Branic Howard is a Composer, so recognized by Portland State University upon recent completion of his Bachelor’s Degree. Currently, he attends Syracuse, where he is on track to a PHD. Most classical music lovers assume that to be recognized as a composer by a major university means traditional, standardized conceptions of sound. Not so! Branic is indeed part of a new generation of composers. In this “composition”, Branic electronically mixes live strings and clarinet simultaneously performing isolated rooms. Each performer is unaware of what the other is doing, but they each have a “score” based upon fragments of time described by squarish shapes.
Tonight will be the last Midnight Mixtape until 2010! The show is going on hiatus, but will be back on the second Friday night of each month 10pm-Midnight, starting February 11th. It will still be called Midnight Mixtape even though it will start at 10pm. Why? Because it's always midnight somewhere!