Points in Time: Now Hear Ensemble presents works by Anthony Paul Garcia

Event Date: 

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, Parking Lot 3 (nearest lot to Music Building) is not accessible from UCEN Road until mid-March. To access Parking Lot 3 if you are traveling from the roundabout (Steck Circle), please turn right onto Channel Islands Road and follow this road until you see the UCEN on your left. Parking Lot 3 should be directly in front of you.

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Art
  • Design & Architecture Museum

Event Price: 

Admission is free. 

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia

Outreach Coordinator

UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum


"Points in Time" is a retrospective look at the music of PhD candidate Anthony Paul Garcia. Members of UCSB's resident musical group, Now Hear Ensemble, will perform pieces which explore and exploit the use of time, electronics, speech, visualization, and the fine line between pop and concert music. This performance is centered on the world premiere of his new interactive viola concerto, "At Any Point," for violist Dr. Jonathan Morgan in which the audience has a chance to shape the piece through the use of their smartphones. Saturday, March 5, 2016. 2 p.m. UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum. Admission is free. 

Founded in Santa Barbara, California in early 2012, the Now Hear Ensemble is the Resident Ensemble at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Music. As a unique combination of instrumentalists, the Now Hear Ensemble’s primary goal is the premier of new works by contemporary composers. Now Hear Ensemble has performed at renowned venues such as REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, CCRMA at Stanford, CNMAT at UC Berkeley, the Conrad Prebys Music Center at UCSD, the Old Little Theater at UCSB, and the Fisher Museum at USC. In September of 2014 and August of 2015, they performed at the Carlsbad Music Festival. During the 2015 season, they also presented concerts at the Silver Lake Lounge in Los Angeles as part of the Classical Revolution concert series and at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, as well as numerous concerts at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Now Hear Ensemble is a recipient of the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) grant, and was recently featured on the BBC Radio 3 show “Late Junction” where music from their album "Made in California" was broadcast to a worldwide audience.

Now Hear Ensemble’s “Made in California” album is now available for download on AmazoniTunes, and cdBaby.

Learn more about the Now Hear Ensemble.

Event Flyer (PDF)

Photo by Gaby Goldberg.