A guest lecture by Conrad Cummings, composition.
Admission is free. Bibbins 223
San Francisco native Conrad Cummings composes opera, symphonic music, chamber music, and music for his ensemble of amplified instruments and voices. After receiving bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees—from Yale, SUNY-Stony Brook, and Columbia respectively—he did post-doctoral research at IRCAM in Paris and then served on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory, where he directed the music and media program. After several years running the interactive media company Hyperspace Cowgirls, Cummings joined the Juilliard Evening Division faculty in 2003. In September, UrbanArias in Arlington, Va., produced his 1989 opera "Photo-Op," a presidential campaign opera in which two singers—a soprano and a baritone—deliver, he says, “slightly surrealistic versions of stump speeches while they gradually, and unknowingly, reveal their most private thoughts.”
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