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Compositional Innovation

Through composer-performer research ensembles, student composers will interact directly with performers and interactively explore different orchestration techniques at several of the ACTOR partner institutions, augmented by possible student exchanges to enrich this experience across languages and cultures. Student and faculty composers will also explore, test and use the creative exploration tools described above, such as interfaces with different musical control approaches in computer-aided orchestration environments. Through these activities, they will learn about the role of spatialization in instrumental and electroacoustic orchestration and how to blend and juxtapose an expanded palette of acoustic and electroacoustic sounds.