This work derives from what seems to me a major function of a carillon — marking time in the day. During the performance a single bell, always the same, will be played once an hour on the hour. The remaining 60 bells of the 61-bell carillon in Storke Tower will be formed into a melody, each bell played once, stretched over the entire 12-hour performance. With tones spaced at irregular intervals, this melody may work with or against the strict hourly chime. As one hears this rather diffuse piece (consciously or not), perhaps one's perception of time may be heightened, skewed, unchanged or completely unnoticed.
Performance artist Pali-X-Mano and dancers Melissa Ullom, Brittany Castillo, and Pavel Machuca Zavarzina join pianists Patrick Lindley, Justin Weaver, and Sally Mosher in a free ranging evening of improvised music, dance, and art. Also featured is percussionist Nate Keezer. The focal point of this year's Primavera Festival improvisation show will be unique Hungarian performance artist, Pali-X-Mano, who will be bringing an inflatable plastic sea anemone, twenty feet in diameter, which he will blow up (inflate) on stage, aided and abetted by dancers and musicians. Mano has provided wildly successful "Inflatable Art" for Burning Man, Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade, and, most recently, an ecological conference in Bali.
Phil Taylor, guitar and voice
Tim Beutler, drums and voice
Andrew Fedders, bass
Nick Coventry, violin
oso began out of the rubble of volta do mar in 2003. Amid acoustic guitar unicycle hitch hiking, Phil wrote songs that were recorded in different locales eventually assembled into the album 48507. Phil met Tim, another Michigan native in Santa Barbara. We started playing with Andrew, who Phil met at a mental health facility where they both worked. Nick soon joined, making us a quartet. A six-month hiatus. Phil left for Africa, played programs with the Gambian national army band, traveled by military transport truck, did a solo tour in the UK that was the opening that has us doing this UK migration year after year.
Works by Lukas Foss and Peter Racine Fricker, as well as premiere performances of Chad Skopp's Flute Solo No. 1 and Emil Margolis's Passage.
Works by Joel Feigin, Jeremy Haladyna, Leslie A. Hogan, and Kyle Ukes, with Luciano Berio's Flute Sequenza and Iannis Xenakis's Kottos rounding out the program.
PRIMAVERA offers to ECM, the Ensemble for Contemporary Music, occasion to put its best foot forward, with the spotlight on local creators and interpreters. You'll know ECM is about to launch when you hear the three Festival Trumpeters holding forth from atop the Lehmann rooftops!
Those trumpets announce two concerts this year. Director Jeremy Haladyna features some of UCSB's most gifted instrumental talent, including cellist Hilary Clark in Kottos of Iannis Xenakis, Calisa Hildebrand in Luciano Berio's Flute Sequenza, and young standout flutist Ray Furuta in the Renaissance Concerto of Lukas Foss with pianist Natasha Kislenko. Hornist Aaron Jones and pianist Margaret Halbig provide historical resonance with former Corwin professor Peter Racine Fricker's Horn Sonata.
Then UCSB faculty composers offer entirely new fare, as well as first UCSB performances, in the evening program April 23rd. Selected highlights: Faculty violist Helen Callus is featured along with her students in Joel Feigin's Lament with Ghosts [soloist and viola ensemble version]; there's a new work, Tollan, The Place of the Reeds played on the Lehmann Hall pipe organ by ECM's own Haladyna; and Leslie A. Hogan, CCS composition faculty, offers her Call, for oboe and piano, to a new Lotte Lehmann festival audience.
UCSB's Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) presents a concert featuring new electroacoustic and multimedia works. The sounds will be projected on the Creatophone, a multichannel pluriphonic sound projection system.
By deconstructing and reconstructing the sounds of dripping water, streams, rainfall, and ocean waves Mr. Sedgwick will take the listener on a imaginative journey through a virtual world that explores the sounds of water in these differing contexts.
This concert features works from undergraduate and graduate student composers in the Music Department, the College of Creative Studies, and Media Arts and Technology. Multiple styles of acoustic and electro-acoustic works will be presented with particular focus on composer/dancer collaboration. Composers include Justin Aftab, Katherine Saxon, Christoffer Schunk, Alexis Crawshaw, Chad Skopp, Salman Bakht, Bo Bell, and Aaron McLeran.