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UE's Andiron Lecture Series to Feature Insight into Electroacoustic Music Analysis

Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2024

The Andiron Lecture series at the University of Evansville (UE) is proud to announce its upcoming event featuring Charles du Preez, DMA, Assistant Professor of Clarinet. Charles du Preez will be delivering a lecture titled "Listener-based analysis of electroacoustic music: a selected chronology of methods," which promises to be an illuminating exploration into the analytical methods of electroacoustic music.

Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall at the Krannert Hall of Art and Music, this lecture will be an enlightening experience for music enthusiasts, students, and scholars alike. Charles du Preez, is a distinguished clarinetist and bass clarinetist with a rich background in performance and academia, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts.

The lecture will feature insights from du Preez's extensive research, culminating in a comprehensive 222-page document titled "Listener-Based Analysis of Electroacoustic Music." This document provides analytical methods used in electroacoustic music, with a focus on listener-based approaches. Attendees can expect an in-depth examination of various methods, including spectromorphology, sonograms, and other listener-based techniques.

du Preez brings a fresh perspective as his lecture will explore the evolution of analytical methods since the 1960's and their practical implications for understanding electroacoustic compositions.

Admission is free and open to the public, offering an invaluable opportunity for anyone interested in the intersection of music and technology.

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