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Dancers take part in an electronic music marathon. The public is invited to attend a four hour concert Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dancers take part in an electronic music marathon. The public is invited to attend a four hour concert Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 


The School of Music and Dance Hosts Electronic Music Marathon

An immersive musical experience featuring the work of SDSU music students blends the worlds of art and technology on Saturday, April 30
By SDSU News Team
 

The School of Music and Dance is presenting the Electronic Music Marathon Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Smith Recital Hall. The four hour concert will feature the work of SDSU's electronic music makers paired with student-made light shows and visual projections.
 
The event is free for students and the public to attend. 

Electronic Music Marathon Organizer and School of Music professor Chris Warren describes what attendees can look forward to. 

“Fascinating new sounds, a bunch of friendly people, and a huge dance party! This event is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to be more engaged in our electronic music community to learn more about what we do and who we are.” 

As the final installation of Arts Alive Spring Discover Series, the Electronic Music Marathon examines the convergence of music, visual art, technology, and data analysis.

“Technology is our creative medium; we use laptops and software to explore the limits of acoustics and discover interesting new sounds to inform our compositions,” said Warren. “This semester we've teamed up with the data scientists in the Fowler College of Business, led by big data expert Aaron Elkins, to dive deep into the feature extraction tools that can offer new avenues of analysis of our creative works.”

An Arts Alive SDSU discussion panel for the Electronic Music Marathon will be held Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The panel will explore the relationship between new instrument design, data analysis, and audio synthesis.

Panelists include:

Roger Linn, Electronic Instrument Designer 
Christian Kjeldsen, Sound Designer
Aaron Elkins, Professor of Management Information Systems 
Chris Warren, Professor of Music Composition and Sound Design