LICA Seminar Series 2009: Barry Truax 'CONCERT PERFORMANCE'

Date:14 March 2009
Time:7.30 pm

LICA Seminar Series 2009: Barry Truax 'CONCERT PERFORMANCE'

Performer: Barry Truax, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia.

Venue: Lancaster University, Jack Hylton Room.

NOTE: Barry Truax will be also be giving a talk titled 'The Soundscape - Documentation, Listening, and Composition Using Computers' on Friday 13 March 2009 at 4.30pm. See: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/lica/news/events/2839/ for further details.

Concert Performance

Barry Truax is a Professor in both the School of Communication and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music.

As a composer, he is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system which he has used for tape solo works and for pieces which combine tape with live performers or computer graphics. His music has been released on 8 solo CDs, including the double CD of his opera Powers of Two. His latest CD release, Spirit Journies, includes three pieces for 8-channel digital sound alone and two for solo instrumental performer and multi-channel digital sound.

In 1991 his work, Riverrun, was awarded the Magisterium at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, France, a category open only to electroacoustic composers of 20 or more years experience.

Event website:http://www.sfu.ca/~truax
Contact:
Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK