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November 2014

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'Small Museum for the American Metaphor' at REDCAT

September 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 6:00pm


Ettore Sottsass, Hotel California (Superbox, 2003). | Photo courtesy Centro Studi Poltronova, Florence, Italy.

REDCAT: From September 27 to November 23, 2014, the Gallery at REDCAT will present Small Museum for the American Metaphor, an exhibition curated by Belgian architect Kersten Geers in collaboration with the Gallery at REDCAT Director Ruth Estevez.

Small Museum for the American Metaphor is an exhibition which brings together European perspectives on the American West, and more specifically, the particularities embedded in the idealized fictions surrounding it. The visual argument here is that there is a certain architectonic "idea" that dwells on the celebration of Endlessness as mythicized in the American West. The metaphor is the base for an architecture that blurs the distinction between building and object, collapsing the different scales. It is an architecture that celebrates the fiction of the "wide open" and seeks to re-evaluate/reinterpret the world as a gigantic interior. In that context, a successful intervention is able to define hierarchies, carve out places, and make shared points of reference. The exhibition, much in the tradition of showcasing objects in a defined space, such as a cabinet, "collects" artworks, architectural models, drawings and other elements that consciously fade the distinction between object and representation.

Ultimately it is a show on urban strategies, but starting from the conviction that these very strategies can only be conveyed if presented in an oblique way. The show proposes a method that understands beauty and hedonism not so much as the enemy of hierarchy and organization, but despite all senses of responsibility, its driving force.

The exhibition includes works from artists and designers such as John Baldessari, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Stefano Graziani, Rita McBride, Valérie Mannaerts, Jonathan Muecke, Jonathan Olivares, Manfred Pernice, Bas Princen, Ed Ruscha, Ettore Sottsass, Michaël Van den Abeele, Richard Venlet, Pieter Vermeersch, Peter Wächtler and Christopher Williams, as well as models of past and present architectures of the "big box."

Kersten Geers (b. 1975, Ghent) studied at the University of Ghent and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He worked in Rotterdam for Maxwan/Max.1 Architects until 2001 and from 2001 to 2005 for Neutelings Riedijk Architects. He was a tutor at the TU Delft, the University of Ghent and the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, and a guest lecturer and guest critic for the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and Columbia University in New York, among other institutions. He is founding member and editor of San Rocco magazine, and frequently publishes essays on architecture in a variety of magazines and books. In 2002 he founded Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen together with David Van Severen. In 2008 they were awarded with the Belgian Prize for Architecture and in 2010 with the Silver Lion at the 12th Venice Biennial of Architecture.

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Benjamin Seror: 'The Marsyas Hour' at REDCAT

November 18, 2014 - December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:30pm


Benjamin Seror, The Totochabo Principe (2014), Plateau, Frac île-de-France, Paris. | Photo: Martin Argyroglo Callias Bey

REDCAT: Benjamin Seror’s improvised stories are inspired by phantoms of literature, art history and everyday adventures. Over three Tuesday evenings in the REDCAT Lounge, he develops and performs a new version of his latest project, The Marsyas Hour, an impromptu script for a TV pilot that recounts everyday life on Mount Olympus through the eyes of the young satyr Marsyas. Apollo defeated Marsyas in a flute contest, and had him tied to a tree to be flayed alive—but Marsyas survived the punishment and committed his life to defeating the gods.

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L-E-V: 'HOUSE' at REDCAT

November 20, 2014 - November 23, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 7:00pm


L-E-V: HOUSE. | Photo: Gadi Dagon.

REDCAT: “Far from a cozy haven, this house throbs with a rave’s raw, bright energy.” – The New York Times

The passionate and high-voltage dance events created by collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have firmly established them as potent forces in the international performance community, energizing a new generation of audiences. After gaining global praise with eye-opening works for Batsheva and other eminent dance ensembles, their own acclaimed company, L-E-V, is celebrated for an astute confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art and technology—each uniquely expressive while emotionally entwined. Their electrifying piece HOUSE, a sultry and intoxicating ensemble work set to the driving beats of an original score by Ori Lichtik, is delivered by fiercely talented dancers that move with expressive precision. L-E-V feeds off of emerging technologies and integrates them effortlessly and unobtrusively into cross-disciplinary stagings that could be equally at home at a techno-club or opera house.

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CalArts Orchestra

November 23, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Acoustic and amplified music for small conducted ensembles. Works by former CalArts faculty.

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Ryan Arklin - BFA Graduation Recital

November 23, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Full band performing original songs by Ryan Arklin.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 24, 2014 - November 28, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, November 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: CLOSED

D301 Gallery: CLOSED

L-Shape Gallery: CLOSED

Main Gallery: CLOSED

A402 Gallery:  CLOSED

Lime Gallery: CLOSED

Mint Gallery: CLOSED

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Don Ryun Chang

November 24, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: The Program in Graphic Design welcomes Don Ryun Chang.

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Undergraduate Composers' Concert

November 24, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances of student works by undergraduate composers.

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Noon(ish) Dance Concert

November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents a relaxed, noon-hour dance concert of work by BFA students.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Thom Andersen

November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The Thoughts That Once We Had (c.108 minutes)

A personal history of cinema loosely inspired by The Movement-Image and The Time-Image by Gilles Deleuze. Some great moments in the history of cinema.

"Would the absolute fulfillment of Andersen's project on a global scale create something like a utopian archive, a history of cinema in which the movies lead us through the whole of history rather than pushing us away with no reward beyond the paltry, though perhaps profound, knowledge that any one film can provide?"—Phil Coldiron, cinema scope

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Duane Linklater - CANCELED

November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Duane Linklater was born in Moose Factory, Ontario Canada and is currently based in North Bay. Although his concentration in school was film and video, his work remains expansive in medium, ranging from installation, performance, and sculpture. His work questions authenticity, appropriation, and authorship of cultural heritage and tradition.

