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April 2014

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'Thousands'

March 23, 2014 - April 5, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

CalArts, C113

FILM/VIDEO: Collaborative multimedia thesis installation.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 31, 2014 - April 4, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9:00pm - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 5:00pm

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

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Structuring Strategies Presents Luther Price

April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Known since the 1980s for his Super-8 films and performances, Luther Price has, in recent years, turned to 16mm film. Often creating new works by hand manipulating/effacing found footage, each reel he produces is an ecstatic vision of entropy and the joys and pains of mortality, inscribed directly onto the film medium. Luther will be conducting a workshop while at CalArts.

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Interventions: Ian Bogost

April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Ian Bogost is an award-winning author and game designer whose work focuses on videogames and computational media. He is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also holds an appointment in the Scheller College of Business. In addition, Bogost is Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC, an independent game studio. His research and writing considers videogames as an expressive medium, and his creative practice focuses on political games and artgames.

Watch Bogost's interview with Stephen Colbert on August 7, 2007, on The Colbert Report.

Last edited by pfraser on Mar 31, 2014

ESP Night No. 3

April 1, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Sonic mayhem by students from the Experimental Sound Practices Program.

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'Let's Have a Dance Party'

April 2, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A graduation recital with voice and piano in the first half, followed by 30 minutes of original electronic music.

Last edited by dstears on Apr 01, 2014

Tyler Vander Maas' Jazz Quintet

April 3, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: A concert of original compositions and arrangements by Tyler Vander Maas for jazz quintet.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Mary Reid Kelley & Pat Kelley

April 3, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Mary Reid Kelley (b. 1979, Greenville, South Carolina) is currently a Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome. She earned a BA from St. Olaf College (2001) and an MFA from Yale University (2009). She has received awards from the American Academy in Rome (2011); the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2009); and the College Art Association (2008). Major exhibitions include Salt Lake Art Center (2011); SITE Santa Fe (2010); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2010); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010); and the Rochester Art Center (2007). Her work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Goetz Collection, Munich; Yale University Art Gallery; and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.

Patrick Kelley (b. 1969, Bloomington, Minnesota) is currently a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He earned a BA from St. Olaf College (1991) and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1995). He has taught Photography, Video and New Media courses at the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Skidmore College in New York. His works have shown at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information-Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

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'Sleighing'

April 3, 2014 - April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - Friday, April 4, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, A404

FILM/VIDEO: Multimedia performance and installation in the Black and White Gallery (A404).

Last edited by rsdavid on Mar 24, 2014

Next Words Series at Coffeehouse Theater

April 3, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2014 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by James Pianka, Riley Raubacher and Vesta Vaingloria.

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Trajal Harrell: 'Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (L)' at REDCAT

April 3, 2014 - April 6, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:30pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 7:00pm


Antigone Sr. by Trajal Harrell. | Photo: Miana Jun.

REDCAT: "When Drag and Modern Dance Collide" —The New Yorker

“[Harrell] left just enough chinks in his armor of struts, jutting hips and commanding gazes to remind us that the most startling power of performance often lives in its exquisite vulnerability.” —The New York Times

With a bold theatrical vision and a potent score of remixed pop, electronica and more, Trajal Harrell concocts an intoxicating blend 
of strutting, voguing, extravagantly outré fashion and irresistible movement in the latest and largest edition of his acclaimed series of works inspired by 
a provocative question: What if the Harlem ball culture of the 1960s had paraded its way into downtown New York’s early postmodern dance scene? This speculation is smartly brought into a contemporary context through Harrell’s choreography for an international ensemble of virtuosic dancers. As a genre-bending exploration of race, gender, sexuality, culture and history, the resulting Antigone Sr. is much more than a fierce, all-male take on the classic tragedy. It serves up a revelatory investigation of Sophocles’ themes, set to dance music with deep bass.

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Javier Téllez: 'Games are forbidden in the labyrinth' at REDCAT

April 5, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10:00pm


O Rinoceronte de Durer (Durer´s Rhinoceros), 2010. 16mm film transferred to high definition video, color, stereo video, color, stereo sound.

REDCAT: Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 6–9pm

A co-production between REDCAT and Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, Games are forbidden in the labyrinth is Javier Téllez’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features a newly commissioned installation Chess (2014) and Téllez’s film Dürer's Rhinoceros (2010) in which the artist reflects on the social and historical conception of the psychiatric institution: from architectural structures to technologies and treatments.

Mostly known for his films, Téllez works in collaboration with psychiatric patients or people with disabilities as protagonists. Combining documentary with fictional narratives, often taken from literature and cinema, the artist questions the definitions and social prejudices established between the concepts of normality and pathology. The strategy of using invisible or socially marginalized characters thus becomes a way for the artist to contaminate certain totalitarian versions of history, giving voice to those who usually have none, reflecting a form of resistance to the normalization and homogenization that is characteristic of the dominant discourse.

The point of departure for the exhibition is Dürer's Rhinoceros, shot in the panopticon of the Miguel Bombarda psychiatric hospital in Lisbon. Operational until 2011, the facility was built in 1896 according to Jeremy Bentham’s model to house the criminally insane. Téllez asked patients from a daily clinic to imagine stories of the former patients in the deserted old cells of the psychiatric hospital. This reconstruction of the everyday life of the institution was complemented by voice-overs reading texts from sources such as Bentham’s letter presenting the Panoptic, Plato’s Cave, and Kafka’s short story The Burrow, concerned with different architectural models related to the power of surveillance.

The front part of the gallery—the foyer for the projected film—is a giant chess game, which functions as a collective space to develop a trompe l´oeil of the delirium. One can imagine this chess-asylum as an anthology of the artist’s research on the history of mental institutions, confronting symbolically the institution, the treatments and the patients in an ideological battle: mental illness is consciously presented as a socio-historical construct, and not exclusively as a biological anomaly. The installation seeks to explain the role of medical treatments and psychological techniques as mechanisms of social control that conceal implicit socioeconomic contradictions. The patterns of the board—which also allude to a hospital floor—are invaded by a series of assemblages that function as the main organs of a sterile machine. These pieces appear dissected, showing the core of its constitution, incorporating the narrative of objects, historical moments, and images from literature and film that have contributed to the treatment of mental illness. They further provide references to renowned patients such as Antonin Artaud, Unica Zürn and Adolf Wölfli twentieth-century characters who articulated their own language informed by their condition. The figures and objects in the installation and video work will momentarily abandon the domesticated situation to which they have been reduced, to address the set rules and discourse that previously evaluated and institutionalized them.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with essays by Dieter Roelstraete (Senior Curator at the MCA, Chicago), Ruth Estévez (gallery director and curator at REDCAT) and Javier Téllez.

