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Scenes from The University of Rhode Island

Electronic Music Concert Offered At URI April 25

Media Contact: Music Department, 401-874-2431

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 11, 2012 – Intermedia composer and sound artist Lyn Goeringer will present an hour long concert of live electronic music at the University of Rhode Island on Wednesday April 25 at 7:30 pm in Room C100 (rehearsal hall) of the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. Admission is $10 general public, $5 students, with tickets available at the box office on a first-come basis starting 45 minutes before the concert.

The URI guest faculty artist describes her event as “an evening of focused electronic musical exploration.” The original music that will be performed is a combination of improvisation and fixed works, which are created to highlight the natural acoustics of the room they are played in. Goeringer’s compositions have been described as “aggressive minimalism”, drawing the focus of the listener inward, calling on a listening practice where the listener is engaged in the site of performance to the same extent as the performer. The more intimate and casual space of the rehearsal hall helps to provide this experience.

Goeringer has performed extensively throughout the United States, and has held artist residencies at Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA and the STEIM center for electronic music in Amsterdam. She currently teaches Applied Music Composition and Experimental Film at URI. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition at URI in 2001, and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bard College in Music/Sound (2005). She received a doctorate in Computer Music and Multimedia Composition from Brown University (2011).

The URI Concert Hall is handicap-accessible, and parking is available in the lot behind the Fine Arts Center, off Bills Road. For more information, please contact the URI Department of Music, 874-2431, or check the website: www.uri.edu/music.