A memorial service to celebrate the life and work of the late Senior Lecturer Edward Cohen will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in Wong Auditorium in Building E51. Cohen died on April 27 at the age of 61 (see MIT Tech Talk, May 8).
The service will include speeches and performances by MIT faculty members, alumni, musicians and family members.
Cohen, who began teaching at MIT in 1977, was a classically trained musician inspired by jazz and devoted to new music. His compositions included pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra, as well as two operas. His last major work, "The Bridal Night," was premiered by the Collage New Music Ensemble in Boston in January 2002.
This service will inaugurate the Edward Cohen Fund for New Music. Donations are welcome; checks should be made out to the fund and sent to MIT Room 4-246, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 9, 2002.