Neil Rolnick, professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present a concert of music for violin, piano, and computer at 7:30 PM Wednesday night at EMPAC at Rensselaer in Troy. The concert features a selection of his most recent compositions from 2003 to the present.
Rolnick’s program showcases solo and duo works (plus computer) he has written in the past decade, a departure from the works for large ensembles that have made up the bulk of his recent work.
Rolnick said many of the compositions reflect an interest – which he dates to his 2002 move to New York City – in combining virtuoso instrumental playing with digital processing. It was recently announced that Neil will retire from teaching at the end of this semester to compose full time.