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November 2013

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Trth Stdy (Truth Study)

September 11, 2013 - December 18, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

STUDENT AFFAIRS: A bible study.

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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool

September 21, 2013 - November 24, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 7:00pm - Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 7:00pm


Andrés Jaque, "Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool (Geoffrey & David Hockney)," 2013. Architectural drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

REDCAT: Opening: Saturday, September 21 | 7-9 pm

Artist Talk: 6 pm

In an interview with Orson Welles in 1964 about the witch-hunt being carried out against Hollywood celebrities during the McCarthy-era, the filmmaker pointed out a strange paradox: while many people during the Second World War had betrayed their friends to save their own lives, in the golden-age of Hollywood, people did it to save their swimming pools. Far from downplaying Orson Welles’ observation, it is nonetheless interesting how these aquatic scenarios and backyard gardens have always been seen as something superficial, destroyers of social cooperation and enemies of the political.

In this first solo project by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation in Los Angeles, the architect prepares an exhibition, with a series of architectural case studies based in the city of L.A., in which he problematizes the importance of such cases as places of socialization and community, leaving behind the stereotypes that characterize them as disconnected spaces, symbols of ultra-individuality and comfort.

For Andrés Jaque, it is in these interior spaces where decisions are made, the heterogeneity that underlies the garden city is casually discussed, and the conflicts and negotiations of domestic space are established. These are almost invisible architectures, hidden between palapas and high hedges, conceived from the rhythms of the human body and its daily choreography. In that sense, Andrés Jaque understands his work in a way that is very similar to performance art that since the 70s has focused on the body and its relationship to its surroundings, as the main site of artistic practice. This is a dynamic architecture, one that is in constant tension, and that prioritizes its performative quality to engage daily transformations and conflicts.

In the architect’s installation, the body is present through its absence, and the performative quality is represented symbolically by water—one of the main actors in the Californian backyard gardens. It is not arbitrary that this exhibition takes its name from David Hockney’s drawing, "Different Kinds of Waters Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Santa Monica," 1965, made during his first years in the city. Fascinated by the way people in Los Angeles used water to help shape their private gardens into social spaces, the painting shows a series of simple pipes pouring water into a swimming pool that can’t be seen. Although the material quality of water is elusive, its representation reaches a quasi-architectural dimension, without losing its ephemeral and dynamic aspect. As such, each waterfall becomes an exclusive portrait of a common situation. This might read as a metaphor for the everyday stories that the great narratives of urbanism have left out, but these are certainly places where certain forms of citizenship and interaction essential to architectural processes occur.

The exhibition Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool is accompanied with a small publication by the same name that features an essay by the architect, further discussing the ideas presented in the gallery.

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Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation was founded in Madrid in 2005. This architecture office explores the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices.

They are authors of reference buildings including Plasencia Clergy House, awarded with the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize and finalist of the VIII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo; House in Never Never Land, finalist of FAD Awards and Mies van der Rohe European Award. Recently, the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA) acquired IKEA Disobedients as the first architectural performance piece to be included in its collection. In 2012, they presented their intervention PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society at Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. Their work has been featured in Gwangju Biennale, 2011, and the Biennale di Venezia 2010.

Andrés Jaque has been Tessenow Stipendiat in Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS, and he is now professor at GSAPP Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York.

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Student Council Meetings

October 10, 2013 - December 19, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

INSTITUTE: Student council meeting, joint council.

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Separate Parts

October 31, 2013 - November 4, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, BB2

THEATER: John Johnson (MFA2) presents his stage reading of Separate Parts, directed by Rachel Park (MFA2).

Three young couples attempt to cross the painful territory of spoiled love and the walls that spoiled them. In doing so, they being to meet and to fall in love with each other, quickly realizing an odd and unsettling fact: not only are they making the same mistakes, they are making the same mistakes with the same people. Not the same kinds of people, but the same literal people. And as these relationships start to violently implode, so do the characters.

Register: Oct. 31

Register: Nov. 2

Register: Nov. 4

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Now Hear Ensemble: 'Made in California' at REDCAT

November 2, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: The innovative new music quintet Now Hear Ensemble presents Made in California, an exciting collaborative concert series of works by 11 composers located throughout the state. The program features music by Eoin Callery, Carolyn Chen, Todd Lerew, Mateo Lugo, Daniel Miller, Jon Myers, Iván Naranjo, Nick Norton, Dan VanHassel, David Werfelmann and Kevin Zhang—composers with ties to legendary institutions, including CalArts, Mills College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and USC. Scheduled to be performed in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Francisco, Made in California serves as a statewide dialogue among audiences, performers and composers, complemented by documentary videos on the collaborative process.