Javier Téllez lives and works in New York. His work has been shown internationally in venues such as MoMA PS1, New York; ZKM, Karlsruhe; KW, Berlin; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; The Power Plant, Toronto; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; SMAK, Museum for Contemporary Art, Ghent; and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. He took part in TRACK (2012) in Ghent, dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Lyon Biennale (2011), Whitney Biennale (2008), Manifesta (2008), Sydney Biennale (2008 and 2004), Yokohama Triennale (2001) and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). Javier Téllez is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAAD Artist programme in Berlin from 2010 to 2011.

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Nahum Zdybel's Graduation Recital

April 5, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital of music for jazz trio and quartet featuring compositions by Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter and Nahum Zdybel.

Last edited by dstears on Apr 01, 2014

'How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?'

April 6, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An exploration of Tudor choral music featuring works by Byrd, Tallis and Victoria.

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OK Composer: Cuatro Mil Cuatrocientos Cuarenta y Cuatro

April 6, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: New music by student composers. ¡Viva la musica!

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George Silva's BFA Graduation Recital

April 6, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Come join George for an evening of guitar-induced jazz and rock music. Original compositions will be showcased, along with some works by modern jazz composers. Reception to follow!

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Chris Dyson MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Nicholas Liang MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Lisandra Vazquez BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA 

Main Gallery: Lorie Wheeler BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA 

A402 Gallery: Margaret Pratt BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA 

Lime Gallery: Daniel Bernard BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Nicole Pun MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: The Varied Trio

April 7, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance program presents visiting artist The Varied Trio, as part of the Performance Forum.

Three of Los Angeles’ premiere chamber musicians—Yuri Inoo, Aron Kallay, and Shalinii Vijayan—form the Varied Trio, a fearless chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the here and now. Explorations in color, rhythm, and melody are born from the unique combination of violin, piano, and percussion. The trio’s repertoire ranges from icons of the genre, such as Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio, to new works created specifically for the group by the leading composers of today.

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Visiting Designer Lecture Series: Jan and Randoald

Jan en Randoald Lecture Poster
April 7, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, F200

Initially Jan Hespeel and Randoald Sabbe started their careers separately. Ever since they both taught graphic design at Sint-Lucas art college in Ghent (Belgium), a certain synergy appeared and they began to collaborate. They have been working together as Jan and Randoald for many years now. Their design work is known for its special kind of typographic weirdness.

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/appropriation porn/ BFA Graduation Recital

April 7, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A show where I appropriately appropriate appropriation.

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'Body and Flesh': The Tactile Cinema of Luther Price at REDCAT

April 7, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Luther Price is Brakhage after Punk." —Light Industry

Luther Price’s painstakingly handcrafted films and slides are truly one of a kind as the artist layers viscerally distressed found film strips with provocative images, anarchic visual patterns, dirt, mold and other detritus in a sensuous, even ecstatic, vision
 of entropy and mortality—inscribed directly onto the film medium. Price’s uncompromising work has been presented at storefront cinemas, underground performance venues and, in recent years, museums such as MoMA and the Whitney. The program features two slide projection pieces, including Light Fractures (2013), several Super 8 films, and a new 16mm film.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Oscar Murillo

April 8, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

F200, CalArts

ART: Murillo's large-scale paintings imply action, performance, and chaos, but are in fact methodically composed of rough-hewn, stitched canvases that often incorporate fragments of text as well as studio debris such as dirt and dust. His paintings, video works, and performances are tied to a notion of community stemming from the artist’s cross-cultural ties to London, where he currently lives and works, and Colombia, where he was born in 1986.

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Structuring Strategies Presents William E. Jones

April 8, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: William Jones work draws from a myriad of sources such as 1970’s pornography, legal data, pop music, and his personal memories. His deeply researched films, videos, installations, and writings have covered a wide range of topics including gay subcultures, the production and counterfeiting of currency, and the materiality of film and photography. William (Bill) has shown films and made installations at dozens of festivals and museums, and he is also a prolific writer. A book length interview between Bill and Thom Andersen was published by A.R.T. Press last year.

THE FALL OF COMMUNISM AS SEEN IN GAY PORNOGRAPHY (video, color, 19 min, 1998)
KILLED (Sequence of digital files, black and white, silent, 1 minute and 44 seconds looped, 2009)

And other works…

William E. Jones, born in Ohio in 1962, is an artist and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1985, he went on to complete his MFA in 1990 at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. His subtle and often deeply researched films, videos, installations, and writings have covered a wide range of topics including gay subcultures, the production and counterfeiting of currency, and the materiality of film and photography as mediums. These projects have been the focus of solo exhibitions at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; White Cube, London; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. His films have received retrospectives at Tate Modern, London (2005), Anthology Film Archives, New York (2010), and the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna (2011). Important group exhibitions include the 1993 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and the 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011. In addition, Jones has also published numerous artists’ books, including Tearoom (2008), Heliogabalus (2009), Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration (2010), and Halsted Plays Himself (2011).

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Energetic Evolution: Aaron Kahn's BFA Graduation Recital

April 8, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Come bathe in the sound of the sun. Featuring music for solo trumpet by Rosenboom, LeBaron, Pintscher and Stockhausen.

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'Leakages and Anticoagulants'

April 8, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: School of Theater production directed by Rachel Park.

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Jessica Waithe's Final BFA Graduation Recital

April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Final BFA recital, unaccompanied trumpet, trumpet and piano, trumpet and accordion. Music by De Falla, Lindsay, Jolivet, Taylor and Tisné.

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California Electronic Music Exchange Concert

April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of electronic music by graduate composition students from Mills College, UCSB, UCSD and CalArts.

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Minimalist Dream House: Katia and Marielle Labèque at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:00pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: From American pioneers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass all the way to Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, Radiohead, and Aphex Twin, the world’s reigning piano duo, along with guest artists, will present a bird’s eye survey of Minimalism from a keyboard perspective in three 40-minute sets. Come and go as you will. Just don’t miss it.

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Vinny Golia Large Ensemble at REDCAT

April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Some of the most creative and compelling music in the U.S. today." —Cadence

Formed by vaunted L.A. composer and multi-instrumental improviser Vinny Golia to perform his ambitiously scaled original compositions, the Large Ensemble has been a powerhouse of the west coast creative music scene for three decades. Now numbering more than 40 virtuoso performers, the orchestra blends Golia’s intricately notated contemporary chamber music with crackerjack improvisation, incorporating extended instrumental techniques, 20th-century idioms and world music concepts. Only a fraction of the orchestra’s huge repertoire is performed live more than once—making each concert a can’t-miss occasion. The Large Ensemble’s latest incarnation 
is built around the Vinny Golia Electric Sextet: Golia on a dizzying array of winds, plus trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom, saxophonist Gavin Templeton, guitarist Alex Noice, bassist Jon Armstrong and drummer Andrew Lessman. For the first time, the orchestra also features a vocalist, Andrea Young.

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Speaking in Public: Microaggressions

April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Discussion series hosted by the Equity and Diversity Committee, Office of the Provost.

