Beyond the Saxophone: Bowdoin’s Mauceri Creates Multimedia Music

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For Senior Lecturer in Music Frank Mauceri, composition is an art that often demands more than mere musical instruments. Mauceri is an accomplished jazz musician and a composer. He also teaches courses in computer music, improvisation, and music theory.

Mauceri’s chosen instrument is the saxophone, but much of his output, both as a performer and a composer, encompasses audio and visual elements. Recent compositions have focused on generative and interactive systems for improvisers, while his research concerns the social impacts of technology on music. Read how Mauceri teamed up with longtime collaborator Maciej Walczak from the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland, to premiere a work of audio-visual improvisation called “Small Hands,” featuring saxophone and digital media.

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