Upcoming Public Concerts at Tufts

Machine Fantasies Concert April 5

The Tufts University Department of Music presents the Machine Fantasies Concert in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. as part of the Machine Fantasies Workshops.

The Machine Fantasies Workshop brings together composers, performers, scholars, and engineers to explore new and old musical instruments, interactive systems for performance and composition, and the origins and implications of our profound emotional involvements with musical technologies over the centuries. With a keynote by noted composer and scholar George Lewis, “Why do we want our machines to improvise?”, the workshop will include popular, classical, and other world music traditions. Participants will bring perspectives from musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, sound studies, the history of science and technology, and engineering. The workshop will conclude with a concert of live electroacoustic music involving piano, oud, percussion, electric guitar, iPad, and metronome.

The workshop culminates with the Machine Fantasies Concert, a concert of live electroacoustic music involving piano, oud, percussion, electric guitar, iPad, and metronome. Featured performers include Eliot Bates, Christopher Burns, Mike D’Errico, Margaret Schedele, Chris Howard, Hans Tutschku, Rane Moore, Daniel Weymouth, and John McDonald.

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter/events/machinefantasies.htm or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.

WEFT Faculty Concert April 6

The Tufts University Department of Music presents the WEFT Faculty Concert in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3 p.m. as part of the Sunday at Tufts – Community Concert Series. Members of the Tufts World, Ethnic, Folk, and Traditional music faculty will perform a concert of music of India, Japan, Turkey, Greece, the Middle East, North America, Armenia, and other locales from around the globe. The concert features performance faculty members Beth Bahia Cohen (Turkish yayli tanbur and violin), Mal Barsamian (oud), Elizabeth Reian Bennett (shakuhachi), Cathleen Read (koto), Michael McLaughlin (accordion), Rich Stillman (banjo), Warren Senders (Hindustani vocals), Fabio Pirozzolo (dumbek), and guests.

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

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