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Thanksgiving Baroque Concert

November 25, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A concert of Baroque period music performed by CalArts students and staff, featuring performances by Allan Vogel, Tisha Mabee, Paul Vorwerk and distinguished alumnus Hunter Harris.

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Past Events

'11, 13, 9 ran out of time: a (bassoon) recital'

November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Bassoonist Christopher Foss will be presenting an evening of solo, duo and trio chamber works with piano, electronics and percussion, leading to a performance of Stockhausen's Zeitmasze.

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David Rosenboom: 'Zones of Influence' at REDCAT

November 1, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT/MUSIC: “David Rosenboom is one of America's most underappreciated composers.” — Los Angeles Times

[William Winant is] “one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today” — Los Angeles Times

First written 30 years ago, David Rosenboom’s Zones of Influence is a landmark concert-length work for percussion soloist, live computer-generated electronics, and auxiliary keyboard and glissando instruments. At the time a breakthrough in linking virtuoso electroacoustic performance with interactive compositional algorithms, Zones is now fully realized—thanks to new a software instrument called the Touché II that allows the dynamic dimensionality of the music to take full mind-bending, cosmological shape. Rosenboom wrote the five-part epic expressly for superstar percussionist William Winant, who returns to perform on five live-processed percussion setups. He is joined by the composer on the Touché II, piano and violin, while Jinku Kim provides an immersive video environment for the concert. Rosenboom, one of the foremost voices in American composition since the late 1960s, released new double-CD recording of Zones of Influence on the Pogus Productions label this summer.

Performed by William Winant and David Rosenboom.

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Joe Thel's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

November 2, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A recital of music by Spisak, Kaminsky, Sullivan and three original solo pieces.

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Chamber Music Concert

November 3, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Chamber music concert featuring music by Corelli, Piazzolla, Spisak, Thuille, Villalobos, Ravel and Schubert.

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Jazz Ensembles Tatum Concert

November 3, 2014 - November 4, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Twenty-five bands play at Tatum!

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Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: River Jukes-Hudson, Dante Carlos & Stephen Serrato

November 3, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: The Program in Graphic Design welcomes River Jukes-Hudson, Dante Carlos and Stephen Serrato.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 3, 2014 - November 7, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, November 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Myung Suk (Matt) Kim BFA 3 ART

D301 Gallery: So Jung (Sharon) Park BFA 3 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Di Lu BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: William May BFA 3 ART

A402 Gallery:  Liza McKee-Cole BFA 3 ART

Lime Gallery: Megan Burnham BFA 3 ART

Mint Gallery: Brenna Fletcher BFA 3 ART

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Structuring Strategies Presents Tuni Chatterji

November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Tuni Chatterji will present her new short feature Okul Nodi and earlier work

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Okul Nodi (Endless River)
(2012, HD, color, sound, 52 min.)

Several years in the making, Okul Nodi (Endless River), is Tuni Chatterji’s poetic exploration of Bhatiyali, the traditional river music of Bangladesh, and the fragility with which they currently survive somewhere between academic study and modernized renovation.

"Okul Nodi takes a meditative approach to exploring the relationship between Bhatiyali and the landscape from which it comes from, while at the same time, through form and structure, alludes to questions around the imminent disappearance of a rich folk form.
Bhatiyali is the soulful music sung, as tradition has it, by the boatmen of Bangladesh. The poignancy of the lyrics often rests on dual meanings wherein boats become bodies, lovers are also lost gods, and river banks stand for cycles of life and death. All the while, the melody, with its tonal variations, carries the listener into the natural world by creating the sensation of drifting along the water.

We spent months traversing the Brahmaputra-Ganges delta by boats, buses and rickshaws in search of boatmen, hoping to trace a history of this musical form and its relationship to the landscape. What we found instead was a passionate group of experts, the effects of modernization on folk traditions, and an open dialogue about what it means to be Bengali.

Mirroring the complicated yet fleeting relationship between the songs and the landscape and by calling attention to the intrinsic qualities of the cinematic form itself, Okul Nodi explores a disjunction between expectation and experience.” (Tuni Chatterji)

Tuni’s conceptual framework starts with form itself. She is interested in looking at the physical and philosophical spaces found between narrative language and documentation and the relationship between images and sounds relative to the phenomena of the cinematic experience. Her films vary in length and subject matter, but all ask the viewer to bring the experience of watching films to the forefront of their attention.

Trained as a painter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tuni Chatterji went on to receive an MFA in filmmaking from The California Institute of the Arts. Tuni’s movies have been screened around the world at venues including The Rotterdam International Film Festival, Cinematexas, Printemps du Septembre, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and most recently at the Dhaka International Film festival. Tuni became a Fulbright grantee for research and production on Okul Nodi.

Filmography:
2012 Sunset at Noon, 16mm film
2012 Okul Nodi - Endless River, 16mm film + DV
2009 Remember the End, 16mm film + DV
2005 Blue Cardboard Sky, 16mm film
2002 Twitterpated, 16mm film
2001 ends, 16mm film + high 8 video
2000 With your kiss, Darling, 16mm film

Brigid McCaffrey, who was planning to show recent work as well, had to cancel as the result of a personal matter.

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Voice Event I

November 4, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: VoiceArts at CalArts. A program of songs, arias and others.

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Farewell Concert

November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: CalArts faculty clarinetist William Powell will be presenting his Farewell Concert in the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall. The program will include both tradtional and contemporary works featuring the clarinet. Sonatas for clarinet and piano by Brahms and Poulenc will be performed with former CalArts piano faculty member Bryan Pezzone. Other works to be performed are Caravanes for solo clarinet by CalArts alumnus Cesar Mateus, To Grasp is to Uncontrollably Drop for clarinet, piano and Ableton Live by CalArts alumnus Joshua Carro (with the composer at the piano and electronics), and the American premiere of Monolog for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano by Visiting Artist Sung-Yong Cheong, a Korean composer who will be on hand to conduct his work in his first appearance in the United States. Other assisting artists include CalArts alumna Stephanie Moorehouse (violin) and CalArts faculty cellist Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick.

