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Professor Linda Burman-Hall directs the Balinese Gamelan Angklung in traditional pieces she transcribes from documentary recordings dating as far back as 1941, works learned from village masters as well as new music composed by American and Balinese composers.

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Caption: Professor Amy Beal's second book focuses on the life and work of American composer Carla Bley
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Beal's second book, published in the University of Illinois Press's American Composers series in 2011, focuses on the life and work of composer Carla Bley. A review was featured in Wiremagazine.

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Thu, May 31 (7:30 pm)

Fri, June 1 (7:30 pm)

Sat, June 2 (7:30 pm)

Sun, June 3 (2:00 pm - matinee)

 

Music Center Recital Hall 

 

Brian Staufenbiel, director

Nicole Paiement, conductor

featuring the UCSC Orchestra and singers from UCSC's voice program

 

Thu, May 31 (7:30 pm)

Fri, June 1 (7:30 pm)

Sat, June 2 (7:30 pm)

Sun, June 3 (2:00 pm - matinee)

 

Tickets go on sale in January.

 


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More about Mentawai including performances     

  • Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:30pm    (world premiere)

Music Center Recital Hall (UC-Santa Cruz)
Presented by: Music Department
Hall opens at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30pm


Respondents:  Ravi Rajan, Professor of Environmental Studies and Provost, College Eight Adrienne Zihlman, Professor of Anthropology Peter Elsea, Director, UCSC Electronic Music Studios


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  • Sunday, April 22, 2012 (Earth Day) 7:00pm  

Main Theater
University of California - Davis
Presented by Theater Department
Hall opens at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7:00pm


Respondents: Lynne Isbell, Professor of Anthropology, UC-Davis Andrew Marshall, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC-Davis Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, UC-Davis Henry Spiller, Associate Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology), UC-Davis Diane Ullman, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC-Davis Co-Director, Art/Science Fusion Program, UC-Davis

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  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:30pm 

Mackey Auditorium.
California State University at Fullerton
Presented by Southern California Primate Research Forum and
CSUF Departments of Biological Anthropology and Environmental Studies
 
Hall opens at 8:30am (for SCPRF meeting), concert starts at 1:30pm
Students with ID $7.00, General Admission $12.00. Tickets at door.

Respondents:    Dr. Raffaella Commitante, Lecturer, Cal State-Fullerton, Dr. Chia Tan, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Norman Rosen, President, Orangutan Conservancy, Founder, SCPRF, Founder, PASA, Lecturer in Anthropology, Cal State-Fullerton
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photo: copyright Richard Tenaza

  • November 12-14, 2012, San Francisco(excerpts and discussion; exact date and location TBA in August, 2012)

2012 Visual Research Conference, produced by Society for Visual Anthropology in association with The American Anthropological Association 

  • November 14-18, 2012 San Francisco (full showing is pending approval;  exact date and location TBA in August, 2012)

2012 Visual Anthropology Film Festival, produced by Society for Visual Anthropology in association with American Anthropological Association

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photo: copyright Richard Tenaza

 


What does the rainforest tell us about ourselves and the world? In the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia, wildlife communicates using a complete spectrum of sound that exceeds the range and timbre of a western orchestra. More than 50 meters overhead, female gibbons sing expressive duets in the tree-tops. Hundreds of unique species of birds, frogs, and insects also call and chorus, and in the midst of this sonorous world live indigenous tribes who have listened to the rainforest and existed harmoniously with its flora and fauna for millennia.


"MENTAWAI — Listening to the Rainforest" is an experimental multimedia work joining electronic sound collage by Linda Burman-Hall using biologist Richard Tenaza's rare field recordings of threatened and endangered species with his photographic and her video images of their rain forest habitat. The piece features endangered primate vocalizations, birds and other environmental sounds from Indonesia's Mentawai Islands which lie in the tsunami zone more than 100 miles west of Sumatra. 

 

This experimental work was created to increase fine arts audience awareness of environmental conservation as well as to provide a welcome aesthetic dimension for scientists working with regional issues. Tenaza is a Professor of Biological Sciences at University of the Pacific in Stockton. Burman-Hall is a Professor of Music at UC Santa Cruz. 


 

 

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Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.