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Bruce Baillie: Two Nights of 16mm Treasures at REDCAT

November 3, 2013 - November 4, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:30pm


Castro Street by Bruce Baillie.

REDCAT: "A metaphysical poet of film’s postwar avant-garde." — Artforum

Jack H. Skirball Series

Co-presented with Los Angeles Filmforum and Canyon Cinema Foundation

Bruce Baillie is one of the great figures in American avant-garde filmmaking. Since 1960, he has produced a body of films unsurpassed for their lyrical sensuality, expressive honesty and formal inventiveness. An artist and film visionary, Baillie founded Canyon Cinema in collaboration with Chick Strand in 1961, and influenced generations of filmmakers and experimental artists, ranging from George Lucas to Jennifer Reeves to Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Two nights of rarely projected, beautiful 16mm films celebrate Baillie’s artistry with vintage prints and the premiere of a previously unreleased work. Sunday’s screening features Here I Am (1962), Tung (1966), All My Life (1966), Castro Street (1966), Valentin de las Sierras (1968), Little Girl (1966, premiere, preserved by the Academy Film Archive), and others. Monday’s program includes Quick Billy (1970, 60 min.), an ode to both Eastern philosophy and "horse operas," plus other rare, later films.

In Person: Bruce Baillie

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 4, 2013 - November 8, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, November 8, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Alejandra Lopez BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Elaine Dimal BFA ART

L-Shape Gallery: Lisandra Vasquez BFA PHOTO

Main Gallery: Character Animation Program Exhibition (Film/Video School)

A402 Gallery: Julien Borno BFA ART

Lime Gallery: Nancy Zamora BFA ART

Mint Gallery: Mary Katherine Riley BFA ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Christiane Cargill Kennedy

November 4, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Musical Arts Program presents visiting artist Christiane Cargill Kennedy, as part of the MAP Forum.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Kneebody

November 4, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz Program presents visiting artists Kneebody, as part of the Jazz Forum.

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Tatum Concert: Jazz Ensembles

November 4, 2013 - November 5, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 7:00pm - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:00am

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: The second Tatum Concert of the year, featuring all of the CalArts Jazz Ensembles.

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Kaoru Kakizakai, Master Shakuhachi Player

November 4, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Guest artist Kaoru Kakizakai will perform music for the shakuhachi.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Line Upon Line Percussion

November 5, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: The Percussion Program presents visiting artists Line Upon Line Percussion, as part of the Percussion Workshop.

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Copali-Copili Aztec Dancers

November 6, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Aztec dance and drumming performance.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Claire Pentecost

November 7, 2013 - November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Since the late ’90s, Pentecost, along with a number of artists such as those associated with the Critical Art Ensemble, have sought to use art to politicize and create public knowledge around the production, distribution, and consumption of food. This long term research project engages what Pentecost calls the “Public Amateur,” whereby artists inhabit the position of amateurs and hobbyists in order to make visible our everyday relationships with techno-scientific processes. The advantage of the amateur, for Pentecost and others, is that one can enter specialized discourses in order both to reveal how those discourses function (that is, to demystify them) and to empower others to think about how science and technology function in their daily lives and in the public sphere at large. What’s more, since the amateur is not inside the discourses of techno science, but rather an intruder into those forms of knowledge production, they may possibly see more clearly a series of relationships between corporations, public and private institutions, governmental agencies, and the everyday practices of consumers, producers, and citizens.

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Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre: 'Exit/Exist' at REDCAT

November 7, 2013 - November 10, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 7:00pm


Photo: John Hogg

REDCAT: "Maqoma has always been expert at conjuring the visionary and the magical." — The Guardian

The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Choreographer Gregory Maqoma returns to REDCAT with the exceptional South African vocal ensemble Complete, blending theater and dance in a new production inspired by Maqoma’s ancestral past. Through his powerful performance, Maqoma reveals the history of a 19th–century Xhosa warrior who fought to maintain cultural traditions in the face of colonial dispossession. Integrating traditional and contemporary dance from both Africa and Europe, Maqoma fuses storytelling with his own dynamic dance vocabulary and spirited live music. As supporting characters in the narrative, the musicians are interwoven in Maqoma’s vibrantly kinetic world, creating rich visual scenes that punctuate his exploration of race and political power, cultural tradition and personal legacy.

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Slow Sound

November 8, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Also with slow video.

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The Almost in Tune Boys

November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Almost in Tune Boys featuring Bob Clendenen, Steven van Betten and Marcus Buser with special guests Jett Kelly and Thea Mesirow present a concert of songs performed with acoustic instruments.

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In The Darbar: An Evening of Indian Classical Music and Dance

November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An evening of Indian classical music and kathak dance. Mid-residency recital by Vineet Vyas, World Percussion MFA2.

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CalArts Orchestra Concert

November 10, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The CalArts orchestra welcomes the Junior Chamber Music and Harmony project for a joint performance. Featuring works by John Cage, James Tenney, Igor Stravinsky, Toshio Hosokawa and Mauricio Kagel.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 11, 2013 - November 15, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, November 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Zaina Shams BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Dakota Wood BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Queer Arts Collective Exhibition

A402 Gallery: Niko Summers BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Giacamo Veronese BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Bayley Mizelle BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Efrain Toro

November 11, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz Program presents visiting artist Efrain Toro, as part of the Jazz Forum.

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Graduate Composers Concert Series

November 11, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Featuring world premieres and performances of works by the CalArts New Century Players under the direction of Christopher Roundtree performing works by CalArts Graduate Composers.

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Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill: "Live Screening" of 'Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism' at REDCAT

November 11, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:30pm


'Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism' by Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill

REDCAT: "Short-circuits conventional conceptions of a history long laid to rest… These deceptively calm sketches are micro-portraits of hate, hope, and everything in-between." —Film Comment

West Coast Premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series

Having traveled 140,000 kilometers through Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas to film this award-winning documentary, and fresh from the New York Film Festival, transatlantic artist duo Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill invite audiences into the sensory overload of Empire's interactive digital adaptations, consisting of a series of overlapping vignettes designed for an immersive experience. Focusing on minute details and underrepresented populations, Empire reveals the gaps, lapses and contradictions of a sprawling colonial history which lasted from the 17th to the 20th century, and stretched from the Cape of Good Hope to the Indonesian archipelago, from New York City to South America’s Wild Coast.

In person: Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Joby Burgess

November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: The Percussion Program presents visiting artist Joby Burgess, as part of the Percussion Workshop.

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Interventions: Lydia Davis

November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: Author Lydia Davis will visit to speak to students as part of the Interventions series.

Lydia Davis is the author of one novel and seven story collections. Her collection Varieties of Disturbance was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award of Merit Medal, and was named a Chevalier of the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Marcel Proust. She is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Travis Wilkerson

November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: CalArts Faculty TRAVIS WILKERSON will present LOS ANGELES RED SQUAD: THE COMMUNIST SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA (2013, 70min.)

"Beauty can be a revolutionary force.

They may own everything but they can’t own beauty.

I had written a screenplay, a historical narrative with actors and costumes, about the Los Angeles Red Squad of the Red Hynes era. Red Squad was the popular name for the anti-radical divisions of Police Departments found all over the country. I had done a ton of research, but in fact it was mostly a black comedy even if everything was also true. Something Keystone Kops about it even.

But the film would require money But then it occurred to me that I did have resources. I had already done a ton of research and writing, and that the locations were all, more or less, within a few subway stops.

I had a camera I loved, and an anamorphic lens that I’d been itching to use for years. I had a shotgun microphone I bought for a project ten years ago that sounds beautiful. I had nearly a decade’s worth of audio from demonstrations in Los Angeles and actually even around the world, mostly made with that microphone. I also had an amazing partner who helped me in any way she could and over and over again.

And so I just made the movie..."

- T. W.

"The opening, Los Angeles today, at dusk. In this first installment of a series about the police in the United States, Travis Wilkerson seeks to trace the early activities of the Red Squad section of the municipal police, under the zealous tutelage of its figurehead in the 1920s and 30s, William “Red” Hynes. Of him, we only see a face and a gesture, revolver pointed at the person photographing him. His mission? To track down, flush out and threaten communist activists. Infiltration and intimidation were the lot of this political militia purposely created to break any hint of social or political subversion. Combining sketches of today’s struggle and those of yesteryear with a detailed summary of repression which then runs throughout the film, a veil covering the images of the present, Wilkerson creates a superimposition that is as metaphorical as it is real. While the methods have changed, the determined rumbling of today’s demonstrators, heard off camera, nevertheless meets the throbbing roar of flying helicopters. With contemporary Los Angeles featuring as a backdrop marked by the effects of this policy in its current configuration, a gridded city, segmented by fences, walls and ubiquitous barbed wire, history seems to be repeating itself."

