Guest Artist Speaker Series: Bruce Brubaker
CTSA International Initiatives
Guest Artist Speaker Series: Global Perspectives and Artistic Practice
In conversation with UCI Professor Mari Kimura
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Free and open to the public
CTSA International Initiative Director, Lisa Naugle, is pleased to announce the new Guest Artist Speaker Series: Global Perspectives and Artistic Practice. The series intends to engage the UCI Community with national and international participants and focuses on promoting diversity of thought and practice in the arts.
With more than 150 million streams on Spotify, Bruce Brubaker reaches a large and diverse audience. According to Pitchfork: "Bruce Brubaker is one of the most exciting pianists in the contemporary American classical scene." Brubaker has performed with Meredith Monk, Nico Muhly, and John Cage. Brubaker is featured on Nico Muhly's album Drones and Meredith Monk’s album Piano Songs. Dance music and electronica artists, including Plaid, Donato Dozzy, Francesco Tristano, Max Cooper, Olga Bell, Akufen, and Arandel have remixed Brubaker tracks.
Brubaker was one of the first solo pianists to play the music of Philip Glass. The New York Times wrote: "Few pianists approach Philip Glass's music with the level of devotion and insight that Bruce Brubaker brings to it, precisely the reason he gets so much expressivity out of it." In continuing performances, from the Barbican in London, and France's International Piano Festival at La Roque d'Anthéron, to the Hollywood Bowl — Bruce Brubaker is a visionary virtuoso, and an artistic provocateur.
Photo by Yang Bao
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