The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall
MUSIC: A concert showcasing the diverse music of the students in CalArts' doctoral program, featuring the work of Sara Cubarsi-Fernandez, Meltem Ege, Manuel Lima, James Rushford and Fahad Siadat.
MUSIC: Anthony Pateras (b.1979) is an Australian composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician based in Berlin. His work explores sound and its mutation through varying constellations of notation, mprovisation, electronic and acoustic materials. As a soloist he has performed his work at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), and the Sydney Opera House among many others. Pateras has written over 50 works with the aim of discovering uncommon acoustic and physical phenomena. Anthony has written numerous short film scores that have been featured at Cannes, Telluride, Edinburgh, Sundance, Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals, and in 2012 scored his first feature entitled Errors of the Human Body, featuring Rik Mayall. Previous to his film work, he was prolific in theatre, performing his scores live at LaMama Carlton, The Malthouse and Belvoir Street. Pateras holds a Masters and PhD from Monash University, which both focused on intersections between composition, improvisation and electronic music.
CalArts, The Wild Beast
MUSIC: Wild Beast tribute concert honoring Charlie Haden, founder of CalArts’ Jazz Program, featuring a lineup of special guest performances, including:
- Ralph Alessi, trumpet (Music BFA 87, Music MFA 90)
- Michael Cain, piano (Music MFA 90)
- Ravi Coltrane, sax (Music 90)
- Peter Epstein, sax (Music BFA 92)
- Petra Haden (Music 93)
- Tanya Haden (Film/Video BFA 98)
- Willie Jones, III, drums (Music 93)
- Joe LaBarbera, drums (faculty 1994-present)
- Darek Oles, bass (Music BFA 91, faculty 1994 - present)
- David Roitstein, piano (faculty 1983 - present)
- Nedra Wheeler, bass (Music BFA 87, Music MFA 89)
CalArts, various locations
- Sept. 28, 9 am-12 pm, ROD: Open rehearsal of Reynolds’ Aspiration Concerto
- Sept. 30, 8:45 pm, The Wild Beast: Lecture/demonstration & performance of Shifting/Drifting
- Oct. 1, 9 am-12 pm, ROD: An open rehearsal of Reynolds’ Aspiration with a coffee concert – an informal performance of the concerto at 11 am
- Oct. 1, 4-7 pm, ROD: Conversation with Arditti & a masterclass on Berio’s violin sequenza with Sara Cubarsi, DMA violinist
MUSIC: Irvine Arditti is the first violinist and leader of the Arditti Quartet, an ensemble that he co-founded as a student of the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1974. From 1978 to 1980, Arditti served as co-concertmaster for the London Symphony Orchestra, a position he voluntarily left in order to devote more time to the quartet. This turned out to be the right choice, as since then the Arditti String Quartet has become an institution in the realm of contemporary chamber music. The list of new works by contemporary composers commissioned over the years by the Arditti Quartet is of staggering size and comprehension, but among the many figures who have written specifically for the Arditti Quartet are John Cage, Philip Glass, Helmut Lachenmann, Sofiya Gubaidulina, and Wolfgang Rihm. Irvine Arditti is also widely recognized as a leading soloist and interpreter of contemporary concerto literature for the violin. One of his most famous recordings is for Mode Records containing John Cage's Freeman Etudes, a solo violin work Arditti also premiered. Arditti has also given first performances of concertos by composers Luciano Berio, Brian Ferneyhough, and Iannis Xenakis. Both the Arditti Quartet and its leader have recorded for a wide variety of labels, but most frequently for Disques Montaigne, which was ultimately merged with Naïve Classical. The Arditti Quartet actively performs entire quartet cycles, including those of Elliott Carter, Hans Werner Henze, and Arnold Schoenberg. The group has won numerous recording prizes, including the Deutsche Schallplatten and the Gramophone Awards, both landing in the winner's circle multiple times in these honors.
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall
MUSIC: Ruth Cameron, who hails from Vancouver, Canada, spent over 13 years in Europe, primarily in Germany performing and producing theater with many of Germany’s emerging artists such as Marianne Saegebrecht. She left Germany for Los Angeles to study with the legendary coach Stella Adler and began to work with the late director Reza Abdoh. In 1984, Cameron married bassist Charlie Haden and took a break from theater to manage Haden. She was instrumental in forming Haden’s very successful group Quartet West. For several years, Cameron’s vocal mentor was the reclusive singer-turned-vocal-coach Jeri Southern, who had influenced many of the cool singers in the ’50s such as June Christy, Peggy Lee, and Anita O’Day. Southern’s emotional honesty and vocal style connected deeply with Cameron’s intimate and immediate approach that came from theater. Cameron continued her training with vocal coach Sue Raney, another important singer with an immense technique. In 2000 Cameron released her second album, Roadhouse on Verve, as a follow-up to her 1999 First Songs EP. Continuing all the while to manage and produce, Cameron received a Latin Grammy in 2004 as producer for Best Latin Jazz Album, Land of the Sun.
CalArts, Tatum Lounge
MUSIC: Beginning of the year concert featuring new bands at CalArts.
MUSIC: Dan Ogrodnik is part of a new generation of percussionists who combine the dedication and precise technique required for classical and contemporary western compositions with the unique sounds and techniques of traditional world music. Dan’s impassioned study of and veneration for contemporary percussion repertoire of the 20th century serves as the groundwork for a larger understanding of the structures and techniques in the music of many diverse cultures. Recent performances of contemporary repertoire include Lou Harrison’s Suite for Violin and American Gamelan (REDCAT, March 2013); Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison’s Persian Set (CalArts, May 2012); and Toru Takemitsu’s Sacrifice (CalArts, March 2012). Dan also performed on the West Coast premiere of one of the biggest percussion pieces in recent years, Inuksuit by John Luther Adams (Ojai, June 2011) curated by Steven Schick. Dan completed his MFA in Multi-Focus Percussion in 2015 at California Institute of the Arts, studying with Randy Gloss, Swapan Chaudhuri, Houman Pourmehdi, Andrew Grueschow, and David Johnson.