Faculty

Kathryn Pisaro
Core Curriculum
kpisaro@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Kathryn Gleasman Pisaro, is active as an oboist and a music historian. As a music historian, she received her Masters and PhD degrees in musicology at Northwestern University, with a dissertation on experimental music in Britain in the 1960s.  She regularly presents papers at national and... Continue reading »

Michael Pisaro-Liu
Director of Composition and Experimental Music
mpisaro@calarts.edu

Michael Pisaro-Liu (born, Michael Pisaro) is a guitarist and composer and a long-time member of the Wandelweiser collective. While, like other members of Wandelweiser, Pisaro-Liu is known for pieces of long duration with periods of silence, in the past fifteen years his work has branched out in... Continue reading »

Houman Pourmehdi
World Music Performance: Persian Music, World Percussion
hpourmeh@calarts.edu
661-253-7816
B322

Houman Pourmehdi is a master percussionist, well known for his diverse abilities as a musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, performing and recording in numerous ensembles and at a variety of venues. He was introduced to Persian music by his father, and received his first Tonbak at the... Continue reading »

I Putu Danika Pryatna
Faculty, School of Music
World Music
ipryatna@calarts.edu

I Putu Danika Pryatna, S.Sn., M.Sn. was born in Sading Bali on March 5, 1995. Since childhood he has been familiar with the world of art, especially Balinese musical art. Being born in an artist's family made him pursue the Balinese musical arts, both in formal and non-formal... Continue reading »

Vicki Ray
Coordinator, Piano/Keyboard and Collaborative Keyboard Programs
InstrumentalArts: Piano and Collaborative Keyboard
vray@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x2530
B223

Simon Reynolds
Faculty, School of Music
Experimental Pop
sreynolds@calarts.edu

Simon Reynolds is the author of eight books about music and popular culture, including Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-84, Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture, Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past, and most recently a study of... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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