The U.Va. Arts Board presents “Ode to Glass,” featuring student performances by the New Music Ensemble, University Chamber Singers and MICE (Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble). Each ensemble will perform selections of Philip Glass’s works. Glass will then present a public lecture on creativity and collaboration in the arts following the concert, which will culminate with a question-and-answer session led by Music Department Chair Richard Will.
This event is part of the 2014 Music Arts Board.
The Arts Board of the University of Virginia presents an outstanding artist, performance, and/or exhibition each year in a three-year rotation including music, visual arts, and drama. The Arts Board program was created to raise students’ awareness of, appreciation for, and participation in the arts.
Events for the Glass residency will be free of charge. The solo piano performance on Tuesday, April 1 is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available for members of the U.Va. community beginning February 28, 2014, and must be collected in-person from the University of Virginia Arts Box Office by showing a U.Va. ID card. Beginning on March 3, 2014, tickets will be available to the general public, and can be reserved by visiting or calling the University of Virginia Arts Box Office at 434-924-3376 or online atwww.artsboxoffice.virginia.edu. Those who have reserved tickets may pick them up at the concert venue until 7:45pm on April 1st; however, it is recommended that you pick them up in advance at the Arts Box Office. Each patron is limited to 2 tickets.
The Arts Box Office is located in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road and is open for phone and in-person sales Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Seung-Hye Kim performs New Music by UVA Composers
Seung-Hye Kim is a composer and pianist whose interests include acoustic and electroacoustic music, musical gestures, and performative agency. Taking intensive training from an early age, she devoted herself to piano performance and her performing experience formed the foundation of her compositional style. She has performed traditional and contemporary repertoire at various concerts and important conferences such as Seoul International Computer Music Festival and Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. She has received awards from the Korean Electro Acoustic Music Society Competition and the Italy Percussive Arts Society Competition. Her works have been performed at major conferences throughout the United States and abroad such as the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Listening In The Sound Kitchen, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, International Computer Music Conference, Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in US, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Electronic Music in Midwest, The 3rd Practice, SIGGRAPH festival, Florida Electro-Acoustic Student Festival, Women’s Electro-Acoustic Listening Room, Society of Composers Inc. National Conference and Bourges Synthese Festival. Her music can be heard on the SEAMUS label (vol. 16). She has participated in various collaborative multimedia projects including Accented Body at Queensland University of Technology. She received a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of Florida, an MA in Electroacoustic music composition from the Korean National University of Arts, and a BA in Piano Performance from the Seoul National University. For more information, visit www.kimtfirn.com.
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents pianist Seung-Hye Kim on Monday, Monday March 24th, 2014 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall. This free concert will premier piano works by UVa composers at the University of Virginia.
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The VCCM site is back online, and should soon be moving to a more stable and consistent server soon. Since the last update, we UVa composers were honored to work with the vocal group Ekmleles, who performed our works beautifully. Many thanks to them, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Ted Coffey, Mark Graham at the Sound. Stay tuned for links to concert recordings as well as the subsequent recording sessions.
Sound Art at Chroma
“There are no earlids.”
– R. Murray Schafer
Sounds of all kind pass through our bodies every second of every day – speech, music, noise, silence, art. Artists across many disciplines use these everyday sounds as material. For the inaugural Sound Art series at Chromo anthropologist David Sapir, composer Judith Shatin, and rock musician/producer Adam Smith present works in the garage space during First Fridays artwalk.
Curator: Erik DeLuca
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Sounds Teach Us Things: A Night of Listening and Community Dialogue
Sounds affect us physically and culturally and, if we listen, sounds
can teach us things about ourselves in the world. This evening of
listening will feature the work of four scholar/artists (Nelly Kate,
Wendy Hsu, Ernst Karel, and Victor Szabo). Each piece will be followed
by a brief open discussion with the attendees moderated by Erik
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New Music Ensemble
The New Music Ensemble, directed by I-Jen Fang, present a concert of compositions by 20th and 21st century composers. Some of the composers featured will be Erik Satie, Cornelius Cardew, Pierre Boulez, Louis Andriessen. There will also be two new works by UVA composers Chris Perk and Kevin Davis, created especially for the ensemble, and an arrangement by UVA composer Kristina Warren.
In most of the works on this concert, the composer has left some important dimension of the music open to interpretation by the performers. Louis Andriesson’s “Worker’s Union” for instance has very specific and demanding rhythmic notation but only general guidelines in regards to pitch; “Octet ’61″ by Cornelius Cardew uses graphic notation consisting of cryptic signs derived from conventional musical notation; “A Maze (With Grace)” is literally a maze of musical fragments to be navigated by the musicians. Peck’s piece consists of strcutures for collective improvisation built around gesture-based cueing games, while Davis’ consists of canonic explorations of polyrhythm and timbre, resulting in dense fields of sonic activity structured through a network of individual choices. Also included on the concert will be a suite of pieces for indeterminate instrumentation by Canadian composer Jordon Nobles, an excerpt from La marteau sans maître, a classic work of integral serialism by Pierre Boulez, and some musique d’ameublement by Erik Satie.
Current members of the ensemble are: Kevin Davis, Stephanie Doktor, Emily Gale, Stuart Jackson, Chris Peck, Zachary Porter, Robert Stein, Paul Turowski, and Kristina Warren.
This concert is FREE to attend.
Telematic Opera Scheduled for Reprise
Following a postponement due to Hurricane Sandy, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Lu Magnus Gallery in New York City, and the University of Virginia (U.Va.) OpenGrounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, are pleased to announce the U.S. East Coast reprise of the award-winning telematic opera Auksalaq by U.Va. music composition professor Matthew Burtner on February 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The performance features the EcoSono Ensemble as well as other performers interacting with audiences through telematic technology. Audience members are invited to bring their laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the performance to participate in the opera narrative.
For more information: www.auksalaq.org
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