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SU Professor Delivers Annual Horn Lecture

Feb. 26, 2008

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – Patrick Long, associate professor of music at Susquehanna University, will deliver the annual John C. Horn Lecture Feb. 27. The lecture and performance, titled Forty-eight Movements for Snare Drum and Interactive Computer Media System, begins at 8 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The event is free and open to the public.

Long's lecture will examine how the practices and possibilities of music making were dramatically revolutionized by the development of written notation and the invention of the transducer. He will perform a new composition that explores the question of whether the computer will lead to a third musical revolution. A reception will follow the performance.

Long is the 2007 recipient of the John C. Horn Lectureship award, given annually to a faculty member for outstanding scholarship and conscientious service to the university. The award memorializes Dr. John C. Horn, a longstanding chairperson of the Susquehanna University board of trustees.

An active percussionist and composer of more than 70 works, Long specializes in the creation and performance of works that combine electronic processes with live performers. He has performed solo recitals of this music at numerous venues in the United States and abroad.

Long studied composition with Andrew Waggoner, Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner and David Liptak; percussion with Michael Bull and John Beck; and computer music with Allan Schindler. He has completed a number of commissioned works for artists and ensembles. His works have been presented at festivals and concert series.

Long's Web site features many downloadable scores and recordings. This method of distribution has led to international performances of his work in such countries as Germany, Poland, Canada, Portugal, England, Scotland, Romania and Japan. Several of his pieces recently earned entry in the Annotated Bibliography of Percussion Music Publications by Geary Larrick.

Long holds a doctorate and master's degree from the Eastman School of Music and a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University.

Contact: Gerald Cohen
570-372-4119

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