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Lansky discusses music and technology, March 24

Music professor Paul Lansky will discuss the evolving relation between music and computer technology in his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in 102 Woolworth Hall.

Titled "The Evolution of an Idea," his lecture will include a discussion of how technology has influenced our perceptions of what music is and can be.

Lansky, the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music, earned a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton and has been a faculty member here since 1969. His music focuses on the use of the computer and musical synthesis. He is fascinated with the sounds of the human voice and uses the computer as what he calls an "aural microscope" to explore this world and to recreate it in his music.

Lansky's talk is part of the /@rts (pronounced "slash arts") lecture series, which explores interrelations of new media, technology and traditional forms and practices of arts and humanities. It is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Office of Information Technology, the Council for the Humanities, the Program in Visual Arts, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Music and the University Art Museum.

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