This performance will be William Powell's "swan song." Powell, who first came to CalArts in 1977 for the MFA Program in Clarinet, joined the CalArts faculty as Director of the Performance Program in the School of Music in 1985 and has remained on the full-time faculty in various capacities in the School of Music since that time. There will be a reception for Mr. Powell and the other performing artists at the recital's conclusion.

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Screening and Q&A with Mauritanian Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako

November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video in collaboration with The Collective, The Office of the Provost, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and UniFrance Films is proud to welcome Mauritanian Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako and his latest film Timbuktu for a preview screening followed by a Q & A session with the director.

Mauritania's Best Foreign Language 2015 Oscar Competition Entry, Timbuktu (2014) looks at the brief occupation of the Timbuktu Region of Mali by Ansar Dine, a militant Islamist group led by Iyad Ag Ghaly, one of the most prominent leaders of the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s. Parts of the film were influenced by the July 29, 2012, public stoning of an unmarried couple in Aguelhok, a village in eastern Mali. 

It was shot in Oualata, a town in southeast Mauritania. "Aguelhok is neither Damascus nor Teheran," Sissako said in a pre-production statement over a year ago, adding that, "and in no way 
am I looking to over-emotionalize these events for the purposes of a moving film. What I do want to do is bear witness as a filmmaker. Because I will never be able to say I didn't know. And because of what I know now, I must tell this story - in the hope that no child may ever have to learn this same lesson in the future. That their parents could die, simply because they love each other."

Abderrahmane Sissako was born 13 October 1961 in Mauritania. Soon after his family emigrated to Mali, his father's country, where he completed part of his primary and secondary education. Sissako 
returned briefly to Mauritania, his mother's land, in 1980. Then he left for Moscow, where he studied cinema at the VGIK (Federal State Film Institute) from 1983 to 1989. Sissako settled in France at the 
beginning of the 1990s. 

Along with Ousmane Sembène, Souleymane Cissé, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Mahamat Saleh Haroun and Djibril Diop Mambety, Sissako is one of the few filmmakers from Sub-Saharan Africa to reach a measure of international influence. His film Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono) was screened at the 2002 Cannes Un Certain Regard section winning the FIPRESCI Prize. His 2007 film Bamako received much attention. Sissako's themes include globalisation, exile and the displacement of people. Timbuktu had its world premiere at the 20014 Cannes Film Festival.

Free and Open to the Entire Institute

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Speaking in Public Series

November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Speaking in Public is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Equity & Diversity Committee and designed to encourage discussion and collaboration between CalArts students, staff, faculty and administration on a wide range of concerns. It can be difficult to talk about sensitive, complex topics in groups, no matter how small or familiar, for fear of being ridiculed, of offending someone, of not knowing enough, or not having the ‘right’ to speak about a difference or experience not one’s own. Speaking in Public provides participants opportunities to practice exchanging, learning and taking risks with others, with greater awareness, confidence and investment.

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'The Philosopher as Filmmaker: Terrence Malick and the Examined Life'

November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, D206

CRITICAL STUDIES: A Talk by Martin Woessner

Martin Woessner is Associate Professor of History & Society at The City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education. He is the author of Heidegger in America (Cambridge UP, 2011) and is currently writing a book about the philosophical films of Terrence Malick.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ana Prvacki

November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Ana Prvacki was born in Serbia in 1976. She is based in Los Angeles and Singapore. Her practice is expansive and interdisciplinary, ranging from but not limited to drawing, video, performance, recipes, services, and interventions - including cocktail divination, rebranding taxation, and collective hypnosis. Prvacki’s work merges propriety with erotics by using informative and instructive approaches with underlying humor.

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Jeffrey Lewis, Steven Van Better, Cari Stevens + More

November 6, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, B320

MUSIC: Live acoustic music by CalArts musicians and touring artist Jeffrey Lewis.

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Elevator Repair Service: 'Arguendo' at REDCAT

November 6, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm


Elevator Repair Service: Arguendo. Photo: Paula Court.

REDCAT: “Wittily inventive... A cool, obsessive genius animates the ever more fevered proceedings of Arguendo." – The New York Times

“Full of Supremely Naughty Charm.” – The Village Voice

New York’s brilliant and provocative ensemble Elevator Repair Service, who famously turned The Great Gatsby into the stage epic Gatz at REDCAT, now brings the U.S. legal system to the stage in pure absurdist fashion. ERS portrays the Justices, lawyers and exotic dancers as they depict verbatim the U.S. Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 case brought by a group of go-go dancers who claimed a First Amendment right to dance totally nude. Meanings are nuanced as the Justices attempt to define dance, ponder nudity from opera houses to strip-clubs, and ultimately answer if dancing naked is artistic expression or immoral conduct.

Running Time: 80 minutes

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Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series: Julia Pott

November 7, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Langley

FILM/VIDEO: Experimental Animation Visiting Artists Series welcomes Julia Pott.

Julia Pott has an MFA in Animation from the Royal College of Art and is currently living in NYC. She was named one of the 25 new faces of independent film by Filmmaker Magazine, 2012, one of the 37 indie film breakouts of 2012 by Indiewire, and was named an ADC Young Gun X.

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Political Art Across the Disciplines

November 7, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: An interdisciplinary conversation featuring CalArts faculty Bérénice Reynaud (Film/Video), Sam Durant (Art), and Stephan Koplowitz (Dance). With Martín Plot as discussant.

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'The Government Inspector'

November 7, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

THEATER: Rachel Park directs Stephen Mulrine's translation of the Nikolai Gogol 1836 comedy, which bears staggering similarities to our contemporary world. Tapping into current political and popular culture's sense of public and private surveillance, all of the dirty dealings are exposed.

