The concert is free and open to the public, and the recital hall is accessible to all.
Born in 1943 in Bucharest, Romania, Tipei immigrated to the United States in 1972. He holds degrees in composition and piano performance from the University of Michigan and the Bucharest Conservatory.
MP1, his program for computer-assisted composition, was the first such software to be implemented on a supercomputer in 1986 (NCSA’s CRAY X-MP). During the years from 1993 to 2003, he also was a computational scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, where he pursued the idea of scientific sonification.
Tipei regards the computer as a collaborator with skills and abilities that complement those of the human artist. He sees the composition of music both as an experimental and a speculative endeavor that delivers a particular world view.
Works to be performed on this program include “HB with G & E,” for piano and fixed media (2009); “Daria,” for fixed media (2006); “Lament,” for piano solo (1980); “figer,” for fixed media (2012); and “Clariphannies” for clarinet solo (1980), which will feature NIU School of Music faculty member Gregory Barrett.
For more information, call (815) 753-0642 or email [email protected].