Todd Coleman’s music featured at national flute convention

As part of an exiting new online musical collaboration, associate professor Todd Coleman's "Wind Dance," a musical composition for a 12-part flute choir, has been selected by Troubadour Music to be collaboratively recorded over the Internet by flute players throughout the world, dubbed the "New World Flutet."

Each performer watches a video of the conductor leading the performance along with reference tuning notes to ensure all players are in tune with each other. They record their own performances and then upload the video to YouTube. The many different recordings are then combined into the final virtual ensemble performance.

The results will be shown and discussed at the NFA (National Flute Association) Convention in Las Vegas as part of the Technology Panel on Saturday, August 11 titled “Technology for Today and Tomorrow.” 

Coleman is the coordinator of music technology at Elon and often incorporates artistic uses of technology in his own compositions and musical performances.