"Yuan-缘," a recording of new music by Wu Fei (BM 2002) was released on the Tzadik Records Composer Series in November 2008. Her first CD for Tzadik, this recording features works for various ensembles, including a composition for percussion and Chinese traditional instruments and several solo pieces for piano, percussion and guzheng.
"Perfect Red," a film directed by David Covarrubias with original score by Neil Argo (BM 1976), was awarded Best Original Score at the 2008 International Digital Video and High Definition Festival. The film was also awarded Best Use of Music in a Short Film and Bronze Medal for Excellence at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival.
Works by the following UNT composers were presented at the 2008 conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) at the University of Utah (April 2008): Nick Bober and Stephen Lucas (Shattered Images), Camilo Salazar and alumna Jessica Leza (Vejez naciente, Naciente vejez), faculty member Jon Christopher Nelson (Just After the Rain), alumni Mikel Kuehn and Elainie Lillios, and former faculty members Butch Rovan and Larry Austin.
Works by the following UNT composers were presented at the 2007 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Copenhaguen, Denmark (August 2007): Camilo Salazar (Siluetas), alumnus Kazuaki Shiota (Internal Rhythms), and faculty member Andrew May (Ripped Up Maps). Papers were also presented by alumnus John Chow Seymour (“Computer-Assisted Composition in Equal Tunings”), composition student Adam Lockhart (“Cognitive Implications of Musical Perception”), and alumnus Jeffrey Morris (“Feedback Instruments: Generating Musical Sounds, Gestures, and Textures in Real Time with Complex Feedback Systems").
Robert Pound (BM 1992) was featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" (31 January 2006) discussing his orchestral work Irrational Exuberance.