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Twelfth Annual
Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

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April 3-5, 2003
University of Florida

Composer-in-Residence, James Dashow

photo by Jaime Reis

James Dashow was awarded the prestigious Prix Magistere at the 30th Festival International de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques in Bourges. He has had commissions, awards and grants from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Linz Ars Electronica Festival, the Fromm Foundation, the Biennale di Venezia, the USA National Endowment for the Arts, RAI (Italian National Radio), the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Rockefeller Foundation, Il Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte (Montepulciano, Italy), the Koussevitzky Foundation, Prague Musica Nova, and the Harvard Musical Association of Boston.

A pioneer in the field of computer music, Dashow was one of the founders of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University of Padova, and has taught at MIT, Princeton University and the Centro para la Difusion di Musica Contemporanea in Madrid; he lectures extensively in the U.S. and Europe. He served as the first vice-president of the Computer Music Association, and was for many years the producer of the radio program "Il Forum Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea" for Italian National Radio.

He has written theoretical and analytical articles for Perspectives of New Music, the Computer Music Journal, La Musica, and Interface. He is the author of the MUSIC30 language for digital sound synthesis. His music has been recorded on WERGO (Mainz), Capstone Records (New York), Neuma (Boston), RCA-BMG (Roma), ProViva (Munich), Scarlatti Classica (Roma), CRI (New York), and Pan (Roma).

Dashow makes his home in the Sabine Hills north of Rome.

Mark Quathamer & Mark LoRang, TECHNICAL CO-DIRECTORS
Shamus Jary McConney, LIGHTING DESIGN

Festival support is provided by the University of Florida School of Music, the Univeristy of Florida College of Fine Arts, and the University of Florida Office of Research and Graduate Programs. Special thanks to Dr. Charles Young, President, the University of Florida, Dr. John Duff, Director, the University of Florida School of Music, Dr. Donald McGlothlin, Dean, University of Florida College of Fine Arts, and Dr. Winfred Phillips, Dean, the University of Florida Office of Research and Graduate Programs and Vice President for Research.

Festival Rehearsal Schedule
Please check upon check-in at the concert site to confirm your rehearsal time

Festival Schedule

    After a dozen years, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival continues to feature an international variety of contemporary electroacoustic art music. Past composers-in-residence have included internationally renowned composers such as Hubert S. Howe, Jr., Cort Lippe, Gary Nelson, Jon Appleton, Joel Chadabe, Larry Austin, Barry Truax, Richard Boulanger, and Paul Lansky.

April 3, 2003

    Concert I
    Electroacoustic Music from FEMS
    Joo Won Park, curator
      Thursday, April 3, 2003, 9:00 a.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      JikenJoo Won Park
      The Faux TaxiPat Pagano & Adam Portnow
      A Bug's WorldMichael Deall
      Sonance ShadeGina Wilson
      Calling from the DistanceChanji Kim
      Harry, we can't kil'emPaul Still
      WakeMark Quathamer
      fix•a•tionSam Hamm

    Listening Session
    Works of James Dashow

      Thursday, April 3, 2003, 11:00 a.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      ...at other times, the distancesJames Dashow
      Le Tracce di Kronos, i Passi
      Soundings in Pure Duration N.1
      Media Survival Kit

    Concert II
    Electroacoustic music from the University of Washington
    Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXArts)

    Chris Ewing & Richard Karpen, curators

      Thursday, April 3, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Camera CantorumRichard Karpen
      Writing on the SurfaceBret Battey
      The Sundering SeasNoel Paul
      Short SuiteCristopher Ewing
      UOMJuan Pampin

    Concert III
    Juried Concert A

      Thursday, March 21, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Remember SevenMark Wingate
      SymbiontMathew Adkins
      Orbits and TrajectoriesMichael Clarke
      A Dog Chasing Its TailNeil Flory
      Four InterludesWilliam Kleinsasser
      Color Fields IIGregory Hutter
      Cable BayAndrew Lewis
      EclipseRobert Scott Thompson

April 4, 2003

    Concert IV
    Juried Concert B

      Friday, April 4, 2003, 9:00 a.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Nocturne/DoubleBenjamin Broening
      The Insectivora Honor Their DeadRobert Dickow
      Urban StructureJohn Dribus
      Ladonnatudina IVJeff Herriott
      Blackbird FlyDaniel Hosken
      PrimordiaDouglas O'Grady
      Hidden VoicesChris Watts
      AbojiTae-Hong Park

    Concert V
    Electroacoustic Music from Europe
    Javier Garavaglia, curator

      Friday, April 4, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      SchloiderformFrank Niehusmann (Germany)
      The Secret Life of a CanVladimir Djambazov (Bulgaria)
      not even the rainBenjamin Thigpen (France - USA)
      AlluvionRobert Dow (Scotland)
      Extra Quality ExcerptsPerMagnus Lindborg (Sweden/Norway)
      Flute Melt, for flute and tapeRobert Mackay (England)

