Now Hear Ensemble is excited to present their Spring 2015 concerts!

Now Hear Ensemble is excited to present their Spring 2015 concerts!

Now Hear Ensemble, Resident Ensemble at the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music, will perform five concerts this Spring in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara. These concerts will include a mix of new works which the ensemble has commissioned, highlights from their previous repertoire, and carefully curated pre-existing pieces by forward-looking composers. Experience ambitious live audiovisual projects, Baroque revisited, and music made with bicycles!


March 7 6:00PM // Classical Revolution, L.A. @ Silverlake Lounge, 2906 W. Sunset

Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026. $10 suggested donation at the door. +21

SoCal new music rock stars, the Now Hear Ensemble and HOCKET, bring adventurous and occasionally off-the-wall music to Classical Revolution: L.A. You'll usually catch the Now Hear Ensemble at new music hot spots like the REDCAT and the Carlsbad Music Festival but this intrepid band of new music evangelists is bringing the music to Classical Revolution: L.A.'s gritty dive-bar series at the Silverlake Lounge. The concert will include a look back at some highlights from their 2013 album “Made in California” plus the premiere of Decomposed: A (Neo)Baroque Suite by Jonathan Phillipe Morgan based on music by Jean Philippe Rameau.


April 3rd 7.30pm // @ Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara Department of

Music. Suggested donation at the door: name your price.

This concert will focus on audio and video feedback as a creative tool. Repetition, recycling and transformation of music and images will unveil their lesser-explored possibilities. You will experience a total immersion into Joshua Carro’s vast live processed acoustical spaces, the excitement of Anthony Garcia’s post-pop minimalist grooves, and the masterfully crafted intersection of theatrically, staging and synchronized live video of Michael Beil’s “Karaoke Rebranng!” and “Exit to Enter”.


April 12 5:00PM // @ Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB.

In their first season as Resident Ensemble at UCSB Department of Music, the Now Hear

Ensemble is thrilled to contribute to this collaboration of all musical performance areas

within the department. This program will include “Für Simon Johassohn-Stein” by Com-
position faculty Clarence Barlow, arranged for Now Hear Ensemble, and highlights from

the ensemble’s “Made in California” album.


May 15th 7.45pm // Old Little Theater, UCSB College of Creative Studies

May 20th 7.30pm // Center for New Music. 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco.

Round and Round puts music in motion with a collection of pieces utilizing the most basic form of transportation—the wheel—inspired by Santa Barbara’s favorite means of trans-
portation: the bicycle. In conjunction with National Bike to Work Week, the Now Hear Ensemble will present Mauricio Kagel's "Eine Brise" for 111 cyclists, plus two new works commissioned from Swedish composer Anders Lind and UC Berkeley alumni Dan VanHassel, both of which will make use of Lind’s “Wheel Quintet”—wheel instruments equipped with sensors that control electronic music parameters.

VanHassel sums up the spirit of Round and Round when he says: "the wheels pose an elegant solution to the problem often found in live electronics—where it is often a mystery how the sound is being manipulated—by providing a clear visual representation of the electronic processes that are happening to the live instruments." In addition to giving concerts, the Now Hear Ensemble will also bring Anders Lind from Sweden’s University of Umea to give talks and workshops on his music and compositional techniques, and present The Max Maestro, a composition for an untrained choir reacting to animated symbols that appear on screen projections.

Adriane Hill flute Amanda Kritzberg clarinet Zaq Kenefick saxophone

Marc Evans piano Tyler Stell percussion Jonathan Morgan viola

Jennifer Bewerse cello Federico Llach double bass Anthony Garcia electronics

The Now Hear Ensemble wishes to thank Professor Jill Felber, Professor Clarence Barlow, Jon Nathan and the entire UCSB Music Department for their support.

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