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Alumni News : Sep 22, 2015

Benjamin O’Brien named International Sound Art Performance finalist

In the summer of 2015, Benjamin O’Brien (Ph.D, Music Composition ‘15) moved to Marseille, France. O’Brien was recently named an International Sound Art Performance Finalist and will travel to Zaragoza, Spain, in September to premiere a new work for electric guitar and interactive electronics at the 2nd Annual Radical dB Festival. In conjunction with this award, he will be interviewed on local and national Spanish radio and his work will recorded and available on the Naucleshg net label. Also in September, his fixed media work along the eaves will be performed at the Roots Signals Electronic Music Festival (Jacksonville University) and the International Computer Music Conference (University of North Texas). His short work eaves will be featured on the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States Electroacoustic Miniatures 2015: Sonic Haiku Recording Series. His chapter “Sample Sharing” in the Oxford Handbook on Music and Virtuality is currently in publication at Oxford University Press and is scheduled for a January 2016 release. In December 2014, his article, “Lost in Transformation: Composer as Translator,” was published in eContact! 16(2).