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WNYC poll picks two from MIT

"New Sounds," a nationally syndicated new music radio program from WNYC in New York, has conducted its 18th annual New Sounds Listener Poll spotlighting the best new music releases of 2003, and two MIT composers are on the top 10 list: Evan Ziporyn, the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music, for recordings of his works, "Shadowbang" and "No Return: River Impressions 2002"; and Professor of Media Arts and Sciences Tod Machover, for his "Hyperstring Trilogy."

List wins art critics award

The New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics awarded the List Visual Arts Center first place for Best Thematic Museum Show for "After the Beginning and Before the End--The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection." The exhibition, which focused on the creative process from the initial moment of inspiration to the final composition, was on view at the List Center galleries from October 2002 to January 2003.

Cuban émigré's art on display

"A Cuban Tie, A Cuban Divide," an installation by Magda Fernandez, administrative assistant in the Office of the Arts, is on view at the Beaver Country Day School's Lincoln Gallery (791 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill) through Thursday, Feb. 12. Fernandez examines cultural displacement and disruption using her family's personal history as émigrés from Cuba in the early 1960s.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 28, 2004.

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