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LOUi @ UI Computing Conference 2017

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The LOUi musicians are thrilled to perform tomorrow during the University of Iowa Computing Conference! We are going to play with special guest Ryan Wedoff, who is not only the President of the UI ACM Student Chapter, but also a great jazz trumpet player. For the occasion, we came up with a very special program, including a brand new version of Duke Ellington's In a Sentimental Mood, for trumpet, jazz guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, alto saxophone, and four computers:

Scratch at the Java House

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I had the pleasure of meeting excellent musicians at the University of Iowa School of Music. Among them is bassoonist Benjamin Coelho, with whom we just performed together on Sunday, February 19th: we were invited to introduce the University of Iowa's 34th Presidential Lecture, given by Professor Gregory Carmichael.We performed a new piece: Scratch, for melodic instrument and live electronics, an homage to Karlheinz Stockhausen and Grandmaster Flash. I like a lot working with Ben: not only for the music, but also for his sense of humour!I hope you can make it to our next performance:
Friday, February 24th: I Hear IC, Java House, Iowa City, event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Composit Live Electronics Ensemble 2017

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I'm thrilled to take part in July to the Composit Music Festival & Summer Course 2017. The new Composit Live Electronics Ensemble, CLEE, will get started this year. Following Composit 2016's improvisation sessions with instruments, laptops, and analog electronics, we will include regular ensemble workshops in the July 2017 schedule. The students will play in the ensemble, mixing acoustic & electronic music. The ensemble will work on improvisation and on compositions by the group members. Of course, there will be a public performance in beautiful Rieti! Apply to the composition program to get your piece performed by great new music specialists, and to work closely with composers Pierluigi Billone and Davide Ianni. Or apply to the Sound Augmented program, get live electronics and advanced Max lessons, discover the axoloti music making platform, take part to CLEE, maybe work on an installation project, and get feedback from artist and composer Peter Ablinger.Don't hesi…