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Karen Green and Lisa Pearson

April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Lecture series presented by the MFA Creative Writing Program.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Monica Majoli

April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Monica Majoli’s practice examines the relationship between physicality and consciousness, as expressed through the documentary sexual image. Themes of intersubjectivity and temporality have informed numerous bodies of her work, together with decisive shifts in materiality. Monica Majoli's figurative paintings from the early 1990s to the present have depicted scenes of sexual fetishism— painstakingly actuated self-­‐portraits with dildos or claustrophobically populated representations of S&M encounters between men. But she focuses less on the transcription of physical experience than on the suggestion of its most obdurate, if ineffable, psychological aspects and ramifications. Investigating themes and rituals of identity, intimacy, and mortality, Majoli's work is both a site for catharsis and an admission of its irresolution. A painting such as Untitled (1990), a small panel showing a slice of a woman's scarred pelvis, paradoxically implies intractable psychic distance that is unmitigated by corporeal proximity.

Highlights from her exhibition record include Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009); Everywhere: Sexual Diversity Policies in Art, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea; Spain (2009); Eden's Edge: 15 L.A. Artists, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2007); Into Me/Out of Me, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2006); Supereal, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2002); LA Post-­‐Cool, San Jose Museum of Art (2002); Scene of the Crime, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (1997); and In a Different Light, Berkeley Art Museum (1995). Her Rubberman series was featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial and the 2006 Berlin Biennial of Contemporary Art at KW Institute of Contemporary Art. Her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

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Ov this World

April 10, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Mezzanine 8

ART: Sculpture, photo, projection.

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CalArts Idol

April 10, 2014 - April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

INSTITUTE: Talent contest with a $100 prize and a chance to be the featured performer for April 11's Spring Event.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Ralph Samuelson

April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B311

MUSIC: The Career Designs program presents visiting artist Ralph Samuelson, as part of the Career Designs class.

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Bram's Metamorphosis - MFA Graduation Recital

April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A graduation recital, debuting new music by multi-instrumentalist/performer/composer Bram Glik, as well as original arrangements of music written by influential figures of the jazz idiom. Featuring highly skilled and exceptionally talented musicians from the Jazz Studies Program.

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MAP Concert

April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert featuring performances by students of the MAP Program.

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Spring Event: The Fashion Show

April 11, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:30pm - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:30am

CalArts, Main Gallery

INSTITUTE: Spring event, part dance party, part fashion show.

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CAP Saturday Music Concert

April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

CAP: CAP's annual concert for the Saturday Music Program.

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CalArts Designer Olympics

April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, F200

INSTITUTE: A 3-hour make-a-thon open to all CalArtians: get off your computer and compete in teams to win a series of short, timed design challenges!

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Anne LeBaron: 'Portrait Concerts' at REDCAT

April 12, 2014 - April 13, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 7:00pm


Anne LeBaron in Vienna. | Photo: Laurence Svirchev.

REDCAT: "Always changing,
 and always captivating." —Los Angeles Times

"She inhabits her massive instrument as if it were a continent." —The New York City Jazz Record

Widely recognized as one of the most intriguing talents in American postmodern composition, Anne LeBaron has used her music to explore a range of fanciful subjects and stories—from the mysterious Singing Dune of Kazakhstan to figures such as the apocryphal cross-dressing Pope Joan and Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Surveying four decades of adventurous music-making—honored with the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, as well as Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, among other prizes—two different programs feature selections from LeBaron’s operas, concert theater pieces, and instrumental compositions augmented by electronics and video. Also in the mix: a sneak preview of the composer’s seventh opera, Psyche & Delia, which probes the cultural resonances of LSD; and compositions by LeBaron’s former students. Guest artists include soprano Lucy Shelton, flutist Camilla Hoitenga, shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson, and the Formalist Quartet.

On April 12, compositions by Anne LeBaron include Creación de las Aves; a selection from Silent Steppe Cantata; Way of Light; Doggone Catact; and Breathtails, with additional compositions by Daniel Corral and James Klopfleisch. Special guests: Richard Valitutto, Timur Bekbosunov, Daniel Rosenboom, Ralph Samuelson, and the Formalist Quartet.

On April 13, LeBaron compositions will be The Good Man (from her opera, Crescent City); Transfiguration; Sachamama; and Julie’s Garden of Earthly Delights, with additional works by Andrew Tholl, James Klopfleisch, Andrew McIntosh, Chris Schunk, and Kwan-fai Lam. Special Guests: Cedric Berry, Vicki Ray, Lucy Shelton, Camilla Hoitenga, Justin DeHart, Alison Bjorkedal, Julie Feves, and Jon Stehney.

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Conversation with David Gaitan

April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

THEATER: A conversation with Mexico City playwright David Gaitan.

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'Rabbit Sorbet': Sharon Kim's Graduation Recital

April 12, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Works by Berio, Soper, Krieger, Di Scipio, Zurkowski, Plotke, Kim and Ward.

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CalArts Open Studios

April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Tatum Annex, Broad, Photo Studios, Art & Tech Studios, Entrance

ART: The Art MFA Program opens its studios to the public.

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MFA Graduate Recital: Tristan Johnson

April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: MFA Graduation Recital featuring the music of John Coltrane, Elvin Jones and more...

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Chuck Gloria's Awesome Kool Kidz Only BFA Guitar-Time Grad-Cital (Sorry Dweebs)

April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Originals, repertoire, art song, video game and funk arrangements, featuring the sexy acoustic nlyon string guitar. Works by Gloria, Walker, Gloria & Walker, Uematsu, Dyens and Rick James (Bitch).

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Arielle Deem's BFA Graduation Recital

April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: An evening of artistic cross-pollination, including original and arranged compositions, animation, dance and live performance by Arielle Deem and friends, celebrating her time at CalArts, studying vocal performance and musical arts.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Mike Richards MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Patrick Ballard MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Elijah Ford MFA 2 ART 

Main Gallery: Danny Escalante MFA 2 ART

A402 Gallery: Karan Kapoor MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Miranda Hoffs MFA 2 ART

Mint Gallery: Eli Skipp MFA 2 ART & TECH

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Anne LaBerge

April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Performance program presents visiting artist Anne LaBerge, as part of the Performance Forum.

Anne La Berge’s career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her most recent performances bring together the elements on which her international reputation is based: a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing. Many of her compositions involve her own participation, though she has produced works intended solely for other performers, usually involving guided improvisation and text. She also uses these compositions that work with a flexible combination of imposed musical situations and electronics where performer/improvisers are an integrated part of the music making process as material for workshops and master classes. In addition to creating her own work she regularly performs in other artists’ projects in a range of settings from modern chamber music to improvised electronic music. She can be heard on the Largo, Artifact, Etcetera, Hat Art, Frog Peak, Einstein, X-OR, Unsounds, Canal Street, Rambo, esc.rec., Intackt, Data, Unsounds and New World Records labels which include recordings as Berge duo, Apricot My Lady, Big Zoom, the Corkestra and MAZE.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Camilla Hoitenga

April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Composition program presents visiting artist Camilla Hoitenga, as part of the Graduate Composers' Forum.

