Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 8:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown


Featuring works by members of Sideband!

Sideband is an electroacoustic ensemble, comprised of composer-performers dedicated to exploring the potential of the laptop orchestra. Praised by The New York Times for offering “a paradoxically visceral, endlessly engaging program of inventive pieces,” Sideband strives to inspire composers, performers, and audience members to reevaluate the role of computers in music by designing instruments and compositions which utilize the unique capacities of networked electronic ensembles. Through the use of individual speakers, Sideband turns each member into a discrete sound source, recovering the acoustic presence of multiple instruments from the normally flattened world of electronic music. Ranging from solos and duos to sextets and beyond, Sideband is an evolving project that inspires composers, performers and audience members to reevaluate the role of computers in music.

Wesleyan’s Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble presents new and arranged works for live electronics under the direction of Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.

Image: Sideband