Daniel Perlongo, who teaches composition and theory for the IUP Music Department, will have a new work performed by Ensemble MD7 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and at other tour locations in Europe during October 2010. MD7 is led by Pavel Mihelcic, formerly dean of the Music Academy in Ljubljana.
IUP’s College of Fine Arts has developed exchange programs for students and faculty in several academies attached to universities in Croatia and Slovenia, including the University of Ljubljana. After a visit here in 2009, in which he met Perlongo and became familiar with the quality of his music, Mihelcic was quick to ask for a commissioned piece for MD7.
The ensemble is dedicted to contemporary music and specializes in recording only new work.