CREATE presents "SOUND RESISTANCE"

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

Admission is free.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
ahill@music.ucsb.edu
 
The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) will present "SOUND RESISTANCE" on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. This electronic music concert will feature works projected in octaphonic sound by Else Marie Pade, Rodney Duplessis, Ori Barel, Yon Visell, the CREATE Ensemble, and Curtis Roads. The featured work is two parts from FAUST (1962) by Else Marie Pade. Admission is free.

Else Marie Pade

Else Marie Pade (1924–2016) was a Danish composer. In her youth, Pade was active in the anti-fascist resistance. She began by distributing illegal newspapers in 1943. In 1944 she received training in the use of weapons and explosives. She joined an all-female explosives group aimed at identifying the telephone cables in Aarhus with resistance organiser Hedda Lundh. Their goal was to blow up the telephone network when the Allied invasion came, so the Nazis would be left incommunicado. 

In 1944 she was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo and condemned to the Frøslev prison. Through a prison window she saw a shooting star and heard music from within. She began composing. The prisoners held song evenings to keep their spirits up. After the war she was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Later she participated in the famous Darmstadt Summer Courses with Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1954 she became the first Danish composer of electronic music.