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Format: 04/25/2015

April 2015

Upcoming Events

'Matrix Chamber'

April 20, 2015 - April 27, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:00am - Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:45pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: Matrix Chamber is an interactive instrumentalization of a space with movements. Real time movement and location data fabricates mesmerizing audio-visual installation. The exhibition is a realization of a 7-day long composition for the instrument. Audiences are allowed to leave their movement data imprint.

In collaboration with choreographer Kelsey Lanceta, there will be movement performances in the space on April 23 at 9 pm.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 15, 2015

New Works for Harp

April 25, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Twentieth and twenty-first century music for harp. Including works by Benjamin Britten, Joshua Carro, Michaelson Fink, Igor Stravinsky, Christina Ward, Christian Wolff and Andrew Young.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

Claire Wang's MFA Graduation Recital

April 25, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Solo piano and chamber works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Bartok. Guest artists include Jonathan Tang and Ernesto Cruz.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

Guitars@CalArts

April 25, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Acoustic and electric guitars playing traditional and original pieces and improvisations from classical to blues to jazz to rock and beyond.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 16, 2015

'Crystalline Twilight:' Nailah's BFA Graduation Recital

April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A sonic exploration of the lights and colors expressed in the bars between sunset and sunrise.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

Chamber Music Concert #4

April 26, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Showcase/culmination of Chamber Music Course.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 20, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Tim Barnes

April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Since 2001, Tim Barnes has been a globally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist.

He has performed at the Guggenheim, Whitney, and Pompidou museums, as well as in galleries and performance halls in Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Belgium, Stockholm, Mexico City, and Melbourne. He has been recruited to perform with some of experimental music’s most accomplished players—John Zorn, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Jim O’Rourke, Lee Ranaldo, and Jeph Jerman. American corporations such as Starbucks, Nike, Cadillac, and Merrill Lynch have hired Tim to create sound collages for their television advertisements. He has also worked closely with Fluxus artists La Monte Young and Henry Flynt with archival restoration of recorded works, and in 2005, Tim performed and recorded Alison Knowles’ composition Onion Skin Song. Currently, he is working with Vito Acconci and the publisher Primary Information on presenting Mr. Acconci’s complete recorded works.

Tim lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is the Artistic Director of the performing and visual art space Dreamland.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Jeph Jerman

April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Jeph Jerman grew up in a military family so he moved around a lot, a different place every two years until his father retired in Colorado. He started playing music in a number of bar bands while also experimenting with other forms, playing around with tape recorders and trying to find people to improvise with. 

Eventually he ended up in Seattle forming the first animist orchestra in 1999 and eventually moving to Arizona making recordings of the desert and its interaction with man made structures. He continues to investigate the dessert, building crude sound making devices and playing and recording whenever the opportunity arises.

In 2014 Jeph received an Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Jeph Jerman could be described as an electro-acoustic artist, an experimental musician, or an avant-garde performer but what he is, in actuality, is a guide.  He guides us to listen to the animated voice of nature, and his works provide us with pathways to experience daily life in new ways. 

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Laura Steenberge

April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B305B

MUSIC: Laura Steenberge has lived in the Bay Area since 2011. As a performer, she sings and plays viola da gamba, contrabass, piano and guitar, in traditional and untraditional song styles. As a composer, she primarily writes vocal music and avidly researches connections between music and language, including studies of harmony and vocal acoustics, text painting in liturgical chant, mythological depictions of music, and the transmission of folk songs and lyrics. Current creative projects: folk songs on the viola da gamba; metonymic musical vignettes of myths and paper making. Laura’s educational background is currently a Doctoral candidate at Stanford University 2011-present with an expected graduation date of June 2016; MFA Composer/Performer, CalArts; BA Music, BA Linguistics, University of Southern California.

Last edited by pfraser on Mar 03, 2015

'GBG'

April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Class concert for GBG. Live electronic ensembles.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 15, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Michael Manring

April 28, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring has been pushing back the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass guitar for over three decades. While his technical skill and innovations always make an impression, it is his ability to communicate on a profound emotional level that most touches listeners. Building on the conceptions of his teacher, the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius, Michael has developed a new approach to the instrument that includes unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies. He has honed his skills on hundreds of recordings as a session musician and thousands of concerts throughout the world in venues including Carnegie Hall in NY, Yamaha Hall in Tokyo and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. As editor Tom Darter wrote in Keyboard magazine after seeing one of Michael's solo concerts, "Forget his astounding technique and musicality; forget his absolute command of his instruments; forget how seamlessly the musical ideas and the performance of them were wedded together...The enlightenment came most from feeling (seeing, hearing) the joy Michael felt to be playing...his brand of transcendental chops and musical understanding...was all in the service of the final outcome, the joy of making music." 

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 16, 2015

'El Canto del Quetzal Herido'

April 28, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A recital of original music by Jeronimo Rajchenberg-Jxel featuring Miroslav Tadic, Christopher Garcia, Gamelan Suara Baru, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick and Ernesto Cruz.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 15, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Miller Puckette

April 30, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, B214A

MUSIC: Puckette obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1980) and Ph. D. in Mathematics from Harvard (1986). Puckette was a member of MIT's Media Lab from its inception until 1987, and then a researcher at IRCAM (l'Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Musique/Acoustique, founded by composer and conductor Pierre Boulez). There he wrote the Max program for MacIntosh computers, which was first distributed commercially by Opcode Systems in 1990. In 1989 Puckette joined IRCAM's "musical workstation" team and put together an enhanced version of Max, called Max/FTS, for the ISPW system, which was commercialized by Ariel, Inc. This system became a widely used platform in computer music research and production facilities. The IRCAM real-time development team has since re-implemented and extended this software under the name jMax, which is distributed free with source code. Puckette joined the Music department of the University of California, San Diego in 1994, and is now Associate Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is currently working on a new real-time software system for live musical and multimedia performances called Pure Data ("Pd"), in collaboration with many other artists/researchers/programmers worldwide. Pd is free and runs on Linux, IRIX, and Windows systems. Since 1997 Puckette has also been part of the Global Visual Music project with Mark Danks, Rand Steiger, and Vibeke Sorensen, which has been generously supported by a grant from the Intel Research Council.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 16, 2015

Past Events

Selman Erguner's MFA Graduation Recital

April 1, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An eclectic mix from Turkish music to fusion and funk.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 20, 2015

Erin Poulin's Graduation Recital (This is Not a Joke)

April 1, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An evening of music for horn, electronics, gamelan and chamber ensembles.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 20, 2015

The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley at REDCAT

April 1, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “One of the most amazing composers of the 20th century.” – Kyle Gann

Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s—work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out to demonstrate otherwise. Its program features the iconic pieces She Was a Visitor (1967) and The Wolfman (1964) alongside lesser-known, though equally strong, titles such as Trios (White on White) (1963) and the In memoriam... trilogy (1963). Started in 2013, Southland Ensemble consists of co-directors Eric KM Clark and Christine Tavolacci and core members Casey Anderson, Matt Barbier, Orin Hildestad, James Klopfleisch, Jonathan Stehney and Cassia Streb.

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'ReTekNix'

April 2, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm - Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, B214A

MUSIC: An installation put on by the MFA Music Technology students.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 02, 2015

'Yatra--The Journey:' MFA Final Recital of Rajib Karmakar

April 3, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Yatra—The Journey featuring LA India Ensemble and Dhara World Music Group.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 20, 2015

'Trumpet?'

