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November 19, 2018

Digital Music Ensemble presents: Critical Band

7:30 p.m. 11:57 p.m. Event has no end time
7:30 p.m. | Louis P. Ciminelli Recital Hall

The Digital Music Production program at Buffalo State College presents a program of music played by the Digital Music Ensemble, centered around James Tenney's epic, wall-of-sound drone piece, Critical Band. Composed in 1988, and focusing on precisely-tuned intervals, Critical Band begins on a single pitch, and, over the course of its extended duration, gradually expands geometrically to a densely lush sonority. The program will also feature works that extend on the wordplay of Tenney's title, including Pauline Oliveros's Six for New Time (1999), an improvisatory piece composed for rock band, and two pieces which critically explore music and memory: Hugh Shrapnel's One Minute Break (1972) and an excerpt from Michael Pisaro's Tombstones (2012). Contrasting these, the program will open with a work by electronic music pioneer, Raymond Scott.


The Digital Music Ensemble is a performing group that uniquely explores music technology and creativity. The ensemble provides students with the opportunity to play state-of-the art and vintage electronic music instruments. The repertoire of the ensemble is wide in its scope, from early analog electronic works to avant-garde pieces, covering a variety of styles and approaches to exploring music and sound.


Raymond Scott - Cindy Electronium (1963)
Hugh Shapnel - One Minute Break (1972)
Michael Pisaro - "Fool" from Tombstones (2012)
Pauline Oliveros - Six for New Time (1999)
James Tenney - Critical Band (1988)



Ciminelli Recital Hall EVENT INFORMATION:
*Admission: FREE
•Doors open at 7:00pm
•Performance starts at 7:30pm
•Ciminelli Recital Hall is located on FLOOR 3 of Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State College.
•Handicap accessible entrance with elevator to the recital hall located via the building entrance at parking lot I-30 (rear of Rockwell Hall off the Iroquois Drive entrance to campus off Elmwood Avenue)
•FREE PARKING for this event will be in the general campus lots surrounding Rockwell Hall (Lots R-1, R-2, R-3 off the Rockwell Road entrance to campus; Lots I-30, I-32, I-33 off the Iroquois entrance to campus)

Open to: everyone

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