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  • Keith Kirchoff
The Corwin Series presents Keith Kirchoff in concert featuring works for electroacoustic piano on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free. Keith Kirchoff is a pianist, composer, conductor, concert curator, and teacher. Described as a “virtuosic tour de force” whose playing is “energetic, precise, (and) sensitive,” he works towards promoting under-recognized composers and educating audiences of the importance of new and experimental music. An active lecturer who has presented in countries throughout the world, his recital programs focus on the integration of computers and modern electronics into a traditional classical performance space.
  1. February 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
The World Music Series presents "Fiddle - Cello - Mandolin: Instrumental Music in the Celtic Tradition with Dominic (age 13), Joseph (11), and Angela Rose (10) Padula" on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free. Repertoire ranges from traditional tunes—Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton—to contemporary compositions in the Celtic style, presented with compelling arrangements and unique textures of melody, harmony, and rhythm. Weaving traditional Irish dancing into the music, these accomplished young musicians enthrall audiences of all ages. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.

 

  1. February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Wilfried Jentzsch

The Corwin Series presents a lecture with Wilfried Jentzsch, "From sound analyses and syntheses to composition relating to Indonesian Gamelan music," on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Admission is free. Born in 1941, Wilfried Jentzsch studied composition in Dresden and Berlin, and electronic music in Cologne. From 1976 to 1981 he studied with Xenakis in Paris obtaining a doctorate in musical aesthetics and concurrently conducting research in digital sound synthesis at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) and the Center for Studies in Mathematics and Automated Music (CEMAMu). He was professor of composition in Dresden from 1993 to 2006. A member of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) and a founding member of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DEGEM), he was composer in residence in Columbus/Ohio and Brussels, as well as in Bourges, Paris and Karlsruhe, where he received international composition prizes. He has been invited to numerous music festivals worldwide.

  1. February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • Wilfried Jentzsch

As part of the Corwin Series, Wilfried Jentzsch presents a multi-channel acousmatic concert (inspired by Gamelan music) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Admission is free. Born in 1941, Wilfried Jentzsch studied composition in Dresden and Berlin, and electronic music in Cologne. From 1976 to 1981 he studied with Xenakis in Paris obtaining a doctorate in musical aesthetics and concurrently conducting research in digital sound synthesis at IRCAM and CEMAMu. He was professor of composition in Dresden from 1993 to 2006. A member of ISCM and a founding member of DEGEM, he was composer in residence in Columbus/Ohio and Brussels, as well as in Bourges, Paris and Karlsruhe, where he received international composition prizes. He has been invited to numerous music festivals worldwide.

  1. February 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Clarence Barlow. Photo by Eric Isaacs.

Early acoustic works by Professor Clarence Barlow, including works for strings, winds, voice, piano, and a special multi-channel rendering of his Piano Concerto #2, as recorded by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free.

  1. February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • World Music Series
The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble performs as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Gamelan is the celebrated gong orchestra of Indonesia. Led by Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will showcase an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, that ranges from calm and contemplative to exuberant and energetic, featuring dynamic drumming, lively interlocking rhythms, and exciting mask dancing. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center.
  1. March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Dr. Charles Strom

As part of the Corwin Series, Dr. Peter Gena and Dr. Charles Strom will present a lecture entitled, "Music from DNA," on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Admission is free. Dr. Peter Gena, a Professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago studied composition with Lejaren Hiller and Morton Feldman. Dr. Charles M. Strom is an expert in molecular genetics diagnostic testing and Vice President for Genetics and Genomcis at Quest Diagnostics. For 20 years now, most of Gena's computer-assisted work converts DNA sequences into sound, assisted by geneticist Charles Strom, who guided Gena towards essential physical properties of DNA and amino acids, usable together with sonic parameters in formulas for a physio-musical conversion.

  1. March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm
  • World Music Series
The UCSB Gospel Choir performs as part of the World Music Series on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. Admission is free! Directed by Victor Bell, the choir will perform traditional and contemporary songs drawn from African American religious traditions. The World Music Series is co-presented by the Ethnomusicology Program in the UCSB Department of Music and the UCSB Multicultural Center.
 
  1. March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
  • Nomi Dave
Nomi Dave (Music, University of Virginia) presents a talk entitled, "Sexual Violence and the Politics of Forgiveness in Guinea: Musical Interventions," on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Music Room 1145. Admission is free. This event is co-presented by the Department of Music and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Music (CISM). 
  1. March 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
  • piano keyboard

Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, UCSB’s Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) is known for its unconventional repertoire choices and daring performances. The ensemble will present its annual winter concert, entitled "The Ubiquitous Gesture: an evening of music articulated through signes, patterns, and signals," on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The program will feature works by John CORIGLIANO (featuring concerto soloist Sara Bashore), Meyer KUPFERMAN, Marcel MIHALOVICI, Arthur HONEGGER, Mikolaj GORECKI, Ursula MAMLOK, Mauricio KAGEL, Jean-Michel DAMASE, and André JOLIVET. 

 

  1. March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm