The U of L’s newest ensemble, the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble takes music to another level on April 20 at 8 pm in the Drama Studio, W420. Featuring original student compositions and improvisations as well as captivating selections by contemporary composers, the evening’s program encourages audiences to expand their musical appetites and experience sound as they may never have before.
“The Electro-Acoustic Ensemble is a gesture-based, computer-intensive, student ensemble that builds on traditional performance and compositional practices, as well as experimenting with new instrumentalities, creating new performance paradigms and exploring a potential for increased musical expressivity through technology,” says Electro-Acoustic coordinator, Dr. D. Andrew Stewart. “This year, the ensemble is performing Terry Riley’s challenging large ensemble composition, entitled In C.”
Comprised of Music and Digital Audio Arts majors, the Electro Acoustic ensemble integrates new instrumentalities with acoustic instruments, leading to a wide range of diverse and often unexpected sound combinations.
Admission is free, although audience members must pick up a ticket from the University Box Office, Monday – Friday, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm or by calling 403-329-2616. Tickets are also available at the door.