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Mark Steinbach to Perform in Deerfield and Boston, MA, on Oct 3 and 10

Mark Steinbach, University Organist and Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Music at Brown, will be performing a recital sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St, Boston, Sunday Oct. 10 at 3:00pm on their Richards-Fowkes organ, opus 10.  He will also be featured in recital on the Brick Church Music Series at First Church in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Sunday Oct. 3 at 3:00pm on Richards-Fowkes op. 13.

(Distributed September 24, 2021)

Wang Lu to Write for Seattle Modern Orchestra in Commission from Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University awarded composer and Assistant Professor of Music Wang Lu one of five Barlow General Commissions to write a new work for the Seattle Modern Orchestra. In considering 242 applications in their General and LDS commissioning programs, the Endowment granted $60,000 to 9 composers. Congratulations, Professor Wang Lu!

(Distributed September 17, 2021)

Marcel Sagesser, PhD Music and Multimedia Composition, Successfully Defends Dissertation

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Marcel Sagesser successfully defended his dissertation “Within the Grid: Inquiries in the Socio-Rhythmic Ambiguities of Mechanical Time.” In his doctoral research, he investigates rhythm with an interdisciplinary framework that encompasses the socio-cultural background of groove and the politics of playing along mechanical time. His artistic practice ranges from “living installations” with human performers carrying sound objects through outdoor sites, to multimedia solo performances that he calls “post techno beat music.” 

(Distributed August 31, 2021)
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