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The CREATE (Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology) concert Permutations and Combinations features the return of the Corwin Chair of Composition Emeritus Clarence Barlow. His algorithmically-composed music is both audiovisual and multichannel spatial. Also featured is Dr. Rodney Duplessis, a recent UCSB graduate in music composition, and Drew Flieder, a current PhD student at UCSB. Faculty Curtis Roads will play a piece. The one-hour concert will conclude with a new ambisonic spatial work by the Paris-based composer Anne Sèdes.

Clarence Barlow was born in 1945 into the English-speaking minority of Calcutta, where he studied piano and music theory, started composing music in 1957 and obtained a science degree in 1965. After activities as pianist, conductor and music theory teacher he moved in 1968 to Cologne, studying composition and electronic music until 1973 at Cologne Music University and sonology at Utrecht University from 1971-72. Since 1971 he uses computers as a compositional aid. From 1982-94 he was head of computer music at the biannual Darmstadt New Music Summer Courses, from 1984-2005 lecturer on computer music at Cologne Music University, from 1990-91 guest composition professor at the Folkwang University Essen, from 1990-94 artistic director of the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory The Hague, where from 1994-2006 he was professor of composition and sonology. From 1994-2010 he was member of the International Academy of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges and from 2005-06 guest composition professor at the School of Music and Performing Arts ESMAE in Porto. From 2006-19 he was Corwin Chair of Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara and was from 2018-20 guest professor at the Catalonia College of Music ESMUC in Barcelona where he now lives.

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