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Performing Palimpsest BodiesProfessor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco's latest book, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexicowill be published in May 2019 by Intellect and the University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hellier-Tinoco's book proposes the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments, exploring issues of cultural memory, history, transgression, and community transformation. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls, and sensory experiences. Read more...
 
 
  • Chinese-American Horn Quartet
The Chinese-American Horn Quartet, comprised of students of UCSB Department of Music Professor Steven Gross, will be in residence in China’s capital city, Beijing, from March 23-29, 2019. The quartet’s itinerary will include concerts, clinics, and masterclasses at the Beijing Central Conservatory, one of the world’s leading music schools; the RDFD School, an elite high school affiliated with Renmin University; and prominent horn maker Briz Musical Instruments. Read more...
  • UCSB beach sunset
UC Santa Barbara will host the Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California and Hawai'i Chapter, SEMSCHC Annual Conference on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd on the UCSB campus. The conference will be co-chaired by UCSB Department of Music faculty members Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and Dr. Tim Cooley, with nine UCSB graduate students involved in the Local Arrangements Committee, including Stephanie Choi, Gen Conte, Max Jack, Alexander Karvelas, Kate Morics, Daniel Oshiro, Steven B. Thomson, Lauren Vanderlinden, and Kira Weis. Read more...
  • Lansing McLoskey
A recording of UCSB Composition alumnus Lansing McLoskey’s oratorio, Zealot Canticles: An oratorio for tolerance, has been awarded a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Based on works by Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the 80-minute oratorio for choir, soloists, clarinet, and string quartet was a Barlow Commission for The Crossing, a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally. The CD was released in the fall of 2018 on Innova Records. Read more...
  • Julie Davies
On Saturday, March 2nd, UCSB graduate student Julie Davies (soprano) will perform Verdi’s Requiem with the Southwest Florida Symphony under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, Music and Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. Read more...
  • Benjamin Brecher (photo by Eric Isaacs)
UCSB Department of Music faculty members Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and Jon Nathan will perform in Opera Santa Barbara’s sold out production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on Friday, March 1st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm at the Lobero Theatre. Professor Brecher will perform the role of Monsieur Triquet and Dr. Nathan will serve as principal percussionist. Read more...
  • Sunaina Kale
Ethnomusicology graduate student Sunaina Kale has been invited to contribute to the forthcoming edited volume, Keywords for an Indigenized Sound Studies. Sunaina participated in a seminar for this project at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12-13, 2018. She will also take part in a symposium entitled "Listenings" at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario from March 21st to 24th, 2019, which is being put on by members of the Keywords project. We asked Sunaina to tell us about how she became involved in these projects and their importance to the fields of sound and indigenous studies, as well as what drew her to study ethnomusicology at UCSB. Read more...
 
 
  • Eugenia Siegel Conte
In the Department of Music's latest Student Spotlight, Ethnomusicology Ph.D. student Eugenia Siegel Conte gives us a glimpse into her work with UCSB’s English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) as their Singing Team Manager. EBBA is a project within the UCSB English Department, in the Early Modern Center, that makes broadside ballads of the 17th-century fully accessible as texts, art, music, and cultural records. Read more...