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May 2015

Upcoming Events

CalArts Film/Video Showcases at REDCAT

April 30, 2015 - May 5, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

FILM/VIDEO, REDCAT: 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.

Thursday, April 30 at 8pm
Experimental Animation Program

Friday, May 1 at 8pm
Film Directing Program

Saturday, May 2 at 7pm
Program in Film and Video

Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm
Film Directing Program + Program in Film and Video 
(Long Form Screening)

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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REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

May 2, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:00pm

REDCAT: The 10th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival features 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 showcases work from around the globe—including Iran, Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Korea, The Netherlands, Ukraine— to inspire the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts.

Saturday, May 2

12:00 pm   Party Animals (Ages 2 and up, 62 min.)

1:30 pm     Abracadabra (Ages 4 and up, 55 min.)

3:00 pm     Be Different (Ages 7 and up, 72 min.)

Sunday, May 3

12:00 pm   Snuggle Time (Ages 2 and up, 57 min.)

1:30 pm     Free Your Mind (Ages 6 and up, 76 min.)

3:00 pm     Wave of Wonder (Ages 8 and up, 71 min.)

Saturday, May 9

12:00 pm   Fantastic Journeys (Ages 4 and up, 70 min.)

1:30 pm     High Tech Hijinks (Ages 5 and up, 63 min.)

Sunday, May 10

12:00 pm   Snuggle Time (Ages 2 and up, 57 min.)

1:30 pm     Party Animals (Ages 2 and up, 62 min.)

3:00 pm    Family Matters (Ages 7 and up, 70 min.)

Saturday, May 16

12:00 pm   Party Animals (Ages 2 and up, 62 min.)

1:30 pm     High Tech Hijinks (Ages 5 and up, 63 min.)

3:00 pm     Finding My Way (Ages 9 and up. 63 min.)

Sunday, May 17

12:00 pm   Snuggle Time (Ages 2 and up, 57 min.)

1:30 pm     Abracadabra (Ages 4 and up, 55 min.)

3:00 pm     Fantastic Journeys (Ages 4 and up, 70 min.)

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School of Theater Design and Production Portfolio Review

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00am - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery and Modular Theater Lobby

THEATER: The School of Theater is proud to share the work of their Design and Production students. Work from students within the scenic, costume, lighting, sound and video design, producing, stage and production management programs will be shared with the CalArts community, as well as industry professionals.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 4, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, May 8, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: Theater Portfolio Review / Digital Arts Expo

Main Gallery: Theater Portfolio Review / Digital Arts Expo

A402 Gallery: MFA 1 Art and Technology Exhibition 

Lime Gallery: MFA 1 Art and Technology Exhibition 

Mint Gallery: MFA 1 Art and Technology Exhibition 

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'Node: A Reactive Audio Visualization'

May 4, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 10:00pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: Installation in the WaveCave.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Udo Moll

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Udo Moll's initial musical socialization process took place in the brass orchestra of the city of Uhingen. He studied empirical cultural sciences, musicology, romanistic and new German literature at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Furthermore, he studied the jazz trumpet with Manfred Schoof and composition with Johannes Fritsch at the Music Academy Cologne. Udo Moll works as a freelance composer, trumpeter and in the field of electronic music.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Janet Feder

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Janet Feder is a Denver, Colorado-based composer and guitarist. She is a classically trained guitar player best known for her work in the prepared guitar genre.

Solo projects include Songs with Words (2012), Ironic Universe, a CD & DVD featuring Fred Frith (AdHoc Records/USA 2006), and Speak Puppet (Recommended Records/UK 2001), as well as many compilations for Zerx Records (Albuquerque, NM; 1999-07). She also appears on 156 Strings produced by Henry Kaiser for Cuneiform Records (USA, 2002) and I Never Meta Guitar produced by Elliott Sharp for Clean Feed Records (Portugal, 2010), both featuring guitar players from around the globe.

Feder was one of several contributors to Paul Riola's Bottesini Project, where her work was featured alongside Nels Cline, Keenan Wayne, CacheFlowe, Glenn Taylor, and Mark Harris on the 2009 album Naima's Grass Pajamas. The album began as "collective improvisations recorded live in the studio" which "were then later reconstructed."

The most recent album by Feder, Songs With Words, was recorded live at Immersive Studios in Boulder, Colorado in 5.1 Surround Sound "using fifteen microphones" and is currently available on both vinyl and SACD. A reviewer noted that Songs With Words "explores the outer reaches of sonic possibility yet never loses the thread of melody and beauty."

