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Music instructor performs 'Borderlands' March 8 on campus


Edmonds College instructor Nick Sibicky
Edmonds College instructor Nick Sibicky performs March 8 on campus.

Edmonds College presents "Borderlands: Where Live Music and Computers Meet, 7:30 p.m., Thurs., March 8 on campus at the Black Box Theatre in Mukilteo Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation to support the Music Department’s scholarship fund.

This lecture-performance demonstrates how technology can be used to extend any acoustic instrument beyond its normal capabilities and create new musical experiences for the audience. Strings, woodwinds, and piano will be digitally altered to create lush soundscapes, large gongs, and catchy rhythms.

Woven into this live music will be additional environmental samples, exotic instruments, and virtuosic instrumental performance. "Borderlands" was initially conceived as part of Edmonds College faculty Dr. Nick Sibicky's doctoral dissertation, which he was awarded from the University of Texas last year.

Sibicky has taught music composition, audio engineering, digital music production, popular music, and piano at Edmonds College since 2008. His experimental music has been dubbed as being "Crazy, delightful....splendid" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams. Sibicky has recently been working with Tritonal, a Texas-based electronic dance music group that just catapulted their way into DJ Mag's Top 100 Artists for 2012.

Sibicky studied composition at both the Hartt School of Music as well as University of Texas under prominent composers including Ingram Marshall, Joseph Turrin, Donald Grantham, and the four-time Emmy award-winning Jim Chapdelaine.


Black Box Theatre | www.theatreedmonds.org

The Black Box Theatre seeks to be a beacon for enlightenment, engagement, education, and entertainment in our community. It seeks to stay relevant and progressive as a workshop of exploration for the students of Edmonds College and for the community that surrounds it. The 200-seat theater, located on campus, offers full service support and state of the art technologies for all types of events including musicals, plays, opera, dance, music events and concerts.

Edmonds College | www.edmonds.eduEstablished in 1967, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Edmonds College is a leader in providing quality opportunities for learning and service, responding to the dynamic needs of our diverse community. The college serves more than 20,000 students annually.

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