Flutist Camilla Hoitenga is at home on stages all over the world, performing in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Kremlin in Moskow and the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, playing not only the C-flute but also the alto, bass, and piccolo flute and other varieties of her instrument.

She has performed concertos written for her by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Péter Köszeghy, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Royal Philharmonic of Stockholm, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, as well as orchestras in Paris, Barcelona, Helsinki, Berlin, Kyoto, Tampere, Frankfurt, Vilnius, and many others, working with conductors like Marin Alsop, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach and and appeared at important festivals like the Salzburg Festival or the Donaueschinger Musiktage.

Her repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Stockhausen, from concertos to music for flute alone (Stockhausen, Eötvös), from state-of-the art pieces for live video and electronics with Jean-Baptiste Barrière or Claudia Robles to improvisations with Jean-Marc Montera or Taavi Kerikmäe and interdisciplinary projects. Her concerts have been acclaimed by the press as "brilliant", "charismatic", and "ideally transparent and precise", her recordings, in particular those with Kaija Saariaho, have won awards in France, Great Britain and in North America.

In addition to her intensive collaborations with Saariaho, Köszeghy and Stockhausen, she has had pieces dedicated to her by wide range of composers, including Donnacha Dennehy, Christopher Fox, Miyuki Ito, Anne LeBaron, Arvydas Malcys, Michele Rusconi, Oliver Schneller, Helena Tulve, Jovanka Trbojevic, Andreas Wagner, and Bryan Wolf.

She has taught at the State University of New York and at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen/Duisburg and continues to give masterclasses and workshops on various subjects for musicians of all ages.

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Graduate Composers Concert Series

April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music 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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Shelly Silver: Intimate Visions and Public Spaces at REDCAT

April 14, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:30pm


Still from Touch.

REDCAT: “By staking her right to documentary material as well as fictional writing, Shelly Silver sizes up the likelihood of an imaginary point of view reaching a truth more subtle than autobiographical truth.” —Cinéma du Réel

This screening of two works by Shelly Silver begins with What I’m Looking For (2004, digital video, 15 min.), the second in her trilogy of fictional essay films shot in public spaces, which explores the relationship between a female photographer and subjects
 met on the Internet. The program continues with Touch (2013, digital video, 68 min.), in which a gay man recounts, mostly in Mandarin, his return to New York’s Chinatown after 50 years in order to care for his dying mother. Like the narrator—a librarian, cataloguer and recorder—the city has changed and yet the past still haunts familiar streets. The character is an invention of the filmmaker, but as her narrator confides, “words make the impossible imaginable, therefore possible.” Currently chair of Columbia’s Visual Arts Program, Silver has utilized video, film and still photography to investigate contested territories between public and private, narrative and documentary, the watcher and the watched.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Laura Heit

April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Laura Heit will present several animations as well as the critically acclaimed Matchbox Shows in which which she performs tiny puppet vignettes inside matchboxes.

Using numerous animation techniques, puppetry and live- action video, Laura Heit’s exquisitely crafted, subversively witty work makes visible hidden corners of the human psyche, where monsters, wolves and imaginary creatures tread.

Laura Heit is an artist who works in animated art and performance. She employs stop-motion, live-action puppetry, hand drawing, and computer animation in her short films. Her work has screened extensively at museums and film festivals around the world including; Walker Arts center, Moma, Guggenheim, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, Annecy, Rotterdam, Taiwan, Ann Arbor, and London International Film Festivals, Black Maria, PBS, and others. She also works in puppetry, experimental theater, and live performance. Her acclaimed puppet-show-in miniature, The Matchbox Shows, in which Heit plays ringmaster to a tiny cabaret, has been touring for over ten years, including Dordrecht, Netherlands summer 2010, REDCAT and Walt Disney Concert Hall Spring 2008. She has been the recipient of awards and grants from; Mac Dowell Colony (2007, and 2009), Channel Four Television London, British Film Council, Durfee Foundation, ARC grant, Jim Henson Foundation, Thames and Hudson, Puppeteers of America, and MTV. She has a BFA in Film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Royal College of Art, London. Laura was co-director of the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts in Valencia California from 2007-2011. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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MFA Graduation Recital: Evan Spacht

April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Exploration of electroacoustic means, multiple feedback system via various instruments.

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'The Red Light Piano' (End of Year Recital)

April 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Red Light Piano is a piece for solo piano, visuals and live electronics by Manuel Lima, based on colors, testimonials, loops and improvisation.

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'All That Glass Cut Me to Pieces'

April 15, 2014 - April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00pm - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm

CalArts, C113

FILM/VIDEO: A multi-screen installation with sound.

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A Protospective

April 16, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Black & White Studio

CRITICAL STUDIES: Final show for Integrated Media MFA.

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MFA Graduation Flute Recital--Li Jung An

April 16, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Featuring music by Gary Schocker, Mercadante, Alberto Ginoistera, Jacob Gade and Astor Piazzolla.

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Student Council Presents: A CalArts Passover Seder

April 17, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Cafeteria Dining Hall

INSTITUTE: The Passover Seder is a traditional Jewish symbolic holiday dinner. CalArts deserves one.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jon Pylypchuck

April 17, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Jon Pylypchuk (born 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian painter and sculptor, living and working in Los Angeles. He studied in 1996 at the Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, New Haven, earned a BFA with Honors in 1997 at the University of Manitoba, and an MFA in 2001 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

His work includes sculptures, paintings and drawings, and he has presented his art under the pseudonym Rudy Bust. He was a member of the artist collective known as The Royal Art Lodge (1996–2008) founded by Michael Dumontier, Adrian Williams, Neil Farber, Marcel Dzama, and Drue Langlois, though Pylypchuk was only active in 1996 through 1998.

Pylypchuk has shown internationally in both his solo career and in his collaboration with the Royal Art Lodge. His work has featured at galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the ZKM Museum in Germany, the Royal Academy in London, the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and the Musee d'Arte Contemporaine, Montreal. He is represented by China Art Objects in Los Angeles and Friedrich Petzel in New York.

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Minimalist Jukebox: Glass' 'the CIVIL warS' at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 17, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Gershon leads Philip Glass’ operatic/choral music from the Rome section, the last of the five acts comprising Robert Wilson’s monumental the CIVIL warS. Among the characters in this mesmerizing rumination on war and peace are Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, and Hercules.

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Spring Dance Concert

April 17, 2014 - April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of work by faculty and BFA choreographers.

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Emio Greco | PC: 'ROCCO' at REDCAT

April 17, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:30pm
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Boxing is dancing, a duel is a duet." —NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands

Choose a ringside seat for this intensely physical dance event set in a stylized boxing ring, and the sweat produced by this remarkable Amsterdam-based company may become part of the experience. In ROCCO, choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten put dancers face to face in a suite of choreographed bouts that are exhilarating, exhausting and deeply poignant—with a healthy dose of humor as counterpoint. With virtuosic performances, and plenty of nimble footwork, the competitors represent brotherly love with intense abandon: both the good and the bad, from Cain and Abel to Romulus and Remus to Laurel and Hardy. As in the film that inspired it, Luchino Visconti’s Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers), the artists expose both physical and psychological extremes in this powerful work that received Holland’s prestigious SWAN Award for Best Dance Production of 2012.

