Signature Showcase: Howard Sandroff, 10/22 from 7-9pm

The Friends of the Library Signature Showcase is proud to present Howard Sandroff as presenter/performer for the fall 2012 season.  
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.  
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.  An opening reception for the exhibit, Music and Audio: Howard Sandroff and Audio Arts & Acoustics which coincides with Signature Showcase will precede the program at 7:00pm.

Monday, October 22, 2012
Reception: 7:00-7:30pm
Program: 7:30-9:00pm
Columbia College Chicago Library
624 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL 60605
This program is free and open to the public.  Classes are invited to attend.

Sandroff is currently Professor of Sound Art with the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics of Columbia College Chicago and Director of the Computer Music Studio and Senior Lecturer in Music at The University of Chicago Department of Music.  A Chicago native, he received the Master of Music degree with Honors in Composition from the Chicago Musical College. He has received composition fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Athena Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, and research grants from Columbia College, Chicago Artists Abroad, The University of Chicago, the Yamaha Music Foundation and others.

Ben Sutherland is a composer/sound artist, multi- instrumentalist, and computer music specialist. His projects reflect diverse musical interests, centered around electro-acoustic and experimental systems, and including classical, film, popular, and “underground” genres. He holds a B.A. in Music from Oberlin College, and a Ph.D. and M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Chicago, with specialization in Computer Music Research. Ben is Assistant Professor in the Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics at Columbia College Chicago.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Friends of the Library, College Archives and Audio Arts & Acoustics department.