Feder's solo work was featured in a June 2012 Tiny Desk Concert on NPR. Feder is also currently half of Denver-based duo Cowhause with Colin Bricker.

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Experimental Voice Workshop Concert

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Over 21 new experimental vocal pieces produced in the Experimental Voice Workshop.

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'Rogue Pass'

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: This will be the performance of my final project, a long form multimedia experience combining traditional and contemporary formats.

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Hou Hsiao-Hsien: 'Flowers of Shanghai' at REDCAT

May 4, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “An emotionally shattering masterpiece... Flowers of Shanghai is one of the most sublimely beautiful films I’ve ever seen, and one of the most unbearably sad.” – Manohla Dargis

The breathtaking cinema of Hou Hsiao-Hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese new Wave, is the subject of a retrospective that spans more than three decades. As one of the participating venues, REDCAT shows a new 35mm print of Hou’s richly textured masterpiece Flowers of Shanghai (Haishanghua, 1998, 125 min.). An heir to the great modernist legacy—with its use of elegantly staged long takes, performances by many non-professional actors, and a radically elliptical mode of storytelling—Hou has created a body of work that has opened up exciting new horizons for the medium.

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May the Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2015 - May 5, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00pm - Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 5:00am

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

INSTITUTE: May the Fourth is a marathon screening of the original Star Wars trilogy. This will be my 4th and final time hosting the event. :( <3

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Voice Arts Studio Concert

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Concert of Carmina Escobar's voice studio. Original works from students and vocal repertoire.

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Taiko Drumming Group: Taikoza

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Taikoza, an international taiko drumming group, will perform on the Tuesday Noon Concert. Come hear Japan's rich tradition of massive drums, costumes, high pitched flutes, and dance.

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'Now Lie In It'

May 5, 2015 - May 6, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Theatrical performance.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series and The Collective: Mark Bradford

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: *This is the final talk of the year, co-presented by the Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series and The Collective.  It will be a casual, discussion-style environment—Mark wants it to be conversational, so please think of questions to ask about his experience graduating from CalArts and launching an art career.*

Mark Bradford was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, where he lives and works. He has exhibited widely, including group shows such as the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), Seoul Biennial (2010),  the Carnegie International (2008), São Paulo Biennial (2006), and Whitney Biennial (2006). Solo exhibitions include, Maps and Manifests at Cincinnati Museum of Art (2008) and Neither New Nor Correct at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007). In 2009, Mark Bradford was the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award. In 2010, ‘You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You), a large-scale survey of his work was presented at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, before travelling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2015 he was honoured with the US State Department's National Medal of Arts.

Known for his expansive multi-layered collaged paintings incorporating materials found in the urban environment, Mark Bradford’s work addresses spontaneous systems and networks that materialise within cities, such as alternative economic exchange, itinerant communities, and other socio-political pathways.

Visually complex and often cartographic in form, Bradford’s paintings incorporate elements of the everyday – from end papers used for perming hair (associated with his background in hairdressing) to remnants of billboard posters, polyester cord, caulking, bleaching agents and carbon paper. Using such materials gathered within the locale of his studio in South Central Los Angeles, Bradford's paintings are ostensibly abstract in a formal sense, but referential in content. At first glance, the work corresponds with that of ‘Affichiste’ artists such as Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé; yet Bradford is less concerned with a commentary on consumerism, than with the specific conditions that shape communities. This is most clearly identified in the works featuring what he terms as ‘merchant posters’ found in his immediate neighbourhood. Affixed to cyclone fencing, erected around buildings left derelict after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, these billposters advertise, in bold graphics, services targeted directly at local inhabitants. The topics – ranging from foreclosure and paternity testing to loan credit and pest control – coalesce to form a narrative of desolation and, as Bradford has observed, reveal 'the invisible underbelly of a community'. In A Thousand Daddies, for example, multiple billboards advertising child custody services provide the foundation, with the letters broadly outlined in cord, over which layers of other posters and paper are pasted before being sanded back in part. This process of décollage or accretion reveals glimpses of luminous colour from the notices buried within.

