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SEAMUS strikes a balance
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SEAMUS participants Nathaniel Haering, left, and Richard Johnson of Western Michigan University enjoy a spell of warmer temperatures Thursday evening after a performance at the Mical Whitaker Black Box Theatre.

Georgia Southern University and the Averitt Center for the Arts hosted performances by members of the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, or SEAMUS, Thursday through Sunday during the group's annual national conference this past week.

Electro-acoustic music refers to music and media art that is dependent on electronic technology for creation and performance.

Members from all over the country met and exchanged ideas and experiences between the performances, which were diverse and pushed the bounds of creativity. Some pieces were composed and performed completely in a computer. Other members performed with traditional musical instruments, using the computer as an interface to create new types of sounds.

Performances were open to the public, as the organization of composers, performers and teachers hopes to bring about more awareness of their art.



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