- Nicolas Féodoroff

A chance meeting in Havana with legendary Cuban film propagandist Santiago Alvarez changed the course of Travis Wilkerson's life. He now makes films in the tradition of the "third cinema," wedding politics to form in an indivisible manner. His films have screened at scores of venues and festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Toronto, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Yamagata, the FID Marseille and the Musée du Louvre. In the fall of 2012, the Slovenska Kinoteka in Ljubljana held an exhaustive retrospective of his work, comprising 11 films. That retrospective will also be the subject of the next issue of the film journal Kino! His best-known work is an agit-prop essay on the lynching of Wobbly Frank Little called An Injury to One, named one of the best avant-garde films of the decade by Film Comment. His other films include Accelerated Underdevelopment (on the filmmaker Santiago Alvarez), the narrative feature Who Killed Cock Robin? and the National Archive series. In 2007, he presented the first ever performance art at the Sundance Film Festival with Proving Ground, a live multi-media rumination on the history of bombing described as “one of the most daring experiments in the history of Sundance.” His most recent feature, Distinguished Flying Cross, was honored with prestigious jury prizes both at Cinema du reel and Yamagata. He also contributed short segments to two omnibus projects: Far From Afghanistan, and Orbit (films). His writings on film have appeared in Cineaste, Kino!, and Senses of Cinema. He has taught filmmaking at the University of Colorado and Film Directing at CalArts. Presently, he is the inaugural Visiting Fellow of Media Praxis in the Pomona College Media Guild.

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White Album

November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A reinvisioning of The Beatles' White Album.

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Morton Subotnick with Lillevan: 'From Silver Apples of the Moon' to 'A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur IV: LUCY' at REDCAT

November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 8:30pm


Morton Subotnick with Lillevan. Photo courtesy the artist.

REDCAT: "When the electronic composer Morton Subotnick released Silver Apples of the Moon, he seemed to be exploring a limitless world." —The New York Times

Electronic music legend Morton Subotnick performs his seminal work Silver Apples of the Moon (1967), the first album of all-electronic music featuring exotic timbres and dance-inspiring rhythms. Subotnick performs this piece accompanied by his frequent collaborator, video artist Lillevan, along with another groundbreaking work, A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur IV (1977), a playful piece made with a mix of Buchla synthesizers and tape recorders. More than a generation ago Subotnick helped to create a new music genre, one that still resonates with contemporary audiences. Seeming simultaneously composed and spontaneously improvised, this immersive performance wraps audiences in a sonic swell of surprising distortions, energetic rhythms and moving meditations.

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'Automaton'

November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall and adjoining lobby and hallway

MUSIC: Hybrid narrative installation/interactive concert based on the idea of "automatization" featuring collaborative experiences designed by the MFAs of the MTIID Program.

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Lydia Davis at REDCAT

November 13, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 8:30pm


Photo: Theo Cote

REDCAT: "[Davis] blows the roof off of so many of our assumptions about what constitutes short fiction." —Dave Eggers

Presented in association with the Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence Program at CalArts

The CalArts MFA Creative Writing Program hosts an intimate evening with MacArthur Fellow and Man Booker International Prize winner Lydia Davis, a remarkable writer and a true innovator known for her very short fiction. "Should we simply concur with the official title and dub them stories?" Man Booker International panel chairman Christopher Ricks asks. "Or perhaps miniatures? Anecdotes? Essays? Jokes? Parables? Fables? Texts? Aphorisms, or even apophthegms? Prayers, or perhaps wisdom literature? Or might we settle for observations?" Lydia Davis' work includes the novel The End of the Story and seven story collections. She has also translated a number of works of French philosophy and literature, most notably Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

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Let's Get Married

November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm - Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: An exhibiton of Queer Arts Collective, a brief lecture, experimental sounds and bands, dance performances and DJs.

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Immigration Workshop

November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, F200

INSTITUTE: Join us for an Immigration Workshop with immigration attorney, Jane Oak and recent CalArts alumni. We encourage all students to attend this workshop. It's never too early to start planning!

Jane Oak is the principal attorney at the Law Offices of Jane Oak and Associates, PC in Los Angeles. With over 12 years of experience in the areas of immigration, real estate, business and intellectual property law, Ms. Oak has established a reputation as one of the most respected and trusted immigration lawyer Los Angeles. She has served on the Board of Governors for the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) and served KABA's president in 2012. In 2011, Ms. Oak was a recipient of the prestigious NAPABA’s Best Lawyers Under 40 Award.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Taisha Paggett

November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Taisha Paggett makes things and is interested in what bodies do. She believes language is tricky, thoughts are powerful, and that people are most beautiful when looking up. Her work for the stage, gallery and public sphere include individual and collaborative investigations into questions of the body, agency and the phenomenology of race, and has been presented locally, nationally and internationally. She's been a Guest Lecturer at the Dance Center of Columbia College in Chicago since 2010. In addition to her group choreography and solo durational works, she has worked collaboratively, toured with and made significant creative contributions to the projects of Meg Wolfe, Victoria Marks, David Roussève, Cid Pearlman, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Baker-Tarpaga Projects, Kelly Nipperand and Rebecca Alson-Milkman. Paggett is a former member of Ultra-red and maintains an ongoing collaborative project with visual artist Ashley Hunt, “On movement, thought and politics,” which has taken form as workshop, performance, video and mixed media installation. She holds an MFA from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and is a co-instigator of itch dance journal.