Bradford’s practice also encompasses video, prints and sculptural installations. For the 55th Carnegie International in 2008, he created an installation for the rooftop of the museum. In reference to the stranded victims of Hurricane Katrina, he spelled out the words "HELP US" in white stones, which was only visible from an aerial viewpoint. Later that year, Bradford created Mithra, regarded as one of the most iconic works of the Prospect: New Orleans biennial. A three-storey ‘ark’ made from stacked shipping containers positioned on a vacant plot in the Lower Ninth Ward, the sculpture’s immense surface was covered in battered poster boards and advertising found around the city in the wake of the disaster. As one commentator noted, it could be simultaneously read as "a monument to futility or a symbolic cry for salvation."

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Integrated Media Exhibition Series: Christina Santa Cruz

May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00am

CalArts, C108

ART: A series of final projects by students of the Center for Integrated Media.

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Sapien Association

May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, F100A

THEATER: Immersive dance performance connecting body in one space testing how much energy is needed to make everyone move!

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'Hello Forever: Sam Broido's Graduation Recital'

May 6, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Sam Broido and a glorious troupe of friends present several original works, as well as a traditional Ghanaian song, barbershop, Beatles, Dirty Projectors, and a full set from Easy! Love is Infinite. Yes, we are here!

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Digital Arts Expo

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall and Main Gallery

MUSIC: Art showcase and performances.

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'Ocean of Milk'

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 1:30pm
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: Revised piece for the Prague Quadrennial.

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Writing Now Reading Series: Jeffrey Vallance

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Butler Building #4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Jeffrey Vallance: is best known for projects that blur the lines between object making, installation, performance, curation and anthropological study. His work has long challenged critics to define the artist’s unique multidisciplinary cross-pollination. Raised within a strict Lutheran tradition in the San Fernando Valley, his work weaves heresy and pop culture with suburbia, Richard Nixon, Polynesia, and the paranormal. Vallance received an MFA from Otis and lives and works in Reseda, CA. He has exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; and Centre d’édition contemporaine, Geneva. Vallance has written for such publications and journals as Artform, Issues, L.A. Weekly, Juxtapoz, Freize and Fortean Times, and has published nine books: Blinky the Friendly Hen; The World of Jeffrey Vallance: Collected Writings 1978-1994; Christian Dinosaur; Art on the Rocks; Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage; Thomas Kinkade: Heaven on Earth; My Life with Dick; Relics and Reliquaries; and The Vallance Bible (2011). Among the many recognitions he has received is a 12-page FBI file.

Jeffrey Vallance will address how his writing integrates with visual and performative modalities, and how it enters his work in relation to his dyslexia.

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Digital Arts Expo Evening Concert

May 7, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Culmination of the Digital Arts Expo, featuring dancing, projections and special guests.

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CalArts Speed Interviewing: Graphic Design and Motion Graphics

May 8, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Portfolio review and interviewing event for Graphic Design and Motion Graphics students, to include employers.

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New Works Festival: 'Hit Points'

May 8, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

THEATER: Film screening.

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'Murmuration' Sarah Reid's MFA Thesis Performance

May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theatre

MUSIC: A forty-minute performance inspired by the notion that all components of the universe are at once infinitely small, infinitely large, and infinitely complex.

Featuring trumpet, percussion, live electronics, dance and responsive video, with original music composition, choreography and theatre design.

Preview on May 8.

RSVP

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'A Different Kind of Sky' at Los Angeles Center Studios

May 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00pm

Vortex Immersion Dome, Los Angeles Center Studios

MUSIC: A Different Kind of Sky are original audio and visual material specifically tailored to envelop audiences in a 360 degree viewing environment created by the CalArts Immersion Group.

RSVP

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CalArts' Next Dance Company at REDCAT

May 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT, DANCE: The Next Dance Company, an ensemble of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, draws together the school’s most accomplished performers and choreographers, all from the 2015 graduating class. Under the leadership of choreographers Stephan Koplowitz and Laurence Blake, The Next Dance Company will bring two performances that include choreography by guest Sidra Bell as well as graduating MFA and BFA students.

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Falke Pisano: 'The value in mathematics' at REDCAT

May 9, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:00pm

REDCAT: Opening Reception: Sat, May 9, 6-9pm

The Gallery at REDCAT presents The value in mathematics, the first solo exhibition by Falke Pisano in the United States, May 9 to June 28, 2015.

Pisano’s new commission considers the notion of ‘ethnomathematics’ with works that examine the cultural construct of mathematical practice. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, diagrams and text pieces that approach issues such as exchange, measurement, design, navigation and calculation, and how methods and applications of these notions vary in different contexts. Pisano’s research-based practice looks at how, where, and through what processes an art object is realized and generates meaning. Her diagrammatic works expose a loop, in which shifting abstract sculptural forms are conceived directly in relation to written and spoken language, implying an ongoing and morphing production of meaning.  

