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Kojiro Umezaki performed at TED 2016

Associate Professor of Music Kojiro Umezaki performed with the Silk Road Ensemble and Rhiannon Giddens at the main TED Conference (TED 2016) in Vancouver, Canada. Kojiro has been with the Silk Road Ensemble for fifteen years.

LINK - Silk Road EnsembleLINK - Rhiannon Giddens
 


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Amy Bauer Presented at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016

Associate Professor of Music Amy Bauer gave the paper "Marginal no more: cross-cultural appropriation and reception in New Music" at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016 at the University of California, San Diego. LINK.
 


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"Surface Tension" brings pianist Eve Egoyan and new media artist David Rokeby to the UCI stage

GASSMANN ELECTRONIC MUSIC STUDIO PRESENTS "SURFACE TENSION" WITH PIANIST EVE EGOYAN AND NEW MEDIA ARTIST DAVID ROKEBY

IRVINE, Calif. (February 23, 2016) - The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine presents Surface Tension, a concert by pianist Eve Egoyan and new media artist David Rokeby, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. The concert of works for piano and interactive video will present collaborative works in which image and sound are equal and integrated partners. Admission is free; no ticket is required.

David Rokeby will also give a lecture titled “Programming Works for Music and Video” Thursday, March 3, 2016 in the Music and Media Building, Room 216 at 11:00 am, free and open to all. Based on a long history of programming software involving video and interactivity, Rokeby will
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UCI Music to Present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO PRESENT THE UCI FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

IRVINE, Calif. (February 19, 2015) – The UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Music will present the UCI Festival of Contemporary African American Culture February 26 and 27, 2016 on the CTSA campus. The event is sponsored by UCI's African American Student Experience Committee (Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion) in partnership with African American Studies, and UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor’s Arts & Culture Initiative.

"Our effort with this festival is to raise awareness and appreciation in Orange County of the amazing subtle impact that contemporary African American culture continues to make on all our lives as Americans, from the way we walk and talk, to the way we view the world. It's positively infectious," stated Nicole Mitchell, UCI professor of music and faculty organizer of the
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Registration for 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts is Open

UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2016 SUMMER ACADEMIES IN THE ARTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

IRVINE, Calif., (February 18, 2016) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2016 Summer Academies in the Arts.  The Academies are part of a movement by the school to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the arts on campus at UCI and to contribute to youth development.  These college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students enhance students’ 21st century skills, and support college and career goals, self-confidence and leadership.

Talented and motivated students get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and, in
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Michael Dessen Trio Awarded New Music USA Project Grant

Associate Professor of Music, Michael Dessen, was awarded a project grant by New Music USA to support performances, outreach events and a recording by his electro-acoustic trio. The trio, featuring bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss along with Dessen on trombone/computer/composition, has garnered critical acclaim for their unique and exciting performances that integrate live electronics, intricate composition and collective improvisation. The project award from New Music USA will enable the trio to perform and teach workshops in Massachusetts and New York in June 2016, after which they’ll record for CD featuring "Somewhere In The Upstream," a composition dedicated to and inspired by one of Dessen’s mentors, renowned musician Yusef Lateef. The composition takes the form of a "scorestream,” an algorithmic, networked composition that is displayed dynamically on computer screens for improvisers to interpret.


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Christopher Dobrian Appointed 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface Committee

Professor of Music Christopher Dobrian was appointed to the scientific committee of the 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface in Porto, Portugal. He will be presenting his research there in March on the topic of "Using Detected Gestures in Music as the Control Interface for Signal Processing".


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Professor David Brodbeck Received Prestigious Virgil Thompson Award

Professor of Music David Brodbeck's book, Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna (Oxford University Press, 2014), which the Times Literary Supplement (London) has called "an impressive work of scholarship that reconstructs not only a musical but also a political and cultural history," was recently given the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism in the Concert Field, by the ASCAP Foundation.For more information click the link. www.ascap.com/press/2015/10-06-deems-taylor.aspx


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