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BFA 2 Solo Concert

November 14, 2013 - November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

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

Purchase Tickets: Nov. 14

Purchase Tickets: Nov. 15

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'The Threepenny Opera'

November 14, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 8:00pm
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

THEATER: Performances of The Threepenny Opera.

Register for tickets:

Nov. 14 (Preview)

Nov. 15

Nov. 16 (Matinee)

Nov. 16

Nov. 18

Nov. 19

Nov. 20

Nov. 21

Nov. 22

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The Politics of Parametricism at REDCAT

November 15, 2013 - November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:00am


Image courtesy of Synthesis Design + Architecture.

REDCAT:

Presented by the Master’s Program in Aesthetics & Politics at CalArts

This two-day conference organized by Matthew Poole and Manuel Shvartzberg includes a range of international experts from architectural practice and theory, and explores urgent questions that concern the social and political ramifications at stake in the evolution of computational design. Parametricism has been heralded as the new avant-garde in the fields of architecture and design—the next “grand style” in the history of architectural movements. Parametric models enable digital designers to create complex structures and environments, as well as new understandings of space, both real and virtual. Whether as tools for democratic action or tyrannical spectacle; self- and community-building capabilities; a post-humanistic subject; or the mediatized politics of our desired futurisms—all these themes are figured and being assembled within the Parametricist discourse.

Read more.

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Evan Jiroudek's Graduation Recital

November 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Evan Jiroudek's graduation recital will have music from 8 to 10 pm and a reception from 10 to 11 pm.

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Showcase Fundraiser: Threepenny Opera Concessions/Social Media Room

November 15, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:30pm

CalArts, Langley Hall and MOD Lobby

THEATER: Concession sales for Threepenny Opera.

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Chamber Music Concert

November 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music concert featuring students and faculty.

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Alter Ego

November 15, 2013 - November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 10:30pm - Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 12:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: A late night showcase of our other selves.

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Sug Easy Hip Hop/Choreography Workshop

November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: A 2 1/2 hour intensive hip hop workshop, talk back with participants, performance by participants.

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Hyung Kyu Lee Quartet MFA Jazz Drums Graduation Recital

November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Hyung Kyu Lee Jazz Quartet presents music by Larry Koonse.

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Two Original Works for Concert Theatre: Performance by Christina Ward and Collaborators

November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: This MFA recital is comprised of two works: Flow and He: An adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story. The projects incorporate film, actors, animation, dance, lighting design and musicians.

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Two Original Works for Concert Theatre: Performance by Christina Ward and Collaborators

November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: This MFA recital is comprised of two works, "Flow" and "He - An Adaptation of the HP Lovecraft Story". The projects incorporate film, actors, animation, dance, lighting design and musicians. 

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'Things That Go Bump In the Night'

November 16, 2013 - November 18, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building # 2

THEATER: Things That Go Bump in the Night is a devised multimedia theater performance exploring the mythology of the night: our dreams and fears after the sun goes down. Using personal narrative, collected stories from real life, myth, and fairytale, Things That Go Bump in the Night is a journey after dark: wondering about the monsters hiding under the bed while experiencing nightmares, beautiful dreams, secrets and magic.

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Nov. 16

Nov. 17

Nov. 18

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'Things of the Spirit Fly Free': Kevin Robinson's BFA Graduation Recital

November 16, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Free jazz improvisation in small and large ensembles by Kevin Robinson.

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ZERO: Ryo Sean Okada Graduation Recital

November 17, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: ZERO Graduation Recital by Ryo S. Okada, original solo acoustic guitar pieces.

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Matthew Allen's Percussion Quartet 'Free the Birds'

November 17, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Four groovy guys playing very groovy music.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

November 18, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:00am - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Joanna Swan BFA ART

D301 Gallery: Audrey Wollen BFA ART

Main Gallery: Carlos Brache BFA ART

L-Shape Gallery: Natalia Santizo BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Abra Conn BFA ART

Lime Gallery: Sara Torres Holden BFA ART

Mint Gallery: Justin Tenney BFA PHOTO/MEDIA

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Guitars@Noon

November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Acoustic and electric guitars playing traditional and original pieces and improvisations from classical to blues to jazz to rock and beyond.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Bad Luck

November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Jazz Program presents visiting artist Bad Luck, as part of the Jazz Forum.

