UCR Music Wednesday@Noon Presentation. Composer Ian Dicke's "User Agreement: Searching for Privacy in the Digital Age"

UCR Department of Music
Wednesday@Noon Presentation

Ian Dicke, Associate Professor, Composition, UCR
User Agreement: Searching for Privacy in the Digital Age    

Ian Dicke’s User Agreement, scored for soprano, chamber ensemble, dynamically spatialized audio, and video projections, explores how the propagation of search engines and social media have drastically altered our collective perception of anonymity and privacy in the digital age. As we willingly share information about ourselves online, we leave an enormous trail of opinions and feelings that are readily searchable by anyone with an internet connection. Dicke will present video documentation of the work’s premiere, as well as discuss aspects of the composition process, including the mobile technology used to create an immersive experience for audiences.

October 16, 2019
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M.
Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157
Free and open to the campus

Ian Dicke is a composer inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Associate Professor of Composition at the University of California, Riverside. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and soloists around the world, including the New World Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Paul Dresher Ensemble, pianist Vicky Chow, The MATA Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, and the Atlantic Coast Center Band Director’s Association. He has received grants, awards, and recognition from the Fulbright Program, Barlow Endowment, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Music USA, New York Youth Symphony, ASCAP, and BMI, among others. In addition to his creative activities as a composer, Dicke is also the founder and curator of the Outpost Concert Series, which connects Riverside’s musical culture with groundbreaking artists across the national contemporary music landscape. For more information on works in progress, upcoming performances, commissioning, and score purchases, please visit www.iandicke.com.  

Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.music.ucr.edu

Photo: Soprano Lindsay Kesselman in User Agreement by composer Ian Dicke


• The Wednesday@Noon Series offers concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars. Deborah Wong, coordinator.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Arts Building, Music Rehearsal Hall, ARTS 157
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

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Arts, Music & Concerts, Lectures & Presentations


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students

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