In Two Worlds, Exploring the Duality of Music and Society
- Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Howard Hall, Reynolds Recital Hall - view map
Montana State University Music Technology Program welcomes John Sampen on saxophone and Mark Bunce, composer/electronics for an exciting guest recital: In Two Worlds, Exploring the duality of music and society.
This concert is free and open to the public.PERFORMER BIOGRAPHIESJohn Sampen is recognized as an outstanding artist in contemporary music literature. He has commissioned and premiered over 80 works, including compositions by Albright, Bolcom, Cage, Subotnick and Ussachevsky. In 1970, he was a recitalist and certificate winner at the International Geneva Concours in Switzerland. A recipient of several NEA consortium and recording awards, Sampen has been involved with commissions, premieres and/or recordings of new music by Adler, Albright, Babbitt, Beerman, Martino, Mays, Shrude, Subotnick and Wuorinen. He regularly performs contemporary and traditional saxophone repertoire in recital with pianist/composer Marilyn Shrude. Currently a Distinguished Research Artist Professor at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Sampen is former president of the North American Saxophone Alliance and clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company and Légère Reeds.Mark Bunce is a composer, and the recording engineer/electronics technician for the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the director of Recording Services at BGSU. He holds degrees from BGSU and Olivet College. A veteran of the recording industry for over 30 years, Bunce has engineered innumerable compact discs and recordings for such labels as Newport Classics, Centaur Records, Opus One, Sony Classics, Koch International, Albany, AMP Records, Orion, Neuma, Vox and Capstone. He has also engineered more than a dozen contemporary music series for public radio, and composed and engineered soundtracks for award-winning corporate videos and PBS signatures.