Music Center 131

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Y. Torchinsky, Noir est la Nuit

Bass Ensemble: Josh Baker, Nicole Mok, Nathan Nunes, Aaron Rosenfeld, Elan Sadeh, Hamed Sheikholeslami, Clark Straub 

L-E. Larsson, transc. François Rabbath

Barry Green and the UCSC bass ensemble 

W. A. Mozart, Sonata for Piano (four hands), K. 381

            I. Allegro

            II. Andante

Evelyn Kreutzer and Robin Whitehouse

H. Cowell, Piano trios

Sophia Kreide (violin), Esther Cynn (cello), and Zach Myers (piano)

S. Prokofiev, Sonata for 2 violins

Rebecca Wishnia and Sophia Kreide

H. Purcell, In These Delightful, Pleasant Groves

J. Bennet, Whenas I Glance

A. Wunderer, Meiterschützen

Anonymous, Bavarian Ländler 

Horn Quartet: Chelsea Jones, Alex Krishnan, Tarren McNally, Serena Robinett

 


 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Peter Elsea's students present their newest sounds from the electronic Music Studios.

Free and open to the public.

Doors open at 7:00 pm.

 

 

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Friday May 18th 4:00-5:00 p.m. Rm 131, Free


A concert of bass ensemble music in the spirit of Rock, Heavy Metal, Inspiration, Jazz and Blues!


Featuring duos with Barry Green and Stan Poplin by Osborne and Anderson and more. 
Ensemble works by Torchinsky, Lars-Erik Larson, and Poplin.
Special guest, UCSC distinguished graduate Dan Robbins and friends

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Directed by Mesut Özgen
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Admission: $23 general, $20 seniors, $16 students
$6 for Music Students and Faculty (on list at Ticket Office)

(please purchase your $6 discount tickets in advance -- in person or by phone)

Tickets are available at UCSC Ticket Office: 831-459-2159 /
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office: 831-420-5260 / 
online at www.santacruztickets.com / and at the door
The Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra presents “Scenes from Guitar Island,” the final concert of the 2011-12 season, with an exciting program of music from Baroque and traditional South American to ragtime and swing jazz styles played by a symphony of guitars! Directed by guitarist/composer Mesut Özgen, the SCGO is comprised of not only UCSC music students, but also professional players, teachers, and students from the local community. This year, the SCGO was invited to the Davis Art Center and Santa Cruz Baroque Festival and performed concerts for the enthusiastic audiences. The concert program includes a wide range of works. Among the highlights are Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s beautiful Aria from the Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Mark Houghton’s “Twangology” inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, Benjamin Verdery's "Scenes from Ellis Island" featuring surprise guest musicians in the exciting finale with a special rhythmic pattern from traditional East Indian music, and the swing jazz master Dorado Schmitt’s “Tchavolo Swing” from the famous movie about Gypsy musicians: “Latcho Drom”. Among the guest musicians are wonderful sopranos and UCSC alumnae Sheila Willey Hannon and Doanna Weissberger, internationally renown luthier and guitarist Kenny Hill, violinist Aimee Hamel, quena player Alice Gallup, and the master guitarist Paul Mehling, the lead guitarist and founder of the legendary swing jazz band “Hot Club of San Francisco”. 


 

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Ensemble Parallele Artistic Director Nicole Paiement made her Dallas Opera debut last month, serving as conductor for their production of Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse. Three performances were held March 16th through the 18th at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater in downtown Dallas.
 
The Lighthouse  is based on the mysterious disappearance of a trio of lighthouse keepers off the Scottish coast. Dallas Opera's production starred Andrew Bidlack, Robert Orth, and Daniel Sumegi; and was directed by Kevin Moriarty.
 
Both the production and Nicole's conducting received high praise from critics. Here's what the reviewers had to say about Nicole's work:
 
Operagasm wrote, "...enough cannot be said for Nicole Paiement's Dallas Opera debut. Paiement conducted this difficult piece with incredible ease and precision."
 
Theater Jones raved, "..the real star of the production is conductor Nicole Paiement. She conducted the complex score with such feeling and understanding that every one of the myriad of time-signature changes vanished into a free-flowing score."
 
Congratulations Nicole!
 

 

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