Graduate Student Recital: Marc Evanstein, Composition

Event Date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:30pm

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Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall
  • Music Building

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Marc Evanstein
Graduate composer Marc Evanstein will present a PhD Composition Recital on Saturday, May 11th at 12:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall in the Music Building. The program will include a questionably-titled work for viola and piano performed alongside violist Jonathan Morgan; works for piano and electronics based on algorithms, as well as on not-algorithms, performed by the composer; a ridiculous piece that uses Fourier analysis to de- and re-construct Ravel's Bolero as a work for percussion quartet and impossible electronic orchestra, performed by four clones of Kramer Elwell; a work for oboe and guitar deriving material from the second movement of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata; the premier of a piece for solo flute, written for and performed by Adriane Hill; and Alban Berg's formidable piano sonata, performed along with a live visualization of the harmony and other aspects of the music. Mr. Evanstein has studied with UCSB faculty members Clarence Barlow, Joel Feigin, Curtis Roads, and Charles Asche. 

About the Artist

Marc Evans(tein) is a composer currently residing in the Santa Barbara Area. His music has been featured at festivals in the US and internationally, including the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, where he won the Composition Contest in 2015. His collaborated with artists such as Aperture Duo, Ignition Duo, Hocket Duo, the Formalist Quartet, and the Now Hear Ensemble.
A musician and composer since a young age, he completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, studying with Jarosław Kapuściński. Following his interest in computers and interactivity, he then continued on at Stanford with a master's degree in Music, Science and Technology. Marc is currently the recipient of a Chancellor's graduate fellowship at UC Santa Barbara, where he studies composition with Professors Clarence Barlow, Joel Feigin, and Curtis Roads.
In addition to composing, Marc is also a pianist, having studied with Thomas Schultz at Stanford and Charles Asche at UC Santa Barbara. He would like to extend profound gratitude to all of the above-mentioned teachers, who have contributed immeasurably to his musical thought and understanding.
Marc Evanstein