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Raise your voice—one day early

The Clements Library and the American Music Institute will host "Songs America Voted By: A Campaign Sing-Along" at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

This non-partisan event will feature some old songs such as "Adams and Liberty" (John Adams), "The Hunters of Kentucky" (Andrew Jackson), "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" (William Henry Harrison) and more recent songs such as "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (Harry Truman).

There also will be recordings of current campaign songs and a discussion on how changes in campaign music reflect changes in politics and media today.

Historical sheet music from the Clements Library's collection will be on display. For more information, call (734) 647-4418.

Pond performance on North Campus

Eleven years of cross-discipline work and experimentation will come to fruition when Professor Stephen Rush and the Digital Music Ensemble (DME) bring "Gypsy Pond Music" to North Campus Nov. 5-11.

The free, computerized concert at the School of Music Pond will run 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each day.

Students from music, art, engineering and dance make up the DME, which is directed by Rush—an associate professor in the School of Music and a composer who holds a position that includes music composition, technology, dance and art.

This year's concert of music and a floating sculpture on the pond will include an audio installation involving algorithmically conceived/articulated computer music. It is based on the element of confusion and error found in labyrinths such as in the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth, full of "double-backs" and "dead ends" meant to inform the penitent soul searching for guidance to "let go and let God."

Rush says his students are encouraged to realize their artistic goals often by utilizing unconventional means. He uses an open-ended approach with students, starting with meaning—or inherent meaning when challenged—leading to unpredictable outcomes, usually with high-end technology as a means to accomplish the artistic aims.

For more information, visit
http://www.music.umich.edu/resources/ensembles/dme/index.html.

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