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Format: 05/28/2015

May 2015

Upcoming Events

Dog Star Orchestra

May 24, 2015 - June 1, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Formed in 2005 by composer and CalArts faculty Michael Pisaro, Dog Star Orchestra and its namesake music series returns to Los Angeles for an 11th year from May 16 to June 2. The orchestra’s summer festival is designed to introduce Los Angeles-area audiences to recent and lesser-known experimental music.

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Past Events

The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Graham Lambkin

May 1, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Graham Lambkin first came to public attention in the 1990s as a member of the band the Shadow Ring. He is also an accomplished visual artist, lending his art to countless record sleeves and maintaining a steady home practice of drawing, painting, and collage. Since 2009, the London-based Penultimate Press has published four books by Lambkin, including the recent Came to Call Mine, a gorgeous book of poems and drawings described by the artist as “a children’s book for adults.” The book’s release coincided with an exhibit of the same name held at Audio Visual Arts in Manhattan, as well as with Lambkin’s first-ever solo musical performances.

Twenty years since the release of his first record, we see a host of fresh firsts for the artist. One gets the sense that Graham Lambkin sees the world through a very peculiar lens. His observations on the mundane are often startling, though rarely far-fetched. William Burroughs said of Denton Welch that Welch “makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes,” and the same could be said of Lambkin. He looks at an everyday object and sees an ocean of possibility.

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'Node: A Reactive Audio Visualization'

May 4, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 10:00pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: Installation in the WaveCave.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Udo Moll

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Udo Moll's initial musical socialization process took place in the brass orchestra of the city of Uhingen. He studied empirical cultural sciences, musicology, romanistic and new German literature at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Furthermore, he studied the jazz trumpet with Manfred Schoof and composition with Johannes Fritsch at the Music Academy Cologne. Udo Moll works as a freelance composer, trumpeter and in the field of electronic music.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Janet Feder

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Janet Feder is a Denver, Colorado-based composer and guitarist. She is a classically trained guitar player best known for her work in the prepared guitar genre.

Solo projects include Songs with Words (2012), Ironic Universe, a CD & DVD featuring Fred Frith (AdHoc Records/USA 2006), and Speak Puppet (Recommended Records/UK 2001), as well as many compilations for Zerx Records (Albuquerque, NM; 1999-07). She also appears on 156 Strings produced by Henry Kaiser for Cuneiform Records (USA, 2002) and I Never Meta Guitar produced by Elliott Sharp for Clean Feed Records (Portugal, 2010), both featuring guitar players from around the globe.

Feder was one of several contributors to Paul Riola's Bottesini Project, where her work was featured alongside Nels Cline, Keenan Wayne, CacheFlowe, Glenn Taylor, and Mark Harris on the 2009 album Naima's Grass Pajamas. The album began as "collective improvisations recorded live in the studio" which "were then later reconstructed."

The most recent album by Feder, Songs With Words, was recorded live at Immersive Studios in Boulder, Colorado in 5.1 Surround Sound "using fifteen microphones" and is currently available on both vinyl and SACD. A reviewer noted that Songs With Words "explores the outer reaches of sonic possibility yet never loses the thread of melody and beauty."

Feder's solo work was featured in a June 2012 Tiny Desk Concert on NPR. Feder is also currently half of Denver-based duo Cowhause with Colin Bricker.

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'Rogue Pass'

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: This will be the performance of my final project, a long form multimedia experience combining traditional and contemporary formats.

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Experimental Voice Workshop Concert

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Over 21 new experimental vocal pieces produced in the Experimental Voice Workshop.

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Voice Arts Studio Concert

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Concert of Carmina Escobar's voice studio. Original works from students and vocal repertoire.

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Taiko Drumming Group: Taikoza

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Taikoza, an international taiko drumming group, will perform on the Tuesday Noon Concert. Come hear Japan's rich tradition of massive drums, costumes, high pitched flutes, and dance.

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'Hello Forever: Sam Broido's Graduation Recital'

May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Sam Broido and a glorious troupe of friends present several original works, as well as a traditional Ghanaian song, barbershop, Beatles, Dirty Projectors, and a full set from Easy! Love is Infinite. Yes, we are here!

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Digital Arts Expo

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall and Main Gallery

MUSIC: Art showcase and performances.

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Digital Arts Expo Evening Concert

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Culmination of the Digital Arts Expo, featuring dancing, projections and special guests.

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'Murmuration' Sarah Reid's MFA Thesis Performance

May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theatre

MUSIC: A forty-minute performance inspired by the notion that all components of the universe are at once infinitely small, infinitely large, and infinitely complex.

Featuring trumpet, percussion, live electronics, dance and responsive video, with original music composition, choreography and theatre design.

Preview on May 8.

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'A Different Kind of Sky' at Los Angeles Center Studios

May 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00pm

Vortex Immersion Dome, Los Angeles Center Studios

MUSIC: A Different Kind of Sky are original audio and visual material specifically tailored to envelop audiences in a 360 degree viewing environment created by the CalArts Immersion Group.

RSVP

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Michael Skloff's MFA Performer-Composer Graduation Recital

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: MFA Graduation recital featuring many instrumentalists and singers.

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Melissa Hulett's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: MFA Mid-residence recital featuring works by Boulez, Berio, Jolivet, Hayward and original compositions.

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'Psychedelia, Sonic Boom'

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Original psychedelic music from the 1960s to now. Pieces by Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, Velvet Undergound, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tame Impala, Caribou and more.

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Mark Markarian's BFA Graduation Recital in Guitar

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: It will start with classical guitar pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by American Jazz standards and Armenian Jazz compositions.

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Guitars@theBeast

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

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'30': Caid Jones

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Violin graduation recital including works by Kodaly and Szymanowski. Guests include Mark Menzies, Thea Mesirow, Jordan Bush.

