BSU Electronic Ensemble ‘Voltage’ Holds Annual Concert

Voltage, a student electronic music ensemble at Bemidji State University, performed on campus Dec. 10.

The concert was held in the Thompson Recital Hall of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex and featured a special guest appearance by Dr. Del Lyren, BSU professor of music, on the Electronic Wind Instrument. The music featured in the concert was exclusively student-composed and arranged specifically for Voltage.

Voltage’s unique music is realized by utilizing totally electric instruments including Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI), MalletKat, synthesizers, guitars, basses, sequences, samples, loops, Wavedrum, Octapad and sampled MIDI percussion.

Voltage is under the direction of the music department’s adjunct music technology instructor, Greg Gaston. Participation is open to all students through an audition at the start of each semester. Voltage has performed internationally in Weifang, China, and is in demand for various performances throughout the community.

Greg Gaston, adjunct instructor, BSU Department of Music; (218) 755-2398,

Voltage members, by hometown
Bemidji |56601| Elias Connell, freshman, business administration; MIDI sequences, MIDI percussion, engineer
Bemidji |56601| Ben Schreiber, junior, mathematics education; electric & MIDI bass guitar

Bagley |56621| Andrew White, junior, music; electric & MIDI guitar
Maple Grove |55311| Josh May, junior, music; Electronic Wind Instrument
Nevis |56467| Brian Bass, junior, music; MIDI drums, malletkat, electric & MIDI guitar
Nevis |56467| Gabriela Karam, senior, music; Electronic Wind Instrument
Pequot Lakes |56472| Christian Kurilla, freshman, music education; Electronic Wind Instrument