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The Electro-Acoustic Music Department will host a new festival of electronic music called the Electric Rainbow Coalition on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23, as part of the Summer Arts Initiative. The festival received entries from around the world through its website, where artists uploaded digital samples for consideration. The music selections will be as inclusive as possible, according to co-organizer and Assistant Professor of Music Eric Lyon. "We very specifically wanted to avoid the usual limitations - a lot of festivals won't program really long pieces," he said, "and they tend to avoid pieces that occupy an aesthetic extreme." The festival will include recorded electronic pieces and live performances: 12-hour concerts each day starting at noon, during which people may come and go as they please. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Faulkner Recital Hall and other Hopkins Center facilities. A project of the Electro-Acoustic Music Graduate Program, the festival is organized by Lyon and the program's director, Jon Appleton, Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music. Entries will be accepted through Monday, June 30, at: http://music.dartmouth.edu/rainbow.
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