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Experimental musician to speak, Nov. 14

Experimental musician David Bithell will speak about his work and perform some of his compositions at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

Bithell's work focuses on the intersection between experimental music and theater. His genre-bending performances and compositions reflect a commitment to exposing audiences to new media. Bithell has performed throughout the United States and in Europe in both academic and public settings. His composition "The President Has His Photograph Taken" -- which features a solo trumpet, electronics and video projection -- recently premiered at the Is Arts Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Bithell is the trumpet player for and co-organizer of the sfSoundGroup, a West Coast experimental music collective, and co-organizer of the sfSoundSeries, an innovative series of new music and improvisation. He is an assistant professor of composition studies at the University of North Texas.

The event is sponsored by the /@rts ("slash arts") lecture series.

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