February 07, 2017

Works by Computer Music Ensemble director, member, to be performed at festivals

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matthew bryantAdjunct Professor Matthew BryantThe director and a member of the Computer Music Ensemble at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have each had works selected for performances at events and festivals.

The UAB Computer Music Ensemble is one of several ensembles within the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Music.

Adjunct Professor Matthew Bryant will perform at the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival at Georgia Southern University from Feb. 9-11. He will perform four pieces: a four-channel surround-sound audiovisual piece, two pieces with ukulele and electronics, and a chamber ensemble piece with eight-channel surround-sound audio. It will be his third consecutive year performing at the festival.

UAB music technology senior Drew Romanowski’s piece “Eatit-n-Leave” was accepted and will be presented at the National Student Electronic Music Event at Louisiana State University on March 10. “Eatit-n-Leave” is a quadrophonic, fixed-media piece, which premiered at the Computer Music Ensemble concert “Immersion” in fall 2016. 

drew romanowskiUAB music technology senior Drew RomanowskiRomanowski, of Helena, plays multiple instruments in addition to his experience running live sound, recording, mixing, video recording and editing, and creating podcasts. He has worked with local musicians and bands in and around Birmingham on their music projects. He is an intern at Parlor Productions, on historic Music Row in Nashville.

Bryant is an educator, composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music technology at UAB and received his Master of Music degree in music technology at Georgia Southern University. Bryant has performed and presented at festivals and conferences including Southeast Composers Symposium, National Student Electronic Music Event, Root Signals, International Computer Music Conference, Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States and ArtFields SC.

To experience student-composed, electroacoustic pieces on campus, the UAB Computer Music Ensemble will present a free spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

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