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Next Words Series at Monte Vista Projects

April 18, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles

Human Resources, Los Angeles

CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2014 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by Jade Hudson, Diego Robles, Nick Saltrese and Robert Villalobos.

Monte Vista Projecs, Highland Park
5442 Monte Vista St.

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Print Fair 2014

April 19, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: CalArts Print Fair is an event wherein CalArts students, alumni and faculty share and sell printed work.

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CalArts Capitol Sessions: The First 25 Years

April 19, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm


Blue Note artist Ravi Coltrane is among the alumni of CalArts’ first Jazz CD to perform at reunion concert. | Photo: Daborah Feingold

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Celebrated jazz artists and CalArts alumni Ravi Coltrane, Ralph Alessi, Peter Epstein, James Carney and Darek Oles reunite for a special outdoor concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the annual CalArts Jazz Program recording made at iconic Capitol Studios in Hollywood. All five headliners had appeared on the inaugural “CalArts Jazz CD,” which in 1990 began the unprecedented long-term collaboration between a major label and an educational institution. Opening for Coltrane, Alessi and company are students drawn from the Jazz Program’s current ranks, performing an eclectic selection of new original compositions from the 2014 edition of the CalArts Jazz CD.

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2340
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Admission is FREE. Reservations are recommended.

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'Different Aspects of Freedom'

April 20, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An MFA graduation recital featuring original compositions and collaborations, seeking unity through technology, lines and dimensions.

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Shane Summers' Graduation Piano Recital

April 20, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: MFA collaborative piano recital. Shane plays music by and with friends.

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'DHA DRUM... The Drum': Vineet Vyas' MFA Graduation Recital

April 20, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Join tabla player Vineet Vyas for an evening of music and drumming influenced by his journey in CalArts. Featuring Randy Gloss, some amazing CalArtians and his amazing wife, Bageshree Vaze, on vocals.

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'Choiceless Awareness': Amir Adeghi DMA Recital

April 21, 2014 - April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:00am - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Choiceless Awareness is posited in philosophy, psychology and spirituality to be the state of unpremeditated, complete awareness of the present without preference, effort or compulsion. The term was popularized by Jiddu Krishnamurti, in whose philosophy it signifies a main theme.

The project places ten pairs of cloth wardrobes around CalArts. Each pair of wardrobes hosts a performer and a listener. Everyday for one week, the wardrobes will be arranged in different places, all gradually getting closer to the Roy O. Disney Music Hall, where the final performance will be.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 21, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Mark Desiderio MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Chiquita Landfill Scholarship Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Finley Still BFA 4 ART 

Main Gallery: Alexander Woods BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Eve LaFountain MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA (& FILM)

Lime Gallery: Yaron Guerrero MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Melanie Berry MFA 2 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Miroslav Tadic

April 21, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: The Instrumental Performance program presents visiting artist Miroslav Tadic, as part of the Performance Forum.

Guitarist, composer and improviser Miroslav Tadic completed his formal music education in the United States after studying in Italy and his native Yugoslavia. He has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and musical styles, ranging from music of the Baroque and Classical periods to Blues, Jazz, Rock and World music.

Tadic's performing and recording credits include projects with Mark Nauseef, The Los Angeles Opera with Placido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Symphony, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo, Howard Levy, Joachim Kühn, L. Shankar, Markus Stockhausen, Dusan Bogdanovic, Vlatko Stefanovski, Teofilovic Brothers, Wadada Leo Smith, David Torn, Maria João, Jack Bruce, The Grandmothers of Invention, Theodosii Spassov, Kudsi Erguner, Djivan Gasparyan, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Ashish Khan, among others.

Tadic has recorded worldwide and his music can be heard on CMP Records, M–A Recordings, Third Ear, Avalon, Croatia Records, ENJA, Nine Winds and Sony/BMG. He performs regularly in Europe, North and South America and Japan.

In recent years Tadic has concentrated on developing an approach to improvisation which combines and juxtaposes musical material drawn from many diverse sources, including Baroque, European classical and North Indian classical music, Flamenco, Eastern European folk traditions, Blues, Jazz, and Rock. He is noted for his pioneering work in applying the elements of classical and flamenco techniques to the electric guitar.

He has composed solo and chamber music which is published by Les Editions Doberman-Yppan. Tadic has written music for numerous experimental film, dance and theatre works and most recently completed music for Croatian feature film “Seventy Two Days” by Danilo Serbedzija.

Since 1985 he has been a professor at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Nicole Gagne

April 21, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: The Composition program presents visiting artist Nicole Gagne, as part of the Graduate Composers' Forum.

Nicole V. Gagne was born in New York and graduated Fordham University with a B.A. in English (suma cum laude, phi beta kappa, in cursu honorum).

She is the co-author of Soundpieces: Interviews with American Compsers and author of Sonic Transports: New Frontiers in Our Music, Soundpieces 2, and Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music. A contributor to The New Grove II, she has lectured on music at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the California Institute of the Arts and has written articles for BMI Magazine, Ear, Keyboard Classics, OP, Option, and www.newmusicbox.org. In 2004 her essay “The Beaten Path,” a history of percussion in American music, received the Deems Taylor Award for best magazine article about music.

Currently hosting the SFCR radio series “A 21st-Century Guide to 20th-Century Music,” she is also the librettist and co-composer of the opera Agamemnon.

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Yoga

April 21, 2014 - May 12, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

CalArts, C105

INSTITUTE: Yoga for staff (and all!).

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Undergraduate Composers' Concerts

April 21, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music 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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'Small New Films' at REDCAT

April 21, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "Mysterious and lush explorations of the visual world… Rick Bahto’s Super 8mm films play like formalist, haiku-like postcards to distant friends." —San Francisco Cinematheque

Since 2002, the Echo Park Film Center (EPFC) has been an influential proponent of small-gauge film, particularly Super 8mm and 8mm. This survey of handmade films affirms the independent spirit of the EPFC community in an aesthetically eclectic range of works from personal diary films to cross-disciplinary collaborations, from documentary portraiture to hand-processed abstraction. Drawing on young experimenters from the center's education and residency programs as well as artists commissioned to make brand-new films for EPFC's 12-year anniversary, the program includes films by Rick Bahto, Ursula Brookbank, Kate Brown, Paul Clipson, Hayley Elliott, Marilyn Hernandez, Ellie Parker, John Porter, Chloe Reyes, Martine Syms, Penelope Uribe-Abee, and Pablo Valencia, all projected from Super 8 or 8mm camera originals.

