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Geneva Music Festival Presents New Morse Code

The Geneva Music Festival presents the duo New Morse Code tonight on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. New Morse Code is percussionist Michael Compitelloand festival co-founder cellist Hannah Collins. They specialize in new works and often challenge and expand the sonic possibilities of their instruments. For this year’s festival, they’re bringing two new works, one of which they commissioned from composer Christopher Stark. “The Language of Landscapes”


“The Language of Landscapes” was highly collaborative in its creation and is also highly collaborative in its execution. New Morse Code not only brings field recordings into the performance, but uses a variety of electronic processing on their instruments. Composer Stark designed the hardware that makes it all possible.


The other work on the program, “Down Down Baby,” is composed by another friend, Robert Honstein. Collins says it uses the cello in unexpected ways and is a reflection on childhood and nostalgia.


New Morse Code performs in Froelich Hall in the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus tonight at 7:30 PM. Information and tickets are available at the Geneva Music Festival website.

Finger Lakes Public Radio is a media sponsor of the Geneva Music Festival.

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.
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