April 3, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Annie Lemieux's BFA graduation recital featuring new trumpet works by Michael Gilleran, H.K. Gruber, David Aguilar, Chuck Gloria and Henry Webster.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

'Atamga:' James Waterman's MFA World Percussion Recital

April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: James Waterman's MFA World Percussion graduation recital featuring music from Ghana, India and around the world.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 08, 2015

Anna Wray's MFA Graduation Recital

April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Percussion recital featuring works by Iannias Xenakis, Roscoe Mitchell, Robert Hansler, Paul Chihara, Christian Wolff and John Bergamo.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

'Her World': MFA Graduation Recital

April 4, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Her World is an MFA graduation recital of original performance works by Jennifer Ingertila. Through a collection of theatrical pieces based on antique childhood toys, Jennifer recontextualizes familar sounds to create a nostalgic, dreamlike environment.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

Brietta Greger's MFA Mid-Residency Percussion Recital

April 5, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An afternoon of percussion music, ranging from primal drumming to delicate marimba to avant-garde vibraphone.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 20, 2015

'(re)made in America'

April 5, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: World premiere of imAge/viola by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds, written for CalArts professor of viola and violin Mark Menzies. Mr. Reynolds will attend the concert.

The concert will include further repertoire of Roger Reynolds and music by Élise Roy, Erik Ulman and John Cage. Featured performers are Mark Menzies (viola, violin), Dzovig Markarian, Richard Valitutto (piano), Élise Roy (flute) and Paul Hembree (electronics).

Following the performances, there will be an 8 pm informal presentation of Michael Gordon's Rushes for seven bassoons. Lasting approximately an hour, it will be performed by CalArts bassoon faculty Julie Feves, CalArts alumni and guest performers from the Colburn school community.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 26, 2015

'WASTED: CHUCK'S AWESOME KOOL KIDZ ONLY MFA MID-REZ-CITAL (NO DWEEBZ)'

April 5, 2015
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Pop/contemporary song; solo guitar; solo trumpet; solo bass; violin, viola bassoon and tuba quartet; premiere of the 30-minute concert theatre song: WASTED. All Chuck. All the time.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Van Dyke Parks

April 6, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: In a field where the term "genius" is handed out freely, Van Dyke Parks is the real article. As a session musician, composer, arranger, lyricist, and singer, he's contributed significantly to several decades' worth of inimitable masterpieces credited to other artists, as well as generating two or three masterpieces of his own.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1941, he was a musical prodigy and attended the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. He studied the clarinet and also worked as a child actor, on-stage and on television, co-starring with Ezio Pinza in the 1953 comedy series Bonino, and also working in movies, including Grace Kelly's final film, The Swan (1958).

Parks got together with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in 1966. A prodigiously gifted composer, Wilson was no lyricist, and he needed one who could match the daring new music he was devising in his head—this resulted in their collaboration on the SMiLE album. In 1967, as work on SMiLE came to a halt, Parks was lured to the newly invigorated Warner Bros. label by producer/A&R chief Lenny Waronker. His new professional berth led to a single, "Donovan's Colours," credited to "George Washington Brown," and its response—especially a pioneering piece of pop/rock criticism by journalist Richard Goldstein —helped redefine "rock" as distinct from rock & roll.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Dan Joseph

April 6, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Dan Joseph is a free-lance composer based in New York City. He began his career as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC. During the late 1980s, he was active in the experimental tape music underground, producing ambient-industrial works for independent labels in the U.S. and abroad.

He spent the ‘90s in California where he studied at CalArts and Mills College. His principal teachers include Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran and Mel Powell. Equally influential were his studies with Terry Riley during several workshops in California and Colorado.

As an artist who embraces the musical multiplicity of our time, Dan works simultaneously in a variety of media and contexts, including instrumental chamber music, free improvisation, and various forms of electronica and sound art.

Since the late 1990s, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music. As a performer he is active with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as an occasional soloist.

Dan has held residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and currently is Artist-In-Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. Also active as curator and presenter, he currently produces the monthly music and sound series Musical Ecologies at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and is a co-producer of the Music for Contemplation series in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

Undergraduate Composers' Concert

April 6, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances of student works by undergraduate composers.

Last edited by rsdavid on Oct 01, 2014

CalArts Soundstream 2015 at The Troubadour

April 6, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Troubadour

MUSIC: 8 bands, 8 sets of new, original music ranging from "Future R&B" to "Psychedelic children's rock."

