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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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Music Department

They're back! Local lovelies Patrice Maginnis, Michele Rivard, and Sheila Willey return for an evening of song — from classical to country — with music by kd lang, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Stephen Sondheim, the Andrews Sisters, and more. With pianist Michael McGushin.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Concert starts at 7:30pm.

 

Tickets on sale in early October at santacruztickets.com

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Music Major Orientation, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall

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Theory Placement Exam - 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Tuesday September 25, 2012 -
Music Center Recital Hall. No need to register to take the exam. Bring
a pencil. Sample of the exam can be found at: http://music.ucsc.edu.
Students may place into Music 15- Beginning Theory (Offered in Spring
quarter) or Music 30A - Theory, Literature & Music. Placement into 15
or 30A by exam does not guarantee enrollment in the course. Students
should attend the first class meeting. Space will be prioritized by
class standing and major/minors.

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Individual Lesson Auditions - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -
Music Center. Bring two pieces of contrasting styles. Students cannot
enroll in lessons until they have auditioned and been accepted by
instructors. Once the student has been accepted, instructors will give
the student an enrollment number.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:30pm
Music Center Rm 131 (UCSC)
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 Music Department

A solo program:

Three Songs, Ben Leeds Carson
Song 18, Michael Finnissey
Inside, Kenneth Gaburo
Wherefore do you, so oft, so oft (improvisations around John Dowland's "Lady if you so spite me")

on and on and always slowly nowhere, Malcolm Goldstein

 

Admission is free.

parking $4

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About the Artist


Christopher Williams
 is a Berlin-based composer, contrabassist, organizer, and researcher originally from San Diego, where he studied at the University of California with Chaya Czernowin, Bertram Turetzky, Charles Curtis, and others. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) under the supervision of Richard Barrett and Marcel Cobussen on the subject of notation for improvisers.


Williams has performed throughout Europe and North America with musicians including Derek Bailey, Justin Bennett, Charles Curtis, LaMonte Young's Theatre of Eternal Music, Robin Hayward, Hans W. Koch, Maggie Nicols, and dancer Martin Sonderkamp. He has collaborated with composers such as Chris Adler, Benjamin Carson, Yoav Pasovsky, Benjamin Patterson, Ana-Maria Rodriguez, Marc Sabat, James Saunders, and Erik Ulman. Current projects include Reidemeister Move, a just intonation duo with tubist Robin Hayward; COG, with drummer Andrea Belfi and Atari ST player Nat Fowler; and Nidus Nodus, a phonographic project with members of French collective Ouïe/Dire and woodwind performer Chris Heenan.


His compositions run the gamut from conventionally notated chamber music to radio art and collaborations with dancers and other improvisers. Performers include ensemble chronophonie, Patrick Crossland, Ferran Fages, Mary Oliver and Rozemarie Heggen, Barbara Held, trigger ensemble für aktuelle musik, NOISE Ensemble, and Sabine Vogel. His work with visual artist Tanja Smit has been shown at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and his radio work has been broadcast on VPRO Radio 6 (Holland). Arcanum 17, a multimedia piece based on André Bretons's book of the same name, was realized in collaboration with sound artist and poet Charlie Morrow in summer 2012.


Williams has published articles on experimental music in Open Space MagazineThe Improvisor, and Critical Studies in Improvisation. He has presented lectures and workshops at Stanford University, Penn State University, Universität der Künste (Berlin), Janacek Conservatory of Music (Brno, Czech), Espai d'Art Jove (Barcelona), and in conferences at the University of Lund (Sweden) and Jewarharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). Scholarships, grants, and prizes from the University of California, the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Arts Council of Catalunya, Goethe Institut, Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, and the Festival Acanthes composers' workshop. 
As a curator, he organized over 70 concerts of contemporary and experimental music in Barcelona between 2003-2009 with Associació Musical l'Embut. He currently he co-curates Certain Sundays, a monthly salon in Berlin.

 “Williams knows how to create a dialogue with his sonic environment in which he actually manages to say musical things – something few improvisors, outside Lol Coxhill, are rarely capable of.”


- Ben Watson, critic and author of Derek Bailey and the Story of Free Improvisation.
www.nauchristopher.thenthis.org



 

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Friday, November 16, 2012   - Sunday, November 18, 2012
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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Music Department

 

Friday, November 16 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 18 – 2:00 pm

 

The UCSC Chamber Singers and Orchestra, conducted by Nicole Paiement, join forces to present an evening of music inspired by Italian lyricism. The program features music from revolutionary composer Claudio Monteverdi who paved the way to the Baroque sounds of Arcangelo Corelli's Concerto Grosso No. 8 (Christmas Concerto) and J. S. Bach's  Magnificat, a German work filled with Italian influences. Felix Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, inspired by the colors and atmosphere of Italy, completes the program. With Patrice Maginnis, soprano, Rachel Rush, mezzo-soprano, Brian Staufenbiel, tenor, and Elliott Nguyen, baritone.

 

The Recital Hall open 30 minutes before curtain. (Ticket window opens 60 minutes before concert.)

Please be in your seat before the advertised start time.

 

Tickets will go on sale in October on santacruztickets.com

 

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Please check back for list of Fall 2012 Recitals and Performances....

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Summer 2012

WACM

Workshop Team

 

  • David Cope
  • Peter Elsea
  • Paul Nauert

 

David Cope, author of Virtual Music and developer of Experiements in Musical Intelligence, will lead the Workshop team.

 

  • Limited to 15 participants
  • Beautiful location
  • 50 hours of class instruction
  • Over 100 hours of individual instruction
  • Various skill levels accommodated
  • Now in it's ninth year

 

June 25-July 8, 2012

Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music

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Join us this summer and learn basic studies in musicianship, related to Western European notation and literature.  Students with prior training in music notation develop literacy in basic tonal melody and harmony.  Skills include dictation and sight-reading.  Simple composition and analysis exercises accompany the training.


Great course for students interested in learning the fundamentals of music theory. Studies include theory, development of ear, exercises in pulse rhythm, pitch and coordination. Dictation, sight singing and beginning keyboard skills. 


This course is required for the Music Major, Electronic Music Minor and Jazz Minor (unless the student places out via Fall Placement Exam). It is also a great course for all those interested in learning/improving their knowledge of music theory. 


This course has very limited availability during the school year so take advantage of enrolling now! Course is open to all students. 


No auditions, prerequisites or interviews required. 

Enroll online at: http://summer.ucsc.edu. Instructor contact: lex_olsen@yahoo.com

 

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