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Luke Martin: A Lapse in Logic

November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: This concert will feature two 30-45 minute compositions by Luke Martin, with the possible inclusion of a third, shorter work. The two central works are Trio for Piano, Violin and Sax and Solo Bass Guitar and Electronics.

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Jonathan Tang: "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst"

November 8, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A discussion of Kendrick Lamar's thoughts on untold stories through the voice of a violin.

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A Day at CalArts

November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:30am - 7:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, various classrooms

MUSIC: The day commences at 10:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks at The Wild Beast music pavilion. Participants will have the opportunity to play with the CalArts Chamber Orchestra, attend master classes taught by CalArts faculty, and attend and perform in a CalArts concert; lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome, too, and they will have an opportunity to tour the CalArts campus, speak with an Admissions representative, current CalArts students, and music faculty throughout the day. Other activities include:

  • rehearsals and performances of newly-composed “open” pieces and guided improvisations, led by CalArts faculty violinist and conductor Mark Menzies
  • a chamber music master class for pre-formed ensembles
  • a piano master class with CalArts piano faculty Ming Tsu
  • The Contemporary String Player – a clinic on new and old string techniques
  • Wind Sounds – a sound production clinic for wind instrument players with faculty members Julie Feves and Allen Vogel
  • participation in a CalArts Orchestra concert, featuring repertoire from Haydn to John Cage

Come spend a day at CalArts and discover what makes it a unique place to study and experience music! Please RSVP for this event by sending an e-mail to Admissions Counselor, Kurt Isaacson, at kisaacson@calarts.edu

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Liberty in North Korea Presentation

November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

ART: A video screening by the non-profit group Liberty in North Korea to promote awareness of the human rights issues happening in North Korea.

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'Black Clock 19' Launch at Mandrake Bar

November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 4:30pm

Mandrake Bar, 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA

CRITICAL STUDIES: Join us in celebrating the release of Black Clock 19 at Mandrake on Sunday, November 9th!

FEATURING READINGS BY:

  • Bruce Bauman
  • Robert Eisele
  • Anne-Marie Kinney
  • Lou Mathews
  • Joslyn Sklar
  • Janet Sternburg
  • Susan Straight

21+ event
Free

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A Day At CalArts: CalArts Chamber Orchestra Concert

November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: CalArts Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Menzies, featuring repertoire from Haydn to John Cage.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Fred Hersch

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music welcomes Fred Hersch, as part of the Jazz Forum.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Boris Hegenbart

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Boris Hegenbart produces sound installations, electro-acoustic concerts and performances, compositions for theater, dance and experimental video works. In 1996 he founded the project [#/TAU], in Berlin. Hegenbart graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, with focus on composition, improvisation and live electronics (MAX/MSP). 
He has been artist in residence at: Podewil, Berlin; International Summer Academy at the University of Arts, Berlin (UdK); Traute von Mendelssohn Foundation, Berlin ; Villa Aurora, Los Angeles..

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Jeff Franzel

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 30 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including big band legend Les Brown. During that time he accompanied such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mel Torme.

Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages.

Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Antoine Bouvy

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The pianist Antoine Bouvy is an explorer of the world of sonorities offered by the keyboard. Educated in the tradition and cultural diversity of various European schools, he started studying the piano and the harpsichord in Paris. Noticed by the famous Czech pianist and teacher Radoslav Kvapil, he decides with his recommendation, to proceed with his higher education with Teofils Bikis and Sergeï Osokin at the Riga Music Academy in Latvia.

He is often invited to share the stage with internationally-renowned artists, or soloists and musicians from prestigious ensembles (orchestra of Paris, orchestra from the Opera of Paris, from Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, from the Opera in Riga, from Kremerata Baltica or the choir Accentus). Antoine Bouvy is now responsible for the international piano competition "Town of Gagny" in France, and the Piano Master classes in Daugavpils in Latvia (preparation with young pianists to play with a real orchestra). Invited in France and abroad for Master classes in several institutions (University of Kunming, Chengdu, Guiyang in China, CRR of Nice in France, several music schools in Latvia and Poland), he likes sharing the pleasure of discovering the musical works together with young musicians. Antoine Bouvy is also often asked as a juror at international competitions.

In 2013, Antoine Bouvy was invited to become the artistic manager of the international festival of classical music in Bailu, located in the province of Sichuan (China). This opportunity allows him to develop actually more important projects in Asia.

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Graduate Composers' Series: New Century Players

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Performances of student works by graduate composers, performed by the New Century Players and conducted by Chris Rountree.

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The Black Radical Imagination II at REDCAT

November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:30pm


Jeannette Ehlers, Black Bullets.

REDCAT: "The aesthetics of futurism, surrealism, and the magnificent." – Chicago Reader

Presented as part as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series

Focusing on stories from the Black diaspora, this second installment of The Black Radical Imagination is a collection of short films and videos about communing with the spiritual realm as a historical practice and point of collective memory. Works include Lewis Vaughn’s The Baptist (2012), Jeannette Elhers’ Black Magic at the White House (2009) and Black Bullets (2012), Lauren Kelley’s Get the Bones from 88 Jones Because She Also Eats Meat (2008), Sanford Biggers & Terence Nance’s Moonrising (2013), and Vashti Harrison’s Field Notes (2014). John Akomfrah’s Memory Room 451 (1997) completes the evening.

In person: curators Erin Christovale and Amir George, lecturer Martine Syms, filmmaker Vashti Harrison.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 10, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Michael Demps BFA 3 ART

D301 Gallery: Lindsey Griffith BFA 3 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Yee Sol (Esther) Choi BFA 3 ART

Main Gallery: Moises Hernandez BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Grace Denis BFA 3 ART

Lime Gallery: Danielle Ayers BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Molly Garber BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jacolby Satterwhite

November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Jacolby Satterwhite uses video, performance, 3D animation, fibers, drawing and printmaking to explore themes of memory, desire, personal and public mythology. He pares down multiple drawings and creates a time based narrative out of a nonsensical intersection of the text, rendered objects and dance performance. He is interested in process as a meta-narrative; the narrative between a mother and son's studio practices, the narrative between past, present, and future, and the narrative between mediums.

