February 25, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS -- A musical recording by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faculty member is featured in the Oscar-nominated movie "The Revenant."
Scott Deal, a professor of music in the Department of Music and Arts Technology in the School of Engineering and Technology and director of The Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center, and a colleague recorded the drum piece "Qilyaun" in 2004. At that time, Deal was teaching at the University of Alaska. The piece had been commissioned by the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and written by John Luther Adams, an Alaskan composer.