Sandroff, Sutherland and Steel – FREE Performance, 10/22

Date: 10/18/2012

AA+A faculty, Howard Sandroff and Ben Sutherland, will perform in a FREE concert co-sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library, the College Archives and the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012 in the CollegeLibrary, 624 S Michigan Ave, 3rd Floor East.

Howard Sandroff is a composer, performer and sound artist. His compositions have been performed, broadcast and recorded by leading soloists, ensembles, festivals and arts producers all over the world. Sandroff is currently Professor of Sound Art with the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department and Director of the Computer Music Studio and Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Chicago’s Department of Music.

In the early 2000’s, Sandroff began sculpting in welded steel and has expanded that medium to include his interest in computer-controlled interactive sound installations and robotics.  These works bear an uncanny aesthetic consistency with his compositions in that they are characterized by extreme economy of material and complexity, which is not borne of evolutionary development and his interest in arresting time and space. Sandroff likens his musical compositions to mobiles, a collection of fixed elements that are continually changing their association with other fixed elements.

In this program, Mr. Sandroff will discuss his musical work, including a performance featuring a steel sculpture he created. He will be accompanied by Ben Sutherland, Assistant Professor in the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department.

An opening reception for the exhibit, “”Music and Audio: Howard Sandroff and Audio Arts & Acoustics”” which coincides with Signature Show will precede the program at 7:00 p.m.. The exhibit celebrates the work of composer Howard Sandroff, including a sound sculpture he designed. The history of the Audio Arts + Acoustics Department, where Sandroff is a faculty member, is also highlighted.   The event runs through December 21, 2012.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library and the College Archives.

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