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ESP Night: Number One

November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Works and performances by current students in the Experimental Sound Practices program.

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Piano Spheres: Richard Valitutto | 'NAKHT' at REDCAT

November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:30pm


Richard Valitutto. | Photo by Marianne Williams

REDCAT: Los Angeles-based pianist and composer Richard Valitutto performs the inaugural concert of Piano Spheres' new Satellite series, which focuses on emerging performers and new music for piano. As part of his ongoing exploration of the piano nocturne in the 20th/21st centuries, NAKHT delves into the complex and volatile relationships between the night and the human psyche. Intimate, violent, meditative, whimsical, languorous, and occasionally full of abject terror, this program is comprised of works spanning the last century, including premieres of new works by Los Angeles composer Nicholas Deyoe and himself. The program also features works by Frederic Rzewski, Salvatore Sciarrino, Olivier Messiaen, Aleksandr Skryabin, and Francis Poulenc.

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Drawn Techniques Exhibit and Screening

November 12, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, C113

FILM/VIDEO: Exhibit of drawings, with three monitors screening student works by the MFA-1 Drawn Techniques class.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Gloria Coates

November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Born in Wisconsin, Gloria Coates began composing and experimenting on her own with overtones and clusters at an early age. Her studies took her from Chicago’s Goodman Theater, and De Paul University, to Louisiana, to Salzburg’s Mozarteum, New York’s Cooper Union Art School, and Columbia University for postgraduate studies in musical composition.

During her college years she was active not only as a composer, but also as an Equity actress, writer, critic and director, working in the arts to support herself while she studied. However, her greatest love was music, and it was composition that she felt was her deepest means of expression and which finally became her dedication.

While maintaining a residence in the United States, Gloria Coates has lived in Europe since 1970 where she has promoted American music both in organizing a German-American Music Series (1971–1984), writing musicological articles, and producing broadcasts for the radio stations of Munich, Cologne, and Bremen.

Gloria Coates’s breakthrough came with the 1978 première of a work composed in 1973, Music on Open Strings, at the Warsaw Autumn Festival; a work for string orchestra in which the scordatura strings retune while playing. It proved to be the most discussed work at the festival and throughout the European press. In 1986 Music on Open Strings was a finalist for the KIRA Koussevitzsky International Award along with Philip Glass’s Satagraha, Berio’s Sinfonia and Steve Reich’s Desert Music.

She was a finalist for the International Classical Music Award in 2010. She has written 16 symphonies and other orchestral pieces, ten string quartets, chamber music, numerous songs, solo pieces, electronic music, and music for the theatre. Stolen Identity will be premiered on November 13, 2014 at REDCAT.

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November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Music Technology MFA concert with Bruce Dawson, Jonathan Beeker, JP Yepez, Eric Heep, Zachary Crumrine, Pal Granum, Martin Velez, Rodrigo Sena, Lyndon Lopez (Lourdey) and Charlie Burgin.

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Writing Now Reading Series: Samuel Delany

November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: A pathbreaking, taboo-busting titan of literary science fiction since the New Wave of the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany, CalArts' 2014 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence, is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and holds four Nebulas, two Hugos, and the Bill Whitehead and Lambda Awards for lifetime achievement. Delany’s novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979–87), Hogg (1995) and the Stonewall Award-winning Dark Reflections (2007). His short stories have been collected in Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories (2003), while his nonfiction includes the memoir The Motion of Light in Water (1988).

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Speaking in Public Series: Student Title IX and Outreach Committee Meeting

November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: This committee will work with issues such as orientation, prevention education, awareness and events like Take Back the Night and "Its On Us" week (coming up soon), and art for change. This group is so important because it gives real form and visibility to our actions, needs and begins to transform rape culture and harassment on campus. This is also crucial in terms of prevention and education for everyone in the community.

We will be having a public meeting at 4 pm next Thursday in the main gallery- we are partnering with the Equity and Diversity Speaking in Public Series for this and upcoming meetings.

Speaking in Public is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Equity & Diversity Committee and designed to encourage discussion and collaboration between CalArts students, staff, faculty and administration on a wide range of concerns. It can be difficult to talk about sensitive, complex topics in groups, no matter how small or familiar, for fear of being ridiculed, of offending someone, of not knowing enough, or not having the ‘right’ to speak about a difference or experience not one’s own. Speaking in Public provides participants opportunities to practice exchanging, learning and taking risks with others, with greater awareness, confidence and investment.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Juan Capistrán

November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Juan Capistrán works in sculpture, painting, video, photography, drawing, installation, performance, and sound—whichever method best serves the specific project. A Mexican-born artist who grew up in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Capistrán deftly maneuvers between subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to punk music to the art of the 1960s, blending practices, references, and themes into subversive critiques of American culture.

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BFA2 Solo Concert

November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents solo works by BFA2 students.

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Gloria Coates Portrait Concert at REDCAT

November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:30pm


Gloria Coates. | Photo: Simon Leigh

REDCAT: “Distinctive and darkly beautiful chamber music” – San Francisco Chronicle

World and U.S. Premieres

A prodigious composer of orchestral and chamber works since the 1960s, Gloria Coates is acclaimed for uncanny music that is part microtonal-expressionist, part postminimalist—at once turbulent and serene. This rare California showcase of the Munich-based composer’s distinctive oeuvre features Symphony No. 10 (Drones of Druids on Celtic Ruins) for large brass ensemble and percussion; the world premiere of the chamber opera Stolen Identity; and Night Music, for alto saxophone, harp and gongs.

