BANGOR — Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities will be sponsoring a performance of experimental and electronic music at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Peabody Hall’s Kominsky Auditorium on the university’s Bangor campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
The performers, Aldrich, Norton and Ross are a trio of Maine-based musicians who perform experimental and electronic music. The group includes Nate Aldrich (recordings), Steve Norton (reed instruments and electronics) and Leslie Ross (bassoon and electronics). With nearly 90 years of performance experience among them, AN&R creates improvised sound environments using extended instrumental techniques, electronic processing and field recordings that are rich in texture and subtlety.
“Experimental music challenges the audience to listen to compositions that are beyond melodies,” said Cliff Guthrie, PhD, a professor at Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities. “This music seeks to break the confines of traditional compositions and genres. Students and members of the public who attend this performance will be immersed in a musical experience unlike any other they’re familiar with.”
One of the performers is Husson University Adjunct Professor Nate Aldrich. He teaches a course on the “History of Rock and Roll” course at the University. This fall, he’ll teach a course on “The History of Electronic Music.” Aldrich is a new media artist and educator from Penobscot who creates installation, video, performance and acousmatic art. Prior to earning an MFA in Electronic Music composition, he spent 10 years as a theater director and artistic director.
Steve Norton is is a Master of Fine Arts student at the University of Maine who recently created a sound installation piece called “Requiem” that made its Massachusetts debut at the Boston Nature Center in Mattapan last month.
Leslie Ross is a bassoon instructor at the University of Maine who studied modern bassoon with R. Mazzella in Montreal, Canada; G. Corey in Ottawa, Canada; and baroque bassoon with D. Godburn in New York City before dedicating herself to experimental and new music in the mid 1980’s. A baroque bassoon builder, Ross has also invented new musical instruments and created sound installations.
Seating is limited to 75 people. For information, call Dr. Cliff Guthrie at 941-7760 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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