Composer to Discuss Musical Resistance for International Studies Colloquium
February 23, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will host an International Studies
Colloquium at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library
(1 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington). Composer Jeff Herriott will lead the colloquium,
“Musical Resistance: A Composer’s Struggle With Technology.” The colloquium will feature
a discussion on the conflict between technology and tradition within music, and will
contribute to the “Art and Resistance” theme adopted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s
International Studies Program this year.
Herriott is a composer who uses recording and computing technology to enhance the
natural sounds of instruments. His pieces have been performed and commissioned by
musicians including bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern, clarinetist Guido Arbonelli,
The Knights Ensemble, Toronto’s Arraymusic Ensemble and the Syracuse Society for New
Herriott’s awards include a McKnight Visiting Composer Residency through the American
Composers Forum, a MATA Festival commission, an American Composers Forum Commission
through the Jerome Composers Commissioning Program, and copying support through the
American Music Center Composers Assistance Program. He received a Ph.D. in Music Composition
from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003, and is currently Associate
Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
For more information on this event or any of the International Studies Colloquium
events, visit the International Studies Web site at www.iwu.edu/istudies.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181