RPI Faculty Concert

 

RPI Faculty Concert

January 27, 2003 7:00 PM - 11:00 AM

Rensselaer’s Arts Department will present Michael Century, department chair, and David Gibson, clinical associate professor of music, in concert on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Heffner Alumni House. Century, a pianist, and Gibson, who plays cello, will perform works by Capital District composers Joel Chadabe and John J.A. Jannone, J.S. Bach, Morton Feldman and John Cage. They will also perform improvised duets. The works by Chadabe and Jannone feature solo cello with computer-processed music and video. Admission is FREE. The Alumni House is located one block west of 15th Street on Peoples Avenue. About the Artists Michael Century has been chair of the Arts Department since August 2002, and previously was director of the Media Arts program at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada. He is a music and musicology graduate from the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, University of California, Berkeley. David Gibson, Clinical Associate Professor of Music, conducts the RPI Orchestra and teaches music history and theory. He joined the Arts Department in 1994 and is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and Yale University. A cellist for over 30 years, David has performed and recorded classical as well as more contemporary works by composers such as David Behrman, Joel Chadabe, Ornette Coleman, Morton Feldman, Lucas Foss, and Fredrick Rzewski, among others. John J.A. Jannone is a 1993 graduate of the M.F.A. in electronic arts program at Rensselaer. John has worked in the electronic media for over 10 years as a sound artist, performer, programmer, and designer of experimental electronic instruments. He is currently Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College where he teaches in the Department of Television and Radio and the Conservatory of Music. Joel Chadabe was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University, where he studied composition with Elliott Carter. As composer and performer, Joel has been active since 1969, performing at venues and festivals around the world. Currently, he is Emeritus Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Albany, and Adjunct Professor in the Arts Program at Rensselaer.
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