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John Chowning

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 8:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Theatre

General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Box Office: 858-534-3448
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A concert of electronic works by groundbreaking composer and computer music researcher, John Chowning. Included in the program, Voices (2005) will feature esteemed soprano, Maureen Chowning, for whom the piece was written.

John Chowning, a graduate and longtime professor of music at Stanford University, is famous for his discovery of the FM synthesis algorithm and for his work as founder and director of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).

At 5:30 p.m. the artists will present a FREE lecture/demonstration showing the development of 4-channel spatial illusions—spatialization— and how that led to the discovery of FM synthesis, followed by the 8:00 p.m. Concert.  Guests attending the symposium are welcome to remain for the concert, gratis.

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Sound Synthesis and Perception: Composing from the Inside Out (and a bit of history)
8:00 p.m. - Concert

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