UWC concert features Perich

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In a crossover of music and art, United World College-USA presents Tristan Perich, performing his electronic magnum opus, 1-Bit Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 in the Kluge Auditorium.
Called both “high-brow” and “brilliant” by New York Magazine, Perich’s Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements, programmed onto a single microchip. Projections on five screens accompany the music, displaying Perich’s binary digital tapestries. The concert is free and open to the public.

Perich is a New York-based composer and artist. He received a master’s degree from ITP at NYU after studying music and mathematics at Columbia University. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as “an austere meeting of electronic and organic.”

His works for soloist, ensemble, and orchestra have been performed internationally at venues as diverse as the Whitney Museum, Merkin Hall, Issue Project Room, Zipper Hall, Lentos Museum and Mass MoCA. As a visual artist, he has had solo exhibitions at bitforms gallery (NYC), Mikrogalleriet (Copenhagen), the Addison Gallery, the Katonah Museum, Museo Carandente (Spoleto) and Monster Truck (Dublin). His recent circuit album, 1-Bit Symphony, is available from Cantaloupe Music.