  • The Ryan Arklin Band 
  • Jade Jackson 
  • A Horse A Spoon A Bucket 
  • Karkaza 
  • Easy 
  • BRNSTRM 
  • Nar 
  • MLK

Monday, April 6, 2015
8pm
No cover
The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Info: Lauren Pratt @ 661-222-2776, lpratt@calarts.edu

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Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 16, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Brian Walsh

April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, B312

MUSIC: Brian Walsh is a musician who is interested in sound and communication, regardless of genre. He specializes in performance on the clarinet and bass clarinet. He seeks to redefine the role of these instruments in contemporary classical music, jazz, and world music. Mr. Walsh is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts.

Mr. Walsh frequently performs with such diverse groups as Wild up Modern Music Collective, gnarwhallaby, The New Century Players, The California E.A.R. Unit and is a member of Creative Underground Los Angeles. He also leads Walsh Set Trio, a jazz ensemble focusing on the performance of his own compositions. Performances have taken Walsh to Japan, Canada, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Iceland, and all over the United States.

Earlier this year Mr. Walsh, as a member of the contemporary music ensemble gnarwhallaby, gave the premier of Nicholas Deyoe’s Lullaby 4 at Carnegie Hall. Their Carnegie Hall performance was described as “startlingly versatile” by the New York Times. Mr.Walsh was also recently a guest artist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella new music series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Walsh has premiered pieces by Luigi Nono, Anne LeBaron, Girard Grisey, James Newton, Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh, Tom Johnson and many others.

Past collaborators have included Peter Maxwell Davies, Meredith Monk, Gavin Bryars, Bobby Bradford, Nels Cline, Bright Eyes, San Fermin, James Newton, and Muhal Richard Abrams.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Matt Barbier

April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, B312

MUSIC: Matt Barbier is an LA based trombonist and composer focused primarily on experimental intonation, noise, and the physical processes of his instrument. His playing has been described by the LA Times as being "of intense, brilliant, virtuosic growling that gave the striking impression that Barbier was dismantling the instrument while playing it."

Working collaboratively with composers such as Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Nicholas Deyoe, and Marc Sabat, he eagerly engages both in expanding the playing methods of his instrument and exploring the emerging fields of just intonation for brass instruments. His work with Wolfgang von Schweinitz has been highlighted by widely performing JUZ, Wolfgang's expansive work for solo trombone and playback. A work that had previously been abandoned due to the extreme multi-phonic demands, but revived in a collaborative effort between Matt and Wolfgang.

Matt is a founding member of gnarwhallaby, a Los Angeles based mixed quartet formed to revive the repertoire of Poland's Warsztat Muzyczny and Germany's Quartet Avance. Matt also performs as a member of the critically acclaimed new music collective wildUp! and the Industry LA opera company.

He has completed residencies at Dartington International Summer School, Hamburg's KlangWerkTage, Berlin's 7Hours and for the Atrux Collective. Matt presented guest lectures at CalArts, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.

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ESP Night No. 3

April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: New works and performances by students in the Experimental Sound Practices program.

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'Sound Through Time and Space'

April 7, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: David Aguila's MFA graduation recital. Works by Aguila, Cage and Ingertila.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 18, 2015

Ernesto Cruz's MFA Graduation Recital

April 8, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Ernesto Cruz's MFA graduation recital. Works by Boulez, Erickson, Rajchenberg.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 20, 2015

'resonant spectra'

April 9, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00am - Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: Sound installation by Daniel Reyes. An experiment in visualizing harmonic relationships through means of acoustic propulsion.

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New Music for Two Guitars

April 9, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm

CalArts, Machine Lab

MUSIC: We will perform a brief concert showcasing new music from Norwat for two guitars.

