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Andrew Martin Smith and Jamie Leigh Sampson
Andrew Martin Smith and Jamie Leigh Sampson

Andrew Martin Smith and Jamie Leigh Sampson.

  • April 26, 2022
  • Roger Coda

Computer-music compositions created by Jamie Leigh Sampson and Andrew Martin Smith, contingent faculty members of the Fredonia School of Music since 2015, were selected for performance at the Electronic Music Midwest Festival in April, hosted by Lewis University.

The festival included a performance of Ms. Sampson’s “Riddle Me” (originally written for Ensemble Decipher), given by a group consisting of Smith and Mr. Sampson, alumni Mickie Wadsworth, ’21; current student Julienne Tsang, ʼ23; and Dr. Robert McClure, who is an assistant professor of Composition/Theory at Ohio University, and his student, Nathan Andrews.

Smith and Sampson also performed one of Smith’s compositions for clarinet, bassoon, live electronic processing, and fixed electronic sound on the penultimate concert of the festival.

Electronic Music Midwest (EMM) is dedicated to programming a variety of electroacoustic music, providing the highest quality performances of electronic media, and fostering vibrant and interesting artists of all forms, giving them a vehicle for their expressions, and a place for them to share ideas with others. Its annual festival consists of numerous short concerts, which audiences experience over the course of a weekend.

More information about Electronic Music Midwest may be found online.

More information about Sampson or Smith can be found on their faculty web pages at or online via ADJ•ective New Music.