The Moss Art Center’s Cube is an inspirational muse for the associate professor of music technology, who is using the space’s 150 speakers to compose new music during his year as a Guggenheim Fellow, a prestigious honor for which only 4 percent of the competition’s applicants receive funding.
The music program is pushing the boundaries of traditional music through electronics to create unique musicscapes, unimagined instruments, new sets of digital tools, and electroacoustic research that reconsiders the very nature of sound.
One of the best known pieces of classical music, “Carmina Burana” was composed in the mid-1930s and is based on 24 of the 254 poems from the medieval collection written in the 11th and 12th centuries. The piece will be performed by more than 200 musicians as it was originally scored.
Allen Bachelder’s legacy as a Department of Music professor emeritus continues through a scholarship in his name. Join alumni, students, and the community in supporting the Trumpet Festival that helps sustain the scholarship by donating through Virginia Tech’s crowdfunding platform.
Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" will be presented by the School of Performing Arts on April 18-21 in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center.
The installation, which uses the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, will enable visitors to explore an immersive sound and visual experience as they follow a meandering path through the space and listen to Shakespearean texts performed by Virginia Tech students.