The program is performed by top instrumentalists and singers coming out of the CalArts community; special guests include tenor Timur Bekbosunov, soprano Carmina Escobar, saxophonist Ulrich Krieger, and the Isaura String Quartet.

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David Mason's First MFA Recital

November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: This is my first MFA recital. It will be entirely acoustic and the largest ensemble will be a string quartet.

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World Percussion and Persian Ensembles

November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of music brought to you by the CalArts World Percussion and Persian ensembles, as led by Randy Gloss, Andrew Grueschow and Houman Pourmehdi.

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This Isn't About the Future: Black Digital Culture Now at REDCAT and West Hollywood Public Library

November 14, 2014 - November 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:30am - 6:00pm


Krista Franklin, Do Androids Dream of How People Are Sheep?, mixed media on watercolor paper, 24 in x 30 in, 2010. | Photo: Stephen Flemister. Courtesy of and © Krista Franklin.

CRITICAL STUDIES: Our yearly Fall conference, curated by MA faculty Douglas Kearney, will continue the MA program's investigation into contemporary digital culture, this time from a Black Studies perspective.

  • Part I: 8:30-10 pm at REDCAT
    Keynote address: Alexander Weheliye
    Feenin': R&B's Technologies of Humanity
  • Part II: 6:30 am-8 pm at West Hollywood Public Library

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Yesterday’s Afrofuture is today, so instead of scanning the horizon for the Mothership, this two-day, multivenue conference brings urgency to address happenings on the ground right now. Featuring scholars, writers, and artists, This Isn’t About The Future: Black Digital Culture Now addresses sousveillance, Black Twitter, genealogy, AutoTune and Vocoders, getting Embedded, Post- and posting, the digital body in art, the racial narrative of facial recognition software, activism, and more. This conference, curated by CalArts faculty member, Douglas Kearney, is driven by a need to acknowledge but also to question.

What is presence in our present? What does the digital mean for historically black sites of social performance including passing, code-shifting, signifyin(g), and other forms of hiding in plain sight? How do we understand diaspora, today? If the digital has so profoundly shifted us, is it time we found a new North Star?

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Charles Carswell's MFA Mid-Residence Double Bass Recital

November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Solo double bass recital of works by J.S. Bach, Francois Rabbath, Stefano Scodanibbio and premieres of work by Sean Hayward and Chuck Gloria Fisher.

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Samuel R. Delany at REDCAT

November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00pm


Photo courtesy the artist.

REDCAT: A pathbreaking, taboo-busting titan of literary science fiction since the New Wave of the 1960s, Samuel R. Delany is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and holds four Nebulas, two Hugos, and the Bill Whitehead and Lambda Awards for lifetime achievement. Delany’s novels include Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979–87), Hogg (1995) and the Stonewall Award-winning Dark Reflections (2007). His short stories have been collected in Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories (2003), while his nonfiction includes the memoir The Motion of Light in Water (1988).

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Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintet: Ryan Glass and the Zamira String Quartet

November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: An intimate evening with Ryan Glass and the Zamira String Quartet performing the Mozart and Brahms clarinet quintets.

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Matt Sazima and Michael Jarvey's Piano Duo Recital

November 15, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Matt & Michael, both MFA-1 jazz keyboardists, perform a variety of originals and arrangements of standards in a two-piano setting.

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OK Composer #666,666

November 16, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Original works by CalArts music makers. Round 6, fight!

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Tyler Vander Moss' Recital

November 16, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of music featuring works for a nine-piece chamber ensemble, as well as a jazz quintet. Expect everything from sweet and tranquil to nasty and aggressive.

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Studio: Fall 2014 at REDCAT

November 16, 2014 - November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 8:30pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:30pm


Jung Money. | Photo courtesy the Artist.

REDCAT: REDCAT's Studio series is an ongoing, interdisciplinary program featuring informal new performance works and works-in-progress. This edition of Studio is programmed by guest curators Jessica Emmanuel and Emily Mast, and offers adventurous audiences a glimpse at projects by Los Angeles artists, including:

NO)ONE. ART HOUSE: VOYEUR

Voyeur
is a collaborative performance and film project created by the recently formed collective No)One Art House. Ramped-up gestural choreography for six dancers is integrated with projected images to explore the theatrical dynamics of the relationships between the performers.

I AM A BOYS CHOIR: OR HOW I BECAME AN ICE PRINCESS

Or How I Became An Ice Princess
is an interdisciplinary dance-theater duet by Chris DeVita and Adam Rigg, who are members of the collective I AM A BOYS CHOIR. With a fair dose of camp and intense physicality akin to an ice-skating competition or an aerobics class, the duo explores the body myth of the female athlete and the writings of philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler.

DAVIE-BLUE: PLEASURE FANCY
In Pleasure Fancy, the incisive and hilarious solo performer Davie-Blue reveals superhuman strengths as well as flirty and neurotic tendencies as she tries to imagine the ultimate and absolutely perfect solo performance.

WHYTEBERG: UNLOCKING ROOMS
This poignant visual and choreographic duet by dancer/choreographers Laura Berg and Gracie Whyte blends unique lighting elements and lush and fluid movement to investigate the intrinsic tension between light and darkness and the seen and unseen.

RYAN OBYRNE: THE MENTOR PROJECT
Using rigorous and energetic practice grounded in Alexander technique, The Mentor Project is a ceremonial performance in which solo theater-dance artist Ryan OByrne dramatizes an imagined relationship with a lost hero, the famed theater artist Reza Abdoh (1963-1995).

JUNG MONEY
Jung Money — Devin KKenny, Def Sound, Ginger Snapz, Jahi Sundance, and Chrysanthe O. — is a group of emcees, back-up dancers, film/video artists, musicians and DJs, exploring the intersections of gender, sexuality, class, race, and cultural capital through a multimedia event that draws on inspirations ranging from hip hop and net culture to the Frankfurt School theorists.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Jaap Blonk

November 17, 2014 - November 19, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B305, The Wild Beast and Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Jaap Blonk (born 1953, Woerden) is a Dutch avant-garde composer and performance artist. Blonk is primarily self-taught both as a sound artist and as a visual/stage performer.