Through the notion of multiple mathematics, the exhibition asks questions surrounding the relationship between universal and particular; curricular versus cultural responsibility in education; and globalism and pluralism through the lens of logic, scientific research and abstraction–all of which are also pertinent issues in contemporary art. Mainly composed of wood, metal and fabric, the sculptural pieces in The value of mathematics reference objects such as a weaving frame, a transaction counter, a map, and several display tables. Varying in scale, the pieces refer to issues such as “negotiations in exchange,” “learning in proximity,” “reading the world with mathematics,” among others. 

Commonly regarded as the universal and foundational language of science, mathematics is generally considered a value-free discipline. It is taught as a global language in classrooms, used in transnational financial markets, and streamlines the technological military complex. This concept of mathematics has an historical beginning in the sixteenth century Renaissance, and Galileo’s efforts to make it the “language of the natural world,” applying it to problems that prior to that were explained through Aristotelian natural philosophy. Yet the notion of mathematics as a disinterested and neutral science has been challenged by critical educators, philosophers, science historians and to some extent within the discipline itself. These efforts show that there are several conceptions of mathematics that vary from the dominant, global one. While some emphasize the differences in cultural constructions of mathematics (and therefore advocate for the introduction of a variety of approaches in learning situations), others look at the dominant mathematics as a science that in and of itself is a result of cross-cultural pollination, and is inherently dialogical.  

The exhibition The value in mathematics speculates on the possibilities of a world with several mathematics, the kind of translations and transactions that ensue, and the multiple futures that different mathematical universes propose. 

Falke Pisano (Amsterdam) lives and works in Berlin. Her solo exhibitions include Praxes, Berlin (2014), The Showroom, London ( April 2013), Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, 2007, 2011) Hollybush Gardens (London, 2009, 2012), De Vleeshal (Middelburg, 2012), CAC (with Benoît Maire, Vilnius, 2011), Transmission Gallery(Glasgow, 2010), Extra City (Antwerp, 2010), Kunstverein (Graz, 2009) and Halle für Kunst e.V. (Lüneburg, 2008). She participated in major groups shows such as the Venice Bienial (2009) and Manifesta (2008). She performed at Museo Reina Sofia (2012), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008) and Lisson Gallery, London (2007).

This exhibition is curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, assistant curator, Gallery at REDCAT

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Michael Skloff's MFA Performer-Composer Graduation Recital

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: MFA Graduation recital featuring many instrumentalists and singers.

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Melissa Hulett's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: MFA Mid-residence recital featuring works by Boulez, Berio, Jolivet, Hayward and original compositions.

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'Psychedelia, Sonic Boom'

May 9, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Original psychedelic music from the 1960s to now. Pieces by Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, Velvet Undergound, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Tame Impala, Caribou and more.

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Mark Markarian's BFA Graduation Recital in Guitar

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: It will start with classical guitar pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by American Jazz standards and Armenian Jazz compositions.

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Guitars@theBeast

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

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

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'30': Caid Jones

May 10, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Violin graduation recital including works by Kodaly and Szymanowski. Guests include Mark Menzies, Thea Mesirow, Jordan Bush.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, May 15, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Graphic Design Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Graphic Design Exhibition

L-Shape Gallery: CAP Luminous Worlds Class Exhibtion

Main Gallery: CLOSED

A402 Gallery: Chronographies Class Exhibition 

Lime Gallery: 2d/3d Class Exhibition 

Mint Gallery: 2d/3d Class Exhibition 

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Chamber Music Concert

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Piano 5-tets played by Lorenz on viola and student pianists/student strings.

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CalArts Jazz 2015 CD Release

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: 26th Annual CD recorded at Capitol Records. A listening party and release event.

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BFA 1 Portfolio Review

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

THEATER: End of year portfolio review of the work of Design + Production students in the School of Theater.

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CalArts Improvisation Ensembles

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Beginning, Advanced and Interdisciplinary Improvisation Ensembles perform.

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Contemporary Vocal Ensemble: Experiments in Group Singing Led by Maya Dunietz

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Contemporary vocal ensemble's final concert at The Wild Beast will present our experiments in group singing, new works by ensemble members, as well as pieces by Lucier, Wolff, Dunietz and more!

