Edmonds CC to present ‘Borderlands,’ blending music with computers, Thursday

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Dr. Nick Sibicky

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

This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation to support the Music Department’s scholarship fund.

This lecture-performance demonstrates how technology can be used to extend any acoustic instrument beyond its normal capabilities and create new musical experiences for the audience. Strings, woodwinds, and piano will be digitally altered to create lush soundscapes, large gongs, and catchy rhythms. Woven into this live music will be additional environmental samples, exotic instruments, and virtuosic instrumental performance. Borderlands was initially conceived as part of Edmonds Community College faculty Dr. 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. His experimental music has been dubbed as being “Crazy, delightful….splendid” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams. Sibicky has recently been working with Tritonal, a Texas-based electronic dance music group who just catapulted their way into DJ Mag’s Top #100 Artists for 2012. Sibicky studied composition at both the Hartt School of Music as well as University of Texas under prominent composers including Ingram Marshall, Joseph Turrin, Donald Grantham, and the four-time Emmy award-winning Jim Chapdelaine.

For more information, call 425-640-1139 or go to www.edcc.edu/artsandculture.

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