He studied physics, mathematics, and musicology for a time, but did not complete his studies. One of his early influences was Kurt Schwitters, whose Ursonate he first heard in 1979; he memorized the entire work, and it became one of the cornerstones of his repertory; he has recited portions of the piece hundreds of times in various public places.

His compositions and performances are examples of sound poetry, making use of words and phonetic snippets as well as clicks, hisses, and other vocal manipulations. He works as a solo performer, in collaboration with avant-garde musicians such as John Tchicai, Tristan Honsiger, and Mats Gustafsson, and with his own ensembles Splinks and BRAAXTAAL. His live performances involve humor and improvisation, and are occasionally received poorly by audiences, as when he was booked as an opener for punk rock band The Stranglers early in the 1980s.

  • Nov. 17: 11 am-1pm, B305
  • Nov. 17: 2-4 pm, The Wild Beast
  • Nov. 18: 8 pm, The Wild Beast (concert)
  • Nov. 19: 2-4 pm, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall (not open to the Institute)
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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Hal Galper

November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Harold "Hal" Galper (born April 18, 1938) is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and writer. He studied classical piano as a boy, but switched to jazz which he studied at the Berklee College of Music from 1955 to 1958.

Galper started sitting in and became the house pianist at The Stable and later on, at Connelly's and Lenny's On The Turnpike. He went on to work in Pomeroy's band.

Between 1973-1975, Hal played in the Cannonball Adderley Quintet replacing George Duke. He performed in New York and Chicago jazz clubs in the late 1970s. Around this time, Galper recorded several times with guitarist John Scofield for the Enja label.

Galper is internationally known as an educator. His theoretical and practical articles have appeared in six of Down Beat editions and his scholarly article on the Psychology of Stage fright, originally published in the Jazz Educators Journal, has subsequently been reprinted in four other publications.

Hal is on the faculty of Purchase College and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Ragnar Grippe

November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Ragnar Grippe has worked with electro acoustic music since 1973. His work has brought him from feature films to La Scala’s bicentennial in Milan. Ragnar Grippe’s education in Paris at Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) gave him a thorough knowledge of the french aesthetics which he has further developed into his own style of electroacoustic music, often with the voice as an important sound source. www.ragnargrippe.com

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Motion Graphics Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Max Hattler

November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

The Motion Graphics Visiting Artist Series welcomes Max Hattler.

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Justin Scheid: Music for R.O.D.

November 17, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Justin Scheid's MFA Composition Recital Part I featuring music inspired by the ROD.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 17, 2014 - November 21, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Dana Ljubicic BFA 3 ART

D301 Gallery: John Olivo BFA 3 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Woo Lee BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Samantha Lee BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery:  Samuel Choi BFA 3 ART

Lime Gallery: Elisabeth Huth BFA 3 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Angelica Monreal BFA 3 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Tony Micelli

November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Tony Miceli is an internationally known vibraphonist. He is the consummate versatile musician who is involved in a number of musical projects and recordings. An artist who performs throughout the world, Tony has played in countless jazz festivals, percussion festivals, jazz clubs, colleges, and even prisons.

He is a performer, educator and innovator, not just as a musician, but also as the creator of www.vibesworkshop.com, his vibraphone online school of music with over 3,000 members.

Based in Philadelphia, he performs and leads vibraphone workshops throughout the USA including Colorado, North Dakota, Delaware, Idaho, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tony plays with the highest caliber musicians. As a group leader, sideman, and recording artist, he has performed with numerous top musicians including David Liebman, Jimmy Bruno, Ken Peplowski, John Blake, Diane Monroe, John Swana, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Slagle, Larry McKenna, and many others. He is the proud originator of The Jōst Project, a band of jazz artists who reach new generations for jazz by playing the music they recognize—classic rock. He is also proud to play with the Irish musicians who bring back the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Playing vibe improvisations with singer Joanna Pascal, they performed in a concert called “Mozart Reloaded” at Philadelphia’s prestigious Kimmel Center, Joanna Pascal’s rendition of a Mozart opera aria.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Thomas Allen Harris' 'Through A Lens Darkly'

November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris in person

Tonight we are delighted to have Thomas Allen Harris return to Structuring Strategies for the third time in recent years with his celebrated new film, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Following its premiere at the last Sundance International Film Festival, Through A Lens Darkly has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, Time magazine, and was featured in last Sunday's Los Angeles Times. The film began a week long run last Friday at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 theater in Pasadena.

A rich and lyrical tapestry that is both personal and epic in scope, Thomas' extraordinary documentary, Through A Lens Darkly, is a unique examination of they way black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the time photography was invented to the present. Using the family album as a rubric, Thomas confronts the way images of "blackness" have affected his own family and sense of self-worth as an African American. He also illuminates the ways fellow photographers such as Deborah Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Glenn Ligon have challenged popular culture's definition of "blackness" and "black people." Through a Lens Darkly is a powerful and elegant engagement with the burden of representation and serves as a testament to the redemptive powers of creativity.

Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, Through A Lens Darkly (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins with the Harris family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens. – Karen Cooper, Film Forum

“An extraordinary new documentary by filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, is at-once a deep, rich dive into the history of African American photography and—transcending the subject at hand—a master class in visual literacy.”
 – Mia Trams, Time Magazine

“This documentary offers a much-needed correction to the historical record, where images of African-Americans—and Africans themselves—often resorted to offensive tableaux that not only demeaned their subjects, but also denied them their basic humanity.” – David Gonzalez, The New York Times

Thomas Allen Harris is the founder and President Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. Chimpanzee’s innovative and award-winning films have received critical acclaim at international film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, and Cape Town; have been broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, ARTE, CBC, Swedish broadcasting Network and New Zealand Television; and exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, the Melbourne Arts Festival and MoMA.