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'everybody hold my hand right now i swear to god': Book Launch

April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Courtyard Annex

CRITICAL STUDIES: MA & MFA Critical Studies students have created a book and will be reading from it.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Luciano Perna

April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe on Luciano Perna:

From the point of view of people addicted to categorization, of course, there is a category for everything including one which is the category for things which don’t fit into categories. And it is there that one finds some very interesting things, events and ideas. Luciano Perna is an artist whose work seems very elusive when it comes to categorizing it, not least because it seems to appeal to several categories at once. It is Duchampian, certainly, but it is just as much Futurist and Constructivist. It is Surrealist, but in a curiously non-Freudian way. The artist once told me that he found Warhol inspiring but I’ve never seen in his work any of the campy conservatism of the Most Famous Flaneur of All, so it must have been the old reactionary inventiveness to which he was referring, and there I think he may have a point. Perna is one of the most vividly inventive artists around, and the invention begins with the very odd reasoning which, in every sense, becomes the subject of the work.

One could recall Foucault on Brissset, the 19th–century French thinker who was so important to Breton, and who proposed that instead of the conventional wisdom which sees different words as having a common source in an originally very limited lexicon, one should rather reverse this assumption and think of words as concentrations (condensations) of a multiplicity of origins. This would be a good way of thinking about any work of art (and any text), but it seems especially pertinent to work like Perna’s.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Rhys Ernst and Mariah Garnett

April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: Double Bill
Program in Film/Video alumni
Rhys Ernst and Mariah Garnett will present several short films and video pieces

Rhys Ernst is a filmmaker and an artist; he writes and directs films about transgender people, cats, and dysfunctional couples (among other things). He occasionally works in other mediums, such as photography, painting and music. He received his MFA in Film/Video at CalArts in 2011 and a BA from Hampshire College in 2004. His MFA thesis film The Thing premiered at Sundance 2012. His following film She Gone Rogue premiered at the 2012 “Made in LA” Los Angeles Biennial at the Hammer Museum and won a Jury Award at Outfest 2013. Past screening venues include Oberhausen, Ann Arbor Film Festival, UCLA Hammer Museum, REDCAT, LACE, and his work will be included in the upcoming 2014 Whitney Biennial. He was named 2010 HBO Point Scholar and a 2012 Project: Involve Fellow. He received a Gold Plaque at the 2003 Chicago International Film Festival and a 2003 Princess Grace Award Honorarium. He is currently developing new films, screenplays and art works. He lives in Los Angeles.

Mariah Garnett is an experimental filmmaker and artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work seeks to occupy a space between convention and experimentation—or, rather, to experiment with convention. The boundaries of adaptation, documentary and fiction are continually being drawn and re-drawn in her work. A big part of her practice involves finding people or things out in the world to inhabit for a spell. For the most part, these figures are significant, though many times unknown, players in queer history. These twisted homages go so far as to ingest and regurgitate identities to the point where the maker’s motivation is called into question.

Garnett holds an MFA from Calarts in Film/Video and a BA from Brown University in American Civilization. Her work has been screened internationally including the following venues: Venice Biennial (Swiss Offsite Pavillion), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Beiruit), Outfest (Los Angeles), Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis), Mix NYC, Girl Monster (Hamburg).

In 2012 she took part in a 2 person show Common Era at ltd los angeles. In 2011 she had a solo show at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles titled Encounters I May or May Not Have Had With Peter Berlin and has had work in group shows at Acuna Hansen Gallery (Los Angeles), Montehermoso Cultural Center (Vittoria, Spain) and Workspace Gallery (Los Angeles). She has collaborated with artists Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Zackary Drucker, A.L. Steiner and Chiara Giovando. She is represented by ltd los angeles.

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MFA Graduation Recital--Diane Lindsay

April 22, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Woks by DeFalla, LeBaron (West Coast Premiere), Poulenc, Schubert and Lindsay, featuring guest artists Jessica Waithe, Nandani Sinha, Tali Tadmor and the Isaura String Quartet.

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Afro-Cuban Dance Lesson

April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

CalArts, Clark's Field

STUDENT AFFAIRS: A dance instructor leads a class for all those interested.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Ric Alviso

April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The Music Cultures program presents visiting artist Ric Alviso.

Ric Alviso is Professor of Music at California State University Northridge. He received his B.M. degree in music composition from California State University, Long Beach, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in ethnomusicology at UCLA.

As an ethnomusicologist, he has conducted fieldwork in Africa, Mexico and the Southwest United States. He has studied and performed music from many music cultures, including Shona and Mandinka music from Africa, Indonesian gamelan, Albanian folk music, and various Latin American and Native American styles.

As a composer, he has combined elements of Western and non-Western traditions with an emphasis on microtonality.

As a pianist, he has performed with the Long Beach and Santa Monica Symphony orchestras. He is currently on the music faculty at Santa Monica College, in addition to his assignments at California State University, Northridge.

He is the author of Multicultural Music in America: An Introduction to Our Musical Heritage and Musical Aspects of the Corrido, the War on Drugs: and their Convergence in a Federal Prison.

His current research projects are on multicultural music education and documenting traditional musicians living in the San Fernando Valley.

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Hinter: The Hour of the Half-See

April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Lawn behind Ahmanson, Soccer Field, Pool

ART: Hinter is a poetic folk opera that is ambulatory and site-specific.

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Truth Study (Trth Study)

April 23, 2014 - May 14, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Cafe A

INSTITUTE: A Bible study, Christian fellowship.

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'Grids, Beats and Group'

April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Live electronic/computer music with projections.

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New Music for Woodwinds & Friends

April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: New works for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

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'Cost'

April 24, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:00am - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, Front Entrance

THEATER: A small iPod and laptop speakers will play back interviews with CalArts students speaking about their experience.

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Speaking in Public: Equity & Diversity Discussion

April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

PROVOST: A discussion and workshop on equity & diversity issues/concerns, with guest speakers, film and refreshments.

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Career Series with Kim Konikow: Interviews

April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Faculty Center

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Workshop on interview tips and speed interview sessions.

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Career Series: Employer Panel

April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Faculty Center

INSTITUTE: Employers from various companies will hold a panel for students.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Gina Osterloh

April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: What are the boundaries of the body? Look closely at Gina Osterloh’s images for the telltale signs of a body in search of connection. Legs sink into the floor and bodies emerge out of the wall. Combining sculpture and performance, Osterloh constructs rooms of cut paper for her figures to inhabit.

Her current work emerged out of what she describes as “a frustration with photography’s desire to classify or quantify whoever was sitting in the photograph.” Osterloh says, “It all goes back to assimiliation. To the ‘What are you?’ you want to offer a blank.” For Osterloh, this “blank” is a point of disruption, a momentary gap or slippage in a basic act of communication and the territory of her work.

Osterloh, born in Texas, raised in Ohio and currently based in Los Angeles, spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Manila, Philippines, where she frequented supply stores that carried office paper in four — and only four — colors. Sheets of that pale pink, yellow, blue and green paper became Cut Room and Rash Room (influenced by a case of heat rash). Simultaneously becoming their environments and creating them, the bodies in Osterloh’s images mimic their surroundings in otherworldly camouflage.

