12/01/2014 - 12/05/2014
CalArts, The Wild Beast
MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance Program presents visiting artist Katerina Zenz, as part of the Performance Forum.
German flutist Katrin Zenz is acclaimed as a sensible and virtuoso player with great authority. She is a distinguished pioneer of contemporary music, and a magnificent improvisation artist, who knows how to tame her flutes and to elicit from them the most incredible and wonderful tones, which extend the world of sounds of the flute. With her impressive technique and breath control, her sense of time and timing, she belongs to the rare category of a virtuoso player with unique expressiveness and versatile interests. Her flute becomes a magic flute and her alto flute playing is among the best, and she skillfully executes demanding multiphonics. Brilliantly familiar with a broad spectrum of music, she integrates flute music of all centuries into a new concept of open polymorphic forms and spaces for performance. She is founding member of many chamber ensembles and ensembles of free improvisation, as well as having been a regular member of the Ensemble Köln, the Camerata Athens, and the Ensemble Skalkottas. She is founder and artistic director of the Ensemble TORA, with which she realizes major multimedia projects with open form at the Onassis Cultural Center. Performance highlights include solo recitals at the Onassis Cultural Center Athens, the German Flute Festival Munich 2010, the Künstlerhaus München, the Megaron Moussikis Athens, the Parnassos Concert Hall Athens, as a Soloist in the Flute Concertos by Toru Takemitsu and Mauricio Kagel with the Orchestra of Colours, the Flute Concerto by W.A. Mozart KV314 with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Athens and many more. Recent recordings “The complete flute works by John Cage Vol. I&II”, and new solo pieces by Anastassis Philippakopoulos are scheduled for release in 2014. Katrin Zenz is Assistant Professor for flute in the Department of Music at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.
MUSIC: The ESP presents visiting artist Bob Bellerue, as part of the ESP Forum.
Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art and installation art. Bob's work utilizes custom electronics and programming, incorporating feedback, prepared field recordings, de-musicalized instruments and found oscillators. He is in the midst of long-term collaborations with the choreographer Wanda Gala, and plays regularly as a solo artist, in KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), and in collaboration with many others (Z'EV, Mister Matthews, and Philip White, most recently). Bob's work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, New Genre Festival, CEAIT , Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Fest, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. His discography includes dozens of releases on Banned Productions, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music, Zelphabet, Anarchymoon Recordings, Sleepy Hollow Editions, Peyote Tapes, and Important Records (as a member of Tecumseh). He curates and produces noise and experimental music events on a regular basis, including the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival.
D300 Gallery: Daniel Wroe MFA 2 ART
D301 Gallery: Bridget Batch MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA
L-Shape Gallery: Vanessa Sioufi BFA 4 ART
Main Gallery: Carlos Brache BFA 4 ART
A402 Gallery: Gustavo Gomez Brechtel MFA 2 ART
Lime Gallery: Leander Schwazer MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA
Mint Gallery: Eric Carter MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA