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EUGENE CHADBOURNE (eugenechadbourne.com) is a legendary musician, radio host, writer and more. Making his beginnings in music in the late 1960's, Chadbourne experimented with blues, country, bluegrass, free jazz and noise music before fleeing the Vietnam war - ending up in Canada. Once in Canada he produced and hosted a show on Radio Radio 104.5 FM, playing a mix of obscure and remarkable music (104.5FM is now one of the last quasi-Pirate radio stations in Canada). Over the course of his musical career he has released almost 40 albums, invented his own instruments ('the electric rake'), contributed to Maximum Rock’n’Roll, authored a book on touring networks and how to be an independent musician and collaborated with John Zorn, Jello Biafra, the Violent Femmes and  many more. A unique voice and interdisciplinary agent of underground/experimental/independent music.


  1. December 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
  2. December 7, 2015 - 10:00am

The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) is an association of faculty and students at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) that promotes the study of music across academic disciplines. CISM begins with the position that music is an important and powerful cultural practice, which becomes fundamental in shaping the materialities and methods of social life. By sponsoring diverse projects that engage multiple fields of knowledge, CISM works to expand the boundaries of traditional music research by creating an environment for high-level study and discussion of music that is not restricted to specialists.