SC State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Continues New Concert Series

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


SC State’s Music Program presents the next installments of the Bulldog Bytes Concert Series on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus of SC State University.


The Bulldog Bytes Concert Series features all-digital, experimental, and multimedia works by 37 composers, including SC State's own Dr. Thomas Dempster, assistant professor of Music. Dempster conceived the Bulldog Bytes Concert Series as a way to extend the cultural offerings of the University and enrich the cultural landscape of the Orangeburg area. Working with colleagues across the nation, Dempster and his adjudication staff selected works that best represent experimental work and digital music. The goal of the concert series is to present bold, daring, and engaging works that are also audience-friendly and maybe even danceable.


Composers presented by the concerts include Rome Prize recipient Jim Mobberley, Harvard-based Hans Tutschku, New Orleans-based Sylvia Pengilly, United Kingdom based Monty Adkins, and a work by the late Allen Strange, one of the pioneers of electronic art music. Composers who submitted their work for consideration on the concerts spanned 14 countries, ranging from the United States to Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada, to Ireland, Denmark, Japan, and Germany.


“This is music that is still-cutting edge and pushes audiences to explore the boundaries of music,” says Dempster. “The concerts are geared specifically toward folks who may not be as familiar with this style of music. To my understanding, this is the first concert series like this at SC State.”


The final concert of this year's series will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. There is no admission fee, though any donations will be accepted.


For additional information about the Bulldog Bytes Concert Series, contact Dr. Thomas Dempster, at (803) 516-4719 or tdempste@scsu.edu.