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MSU Oct. 23 concert honors female electro-acoustic composers

October 18, 2010

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Montana State University's music technology program, in conjunction with the International Alliance for Women in Music, will present a free concert featuring works by prominent and emerging female composers in the electro-acoustic music field at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus. Admission is free.

"An Acousmatic Evening" will provide the audience a selection of curated electronic music including fixed media sound diffusion and video projection.

The International Alliance for Women in Music is a global network of women and men working to increase and enhance musical activities and opportunities and to promote all aspects of the music of women.

The program of six electroacoustic compositions has been selected from 22 entries from seven countries for the IAWM 2010 Annual Concert. The official performance of these works takes place in the Musée des moulages de l'Université de Lyon II in Lyon, France, on Friday, Oct. 22, in conjunction with the Music Season of GRAME, National Center for Music Creation. The concert will include pieces by the following composers: Magdalena Dlugosz, Poland; Ida Helene Heidel, Norway; Judith Ring, Ireland; Carrie Leigh Page, USA; Bernard Marie-Hélène, France; and Veronika Krausas, Canada (video by Quintan Ana Wikswo, USA).

An identical program of these winning pieces will also played in Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, California and Taiwan, in addition to Lyon and Montana, as part of a global celebration of electro-acoustic music created by women.

More information about IAWM can be accessed at www.iawm.org.

For more information about the MSU concert, contact Hsiao-Lan Wang at 994-5743. Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.

Hsiao-Lan Wang (406) 994-5743, hsiaolan.wang@montana.edu