Gassman Electronic Music Series: Manuel Laufer

May 1, 2013 (Wednesday), 8 p.m.
Winifred Smith Hall

The Gassmann Electronic Music Series presents Magic and Mathematics: Music for piano and electronics from the Americas Wednesday May 1 at 8:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall, located in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Admission to the concert is free; no ticket is required.

The concert will feature pianist and UCI alumnus Manuel Laufer performing the music of Mario Davidovsky, George Crumb, Diógenes Rivas, and Mirtru Escalona-Mijares.

Manuel Laufer has appeared as recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician in North America, South America, and Europe. An enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, he has presented numerous world premieres in venues including Merkin Hall and Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, and the ATEMPO Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. Also an avid collaborator, he has participated in the Songfest Professional Program, the Franz-Schubert-Institut at Baden-bei-Wien, the Orford Arts Centre Summer Academy, and served on the staff of UCI as a collaborative pianist in 2006/07. Laufer holds degrees in Piano Performance from McGill University and University of California, Irvine, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Piano Studies at New York University.

The Gassmann Electronic Music Series is now in its seventeenth season of concerts and lectures focusing on music and computers. For more information phone (949) 824-7288.