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'Sound Kitchen' music festival set for Nov. 13-15

"Listening in the Sound Kitchen," a festival of musical performances and panel discussions featuring composers, performers and scholars from around the world, will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, at Princeton University.

The event will focus the creation of electronic, electro-acoustic and computer-generated music, and the social and cultural ramifications of these modern art forms. A complete schedule, as well as a list and biographies of participants, is available online . A Webcast of the event will be available.

Pauline Oliveros, a celebrated performer who currently serves as a music professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a composer in residence at Mills College, will deliver the keynote address, "Sounding From the Margins: A Hyperlink." The address is scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 15 in McCosh 50. Oliveros has influenced American music through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual over the last 40 years. Widely viewed as the founder of modern meditative music, her work emphasizes musicianship, attention strategies and improvisational skills.

The event also will include performances and discussions featuring professors and students from Princeton, Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the Korean National University of Arts and the University of California-San Diego, as well as musicians from Austria and Germany.

The festival was organized by Tae Hong Park, a doctoral student in Princeton's music department, and senior Christoph Geiseler. Park organized the first "Listening in the Sound Kitchen" event at Princeton in 2001.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Music, the Department of Computer Science, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Undergraduate Student Government, the Graduate Student Government, the Modern Improvisational Music Association and the Stella Art Club.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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