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Brass Ensemble Concert

April 10, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A brass and brass and percussion extravaganza featuring music by CalArts students. David Aguila, Craig Budde, Don Gonzalez, Sean Hayward, Abby Lyons and alumni Ian Jenkins and Stefan Kac.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 02, 2015

'You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go": Jim Jeffrey's MFA Performer-Composer Graduation Recital

April 10, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An MFA Performer-Composer graduation recital by Jim Jeffrey celebrating performer-composers including J.S. Bach, James Tenney, Bob Dylan, Pat Metheny. Also featuring new works by Jim Jeffrey with several performers from the CalArts community.

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Accepted Student Event

April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A concert for accepted students featuring music from various programs in the School of Music.

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Brandon Sur and Jessica Lin's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Hear works by Beethoven, Copland, Liszt, Piazzolla and Rachmaninoff.

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'The Story, The Song:' Evan Montgomery's MFA Graduation Recital

April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Exploring the space between melody, harmony and the spoken word, Evan Montgomery's MFA jazz guitar graduation recital will feature original works, as well as a reinterpretation of one of Garrison Keillor's News from Lake Wobegon.

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'DiSonillum'

April 13, 2015 - April 20, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:00am - Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:00pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: DiSonillum explores the formation and dissolution of infrathin memory imprints through live interpretation of three-dimentsonal graphic scores and longterm degenerative audio processing.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 02, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Robert Henke

April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Coming from a strong engineering background, Henke is fascinated by the beauty of technical objects, and developing his own instruments and algorithms is an integral part of his creative process. His material is computer generated sound and images, field recordings, photography and light; transformed, re-arranged and modulated by mathematical rules, real time interaction and controlled random operations.

Robert Henke's work has a particular focus on the exploration of spaces, both virtual and physical. Many of his works use multiple channels of audio or are specifically conceived for unique locations and their individual spatial properties. The results include music on the edge of contemporary club culture, surround sound concerts, compositions in the tradition of academic computer music, photography, audiovisual installationssite-specific sound art and publicly available software. His long term musical project Monolake, founded in 1995, became one of the key icons of a new electronic club music culture emerging in Berlin after the fall of the German wall.

Robert Henke is also one of the main creators of the music software 'Ableton Live', which since its invention in 1999 became the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined the performance practice of electronic music. He writes and lectures about sound and the creative use of computers, and held teaching positions at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and the Studio National des Arts Contemporains - Le Fresnoy in Lille, France.

His installations, performances and concerts have been presented at Tate Modern London, the Centre Pompidou Paris, Le Lieu Unique Nantes, PS-1 New York, MUDAM Luxembourg, MAK Vienna, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and on countless festivals.

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Percussion Concert

April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Percussion Ensemble music by John Cage, Kevin Bobo, Adam Rudolph, Bob Clendenen, Emmanuel Sejourne and other jazz tunes.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2015

Anabel Romero's BFA Graduation Recital

April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An immersive visual and sonic performance describing a journey of discovery and human sexuality.

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'Reverse and/or Remove:' Meltem Ege's First Year DMA Recital

April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: R&R is a solo performance challenging the framework of piano and voice as a duo. This project calls into question the typical roles of both instruments by excluding and reversing key componenets like vocal articulation, phonation and decay, as well as melody, accompaniment, consonance and association. Experience an evening of original compositions along with unique interpretations of jazz standards inspired by the works and techniques of Cowell, Zachermann, Ashley, Anderson, Cage and Galas. A reception will follow.

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'in limbo: Robert Henke, Ulrich Krieger and Amy Knoles' at REDCAT

April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Blending elements of techno, dubstep, and ambient… Henke presents programmed electronic music at its most sensually expressive.” – Pitchfork

Beyond the outer fringes of club culture and experimental music, in a limbo where ambient turns over to beats, grooves to soundscape, noise to silence, Berlin EDM maven and inventor Robert Henke—aka Monolake—brings laptop and electronics to play with a pair of fiercely eclectic L.A. musicmakers: rock experimenter Ulrich Krieger and avant-gardist Amy Knoles. Henke is an original developer of the popular Ableton Live music software, while Krieger, performing here on electric sax and electronics, has collaborated with the late Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo and Merzbow. Daredevil electronic percussionist Knoles is best known as a chamber soloist and founding member of the California E.A.R. Unit. Expect a far-flung musical exploration: the all-star trio does not abide limits.

