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November 6, 1996 Press Contact: Josh Schonwald
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Flute & Computer Piece Debuts Wednesday, Nov. 13

“Chant de Femmes” (Women’s song), a piece for flute and computer written by University of Chicago composer Howard Sandroff, will debut Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Sandroff is the internationally-recognized composer of many innovative pieces that use computers as one of the instruments. His 1990 composition, “Tephillah for clarinet and computer,” has been performed in Orchestra Hall, the Pompidou Center in Paris and other places at home and abroad.

“Chant de Femmes,” commissioned by flutist Mary Stolper, was inspired by a recent trip by Sandroff to Paris.

“I was surrounded by a group of women speaking in a dialect of French that was unfamiliar to me,” Sandroff said. “I was captivated by the tones and pitches and rhythms of their voices. It was music.”

Chant de Femmes is a return to Sandroff’s earlier style, in which the sounds made by the computer are pre-recorded. “The flutist asked for that specifically. It will make it easier for Chant de Femmes to be performed by other artists,” Sandroff said.

“Chant de Femmes” will be performed by Mary Stolper at the DePaul University Concert Hall, 804 Belden, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. The concert is free and open to the public. for more information, call (708) 832-1152.
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