Friday January 30, 2015
A concert of music for percussion and computers
by Aiyun Huang
Winifred Smith Hall, UCI
8:00 pm, Free
This multimedia event features Montreal percussionist Aiyun Huang in collaborations with Sean Griffin, and Christopher Dobrian, including a new work Tacoma Narrows Monochord instrumentalizing archival footage of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse.
As the First Prize Winner of the Geneva International Music Competition, Montreal percussionist Aiyun Huang is known for her virtuosity integrating percussion and theater. She is a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research for Music Media and Technology and holds the position of Associate Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
“Interactive Improvisation – Percussion and Computer”
A lecture presentation by Aiyun Huang
Music and Media Building, Room 216
11:00 am, Free
Percussionist Aiyung Huang describes her collaborations with computer and media artists, previewing the technological bases underlying two of the works she will perform in the Friday concert.
January 20, 2015
The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents Wired Percussion: A concert of music for percussion and computers by Aiyun Huang Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. Admission is free; no ticket is required.
Ms. Huang will also give a lecture titled “Interactive Improvisation – Percussion and Computer” Thursday, January 29, 2015 in the Music and Media Building, Room 216 at 11:00 am, free and open to all. She’ll discuss her collaborations with computer and media artists, previewing the technological bases underlying two of the works she will perform in the Friday concert.
Born in Kaohsiung, a southern city of Taiwan, Aiyun Huang holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Faculty Fellow at UCSD. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Percussion at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Aiyun enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. Her past highlights include performances at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Weill Recital Hall in New York, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Green Umbrella Series, LACMA Concert Series, Holland Festival, Agora Festival in Paris, Banff Arts Festival 7éme Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Vancouver New Music Festival, CBC Radio, La Jolla Summerfest, Scotia Festival, Cool Drummings, Montreal New Music Festival, Centro Nacional Di Las Artes in Mexico City, and National Concert Hall and Theater in Taipei. She is a founding member of Canadian trio Toca Loca with pianists Gregory Oh and Simon Docking. Aiyun has commissioned and championed over 100 works in the last two decades working with composers internationally.
Press photos are available at http://www.aiyunhuang.com/
This concert is an event in the eighteenth season of the Gassmann Electronic Music Series at UCI. For more information about the series, visit http://music.arts.uci.edu/dobrian/gemseries