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Music innovator Charles Dodge honored at Dartmouth

Dartmouth will honor Charles Dodge. And if you haven’t heard Dodge yet, you’re in for a treat.

A Dartmouth music professor whose compositions changed the course of electro-acoustic music will be celebrated as part of Dartmouth’s 31st Annual Festival of New Musics. The festival is a program of free concerts, lectures and informal sessions featuring visiting artists and Dartmouth composers and performers, from Wednesday, April 29, to Sunday, May 10. All events are free and open to the public.

Visiting Music Professor Charles Dodge, who broke new ground with works that combined speech synthesis and live performance and will retire this spring after 16 years on the Dartmouth faculty, will be featured in the festival’s main event, a concert on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m., in Spaulding Auditorium.

Titled “Charles Dodge: A Celebration of His Legacy in Electronic Music,” the concert features Christopher Redgate, a British oboist considered one of the leading wind players in new music; and Australian-American performer and Bang on a Can All-Stars co-founder Lisa Moore, called “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker).

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