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Undergraduate Composers' Concerts

November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Featuring world premieres and performances of works by CalArts undergraduate composers. Performed by CalArts faculty, students and special guests.

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Rakhshan Banietemad: The Hidden Cost of Violence at REDCAT

November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

The CalArts School of Film/Video in collaboration with The Master of Aesthetics and Politics, ICAP and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences proudly presents The First Lady of Iranian Cinema—Award-Winning Filmmaker—Rakhshan Banietemad, who'll be in residence at CalArts and REDCAT from Nov. 18-22. 

Jack H. Skirball Series at REDCAT
Rakhshan Banietemad: The Hidden Cost of Violence 

REDCAT: Iran’s most celebrated female filmmaker, Rakhshan Banietemad, screens two passionate and fascinating explorations of the impact of the recent electoral processes in Iran. We Are Half of Iran's Population (Ma Nimi Az Jameiate Iranim, 2009, video, 42 min) shows a diverse coalition of women’s rights activists engaged in the political debate. In the world premiere of See You Tomorrow Elina! (Farda Mibinamet Elina, 2013, DVD, 52 min), Banietemad returns to the kindergarten where she had enrolled her daughter, Baran—now an actress and activist who has since appeared in many of Banietemad’s narrative films. The film compares the violence witnessed by Iranian kindergarten students during the Iran–Iraq War of the 1980s with that of the recent political protests following the country’s 2009 elections.

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Noon(ish) Dance Concert

November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund 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 'Under the Skin of the City' by Rakhshan Banietemad

November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The CalArts School of Film/Video in collaboration with The Master of Aesthetics and Politics, ICAP and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences proudly presents The First Lady of Iranian Cinema—Award-Winning Filmmaker—Rakhshan Banietemad, who'll be in residence at CalArts and REDCAT from Nov. 18-22.

CalArts, Bijou Theater

Under the Skin of the City (Zir-e Pust-e Shahr, 2001)

FILM/VIDEO: Rakhshan Banietemad's urban drama centers on Tuba (Golab Adineh), a factory worker and matriarch of a raucous Tehran family. Her older daughter is pregnant and married to an abusive husband. The younger one (Baran Kosari), a high school student, is consumed with worry over a neighbor girl who suffers abuse at the hands of her father. Her youngest son is caught up in political radicalism and in danger of derailing his college aspirations, and the older one, Abbas (Mohammad Reza Forutan), is disgusted with his dead-end job and will do almost anything to realize his dream of moving to Japan to support the family…

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ESP Night No. 1

November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of sonic mayhem presented by students in the Experimental Sound Practices program.

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Student Chamber Music Concert

November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A concert of chamber music performed by CalArts student performers.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Transgender Day of Remembrance is a simple, intimate event. It will feature an open forum so people can read poetry and share their stories and thoughts on the transgender community.

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Doc's Kingdom Program

November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater and F200

FILM/VIDEO: Film screening with reception.

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Voice Event II

November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: VoiceArts at CalArts. Vocal music new and old.

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Visiting Artist: Rakhshan Banietemad

November 21, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The CalArts School of Film/Video in collaboration with The Master of Aesthetics and Politics, ICAP and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences proudly presents The First Lady of Iranian Cinema—Award-Winning Filmmaker—Rakhshan Banietemad, who'll be in residence at CalArts and REDCAT from Nov. 18-22.

A joint event between the Seminar “Femininity as Performance,” The FDP Visiting Artist Program and the Master of Aesthetics and Politics

CalArts, Bijou Theater
Nargess (1992)

Banietemad’s fourth narrative feature, Nargess, brought her renown with its enthralling story of a young working-class woman who captivates a lonely thief. Estranged from his family, the criminal turns to his accomplice and sometime lover for her assistance in securing Nargess’s hand in marriage. The older woman agrees, on the condition that he remain her partner in crime and that they rekindle their relationship. Banietemad uses the fractured love triangle as a poetic compass to chart the map of a nation torn between traditional social and gender roles and driven by a raw cupidity for wealth at any cost.

“[Banietemad’s] title as ‘First Lady of Iranian Cinema’ is not only a reference to her prominence as a filmmaker, but it also connotes her social role of merging politics and family in her work.” – Rini Cobbey, Film in the Middle East and North Africa. 