Thomas’ newly released film, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, won the Fund for Santa Barbara 2014 Social Justice Award and a Best Diasporic Documentary Award from the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria. Called “Wise and Passionate” by the New York Times and “Extraordinary” by Time Magazine, Through A Lens Darkly is opening in theaters across the country, accompanied by its transmedia community engagement project Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (1world1family.me), an interactive forum that combines film, photography, social media and oral histories in a live touring event. Since 2009, Digital Diaspora has held 18 Roadshows in 9-cities, and received in excess of 10 million media impressions.

Thomas is a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Tribeca Film Institute’s Nelson Mandela Award, and United States Artist, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller Fellowships. A graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Biology, He has taught as an Associate Professor of Media Arts at the University of California San Diego and a Visiting Artist at the International Center of Photography. A published photographer, curator, and writer, Thomas lectures widely on the use of media as a tool for social change.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Daniel Joseph Martinez

November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Daniel Joseph Martinez received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is based in Los Angeles. His work is interdisciplinary, including text, image, sculpture, video, and performance. Martinez investigates politically challenging issues and their relation to collective and individual identity. His art acts as a catalyst for opening debates and controversies that affect our daily lives in America. For the 1993 Whitney Biennial, Martinez created new text for the museum’s admission badges that read “I Can’t Ever Imagine Wanting to Be White.” At the 2008 Biennial, he presented Divine Violence (2007), which consisted of 125 panels, each painted with the name of an organization that used violence to effect political change.

Daniel will be discussing the recent events and issues related to Title IX at CalArts.

Martinez has received many awards, including but not limited to, three National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, a fellowship from the Getty Center, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. In 2008 he received the United States Artists' Fellowship, and in 2010 the Fellows of Contemporary Art Fellowship. This year, Martinez was rewarded the prestigious Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary). This award has been administered annually by CalArts since 1994.

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Jason Guthrie's Graduation Recital

November 18, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: This is the Jason Guthrie Graduation Recital in the area of World Music.

Last edited by rsdavid on Oct 20, 2014

Film Screening: 'The Invisible War'

November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

INSTITUTE: The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow about sexual assault in the United States military. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.

The Invisible War is screened as a part of the It's On Us Campaign, a national week of action which centers on community involvement to end sexual assaults on campuses. It focuses on bystander intervention and sharing the responsibility as a community to prevent sexual assault from happening.

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'In the Ravine'

November 19, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: In the small town of Ukleyevo, the only way out is up, and the only way up is by climbing over everyone else. What would you do to get on top, to breathe fresh air?

The Calarts School of Theater Presents:
An Immersive Performance Piece
Directed by Brian Hashimoto
Adapted from the short story by Anton Chekov

The performance environment of In the Ravine is all encompassing. While there will be some seating available, you will be encouraged to be in control of your own viewpoint throughout the show, and the performers will likely interact with you.

Purchase Tickets

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 10, 2014

David Aguila's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: David Aguila's mid-residency recital. Works by Soper, Henry and Aguila.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 06, 2014

Speaking in Public Series

November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Speaking in Public is a series of talks and workshops hosted by the Equity & Diversity Committee and designed to encourage discussion and collaboration between CalArts students, staff, faculty and administration on a wide range of concerns. It can be difficult to talk about sensitive, complex topics in groups, no matter how small or familiar, for fear of being ridiculed, of offending someone, of not knowing enough, or not having the ‘right’ to speak about a difference or experience not one’s own. Speaking in Public provides participants opportunities to practice exchanging, learning and taking risks with others, with greater awareness, confidence and investment.

Last edited by rsdavid on Oct 03, 2014

Black Female Actors' Panel

November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A panel featuring Fran Bennett and three alumnae of the School of Theater on their experiences working in Hollywood as black women.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 18, 2014

Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jillian Mayer

November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Jillian Mayer is a visual performance artist and filmmaker based in Florida. Mayer's work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.

Last edited by pfraser on Nov 19, 2014

Graphic Design Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Alice Twemlow

November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

ART: The Program in Graphic Design welcomes Alice Twemlow.

Last edited by rsdavid on Oct 01, 2014

Unreal City: MFA Mid-Residency Recital by Sara Sinclair Gomez

November 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Unreal City, a musical adaptation of The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot.

Vocalist Sara Sinclair Gomez, in collaboration with composers Christina Ward, Daniel-Sean Goodale-Wood, Christopher Schunk, Coleman Zurkowski and Chris Prophet, pioneer the audience through five interpretive movements of the astir, aural and optic landscape of The Waste Land.

Awakened by the clangor of The Serge and loaded Sine Oscillators, Sara Gomez, Micaela Tobin and Sharon Kim experience a drought, a game, a fire, a drowning and a final storm. The performance will also be accompanied by a live, physically interactive video installation in collaboration with Michael Jr. J. Day, and featuring Julia Barna as Madame Sosostris.

Reception following the event catered by Heirloom LA.

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Maite Sandoval's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

November 21, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of Balkan, Persian music and some classical surprises. Featuring faculty and friends.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 04, 2014

Benjamin's Graduation: A Recital in Two Acts

November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Four years in two hours, finding harmony: guitarist/composer Benjamin Hubbard presents an evening of original works and arrangements including solo guitar, the soprano/7-string nylon guitar duo Koime, a Brazilian music group, two-part inventions, a visceral drum/guitar duo, and songs for soprano and chamber ensemble that blur the line between jazz and classical.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 17, 2014

North Indian Music Ensemble

November 22, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Aashish Kahn presents CalArts North Indian Music Ensemble, a night of Indian Classical traditions blended with rock, jazz and pop music.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 05, 2014
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