Preceded by a talk by Nicolas Collins at 7pm**
Highly-regarded contemporary music interpreters Jenny Lin and Conrad Harris perform recent works by** Gordon Mumma**. Mumma studied piano and horn in Chicago and Detroit, and began his career as an active horn player in symphonic and chamber music. He co-founded with Robert Ashley the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music and the now-historic ONCE Festivals of Contemporary Music. Gordon Mumma was among the first composers to employ circuitry of his own design in compositions and performance. An extremely prolific composer and a virtuoso performer (French horn), his work is known for the integration of advanced electric principles in the operation of the musical structures. He has termed this approach “Cybersonic” and has applied it to a wide range of compositions (eg “Hornpipe”, electronic music for cybersonic French horn and “Ambivex,” a surrogate myoelectronic telemetering system with pairs of performing appendages). His most recent work has explored writing for conventional instruments.
Jenny Lin, piano and Conrad Harris, violin
Admission: General Admission: $20, Students +Seniors: $17.50, IHP members: $15
International House–Ibrahim Theater
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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