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PSU Sustainability + Music Lecture Series Featuring Professor Barry Truax
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 7:30pm to Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 8:30pm

WHAT PSU Sustainability + Music Lecture Series presented by Department of Music with support from PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Understanding the role that music plays in building a sustainable world is the impetus behind this new lecture series.

Barry Truax PhotoBarry Truax is a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic composition, specializing in soundscape composition. As a composer, Truax has helped to shape our notion of soundscape composition.  He is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system, which he has used for tape solo works and those which combine tape with live performers or computer graphics. Some of these pieces may be heard on the recording Sequence of Earlier Heaven, and the Compact Discs Digital Soundscapes, Pacific Rim, Song of Songs, Inside, Islands, and Twin Souls, as well as the double CD of the opera Powers of Two and the latest CD, Spirit Journies. He has worked with the World Soundscape Project, editing its Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, and has published a book Acoustic Communication dealing with all aspects of sound and technology.  Truax is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre and a founding member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.

For more information contact Darrell Grant, Professor of Music, 503-725-5828,

WHEN Thursday, March 3rd, 7:30PM

WHERE Lincoln Black Box Theater, Room 115, 1620 SW Park Ave.