“Outspoken director Rakhshan Banietemad paints an unforgettable picture of women in today’s Iran, emphasizing their indomitable determination to have a voice in politics despite the cards being stacked against them.” – Deborah Young, Variety

One of Iran’s most celebrated directors, Rakhshan Banietemad embodies two important trends in Iranian cinema – the nation’s long and diverse tradition of innovative documentary filmmaking, dating back before the 1979 revolution, and Iran’s perhaps surprising number of women directors…. Banietemad began her career making documentaries for television before making a name for herself as a fiction filmmaker in the late 1980s with a series of pointed social satires.

Nargess (1992) marked Banietemad’s shift to a decidedly more personal mode of filmmaking and announced a new focus on the difficulties faced by various kinds of outsiders,
and especially women, negotiating their roles in an unstable society. Banietemad’s narrative films typically feature female protagonists and engrossing melodrama, romantic triangles, familial conflicts and the struggles of women to balance family, love and work. Setting her melodramas within resolutely gritty and war-torn settings peopled by petty criminals, drug addicts and loners, Banietemad’s narrative films maintain a strong commitment to socially grounded realism. Refusing any trace of the sentimental, Banietemad’s melodramas are striking examples of popular cinema used as a forceful probe into social problems long familiar - like the place of women - and relatively new - like the ravages of drug addiction.

Over the last several years, as political reform, reaction and unrest have rippled across Iran, Banietemad has returned to documentary to portray a country at the crossroads, taking the
urgent pulse of an extremely young population confronting the discontents of the Islamic revolution, of women seizing a newfound freedom but also chafing at the lingering obstacles of religious tradition.  – Harvard Film Archive

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Christian Mayer

November 21, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

Christian Mayer seems to use the past to rewrite the present. Born in 1976 in Sigmaringen in southern Germany and now living in Vienna, he often begins with historical episodes and events that have left their mark on the structure of society. With great precision, he brings different (popular) cultural, political and social contexts together in charming and visually intense tableaux. Systematically, step by step, he reorders reality and gives it a new, unexpected script.

Christian Mayer, born 1976 in Sigmaringen, Germany, lives in Vienna. Recent exhibitions include Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (solo), Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna (solo); Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw (solo); FIAC, Paris (solo); New Talents, Art Cologne (solo); Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest; temporary gallery, Cologne; Biennial of Photography, Poznan; Art Museum, Pori; Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna; Shedhalle Zurich; Sao Paulo Biennale 2004; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna. Mayer is also co-editor of the magazine that changes its name with each issue, depending on the font that is used, and a member of the band Joy Religion. He holds a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Related links:
http://galeriemezzanin.com/artists/christian-mayer/texts/mayer_artforum/
https://www.frieze.com/issue/review/christian-mayer/
http://www.contemporaryartdaily.com/tag/christian-mayer/

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Faifai: 'Anton, Neko, Kuri' at REDCAT

November 21, 2013 - November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 8:30pm
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 8:30pm
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: In the multidisciplinary performance of Anton, Neko, Kuri, the experimental Tokyo-based theater company Faifai transcends a story about basic human relationships through an exuberant pop aesthetic. The action springs from encounters among residents in a housing block who come together around Anton, a stray cat suffering from leukemia. With pop visuals, energetic movement and a polyphonic soundscape, Faifai creates a rousing theatrical experience. Words and sentences spoken by performers are cut up, sampled and turned into music, complemented by an animated visual backdrop of English surtitles. With both sensitivity and humor, Faifai combines movement and technology to create a hybrid form of theater that draws from Kabuki, Noh and manga.


In Japanese with English subtitles.

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Secular Criticism & Science and Its Fictions

November 22, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room

  • 3-6pm: Poet and literary theorist Stathis Gourgouris will discuss his new book Lessons in Secular Criticism.
  • 8pm: Armen Avanessian, Amanda Beech, and Reza Negarestani discuss how and why aesthetic adventures in literature and art capture the scientific and aspire to the status of scientific inquiry—and how, in turn, philosophical theory and cultural practices often run the risk of aestheticizing science.

Amanda Beech is an artist and writer. Her work takes up the dynamic of image-force by entangling narratives of power from philosophical theory, literature, and real political events. Beech has exhibited her artwork internationally. Recent publications include: Final Machine (Urbanomic, 2013) and Sanity Assassin, (Urbanomic, 2010). She is Dean of Critical Studies at CalArts. 