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'There Be Dragons'

April 24, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: A play with music by Aleshea Harris
Directed by Zoe Aja Moore

There Be Dragons melds traditional Western fairytale lexicon with experiences of displaced, impoverished and marginalized peoples in modern society. Brought together by the impending nuptials of one of their own, the inhabitants of a dystopic queendom seek love while navigating traumas and avoiding earthly and skyborne dangers.

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Heart Christian Fellowship

April 24, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00am
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:00am
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:00pm - Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Critical Studies Foyer

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Prayer meeting and fellowship.

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NVC + Yoga and CAP Panel

April 25, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

INSTITUTE: Non-violent communication workshop, plus yoga class, followed by CAP panel on community service as an expression of health and happiness.

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Digital Voice Ensemble

April 25, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Digital voice ensemble presents compositions and improvisations.

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Performance Space(s)

April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm

International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place's 10th Annual Conference

California Institute of the Arts, April 25-27, 2014

Theme: Performance Space(s)

Beyond the stage and the stadium, performance is an integral aspect of human interaction. The conference seeks to explore how space or place can shape performance and how performance can transform a space or place.

April 25, 8pm, Bijou Auditorium

Film Screening: Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Space

April 26, 3pm, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

Panel discussion: Sekula's Spaces & Places

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'Nova Chordis': New Choral Works by CalArts Composers

April 25, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: End of semester concert for Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

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'Orphans'

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Orphans tells the story of two orphan brothers, Treat and Phillip, who live in a house in Philadelphia. Treat, Phillip's older brother, is a drunken troublemaker who steals and keeps an obsessive watch over his brother. Phillip is a childlike young man who never leaves the house out of fear. These young men find hope in a man named Harold, who begins to take on the role of their father. This is a story about two lost souls who've never known the feeling of parental love and guidance.

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Mark Trayle: 'Many signals all at once' at REDCAT

April 25, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “A free radical.” —Squid’s Ear

An early pioneer of laptop performance, composer and media artist 
Mark Trayle also creates work written for networked chamber ensembles and re-engineered consumer products and cultural artifacts as interfaces for both live electronic music and media installations, among other explorations. Along the way he has collaborated with artists such as David Behrman, Jason Kahn, Toshimaru Nakamura, Wadada Leo Smith, and The Hub. Trayle is joined at REDCAT by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan and other guest artists from near and far as he lays out a program of new multichannel solo pieces and compositions for mixed instrumental and electronic ensembles.

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REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2014

April 26, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 8:00pm


Papa Cloudy, Directed by Akiko McQuerrey.

REDCAT: “REDCAT’s film showcase gives children a chance to see their peers across the globe.” —Los Angeles Times

The 9th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival returns with three weekends of adventurous short-film programs to appeal to moviegoers of all ages. Magical, exhilarating works made by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs showcase work from around the globe—including Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Taiwan, Mozambique, Korea, The Netherlands, and Ukraine—to inspire the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts.

  • Saturday, April 26
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Experiencia! Films from Latin America
  • Sunday, April 27
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm One of A Kind
    • 3:00 pm Dare to Dream
  • Saturday, May 3
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Ready Set Adventure
  • Sunday, May 4
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm Tales That Stand Up Tall
    • 3:00 pm Earthwise
  • Saturday, May 10
    • 12:00 pm Take Wing
    • 1:30 pm Paint Me A Story: Animation from Around the Globe
    • 3:00 pm Experiencia! Films from Latin America
  • Sunday, May 11
    • 12:00 pm Talk to the Animals
    • 1:30 pm Earthwise
    • 3:00 pm Cinema Magic

For information on shows for specific dates, visit the REDCAT website.

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Character Animation Open Show

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

FILM/VIDEO: Screening of Character Animation year-end films.

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CalArts Cares Benefit Concert

April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, Soccer Field

MUSIC: A live music concert for the Gentle Barn.

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'Thea Plays Cello:' Thea Mesirow's Recital

April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Works by Bach, Chinary Ung, Prokofiev and Clendenen played by Jen Ingertila, Sean Hayward, Emilio Cuenca and Tony Gennaro.

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'omega{KITE}'

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00am

CalArts, Black and White Studio

MUSIC: Omega is an hour long exploration of that which cannot be accessed, of that which cannot be sorted. Omega seeks to identify perceptual boundaries  through the use of physical, visual, and auditory phenomenon.

Phenomenon explored: -White noise -Sonic perception of multiple dimensions -‘Shepherd’s Scale’ -Equivalence of rhythm and pitch -Misperception of words -Recursive systems in nature -Inaccuracy of memory -Misperception of reality as stable entity

Performed by: KITE
With additional sets by: Aerial, Rare Basics, Leaftype, & Arkitect

In collaboration with: Suzanne Kite . James Hurwitz . Jenica Anderson . Devin Ronneberg . Becca Green . Lyle Henning . Sugar Deet . Joel Reaves . Alexandria Rema . Lewis Godowski . Hannah Lawton . Eric Singleton . Eben Zboch . Jackie Urlik . Matt  Allen . David Howe

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Mark and Selman's Mid-Residency Guitar Recital

April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital featuring Mark Markarian and Selman Erguner playing classical, jazz, Armenian and rock music.

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'My Van Allen Belt'

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: A 30-minute one act play.

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Graduating Actors' Carwash Fundraiser

April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

CalArts, Clarks Field

THEATER: A carwash fundraiser to help the graduating actors pay for their trip to New York. It is 50s beach party-themed and will have music and concessions.

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Jim Jeffrey--MFA Mid-Residency Performer-Composer Recital

April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: MFA mid-residency recital featuring music by Bach, Britten and Brindle. Also featuring original tunes and music for jazz and world music ensemble.

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Voices

April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Concert with original works by students of the Voice Program. The program includes pieces of voice and piano, voice and electronics and voice and instruments. With video projections.

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Movie Night at Wild Beast Courtyard

April 27, 2014 - April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 9:00pm - Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00am

CalArts, Mark Taper Courtyard

MUSIC: Kick back, have a picnic, have some drinks, watch a movie in the Wild Beast courtyard.

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'Music for 18 Musicians'

April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Performance of Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. Marimbas, xylophones, pianos, cello, violin, clarinets, vocals. CalArts students and alumni.

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'Possessing Nothing/Disguised as Monsters'

April 28, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00am - Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

CalArts, Front entrance, S. Mark Taper Courtyard, Lulu May von Hagen Courtyard

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Installation of hand-cranked objects + sculptures made out of papier mâché and recycled materials, all of which operate without electricity.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:00am - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Photography and Media Foundation Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Main Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

A402 Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Lime Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

Mint Gallery: Art Foundation Exhibition

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'perfection'

April 28, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, E197

THEATER: A performance of well-known orchestral repertoire excerpts which will challenge the performer to play perfectly as the performance goes on. There will be pre-recorded excerpts being played while being performed by a live musician. The performer will be housed in a wooden box with orchestral excerpts hanging on the walls. An exact copy of the box will house a speaker playing the pre-recorded excerpts.

