Series to Showcase Composer-in-residence

March 5th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

SUNY Oneonta’s fourth annual New Music Focus Week, a four-day performance series showcasing innovative, contemporary music, will feature work by internationally acclaimed composer Cort Lippe.

The series begins Monday, March 11. All events take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamblin Theater in the Fine Arts Center and are free and open to the public.

As guest composer-in-residence, Lippe will be on campus from March 11-15, presenting lectures in music classes and performing a concert of his music, some entirely electronic, and some with live performers and interactive computer processing.

Lippe has worked, studied and taught in Italy, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Denmark, Greece and the United States. His compositions have received numerous international prizes, including first prizes from the Irino Competition (Japan), the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France), El Callejon Del Ruido Competition (Mexico) and the Leonie Rothschild Competition (USA). His music has been performed at more than 250 international festivals and conferences, and is recorded on more than 30 CDs. Since 1994, Lippe has taught in the Department of Music at the University at Buffalo, where he is an associate professor of composition and director of the Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios.

In addition to Lippe’s performance, New Music Focus Week will include presentations by several additional guest composers, a SUNY faculty composition recital and a performance by SUNY Oneonta’s resident faculty electronic music trio, atom3.

New Music Focus Week will feature the following events:

Monday, March 11— “Technological Extensions: Demonstrations, Discussions and Deliberations,” a colloquium examining the ways in which technology can extend music making, experience and understanding. Participants Mara Helmuth, Meg Shedel, Dafna Naphtali, Eldad Tsabary and Scott Miller will present one aspect of their work that features technological extensions of instruments, performance techniques, playback and audience experiences.

Tuesday, March 12—Faculty Composer Recital featuring the work of SUNY Oneonta faculty members Blake Fleming, Orlando Legname, Brett Masteller, Geoff O’Shea, Joe Pignato and Anthony Scafide.

Wednesday, March 13—Guest Composer-in-Residence Recital, featuring works by Cort Lippe, with performances by SUNY Oneonta student Eugene Gardner and assistant professor of music Julie Licata.

Thursday, March 14—Performance by Cort Lippe with atom3, an electronic music ensemble featuring SUNY Oneonta faculty members Orlando Legname and Joe Pignato.

New Music Focus Week is made possible with support from the college’s Music Department, Carleton Clay and The Catskill Conservatory.

More information is available from Dr. Julie Licata at (607) 436-3441 or