Wired: Electroacoustic Music for Flute

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Wired: Electroacoustic Music for Flute

Colleen White

A “behind-the-scenes” exploration of music for flute and electronics. This 50-minute lecture-recital begins with a presentation detailing guidelines for the performance of works incorporating fixed (pre-recorded) and live (computer-generated) electronics. Attendees will learn about equipment needs and functionality, possible software for creating computer-generated music, and hear an overview for using microphones, speakers, pedals, and computers in an integrated musical setting. The following recital will feature “Synchronisms No. 1” for flute and tape by Mario Davidovsky and a world-premiere of “The Dagda’s Harp” by composer Chelsea Komschlies (Artist Diploma, Curtis Institute), commissioned for flute and pre-recorded electronics.

“Synchronisms No. 1” (1962) Mario Davidovsky (b. 1934)
“The Dagda’s Harp” (2016) Chelsea Komschlies (b. 1991)
I. The Music of Mourning
II. The Music of Mirth
III. The Music of Sleep


Colleen White made her solo debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at age 16. She has performed at the National Flute Association Convention and as a semi-finalist in the Myrna Brown Artist Competition, among others. Her primary teachers include Christina Jennings, Janet Arms, Brook Ferguson, Dawn Lawler, Carol Meves, and Stephanie Jutt. Colleen holds degrees from The Hartt School (MM), the Univ. of WI Madison (BM), and is currently a Graduate TA at the Univ. of CO Boulder (DMA).

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Room 112