Circuit Bridges and Buffalo State University are collaborating to present music by composers from New York (both upstate and down). J. Tomás Henriques, composer and researcher developing new electronic instruments, and Sabrina Pena Young, experimental composer and curator, are working together to create a program centered around Buffalo, New York, that will complement Circuit Bridges' New York City area composers.
This concert will feature a performance by Digital Music Ensemble (DME), a performing group that uniquely explores technology and creativity. It provides students with the opportunity to play state-of-the art electronic music instruments and use common off-the-shelf tech tools, such as smart-phones, iPads and game controllers, as meaningful input devices to be used musically. The repertoire of the ensemble is wide in its scope covering a variety of styles and approaches to exploring music and sound: from early electronic analog works to jazz-fusion and avant-garde improvisatory pieces. The ensemble fosters students' creative ideas, both through improvisation and composition, and features an interdisciplinary approach to the performance of electronic music, allowing students to learn and discuss the history, theory, and aesthetics of electronic music.