Color, Drama & Symmetry
Dr. Man Fang
University of South Carolina, USA

Composer Fang Man introduces her musical compositions through three important elements that drive her creative mind: color, drama and symmetry. She has done interdisciplinary projects with various artists and scientists. For instance, Noir for orchestra is a collaborative work with visual artist Michael Wyshock; Ambush from Ten Sides for Guitar and Electronics is an experimental work, which she collaborated with scientists at IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics Music)-Centre Pompidou in Paris. She adapts symmetrical construction for the pitch and harmonic organizations in her recent works, which include Earth a song cycle for sextet and modern dancers, and her Guggenheim Fellowship project: a full length opera Golden Lily.

About the Speaker

Fang obtained the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Cornell University under Steven Stucky, and a certificate of Computer Music and Composition from IRCAM-Centre Pompidou in France. She held the Bachelor of Music degree from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under Du Ming-Xin and Ye Xiao-Gang. Fang Man is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She previously held positions as the Composer-in-Residence at the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University. Hailed as "inventive and breathtaking" by the New York Times, Fang Man's music has been performed worldwide by notable orchestras and ensembles. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Koussevitzky Foundation Commission, Toru Takemitsu Award (Japan), Opera America Discovery Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Award, Siemens Music Foundation Commission (Berlin), New Music USA Commission, Darmstadt Stipend-Prize-Award, etc.

2018-06-08 3:00 PM
Room: A203 Meeting Room
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