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Monday, June 20, 2011 - Sunday, July 3, 2011
Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 

 Arts Division

 
 
The 2011 Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music (WACM) will take place from Monday, June 20 through Sunday, July 3 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. 
 
To apply, please visit the WACM website.
 
The workshop will be held at UCSC's Digital Arts Research Center, which features state of the art facilities as well as sweeping vistas of the Monterey Bay. David Cope, Paul Nauert, Peter Elsea, and Daniel Brown will be among those on hand to teach and help students achieve their workshop goals.The program features intensive classes on the basic techniques of algorithmic composition and algorithmic music analysis, learning and using the computer programming language Lisp. Students will learn about Markov-based rules programs, genetic algorithms, and software modeled on the Experiments in Musical Intelligence program. Music analysis software and techniques will also be covered in depth. Many compositional approaches will be discussed in detail, including rules-based techniques, data-driven models, genetic algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy logic, mathematical modeling, and sonification. Software programs such as Max, Open Music, and others will also be presented.
 
The workshop is limited to 15 participants to ensure an excellent student/teacher ratio.
 
 

 

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Featuring compositions, constructions, and contraptions by students of the electronic music program, with guest artist Ron Alford.

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Douglas Repetto, a New York-based, multi-media artist, has been collaborating this quarter with sixteen students in the graduate seminar (called "John Cage: Innovation, Collaboration, and Performance Technologies").  He will be giving a DANM colloquium on his work next Tuesday, May 24th, between 4 and 6 p.m. in the DARC building Light Lab (DARC 306).

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Douglas Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented  internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, organism: making art with living systems, and the music-dsp mailing list and website. Douglas is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center. 


 

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 4:00 p.m.
131 Music Center

Featuring: Natalie Erskine, Victoria Anderson, and Adelaida Cervantes

Music by: Hindemith, Godard, Saint Saens and CPE Bach

Pianists will be William Long and Irene Herrmann

Admission: free

 

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Dear students: Please join us in room 131 this Wednesday for a fresh and interesting array of chamber music performed by your talented peers. Included in the evening's program will be

Ennio Morricone's fabulous "Spaghetti Western Suite," arranged for guitar quartet by Sean Hayward and performed by the Santa Cruz Guitar Quartet: Sean Hayward, Jay Arms, Devin Kosloff, Kyle Reilly. 
In addition we will be joined by solos and duos of various kinds, including Max Perrey (and perhaps others) on harpsichord and Kathryn Shaw on clarinet.

Come one come all!

 

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== SPECIAL APPEARANCE at the CATALYST ==

 The UCSC Big Band and jazz combos will be performing at the Catalyst Atrium in downtown Santa Cruz on Wednesday, May 18 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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Robert Klevan and Stan Poplin direct the UCSC Big Band and Jazz Ensembles in a concert in tribute to American jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker.

 

 

 

  

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 

Music Department

Master drummer Undang Sumarna directs the UCSC Gamelan in a program of traditional and modern music for the Indonesian instrument ensemble.
Program includes a special dance-drama presentation by professor Kathy Foley and her students.
 
$10 general, $8 seniors 62+, and $6 youth and students w/ ID
Tickets on sale online at santacruztickets.com and at the UCSC Ticket Office.
 
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.General seating.  Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.

 

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The UCSC Resident String Ensemble, an undergraduate sholarship group sponsored by the UCSC Music Department, presents a program of works for string quartet by Shostakovich and Mozart.

Rebecca Wishnia, Zachary Ragent, Sophia Kreide- Violins
Erik Petersen- Viola
Esther Cynn-Cello

Admission: Free

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Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 

 Music Department

 
Program features works by Beethoven, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Muczynski, Brahms
with guest pianist Diana Chau

 

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
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 Music Department

The Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble will join forces for a joint performance. The program will feature Celebrations a combined work for choir and winds by Vincent Persichetti along with works performed separately by each ensemble. Directed by Robert Klevan and Nathaniel Berman.
 
$10 general, $8 seniors 62+, $6 youth / students w/ ID
Tickets on sale at santacruztickets.com and at the UCSC Ticket Office.
 
Reserved seating. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.

 

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