McIntire Department of Music

On February 12th, The McIntire Department of Music and the historic Virginia Center for Computer Music (VCCM) invite you to the TechnoSonics VII Festival: NOISE, an evening of performed electronic and computer music, exploring the complex manifestations of 'noise'. Using new technologies and experimental practices, themes of information theory, environmental sound, human breath and electronic signals collide.

The concert features new and classic works by Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, the Pinko Communoids, Jane Rigler, Judith Shatin, Benjamin Thigpen, Kojiro Umezaki, and Frances White. International guest performers, shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki from the Silk Road Project, and virtuosic flute duo, InHale join local star principles from the Charlotteville Univeristy Symphony Orchestra, percussionist I-Jen Fang and violinist, David Colwell.

The concert is free and open to all (including babies), and attire is casual. Refreshments will be available.


Ko Umezaki, 108 (2007) for shakuhachi and computer, 10'

Judith Shatin, Kairos (1991) for solo flute and computer, 14'

Ted Coffey, No Further Meaning (2007) for shakuhachi, percussion, violin and computer, 12'

Jane Rigler, círculo en fuga (2006) for two flutes and electronics, 8'


Matthew Burtner, Windsketches (2005) for Metasax, 2 bass flutes and computer turbulence wind model, 10'

Ben Thigpen, 0.9565217913 (2006) for multichannel computer sound, 14' (2006)

Frances White, The sound of the bell as it leaves the bell (from Three Small Pieces) (2002), 5'

Pinko Communoids (Carey Sargent, Kevin Parks, Wendy Hsu), new free improv work (2007) for percussion, guitars, and assorted electronics, 6.5'

In the Press:
The Hook: CULTURE- BUZZBOX- Noise makers: Technosonics trade fugues for racket

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