Skip to main content
Intellect

BYU's Group for New Music plans Oct. 11 concert

Group for New Music, Brigham Young University's modern and avant-garde music ensemble, will perform "Sonic Residue--Explorations in Electronic Sound" on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

The free performance will feature a variety of pieces by six composers, including faculty members Steve Ricks, Christian Asplund and Dave Madden.

"Group for New Music is kind of an ad hoc ensemble at BYU," said director Steve Ricks. "Our interest is in promoting and performing contemporary music."

Some of the music presented will involve performers playing live instruments along with or modified by electronic effects, Ricks said.

Other pieces will be manipulation of sound files in real time, creating a new musical piece on the spot.

Ricks says the audience will hear some sounds and music like they've never heard before.

"I personally think that probably all who come will come away questioning their definition of music," he said. "It is a thriving field of music that is a vital part of our society. We can't escape the influence."

Writer: Rachel M. Sego

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

Forum: A higher purpose for religious education

January 31, 2023
In Tuesday’s forum, Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, president of Yeshiva University, described religious education as a potential antidote to America’s pervasive consumerism.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Women are routinely excluded from exercise research across the country. A new BYU study shows why that’s misguided

January 26, 2023
A new BYU study debunks the assumption that menstrual cycles disqualify women from exercise research. Analyzing women’s exercise performance across their menstrual cycles, researchers found no variability in endurance thresholds or performance: from workout to workout, women’s performance was just as consistent as men’s.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU business study: Key to innovation is fostering intellectual honesty

January 19, 2023
New research published this week from BYU Marriott School of Business professors Jeff Dyer and Taeya Howell finds that innovation can be hampered when organizations prioritize “psychological safety” at the expense of intellectual honesty.


overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=