Corwin Series Lecture: Dan Albertson

Event Date: 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Studio Xenakis (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

As part of the Corwin Series, Dan Albertson presents a lecture on the Filipino composer José Maceda on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at  6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building). Admission is free.

Dan Albertson is never sure how to describe himself. He compiles the Living Composers Project, and has edited multiple volumes of the British journal Contemporary Music Review and now serves on its editorial board. He has contributed to other European publications and writes for the review La Folia, with a focus on the obscure and neglected. He has written notes for record labels in Germany, Italy, Portugal, the UK, and the USA, too, and has provided translations for nearly 50 recordings. He conjures up poetry to amuse himself, which has somehow been set by composers from 10 countries.

The Filipino composer José Maceda (1917–2004), in his evolution from concert pianist to pioneering musicologist to experimental explorer of sounds and respected pedagogue, charted many of the preoccupations of the 20th century while marking them all with his distinct personality. This talk will give an introduction to the aesthetics behind his most important works, with an emphasis on the communal aspect of Maceda's approach to music-making and his engagement with the technological developments of his time.
Dan Albertson