Mario Diaz de Leon, Phyllis Chen and Steve Lehman in Minneapolis

From StarTribune.com:

Mario Diaz de Leon grew up in Woodbury playing Guns N’ Roses and Metallica tunes before graduating into the Twin Cities hard-core punk scene. Phyllis Chen was an honors student in classical piano who’s going for a doctorate at Indiana University, where she has studied with the great Andre Watts. And Steve Lehman is a highly regarded jazz saxophonist who studied under such luminaries as Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton.

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Anthony Braxton Performances at Wesleyan This Week

From Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts:

Anthony Braxton Large Ensemble
Monday, April 25, 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Free Admission
Professor Braxton’s student ensemble performs his music—compositions 175, 100, 306, and 307.

AnthonyBraxton Small Ensemble
Wednesday, April 27, 8pm
Crowell Concert Hall
Free Admission
Saxophonist, composer and professor Anthony Braxton, known for his ground-breaking jazz and experimental music, performs in and intimate, small-ensemble setting.

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Max Mathews, Father of Computer Music, Dies at 84

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From NYTimes.com:

Max Mathews, often called the father of computer music, died on Thursday in San Francisco. He was 84. The cause was pneumonia, his son Vernon said. Mr. Mathews wrote the first program to make it possible for a computer to synthesize sound and play it back. He also developed several generations of computer-music software and electronic instruments and devices.

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