curated by Andreas Weixler

    CMS-invited lecture


    Anthony Paul De Ritis (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
    Using Korean and Chinese Traditional Instruments in an Electroacoustic Music Context

    13.11.2014, 10.30-12.00 Uhr
    im Computermusik-Lehrstudio, Sandgasse 14, Linz


Music technologist and composer Anthony Paul De Ritis’ music has been described as “...intriguingly beautiful... cutting-edge” (Tech TV); “...brash, rhythmic, propulsive and completely engaging” (Contra Costa Times) and sounding “like a rich tapestry in the spirit of Charles Ives” (Boston Globe). He has received performances nationally and internationally, including at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, Yale’s Woolsey Hall, Taipei’s Zhong Shan Hall, Beijing’s Yugong Yishan, Seoul’s KT Art Hall, and UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where his Melody for Peace was premiered by the Prague Philharmonic. De Ritis’ Devolution, a Concerto for DJ and Symphony Orchestra, features Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid as soloist, “confirmed that the turntable has been reinvented as a bona fide musical instrument, and that the worlds of classical and futuristic pop are not, in fact, mutually exclusive” (San Francisco Chronicle). De Ritis’ CD Devolution was released by the 5-time Grammy nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project in 2012. He also works frequently with Chinese traditional instruments, in particular, with pipa virtuosi Min Xiao-Fen and Wu Man, and in Fall 2011 he was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.
De Ritis is jointly appointed in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group in Northeastern University’s College of Business where he teaches Design Thinking for Market-Driven Innovation and Arts-Based Learning for Managers in the M.B.A. program. In 2007 he initiated Northeastern’s annual Entrepreneurship Week series of activities which was cited by the Kauffman Foundation for “developing an entrepreneurial ecosphere” across campus and throughout the surrounding community. Forbes Magazine recently ranked Northeastern No. 4 as one of “America's Most Entrepreneurial Campuses.”
De Ritis led the creation of Northeastern’s Creative Industries program, which includes its concentrations in Game Design and Interactive Media, and established the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Media in Northeastern's College of Professional Studies. He co-organized the City of Boston’s “Powering UP: Boston's Digital Game Industry” conference and events in coordination with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its CreateBoston initiative. He’s lectured on the creative industries for Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Boston; was a delegate invited to Liverpool by the British Consulate of Boston to discuss Boston-Britain opportunities for trade and investment in the creative industries; and is on the Design Advisory Committee for DIGMA, the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts.
In 2007 De Ritis was awarded a 3-year $1 million grant from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to implement the Fusion Arts Exchange, a multinational exchange program in music composition and performance for undergraduate students from Brazil, India, Ireland, Mali, South Africa and the U.S. at Northeastern University in Boston. On April 8, 2008, De Ritis presented the musicians of the Fusion Arts program in concert at UNESCO's 179th Executive Board in Paris, and has regularly appeared at symposia discussing the role of music as a means of mutual understanding between cultures, often with the Melodies for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association (MDACA).
As a graduate student De Ritis contracted and managed 112 musicians for the American premiere of John Cage's Ocean 1-95 with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and scored the music for the Macintosh computer game, Step On It, which won the 1997 MacWorld Arcade Game of the Year. He was the founder and lead developer of the Online Conservatory (2002-2007), a collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Northeastern University, which was featured in the New York Times, the Chronicle for Higher Education, Newsweek, Symphony magazine and the Boston Globe. In 2005, Forrester Research declared the Online Conservatory as a best practice in web-based integrated marketing.


CMS-invited lecture #15
Mike Frengel (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
 workshop  "prepared guitar and electronics"

13.11.2014, 15-18 Uhr
am JIM im  SGA0209 / S12a-2-09  EnsembleRaum, Sandgasse 12a

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