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Concert Features Music for Electroacoustic Percussion and Interactive Computer System

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NEW PALTZ -- On Tuesday, October 9, 2001, performer and composer Patrick Long brings live, creative musical performance together with the latest technologies in sound for an adventuresome evening of original music. The concert begins at 8:00 PM in the McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the event at the following rates: $5 adults; $4 seniors, faculty, staff; and $3 students.

Dr. Long has studied composition, percussion, and computer music with noted teachers including Samuel Adler and Allan Schindler. He has completed commissions for diverse artists and ensembles, including marimba soloist Andrew Harnsberger, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble, the Timaeus Chamber Ensemble, saxophonist Gail Levinsky, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Dance Department, the Eastman School of Music and the Air de Cour Ensemble. His works have been featured at festivals and concert series around the U.S., and at the national conferences of both the Society of Composers, Inc. and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Musicians in the United States.

An active percussionist as well as a composer, his current work centers around the creation and performance of music involving live electronics and improvisation. He has performed these live electronic compositions in many venues, both as a soloist, and as a member of the Timaeus Chamber Ensemble.

In 2001, four of his works will be included on CD releases. The Radford University Percussion Ensemble will record "Strange Loops" for percussion quintet, which has received nearly 100 performances worldwide. "Smoke of the Ghost" for solo marimba will be recorded by Andrew Harnsberger, "Barcarolle" for saxophone and live electronics will be recorded by Gail Levinsky, and "Ontology" for electronic percussion and interactive computer music system will be included on a new CD compilation released by Syracuse University Recordings.

Patrick Long has taught at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he received both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in composition, and the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music, where he was voted Teacher of the Year for 2000-01. He is currently an assistant professor of composition, music technology and music theory at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Audio clips of Patrick Long's compositions and performances can be found on his Web site:

For more information about other upcoming arts events at SUNY New Paltz, go to, or call 845-257-3858.

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