Works performed by Earplay:

Alternate Forms

Associate Professor of Music Composition and Theory at UIUC, Guy Garnett has previously held research appointments at Stanford University's CCRMA and the Yamaha Corporation. He taught electronic music at the University of California-Berkeley, where he also served as director of music and technology at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. In addition to writing for conventional instruments and ensembles, Garnett writes for technologically extended or augmented instrumental performance and has composed a number of works in this medium that have been performed in Europe, Asia, North and South America. In the Spring of 2000, Professor Garnett, along with his co-workers at the University of Illinois and the Beckman Institute, was awarded a Critical Research Initiative grant for the Interactive Virtual Ensemble. This project seeks to develop computer systems that can follow and interpret the gestures of a human conductor. The next big project is a CyberOpera, The Death of Virgil. This will incorporate singers and instrumentalists along with technology in a meditation on life, art, and love based on the novel by Hermann Broch.

[from program for March 17, 2003 concert]