadline for submitted work(s):
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
Works using live performance must be accompanied by a tape of a performance or high quality realization.

All submissions must include performance materials in one of the media listed above, performance parts and/or a score, a brief biography (75-100 words), program notes (100 words or less), and contact information. Biographies or notes in excess of the maximum will be truncated. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please indicate whether the composer can provide the performer(s). Contact information must include a phone number, address, and if available, an email address, web site, and fax number. A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) is required for the return of all materials (or international postal response return coupons). Materials not accompanied by a SASE will become property of the Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio.

Composers may submit no more than two compositions for performance consideration on the 13th Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival.

Composers selected for performance are required to attend the festival; this is to provide the festival with a sense of community. The festival is unable to provide travel grants or honoraria.

Should a composer be unable to attend the festival their work will not be presented.

Call for Papers

A call for papers, studio reports, and lecture/demonstrations dealing with the technology, musicology, and/or aesthetics of electroacoustic music.

Submissions from all current areas of research are encouraged. Possible topics include: acoustic ecology, interactive composition/synthesis, algorithmic composition, new musical interfaces, and new synthesis/processing techniques. Authors selected will be given 30 minutes to present their paper (20 minutes for delivery, and 10 minutes for questions and answers).

Receipt deadline for submitted paper(s):
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
Three copies of the completed paper, studio report, or lecture/demonstration abstract must be accompanied by a brief biography of 75-100 words and a contact sheet (abstract and biography should be promptly available on data CD or via electronic transmission upon selection). Biographies in excess of the maximum will be truncated. Contact information sheet must include a phone number, address, and, if available, email address, web site, and fax number. All submitted papers will become part of the Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio Library.


Dr. James Paul Sain, Director of Electroacousic Music
University of Florida School of Music
P.O. Box 117900/130 Music Bldg.
Gainesville, FL 32611-7900
(352) 392-0223 ext. 240/voice
(352) 392-0461/fax
( femf13@arts.ufl.edu)

More information on the electroacoustic music program at the University of Florida and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Studio can be found at:

http://emu.music.ufl.edu/ The University of Florida is located in the North Central Florida city of Gainesville. Gainesville is served by Delta Airlines (via American Southeast Airlines) and USAir Express. The city is approximately 2.5 hours drive by car from Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida. Airport shuttle service can be provided by the festival hotel for transportation from/to the Gainesville Regional Airport (but not to other area airports).

Completed program will be availble in early December, at
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