MARCH 2005


SonoKlect to Feature Electronic Music Pioneers

Lexington, VA -- The final concert in the Sonoklect season will be a computer music performance/lecture entitled “MILLing in the ENNIUM” to be given by the McLean Mix. This internationally-recognized husband-wife composer-performer duo will present their new show at the Lenfest center on Saturday, March 5th at 8:00pm. It should be of special interest to all who are fascinated by unusual music and visual image in a unique blend of high tech and virtuosic performance. The performance is free and open to the public.

Barton and Priscilla McLean (the McLean Mix) are classically-trained composer/performers who are exploring new means of integrating thematic interests such as nature, multicultural areas, and world history of the arts into their performance. Musical America stated that “the McLeans’ music has an immediate appeal by virtue of its colorful, impressionistic textures, poetic texts, and abundance of concrete sounds.” The New York Times wrote of their “performance virtuosity” and the “evocative nature” of their music.

They have just returned from a concert tour of the South Pacific (Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Hawaii). Recipients of six NEA grants, their music has been performed in most of the major music festivals of the world, such as Warsaw Autumn, Graz, Bourges and Gaudeamus. They have a total of fourteen commercially-available LP recordings on the labels Folkways, CRI, Louisville Orchestra, Orion, Opus One, Advance, Centaur and MLC, as well as seven CDs on CRI and Capstone.

During the rather informal event, the McLeans will talk about each work and will entertain questions from the audience. And there will be a reception following the performance at which you may meet and greet the performers and each other. For further information contact Terry Vosbein at 540/458-8851 or


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