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Vijay Iyer: Solo Piano at REDCAT

May 11, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Vijay Iyer has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever!” —Jazzwise (UK)

“Iyers art balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction.” —All About Jazz

Presented by Jazz Bakery

Grammy-nominated and Alpert Award winning composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today,” by the LA Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star.” He was named DownBeat Magazine's 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as Professor of the Arts at Harvard University.

The New York Times observes that “there’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of pianist Vijay Iyer.” He has released twenty albums covering remarkably diverse terrain, most recently for the ECM label. The latest, Break Stuff(2015), with a coveted five-star rating in DownBeat Magazine, features Iyer’s music for piano which extends and deepens his range.

"Showing a delicate, shimmering, translucent side of his playing,” says the Chicago Tribune.

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'The Last Killing'

May 12, 2015 - May 18, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:00am - Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:00pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: An interactive sound and video installation by Neelamjit Dhillon and Satinder Kaur examining the body as a means of decoding and understanding others' experiences.

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Creative Electronics Music Ensemble Concert

May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Creative Electronics Music Ensemble performs electro-acoustic works from Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith and improvisations by the ensemble.

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'Open Secret: Naomi Greene's Graduation Concert'

May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Space widens, love disperses. An evening of original music by Naomi Greene.

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CalOrk Network Concert

May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: An evening of laptop network music with live projections and live nerding.

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Integrated Media Exhibition Series: Elena Lavellés

May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00am

CalArts, C108

ART: A series of final projects by students of the Center for Integrated Media.

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Joshua Linsky: MFA Jazz Studies Graduation Recital

May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Celebrate Josh's graduation from The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts MFA program with solo, duo, trio and large group performances.

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Thea Mesirow's BFA Graduation Recital

May 13, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Concert of contemporary cello music by Kodaly, CalArts students Luke Martin and Sean Hayward, as well as the premiere of a piece of work written for Thea by CalArts graduate Aaron Foster Bresley. Come celebrate graduation with new music and champagne.

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Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble

May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: Bata Drumming Group directed by Melena. A special concert: The first performance with our brand new set of handmade bata drums direct from Cuba.

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Graduating Actors Showcase

May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater and Lobby

THEATER: After displaying their work for industry professionals in New York and Los Angeles, the graduating acting students perform their showcase scenes one final time on campus. A final farewell performance.

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NEXT WORDS Final Showcase

May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm

REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles CA, 90012

Join the MFA Creative Writing Program class of 2015 for the final installment of the annual NEXT WORDS reading series. Featuring readings by the entire graduating class!

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Playing with the Pios Chamber Music Concert

May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Chamber music concert by CalArts faculty and Students from the Junior Chamber Music.

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Past Events

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

April 27, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Photo/Media Foundation Exhibition

D301 Gallery: Photo/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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The Next Dance Company

April 30, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance presents an evening of dance from the 2015 graduating class with BFA and MFA students, and great artists.

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'A collection of thoughts about God and the lack thereof'

April 30, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:30pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:00pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F100

THEATER: An original play that discusses death and the afterlife.

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Oblivious: A Live Action Gaming Experience

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:30pm

CalArts, Butler Building #2

THEATER: A theatrically-based experience where audience members are chosen at random to be players in a live action game. Their mission: overthrow a robot overseer. The place: the United Nation States of Surveillance, an imagined cyberpunk dystopia.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Graham Lambkin

May 1, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Graham Lambkin first came to public attention in the 1990s as a member of the band the Shadow Ring. He is also an accomplished visual artist, lending his art to countless record sleeves and maintaining a steady home practice of drawing, painting, and collage. Since 2009, the London-based Penultimate Press has published four books by Lambkin, including the recent Came to Call Mine, a gorgeous book of poems and drawings described by the artist as “a children’s book for adults.” The book’s release coincided with an exhibit of the same name held at Audio Visual Arts in Manhattan, as well as with Lambkin’s first-ever solo musical performances.

Twenty years since the release of his first record, we see a host of fresh firsts for the artist. One gets the sense that Graham Lambkin sees the world through a very peculiar lens. His observations on the mundane are often startling, though rarely far-fetched. William Burroughs said of Denton Welch that Welch “makes the reader aware of the magic that is right under his eyes,” and the same could be said of Lambkin. He looks at an everyday object and sees an ocean of possibility.

