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Congratulations to UCSB's Assistant Music Librarian/Evolving Workforce Resident Kyra Folk-Farber​, who will assume the permanent position of Music Librarian at UCSB effective July 1, 2017! During her time as Evolving Workforce Resident, Kyra published and presented extensively in her research area (copyright and fair use in libraries). She chairs the library-wide Copyright Advisory Committee and contributes to several other Library committees, including Scholarly Communication, Development, and Outreach. She has served as subject liaison for the Department of Music (her Doctorate in Music is from the University of Montreal), and she participates in the Library’s general reference and instructional programs. Kyra has also remained active in vocal performance, appearing in solo recitals and concerts throughout the Santa Barbara area. Read more...
  • Sasha Metcalf

 

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently named UCSB alumna Dr. Sasha Metcalf (PhD Musicology, 2015) as one of twenty Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows for 2017. Each of the fellows will take up a two-year, full-time position with nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media. Dr. Metcalf will serve as Program Analyst for the Education and Community Engagement Department at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Read more...
  • Federico Llach (photo by Gaby Goldberg)

Graduate Composition student Federico Llach and violist/alumnus Dr. Jonathan Morgan will present Llach's Begin for viola and electronic performer at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the Abrons Arts Center Playhouse. NYCEMF is the largest showcase of electroacoustic music in New York City, and one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. Works are presented in high-quality multi-channel surround sound environments that include up to eight different simultaneous sound channels, often more. The festival includes music performed by acoustic music instruments, laptops, and custom electronic devices, as well as works involving digital video, and sound installations. This year's festival includes 28 concerts featuring works by composers from over 30 countries, selected by a panel of internationally renowned composers and musicians.

  • Marilyn Horne and Julie Davies. Photo by Alan Hancock.
 
Graduate voice student and international soprano Julie Davies sang for the dedication of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center in Marilyn Horne Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The museum serves as a tribute to the great American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, who graced the stages of the world’s major opera houses and recital halls for over four decades, and continues to inspire the next generation of opera singers through teaching and mentorship. A winner of the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, and four Grammy Awards, Ms. Horne personally selected Ms. Davies, bass baritone DeAndre Simmons, and pianist Martin Katz to perform for the dedication ceremony. Photo by Alan Hancock. Read more...
  • Brandon Rolle

Graduate Composition student Brandon Rolle has been awarded an Albert and Elaine Borchard European Studies Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowship will enable Mr. Rolle to attend the highSCORE Festival in Pavia, where he will participate in two intensive weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops, and concerts under the guidance of renowned faculty and visiting artists. While there, Mr. Rolle will further develop materials for his dissertation and doctoral recital, including a new work for string quartet and electronics which will be premiered by Quartetto Indaco during the festival. Read more...

  • Elizabeth Hambleton
Graduate Music Theory student Elizabeth Hambleton will present her talk "Levels of Reality and Artifice in the Talos Principle" on Friday, June 2, 2017 at noon as part of the UCSB Graduate Division's Lunch and Learn: Games edition in Davidson Library, Room 1312. In this case study from The Talos Principle, a 2014 3D puzzle-solving game set in post-apocalyptic Earth, Ms. Hambleton will explore sound's role in telling the story and indicating levels of reality versus artifice and trust versus doubt. The Lunch and Learn event is an informal seminar series that provides graduate students with free lunch and the opportunity to meet and learn from other graduate students. 
  • Jonathan Morgan, viola. Photo by Gaby Goldberg.
Violist and UCSB alumnus Jonathan Morgan will present the second concert in his three-part series, CONGRUENCY, at the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology (SBCAST) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. For this series, the composer and performer, each dependent on the other, come together in an intimate setting to showcase new musical works. Audience members will experience a combination of live performance and spoken conversation between the composer and performer, revealing the collaborative genesis of each musical work. The May 21st concert will feature Federico Llach's Begin and Joshua Carro's [[[clouded]]]. The final installment of the CONGRUENCY series will be presented on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. All performances will take place in Studio E at SBCAST, located at 513 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Read more...
  • Ori Barel "Small Town" album cover

Graduate composition student Ori Barel's latest release on the Centaur label features his six-movement work for piano, Small Town, performed by UCSB alumna Kacey Link, who resides and performs regularly in Southern California. The album was released on Friday, May 5, 2017 and is available via Naxos Direct and Amazon. Read more...

  • (h)artDrive playing Norton's piece, In Ecclesia, at National Sawdust on May 7, 2017. Video by Lawrence Mesich.
UCSB graduate composition student Nick Norton's piece In Ecclesia was performed by (h)artDrive (guitarists Nadav Lev and Giacomo Baldelli) at National Sawdust, an artist-led, non-profit venue, on May 7, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY. Norton originally wrote In Ecclesia for Ignition Duo, who released the piece on their first album, Ablaze Amidst The Horns. Read more...
  • Jillian Fischer and Eugenia Conte.

 

UCSB graduate students Jillian Fischer (Musicology) and Eugenia Siegel Conte (Ethnomusicology) participated in "RESONANCE," the Graduate Center for Literary Research's 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Friday, May 12, 2017 on the UCSB campus. Ms. Fischer served as the moderator for the first panel in the conference, entitled "Bodies, Spaces, Sounds," and Ms. Conte presented her paper "Empty Echoes: Open Space and Cultural Loss in Estonian Choral Practice" as a part of that same panel. Read more...