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'Quiet Night II'

April 14, 2015 - April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 1:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Another evening of quiet performances.

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Sean Hayward: MFA Graduation Recital

April 15, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Original music for guitars, strings and gamelan.

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James Rushford's DMA1 Recital

April 15, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: James Rushford's 1st year doctoral recital, featuring new works for instruments and amplification.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 09, 2015

A Royal Jesper Revue

April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:00pm - Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:00am

CalArts, B320

MUSIC: A lineup of two or three bands, one of which is Level 2, a group based in Seattle, Washington. Official bill TBA.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 18, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Charles Curtis

April 17, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Called by ArtForum "one of the great cellists" as well as "spellbinding and minimal," Charles Curtis has woven a unique career through the worlds of classical performance and musical experimentation.

A student of Harvey Shapiro and Leonard Rose at Juilliard and the recipient of the Piatigorsky Prize, upon graduation Curtis was appointed to the faculty of Princeton University. Subsequently he was Principal Cellist of the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg, where he appeared as soloist with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, AndrZ Previn, GYnter Wand, John Eliot Gardiner and Christoph Eschenbach.

For more than twenty years Curtis has been closely associated with the legendary avant garde composer La Monte Young. As soloist and as director of Young's Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble, Curtis has participated in more performances and premieres of Young's music than any other musician. He is one of the few instrumentalists to have perfected Young's highly complex just intonation tunings, and is one of only a handful of musicians to have appeared in duo formations with Young. The La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela four-hour-long solo composition, Just Charles and Cello in the Romantic Chord, for solo cello, pre-recorded cello drones and light projection, the only solo composition composed by Young for a performer other than himself, received performances in Berlin, Paris, Lyon, Dijon, Bologna, in the New York Dream House, and in the monastery village of Polling in Bavaria.

Curtis has studied the Kirana style of Indian classical music both with La Monte Young and in master classes with the late North Indian master vocalist Pandit Pran Nath since 1989, and has been a regular member of the Just Alap Raga Ensemble, led by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, since 2003. In the last few years Curtis has developed a unique repertoire of major works created expressly for the distinctive qualities of his cello-playing. 

Curtis is at home in Ocean Beach, California, where he is Professor of Contemporary Music Performance at the University of California, San Diego.

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Linnea Sablosky's World Music Graduation Recital

April 17, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: A concert of traditional music from Georgia and West Africa, and original music by Aquadeer, Kidi Band and Diversteps.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 09, 2015

Americana Currents

April 18, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast 

MUSIC: Looking to the rich, many-striped veins of American roots and folk music, five up-and-coming 
bands convene at CalArts to forge exciting, often idiosyncratic, new connections between the 
enduring vibrancy of those traditions and contemporary expressions in pop, rock, metal and 
experimental. In their own altogether original ways, the groups bring uncommon musicianship, 
stylistic eloquence, and emotionally resonant, life-worn storytelling as they combine for a can’t-miss outdoor concert—one that places the time-burnished grain of Americana at the forefront of today’s creative musicmaking.

The lineup features:

  • Saint Parade
    Smoky parlor music crafted for the 21st Century as songwriter Jake Faulkner and company bring offbeat postmodern stories and sounds to the jazz ballad and the honky-tonk tune.
  • Brother, Sister
    Ornate, shimmering chamber pop from the collective started by Bobby Halvorson and Laura Anderson draws on progressive folk, French Impressionism, even early Disney film music. 
  • The Royal US
    Well-traveled murder ballads, laments and sea shanties meet electronic processing and extended improvisation as Max Kutner, Heather Lockie, et al. place their source material in nervy, white-knuckle soundscapes. 
  • Fear for the Dust
    The outfit led by “whispering madman” Antony DiGennaro combines alt-country, doom metal, noise and experimental to build up visceral expressions—from the eerie to the near-apocalyptic.
  • Badlands
    Fronted by Adrian Chi Tenney, the rambunctious punk four-piece blends militantly catchy harmonies with echoes of Hank Williams’ writing chops and Johnny Thunders’ onstage electricity. 

A free outdoor music concerts at CalArts.

Open lawn seating in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard—a choice setting for families and picnics. For more information and directions, see calarts.edu/wild-beast.

RSVP

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Clifford Gilmore's Graduation Recital

April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Jazz recital and stuff.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 08, 2015

Sunday with Subotnick... and other ghosts

April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber orchestra concert.

Soloists: Jessica Waithe, Sara Gomez.

Conductors: Andreas Levisianos, Erika Duke.

Music: Subotnick, Mahler.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

Brendan Black's BFA Graduation Recital

April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of original and improvised music for performing and listening pleasure.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 09, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Ilan Volkov

April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: A frequent guest with leading orchestras worldwide, conductor Ilan Volkov works regularly with a wide range of ensembles, including the Israel Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Orchestre de Paris, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the SWR Sinfonieorchester Freiburg and Ensemble Modern. Highlights of his recent and forthcoming schedule include performances with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, The Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the Oslo Philharmonic.

Born in Israel in September 1976, Mr. Volkov began his conducting career at the age of nineteen. Following studies at London’s Royal College of Music, he secured positions as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony. In 2003 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and subsequently became its Principal Guest Conductor in 2009.

Mr. Volkov took up his new appointment as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2011/12 season. Mr. Volkov’s arrival in Iceland coincided with the opening of Harpa, Reykjavík’s visually striking new concert hall. In March 2012 he curated and directed a three-day festival of contemporary music, “Tectonics,” exploring works by Icelandic composers.

Equally active in the opera house as in the concert hall, Mr. Volkov has conducted Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin for San Francisco Opera, Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Glyndebourne Festival, Peter Grimes for Washington National Opera and, most recently, Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for Toulouse Opera and Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle with the Israeli Opera.

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Aza African Pre-Performance

April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: The Aza African Ensemble is putting on a performance to advertise for their main concert on May 2.

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 06, 2015

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Ragnar Grippe

April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Ragnar Grippe is a classical trained musician and Swedish pionnier in electronic music. He studied electronic music at McGill university in the 70's. Published in 1977, his electro-popular Sand (written for electric organs, tapes and e-guitar) can be described as a synthesis between Conrad Schnitzler (minimal hypno electronics), Roedelius (impressionistic electronics) and pure avant garde (60's french formalists and researchers of the "groupe de recherches musicales" / GRM). During the 80's, he composed some pieces for the radio and the TV, mixing electro acoustic collages to opera and classical music.

Last edited by rsdavid on Jan 23, 2015

Interface Concert

April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Interface Design class will showcase the results of their yearlong projects, performing music and visuals live.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015

New Music for Woodwinds and Friends

April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Work for woodwinds and friends by composers in the Writing for Woodwinds Class.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 08, 2015

'Komagata Maru'

April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A DMA thesis performance melding Indian classical and jazz forms to examine historical injustice in the present, featuring the Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet and the Isaura String Quartet.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 08, 2015

Charles Carswell's Double Bass MFA Graduation Recital

April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Carswell that ends well. With guests Evan Montgomery, Chuck Gloria and Jordan Bush.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 09, 2015

'01111'

April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Andreas Levisiano's final DMA recital exploring different states of communication.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 15, 2015

'Weaving Traditions:' Maite Sandoval's MFA Graduation Recital

April 24, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:45pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A night of world music traditions weaved into modern musical language. Featuring Persian, Balkan, Indian and classical music performed by CalArts faculty and students.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 08, 2015

Musical Arts Forum Showcase

April 24, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Showcase of original songs from the Forum for Musical Arts.

Last edited by rsdavid on Apr 14, 2015
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