GASSMANN ELECTRONIC MUSIC SERIES
2019 - 2020


Zero Grasses
        Jen Shyu: Zero Grasses

GEMSeries
        

Listen to the Motion
    Mari Kimura: Listen to the Motion

The Living Earth Show
        The Living Earth Show: Hypen

Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler
        Mitchell & Wheeler: Iridescent

Mathew Rosenblum
        Mathew Rosenblum

Miolina
        Miolina: unisonus

Alain Bonardi
  Alain Bonardi: French Mixed Music

ICIT Student Concert
         ICIT Student Concert


 

FALL:

11/15/19

12/07/19

WINTER:

01/25/20

02/21/20

03/05/20

SPRING:

04/17/20

04/24/20

05/22/20


 

 

FALL 2019

 


 


Friday November 15, 2019

JEN SHYU
ZERO GRASSES

Jen Shyu

xMPL Theatre
Contemporary Arts Center, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Jen Shyu is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and vocalist whose polymath talents are deftly synthesized in the ritualistic solo performance Zero Grasses. This new project of songs, sounds, utterances, and narratives addresses—and aims to heal—the loss of communication between humanity and nature, and the need to restore the bonds between one human being and another.

This event is made possible by a grant from UCI Illuminations.

 


Saturday December 7, 2019

MARI KIMURA
LISTEN TO THE MOTION

Mari Kimura

xMPL Theatre
Contemporary Arts Center, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Violinist/composer Mari Kimura presents the second annual Listen to the Motion concert in collaboration with guest artists, UCI colleagues, and students, incorporating her motion sensor for performance MUGIC™, a prototype currently under development in collaboration with Calit2.

This event is in collaboration with Emergent Media + Design and the Institute for 21st-Century Creativity.

 


 

WINTER 2020

 


 


Friday January 25, 2020

THE LIVING EARTH SHOW
HYPHEN

The Living Earth Show

Winifred Smtih Hall
Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Hypen showcases new works written for The Living Earth Show (guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson) by Iranian electroacoustic music composers of different generations: Alireza Mashayekhi, Aida Shirazi, Farnood HaghaniPour, and Nima Rowshan. The concert celebrates Mashayekhi's 80th birthday, and features the world premiere of his new work Labyrinth II.

This event is made possible by a grant from UCI Illuminations.

 


Friday February 21, 2020

NICOLE MITCHELL, flute and electronics; Christina Wheeler, vocals, mbira, and electronics
IRIDESCENT

Iridescent

Motion Capture Studio
Music and Media Building, Room 218, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Iridescent is a new project by Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler, combining flute, mbira, electronics, and processed vocals into a luminous, shifting, living soundscape. Seeking discovery, raw emotion, and cultural expression, Iridescent builds mosaics with harmonized African rhythms, ethereal atmospheres, and freewheeling moments, defying genre in a daring musical adventure.

 


Thursday March 5, 2020

MATHEW ROSENBLUM
Sound Spatialization in Composition

Mathew Rosenblum

Music Collaboration Laboratory (ColLab)
Arts Instruction Technology Resource Center, Room 190, UCI
3:30 pm, Free

Composer Mathew Rosenblum discusses his use of multimedia and multi-channel sound spatialization in his works Red Dust (2007), Last Round (2015), and the site-specific sound installation Portal (2015).

This event is made possible by a grant from UCI Illuminations.

 


 

SPRING 2020

 



Friday April 17, 2020

MIOLINA
UNISONUS

Miolina

Motion Capture Studio
Music and Media Building, Room 218, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Violin duo Miolina, Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold, perform a concert of rarely-performed new works for violin(s) and electronics, including works by French composer Jean-Baptiste Favory, UCI professor Mari Kimura, Lynn Bechtold, and others.

 


Friday April 24, 2020

ALAIN BONARDI
ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FROM PARIS 8

Alain Bonardi

Motion Capture Studio
Music and Media Building, Room 218, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

Visiting composer/professor Alain Bonardi, curates a concert of music for instruments and electronics by French composers affiliated with Paris 8 University, including works by Jean-Claude Risset, Horacio Vaggione, Anne Sèdes, Yoko Konishi, Ariadna Alsina, Aline Gorisse, and Alain Bonardi.

This event is made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation.

 


Friday May 22, 2020

ICIT STUDENTS
ICIT PHD SHOWCASE CONCERT

ICIT Students

Winifred Smtih Hall
Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI
8:00 pm, Free

The twelfth annual concert presenting original new works by PhD students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

 


This page was last modified on December 2, 2019
by Christopher Dobrian, dobrian@uci.edu