Concerts and Exhibits
Showcases media art works from graduate students at the University of
California Santa Barbara. Drawing from various departments, this week
long exhibition will feature pieces drawn from the categories of video
installation, interactive and kinetic sculpture, sound sculpture, and
multimedia. College of Creative Studies Art Gallery: all week, 9 AM-
5 PM. Free admission.
Ensemble for Contemporary Music- New Music: The Gospel According
Stellar perfomers and composers seek to answer that question in the UCSB
Ensemble for Contemporary Music’s festival offering. Director
Jeremy Haladyna leads Derek
Bermel's Soul Garden for 6 strings...partly rooted in gospel music
and featuring viola soloist Kurt
Rohde, music faculty. For festival guest composer Anne
LeBaron, it's Nature serving as Cathedral in her Concerto for Active
Frogs. Divine soprano Tihana Herceg joins Joel
Feigin in his Sonnets to Orpheus...George
Crumb's Sonata for solo Cello features ECM cello apostle Hilary Clark,
and ECM gives Nicht Vorsichtig, Bobby
Halvorson's epistle for strings, a no-holds-barred premiere. Lotte
Lehman Concert Hall: 8 PM, 19 April. Tickets: $12 general/$7 students.
UCSB Dance Company Concert
The UCSB Dance Company, directed by
Delila Moseley. The program will
include five dance works by faculty and guest choreographers: Christopher
Pilafian’s Blindspot, Valerie
Huston’s Juxtapose, Tonia
Shimin’s Just Now, Stephanie
Nugent’s Faster Than That, and Jose
Limon’s Psalm, reconstructed by UCSB professor emerita Alice
Condodina. Lotte Lehman Concert Hall: 8 PM, 20 April. Tickets:
$12 general/$7 students.
The Center for Research in Electronic
Art Technology (JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director, Curtis Roads, Associate
Director) presents a concert featuring new electroacoustic and multimedia
works. The concert will showcase the works of student composers from California
digital media centers such as Stanford, UCSD, Mills College, California
Institute for the Arts, and UCSB.
The sounds will be projected on the Creatophone, a multichannel pluriphonic
sound projection system. Lotte Lehman Concert Hall: 8 PM, 21 April.
California EAR Unit Concert
The six-member California EAR Unit,
an exuberant chamber ensemble dedicated to the creation, performance and
promotion of new music, is acclaimed worldwide for its adventurous musicality.
For eighteen seasons EAR Unit was the Ensemble-in-Residence in the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art and is currently in residence at CalArts
for performances at REDCAT at Disney Hall.
This concert, an exciting program of new works featuring electronic and
acoustic instruments, video and text by composers Morton Subotnik, Eve
Belgarian, Shaun Naidoo, Anne LeBaron,
and EAR Unit's own Amy Knoles,
will conclude with the group's acclaimed version of "James Sellars'
accurately titled 'Go,' a densely textured ten minute non-stop vertigo
trip" (Albuquerque Journal). Supported by the Visiting Artists Program
of the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Lotte Lehman Concert
Hall: 8 PM, 22 April. Tickets: $30 / UCSB Students $10