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WINDHAM HILL ARTIST PHILIP AABERG TO EXPLORE MUSICAL FRONTIERS FRIDAY

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Windham Hill recording artist Philip Aaberg will display the piano talents heard in such albums as "Out of the Frame" and "High Plains" Friday at Brigham Young University. His 7:30 p.m. concert, part of this year's Performing Arts Series, will be in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

A versatile composer, arranger and keyboard artist, Aaberg is equally at home with symphony orchestra or rock bands and likes to explore the frontier between acoustic and electronic timbres. He gave his first solo piano recital at 7, played in bands at 14. Even while studying at Harvard under a Leonard Bernstein music scholarship, he was moonlighting in rock, country, folk and New Orleans jazz.Aaberg gravitated to the lively rock scene in San Francisco, where he has recorded and/or performed with such artists as Peter Gabriel, John Hiatt, Juice Newton, the Pointer Sisters, Steve Miller and Alice Cooper.

For his most recent album, "Out of the Frame," Aaberg explored the frontier between acoustic and electronic timbres by using a series of different instruments. In particular he favored the now "unhip" older synthesizers that he praises for their "warmer" tones.

Tickets are available through the music ticket office, 378-7444.