    Concert VI
    Juried Concert C

      Friday, April 4, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Abadja LutesPaul Barsom
      Homage to Van GoghElizabeth Hoffman
      LyraBrian Belet
      Taedet Animam MeamColby Leider
      Afterimage 6Ronald Keith Parks
      DJ(1): about Riffs and noisesJavier Garavaglia
      GerrymanderRussell Pinkston
      Second ThoughtsDennis Miller
      Heroes IVAllen Strange

April 5, 2003

    Concert VII
    Juried Concert D

      Saturday, April 5, 2003, 9:00 a.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      LostDavid Z. Durant
      Heavy MetalKristine Burns
      VoxRich Cirminello
      BambooTimothy Crist
      Gray & PurpleGi Nyung Lee
      Something BuriedKari Besharse

    Concert VIII
    Electroacoustic Music from the Korean National University for the Arts
    Sung Ho Hwang, curator

      Saturday, April 5, 2003, 1:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Let them talkJaeho Chang
      Sonic TransformationJinseung Han
      TV ScherzoSung-Ho Hwang
      A MomentSeung-Hye Kim
      Klangschatten III for percussion and tapeSeong-Joon Moon
      Having Some Doubts About Three ThingsMinsuk Yang

    Concert IX
    Electroacoustic Music from the University of Iowa
    Larry Fritts, curator

      Saturday, April 5, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      Broward County, No. 3Tohm Judson
      Cuts and Waves of Salt WaterJean-Paul Perrotte
      Lucent ReflectionsKaren Koch
      TransformationJoseph Dangerfield
      Genesis of a MemoryAndrew Struck-Marcell
      Prescribed Upper LimitsAndrew Jasinski
      Simple MatterLawrence Fritts
      Let me see no less of water (with open hands, with tears) in white in flamesBilly Gomberg

    Concert X
    Juried Concert E

      Saturday, April 5, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      StarDustRichard Boulanger
      Pre-CompositionMark Applebaum
      Free ReedsPaul Koonce
      The Leaking NoiseJeffrey Stolet
      ThrenosLarry Austin
      ShellsRobert Rowe
      MosaicHubert Howe
      Scattered VoicesJames Paul Sain
      two scenes from ARCHIMEDES a planetarium operaJames Dashow
        1. Prologue, Part I, the Prime Mover
        2. Act I, scene ii: Young Archimedes

    Additional Events

    Convocation Lecture/Recital

      Presentation by Composer-In-Residence, James Dashow
      Friday, April 4, 2003, 12:50 p.m.
      University of Florida Music Department, Room 120

      Integrating Traditional Instruments and Electronic Sound:
      The Dyad System

    Paper/Report Session

      Friday, April 4, 2002, 11:00 a.m.
      University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater

      The Displaced Bow and APhISMs:Abstract Physically Informed Synthesis Methods for Composition and Interactive PerformanceGeorg Essl (Florida)

      Physical Modeling has been around for a while and has been used for musical compositions and interactive performance. This paper explores new ways of looking at physical or physically informed synthesis methods in the light of recent developments in the field. In particular, Banded Waveguide Synthesis offers an intersection between spectral modeling and physical modeling that can be abstracted and seen as controlled compositional devices. Also, physical input usually drives interactive performances, which makes physical modeling an appealling synthesis method as the parameters are of this physical nature. This paper explores how abstractions of the synthesis algorithms formed by physical models can yield new and surprising results for composition and performance. The Displaced Bow is introduced as an algorithm for creating richly textured spectra.

      Using "Jitter" to search the "DarkMatter" for "StarDust"Richard Boulanger, Greg Thompson,
      and Jana Saleh (Massachusetts)

      "StarDust" and "DarkMatter" are two recent real-time multi-media compositions that use a Mathews' Radio Baton to trigger, transform, process, and spatialize a quartet of physical models in 4-channel surround using Max/MSP. These delicate audio textures are loosly synchronized with a quartet of Hubble Space Photos, and Saleh Earth Photos that are triggered, transformed, processed, and sequenced, from another Radio Baton driving Jitter. On a third PowerBook, an iBot FireWire Camera, runs a set of Jitter Algorithms that remember, ponder, wander, wonder, and transform the actions of the performers - literally reflecting on the performance as it happens. This presentation will feature an overview of the three systems designed for the compositions DarkMatter and StarDust: - RadioStatic, RadioJitter, and StarGazer with an emphasis on the use of Jitter, and the ways that The RadioSystems loosely connect and communicate with each other.

The above schedule is in concert order;this program is subject to change without prior notification.
Rehearsal schedule is being set based information contained on the returned
confirmation and festival registration forms.
Please check regularly for the most current information.

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