The length of the performance challenges the performer's quality of music and mental endurance. 

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Lucia Mense

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast, B312  

MUSIC: The Herb Alpert School of Music presents visiting artist Lucia Mense, as part of the Combined Performance/Composers' Forum.

  • April 28 at 2 pm at The Wild Beast
  • April 30 at The Wild Beast
  • May 2 at 4 pm at B312

Lucia Mense, recorder player as well as traverse flutist, presently resides in Cologne, this after completing her studies in that city at the Hochschule für Musik as well as Milano and Amsterdam where she received a diploma from the Sweelinck Konservatorium.

Her teachers have included Walter van Hauwe, Marijke Miessen, Günther Höller and Pedro Memelsdorff. Her repertoire encompasses works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as the contemporary flute literature, which she is actively expanding and developing.

She has been in concert throughout Europe, Russia, China and the United States as a soloist and as chamber musician. She has recorded for various radio stations in Germany as well as for CD labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Ars Musici, Los Angeles River Records, Mode Records/New York and Touch Records/London.

As chamber musician, she is a member of Ars Choralis Cöln, Ensemble Beltatz and ensemble dialog. Lucia Mense has appeared at major festivals throughout Europe, both in the contemporary arena as well as in the early music arena.

She has contributed articles to important journals and has taught at Universities and Conservatories in Europe.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Chic Street Man

April 28, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The MAP program presents visiting artist Chic Street Man, as part of the MAP Forum.

Chic travels extensively performing in clubs, colleges and universities, theaters, special events, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, festivals and benefit shows. His lyrics focus on the positive alternatives while entertaining in a spirited manner. Chic's music transcends cultural and attitudinal barriers, bringing home his message of racial harmony and ethnic diversity through acoustic bluesy ballads, funky rhythms and jazzy upbeat originals.

Chic is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a B.S. Degree in Psychology. He served as Head of the Department of Psychodrama at a Community Hospital in Carmel, CA; before deciding to focus exclusively on his music.

He recorded his first album, Growing Up, in Paris, France. He toured throughout France and later landed in Santa Barbara, CA where he founded Chic Street Man's School of Performing Arts, and released his second album, Make It Thru The Night.

Chic composed the music and starred in the off-Broadway hit show, Spunk, adapted by George C. Wolfe from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston. Chic composed the score and starred in the Berkeley Repertory Theater's production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. He was a contributing author, performer and musical arranger for the Denver Center Theater Company's It Ain't Nothin'. He composed the score and was the featured performer in the Cleveland Playhouse's world premiere of Touch The Names—Letters to The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.

He is on faculty at the Heifetz International School of Music in Wolfeboro, NH and the Seattle Conservatory.

His world-class workshop “The Freedom of Expression” has garnered international acclaim by providing a safe, fun and exciting environment to explore and help strengthen self-confidence and communication skills

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Claire Brazeau and Danny Holt

April 28, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: School of Music faculty member Danny Holt is joined by Claire Brazeau in a program of music for oboe, English horn, piano, prepared piano and percussion.

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Interface Concert

April 28, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: New digital instrument created with arduino used live in performance.

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'The Art of Collision: Montage Films by Henry Hills' at REDCAT

April 28, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Hills breaks down standard sounds and images, transforming them into perceptive alternatives, political critiques, and a search for occult, creative expressions that have not been said or explored before.” —Mónica Savirón

Uncovering the ethereal in the mundane and the abstract in the naturalistic, Henry Hills activates a heightened attentiveness in viewers through his signature use of montage—intensely concentrated, rhythmically complex, and replete with eccentric wit. A celebrated maker of experimental film since 1975, Hills has collaborated with New York “Language” poets, composer John Zorn and choreographer Sally Silvers, among other artists. The former longtime resident of the East Village now teaches at FAMU, the Czech national film academy in Prague, and lives in Vienna. Hills’ recent short arcana (2011, digital video, 30 min.) has collected top prizes at Curtas Vila do Conde in Portugal and the Melbourne International Film Festival.


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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist: Sulley Imoro

April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: The African Music and Dance program presents visiting artist Sulley Imoro, as part of the Creative Music Forum.

Sulley Imoro began learning African drumming and dance from his father when he was 8 years old. His father, also a popular dancer, was known throughout Ghana. Sulley was eager to follow in his father’s footsteps. Since that time, Sulley has become a reknowned performer and teacher of traditional Dagomba drum, dance and song.

Currently, Sulley is the director and founder of the Mbangba Cultural Troupe of Ashemie and the Degara Bewaa Culture group of Tamale, and is an instructo for the dance ensemble at the University of Ghana at Legon.

He has also served as a dance instructor for the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Medie, Ghana and as the assistant director of the Saakumu Dance in Ghana and at American colleges, and has performed throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States.

In Ghana, whenever there is a high-profile visitor, the Ambassador calls Imoro and his ensemble to dance in front of crowds that can reach into the thousands.

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Percussion Ensemble

April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Percussion ensemble concert featuring works by John Bergamo, Chris Rouse, John Cage and Steve Reich.

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Structuring Strategies Presents CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase Long Form Screening

April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm

REDCAT & FILM/VIDEO: A selection of work from the Film Directing Program and the Program in Film and Video over 31 minutes in length.

FEATURING:

  • Aurora Notte by Giulia Caruso
  • Lullabies by Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias
  • Stranger From Within by Sonja Bertucci

Everyone enrolled in Structuring Strategies is required to attend. A bus to REDCAT will depart from the main entrance at 6:30pm on April 29th. Additional seats on the bus are available on a limited basis for those not enrolled in the class.

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Guitars@theBeast

April 29, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

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CalArts Film/Video Showcases at REDCAT

April 29, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

REDCAT & FILM/VIDEO: CalArts School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of special screenings that feature new short and feature-length films by students in its four programs—a culmination of hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Tuesday, April 29 at 8pm
Film Directing Program + Program in Film and Video

(Long Form Screening)

Thursday, May 1 at 8pm
Experimental Animation Program

Friday, May 2 at 8pm
Film Directing Program

Saturday, May 3 at 7pm
Program in Film and Video

All screenings are free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

For additional information and screenings held at CalArts, visit http://filmvideo.calarts.edu/showcase

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Jewelry Sale

April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

CalArts, Outside the Cafeteria

FILM/VIDEO: Sale of personal and handmade jewelry items.

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Music for Recorder and Electronics--Lucia Mense

April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: New music for recorder and electronics by Sabat, Cazan, Pisaro, Barlow, Romitelli, Suzuki and Krieger performed by Lucia Mense with Cazan, Krieger and Pisaro.

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Baroque and Bach Chamber Music and Arias

April 30, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Small groups play Baroque and Bach chamber music and arias.

Last edited by dstears on Apr 21, 2014
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