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Composition by Music Student Hannah Hitchen Selected for NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival

Thursday, April 19, 2018

portrait of Hannah Hitchen outside with trees in background
Freshman composition student Hannah Hitchen's work Transchem has been selected for performance at the 2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world.

Hitchen's Transchem comprises recordings of transgender youth talking about transitioning from their given biological sex to their gender identity as well as recordings of friends and relatives of these transgender persons.

The festival will take place on July 16-22, 2018 at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City.

About New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

The festival began in 2009 with the intention of bringing the most innovative and creative new electroacoustic music from around the world to New York City. Works are presented in high-quality multi-channel surround sound environments that include up to eight different simultaneous sound channels, and sometimes many more. The festival includes music performed by acoustic musical instruments, laptops, and custom electronic devices, as well as works involving digital video, and sound installations.

The works presented each year are chosen by a panel of internationally respected composers and musicians.