California State University professor Pamela Madsen to be guest artist at UCCS

Jane Rigler, (719) 255-5144, Karin Larkin, (719) 255-3124,
Pamela Madsen

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Internationally acclaimed composer Pamela Madsen will visit the University of Colorado Colorado Springs as a guest artist in residence Nov. 26-Dec.1.

Madsen, associate professor of composition, music theory and music technology at California State University-Fullerton, will participate in two programs that are free and open to the public.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 30 in the University Center Theater, Madsen will present “The World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project.” Then at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Centennial Hall Auditorium, she will present “Sound Crossing: From the Singing of the Waves into the Heart of the Earth Image-Music-Text.”

Madsen is a composer, performer and scholar. Through her compositions, interactive opera/installations, writings, collaborative projects, collected archives of works by women in electronic music, teaching, performances and organization of events she has created a body of work with profound breadth. She earned a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California, San Diego, and has performed throughout the U.S., Canada. For more information, visit

“The World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project” presents a playback of new video works from International Call for Works 2012. This includes works from all over the world and includes UCCS students and faculty members. Audience members may move in and out during the non-stop 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. playback followed by a lecture and question and answer session by Madsen from 5 p.m to 6 p.m.

“The Sound Crossing” will feature multi-media works by Madsen with video and texts by Quintan Ana Wikswo and IMAX filmmaker Greg MacGillivray. The performance will also include the participation of the UCCS Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective, music faculty members, and student chamber ensemble.

The funding for Pamela Madsen’s residency is sponsored by the President’s Fund for the Humanities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit