Explore ‘Borderlands’ between music, computers

  • Fri Feb 24th, 2012 5:34pm
  • Life

This particular kind of experimental music has been described by composer John Adams as “crazy, delightful.”

You can be part of this experimental experience by attending a performance in March at Edmonds Community College.

“Borderlands: Where Live Music and Computers Meet” will show you what acoustic instruments mixed with technology sounds like.

This program demonstrates how technology can be used to extend acoustic instruments beyond what they normally sound like. Strings, woodwinds and piano are digitally altered to create lush soundscapes, large gongs and catchy rhythms.

The experience will also feature exotic instruments and virtuoso-level instrumental performance, according to a press release.

“Borderlands: Where Live Music and Computers Meet” performs at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Edmonds Community College campus’ Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations are suggested to support msuic scholarships. For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to www.edcc.edu/artsandculture.

“Borderlands” was initially conceived as part of Edmonds Community College faculty member Nick Sibicky’s doctoral dissertation, which he was awarded from the University of Texas last year.

Sibicky has taught music composition, audio engineering, digital music production, popular music and piano at Edmonds Community College since 2008, according to the press release.

Herald staff