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Chamber Music Concert

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Piano 5-tets played by Lorenz on viola and student pianists/student strings.

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CalArts Jazz 2015 CD Release

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: 26th Annual CD recorded at Capitol Records. A listening party and release event.

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CalArts Improvisation Ensembles

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Beginning, Advanced and Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensembles perform.

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Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: Experiments in Group Singing Led by Maya Dunietz

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Contemporary vocal ensemble's final concert at The Wild Beast will present our experiments in group singing, new works by ensemble members, as well as pieces by Lucier, Wolff, Dunietz and more!

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Vijay Iyer: Solo Piano at REDCAT

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Vijay Iyer has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever!” —Jazzwise (UK)

“Iyers art balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction.” —All About Jazz

Presented by Jazz Bakery

Grammy-nominated and Alpert Award winning composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the LA Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” He was named DownBeat Magazine's 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as Professor of the Arts at Harvard University.

The New York Times observes that “there’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of pianist Vijay Iyer.” He has released twenty albums covering remarkably diverse terrain, most recently for the ECM label. The latest, Break Stuff(2015), with a coveted five-star rating in DownBeat Magazine, features Iyer’s music for piano which extends and deepens his range.

"Showing a delicate, shimmering, translucent side of his playing,” says the Chicago Tribune.

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'The Last Killing'

May 12, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:00am - Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:00pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: An interactive sound and video installation by Neelamjit Dhillon and Satinder Kaur examining the body as a means of decoding and understanding others' experiences.

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Creative Electronics Music Ensemble Concert

May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Creative Electronics Music Ensemble performs electro-acoustic works from Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith and improvisations by the ensemble.

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Baroque Chamber Music and Arias

May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: CalArts students perform Baroque masterworks.

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'Open Secret: Naomi Greene's Graduation Concert'

May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Space widens, love disperses. An evening of original music by Naomi Greene.

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CalOrk Network Concert

May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: An evening of laptop network music with live projections and live nerding.

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Joshua Linsky: MFA Jazz Studies Graduation Recital

May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Celebrate Josh's graduation from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts MFA program with solo, duo, trio and large group performances.

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Thea Mesirow's BFA Graduation Recital

May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Concert of contemporary cello music by Kodaly, CalArts students Luke Martin and Sean Hayward, as well as the premiere of a piece of work written for Thea by CalArts graduate Aaron Foster Bresley. Come celebrate graduation with new music and champagne.

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Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble

May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Bata Drumming Group directed by Melena. A special concert: The first performance with our brand new set of handmade bata drums direct from Cuba.

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Firm Tap L I V E w/bodymasters

May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: two beasts howling 
bumped in the calartian night
born was the uncontainable electronic pop
of FIRM TAP...

A NIGHT OF PHYSICAL MUSIC
come to the R.O.D to witness the debut of Hil Jaeger and Carl Madison Burgin as 
FIRM TAP with a full set of beastly beats and voice 
with live projections by calartian creatures Jesse Garrison and B Justine Jaime

Bodymasters will close the night with a live techno set 

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Playing with the Pios Chamber Music Concert

May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music concert by CalArts faculty and Students from the Junior Chamber Music.

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David Rosenboom: 'Propositional Music' at the Whitney

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

MUSIC: Presented by ISSUE Project Room in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art

Propositional Music is a three-day concert series celebrating fifty years of pioneering work by composer, performer, conductor, author and educator David Rosenboom. In this series, Rosenboom and many long-time collaborators present a selection of his major works of experimental music spanning a half-century, from Continental Divide (1964) through Ringing Minds (2014).

As the series title suggests, his disparate artistic practice is connected by a relentless inquisitive nature which has often placed Rosenboom outside the narratives of avant-garde composition, Minimalism, and free-improvisation, though he has fundamentally contributed to and collaborated with these artistic communities. His work distinguishes itself by drawing from scientific, artistic, social, and cosmological thought, gleaning the potentials for music to apply and advance interdisciplinary organizing principles and research in revealing the collective knowledge that connects us to our universe. Biological structure and models of evolution inform the percussion and computer work Zones of Influence (1984-85), as a virtuoso performer’s melodies take the role of DNA, providing genetic information which then is transformed, mutated, and redistributed through the course of the work into a new multi-part counterpoint. Recent technological advances in neuroscience have caught up with Rosenboom’s "brainwave music" theories of the 1960s and 70s, facilitating a new piece, Ringing Minds (2014), wherein a group of people’s neural-network signals can act as one to become the artistic material initiating musical experience. And the massive conceptual work How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims(1969-1971) places strict musical order into decidedly conflicting relationships with both subharmonic frequencies and cross-cultural music genres and forms. This rare opportunity to hear a career-spanning survey of Rosenboom's important work makes clear that his uniquely produced systems communicate something highly substantive—both in their musical results and their theoretical abstractions.

Rosenboom will be joined by a range of distinguished performers including William Winant, I Nyoman Wenten, Swapan Chaudhuri, Aashish Khan, Vinny Golia, Daniel Rosenboom, and Anthony Martin, among others.

Propositional Music is presented by ISSUE Project Room in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art; organized by Tommy McCutchon and Lawrence Kumpf with Jay Sanders, Curator of Performance at the Whitney.

Event Schedule:

Friday, May 22 - 8-10pm
Zones of Influence
($22-18)

Saturday, May 23 - 1-4pm
Advanced Brain-Computer Interfacing in the Arts<
(Public demonstration - free with museum admission)

Saturday, May 23 - 8-10pm
Ringing Minds & Choose Your Universe
($22-18) 

Sunday, May 24 - 8-10pm
Continental Divide & How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed On The Pilgrims
($22-18)

All performances take place at the Whitney: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

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