Armen Avanessian studied philosophy, literature, and political science and is currently affiliated with the Peter Szondi Institute for Comparative Literature at the Free University Berlin. He has been a Visiting Fellow in the German Department at Columbia University and Yale University. Avanessian has edited (with Luke Skrebowski) Aesthetics and Contemporary Art (Sternberg, 2011) and Realismus Jetzt! Spekulative Philosophie und Metaphysik für das 21. Jahrhundert (Merve, 2013). His publications include: Phänomenologie des ironischen Geistes: Ethik, Poetik und Politik der Moderne (Fink, 2010) and (together with Anke Hennig) Präsens: Poetik eines Tempus (Diaphanes, 2012). In 2012 he founded a research platform on Speculative Poetics: www.spekulative-poetik.de. He is also the editor of the book series SPEKULATIONEN (Merve). 

Reza Negarestani is a philosopher. He has contributed extensively to journals and anthologies and lectured at numerous international universities and institutes. His current philosophical project is focused on rationalist universalism beginning with the evolution of the modern system of knowledge and advancing toward contemporary philosophies of rationalism, their procedures as well as their demands for special forms of human conduct.

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Sonic Boom: Electronic Music for Biological Entities

November 22, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sonic Boom performs instrumental arrangements of electronic music by Alva Noto, Venetian Snares, Derrick May, Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Christian Fennesz, and a tribute to Lou Reed.

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Shan Shan Ding's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

November 22, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Four contrasting styles of music, one virtuoso etude and one chamber music.

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Career Journeys

November 23, 2013 - December 7, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 11:30am - 2:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

INSTITUTE: Resume workshop and career advice.

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Mid-Residency Jazz Saxophone Recital: Tristan Johnson

November 23, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Jazz saxophone mid-residency recital featuring music by Bennie Maupin, Eli Degibri, Cole Porter and more.

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RSVP: Piano + 1 -- Shane Summers' MFA Mid-Residency Recital

November 23, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Songs, cello and violin sonatas with appearances by Beethoven, Brahms, Fauré, Shostakovich and Shane Summers.

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Garett Grow's Mid-Residence Recital

November 23, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Jazz piano recital featuring Ted Taforo, Brandon Sherman, Khris Kempis and Efa Etoroma.  Original and new works.

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Spoken Word Ninjas

November 23, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Spoken word showcase.

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Cage, New/Works and now - Sara Sinclair Gomez's BFA 4 Graduation Recital

November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The recital will begin with an eclectic interpretation of works by John Cage followed by a more intimate selection of pieces reflecting Sara's current interests and new music by her peers.

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OK Composer: XXII

November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Round 2, new music by current students. FIGHT!

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Ivan Johnson's MFA Recital

November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Ivan Johnson's MFA Jazz Recital featuring music composed by Ivan Johnson and guest pianist Cathlene Pineda. Other guests include Kris Tiner, Brian Walsh, David Johnson, Tina Raymond and Ben McIntosh.

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The Real and the Hyper-Real: Films and Videos by Scott Stark

November 25, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 8:30am

REDCAT: "This is a magisterial composition, the work of a visionary artist, a true poet, who is in complete command of his medium." —Gene Youngblood

Jack H. Skirball Series

Scott Stark's films, videos and installations are kinetic revelations that can be shocking, mesmerizing and narratively rich. Each is a distinctive cultural and aesthetic adventure with its own conceptual rigor. His films include the mysterious and delightful Hotel Cartograph (1983); More Than Meets the Eye: Remaking Jane Fonda (2001/06), Stark's witty response to this American icon; Speechless (2008), a visceral collision of anatomy with rough-hewn surfaces; Traces (2012), a flickering play of fragmented objects; and his masterful The Realist (2013), a "doomed love" melodrama peopled with department store mannequins and located in the visually heightened universe of clothing displays, fashion islands and storefront windows.

In person: Scott Stark

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MAP Showcase

November 25, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Singer-songwriter music concert featuring students from the MAP program.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Tyler Blanton

November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: The Percussion Program presents visiting artist Tyler Blanton, as part of the Percussion Workshop.

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Art Song BFFS

November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Bring your BFF or make a new one as you listen to Ian, Sam and Shane perform works by Barber, Fauré, Finzi and Strauss.

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Digital Voice Ensemble Concert

November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The first CalArts Digital Voice Ensemble presents an array of amplified voices, voice-controlled electronics, voice-infused processing and voice manipulated digital and analog synths from 13 singers and electronic musicians. Each sub-group will improvise with noise, harmony, utterance, throat singing and unruly beat boxing.

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'Rocky Horror' Film Screening

November 26, 2013 - November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 1:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

THEATER: Film screening and performance of Rocky Horror.

Last edited by rsdavid on Nov 25, 2013
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