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The CalArts World Music and Dance Festival

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00pm - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:00pm

The Wild Beast, CalArts

MUSIC: The CalArts World Music and Dance Festival transports musical traditions from around the globe to Southern California. Since the early 1970s, this exuberant annual festival has brought celebrated international artists to perform with faculty and students of CalArts' exceptional World Music programs. Over one bustling, artistically eclectic weekend, audiences will experience seven free outdoor concerts at the Wild Beast music pavilion.

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Below is the festival schedule in detail:

Friday, May 1, 8:00pm

Balinese Music and Dance

The Island of Bali, known as the “island of thousand temples,” is renowned for its rich traditions and astonishing array of vibrant art forms, an amazing diversity of music ensembles and dance genres. The program will feature the CalArts Balinese Gamelan Burat Wangi (“Fragrant Offering”), a large modern bronze gamelan orchestra, and the Gamelan Gong Kebyar. Kebyar, means sudden blaze or flare-up. The repertoire blends old and new within a complex musical structure known as kreasi baru (“new creation”). Concert highlight: a new dance performance, Legong Raja China (“The King of China”), will demonstrate the popular Legong style of Balinese dance. The concert is directed by Nyoman Wenten and Nanik Wenten.

Saturday, May 2, 2:00pm

Student Indian Ensemble

The CalArts Student Indian Ensemble under the direction of Ustad Aashish Khan delves into the melody and rhythms of traditional Hindustani music, featuring a wide variety of instruments and singing, followed by the divinely deep meditative sound of Surbahar by John Stephens, and ending with a stunning solo by Raginder Momi on violin.

Saturday, May 2, 5:00pm

Aza African Ensemble

This new CalArts Ensemble will present instrumental music, songs, and dancing from the Ewe, Ga and Dagomba traditions of West Africa‚ and feature special guest‚ S.K. Kakraba, renowned virtuoso of the West African‚ Kogiri Gyil‚ instrument.‚ The program features the CalArts premiere of‚ Akpese, an idiom of Ewe music and dance that blends Christian singing with traditional musical style. Aza Ensemble also is proud to share the stage with their new director‚ Victor Nani Agbeli.

Saturday, May 2, 8:00pm

Maestros of Indian Music

Promising a transformative experience, this concert of Hindustani classical music showcases two legendary artists of the international stage: tabla master Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and sarode virtuoso Ustad Aashish Khan. The distinguished CalArts faculty members will perform a selection of exquisite duos, during which they announce the raag and taal—the melodic modes and rhythmic cycles—of the music from the stage. The maestros are preceded by the CalArts Tabla Ensemble, playing under the direction of Pandit Chaudhuri and Randy Gloss. Consisting of students, alumni and faculty, the ensemble draws from a vast repertoire of traditional and contemporary North Indian tabla music.

Sunday, May 3, 2:00pm

Javanese Music and Dance

Gamelan music has been admired by such western composers as Lou Harrison, John Cage, Pierre Boulez, and Benjamin Britten and has been one of the cornerstones of CalArts World Music Program since its inception. The performance will include several gamelan ensembles that comprise instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, flutes, and bowed and plucked instruments. The concert features CalArts Javanese Gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih (“The Honorable Dream Come True”), performing traditional and contemporary pieces with accompanying dance, and introduces a new choreographed dance drama. Performances are directed by Djoko Walujo, Nanik Wenten, and special guest dancer/choreographer Baghawan Ciptoning.

Sunday, May 3, 5:30pm

Persian Ensemble

The Persian Ensemble will perform original compositions by Houman Pourmehdi. The works contain a message of loving kindness and peace to the world based on the work of Rumi whose poems have crossed boundaries of time and culture to become timeless intercultural treasures. The ensemble combines ancient and Western instruments and encompasses a wealth of musical traditions as it travels from Iran on a cross-cultural exploration of Eastern and Western musical styles.

Sunday, May 3, 8:00pm

World Percussion Ensemble

The CalArts World Percussion Ensemble is an ongoing experimental forum for bringing together percussion, drumming and world music. The ensemble’s mission is to bridge cultures and musical ideas in order to create an entirely new body of work for percussion, consisting of fixed compositions and extended improvisations. It was founded by the late John Bergamo and is currently led by CalArts faculty Randy Gloss, Houman Pourmehdi and Andrew Grueschow. The evening’s program will feature performances by CalArts faculty, students and alumni.

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Dance Camera West at REDCAT

May 3, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:30pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

REDCAT/DANCE: Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West (DCW) presents the 14th Annual Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. 

Program 1 – 5:30pm

CalArts Emerging Artists Competition
Jiri Kylian: Forgotten Memories
France, 2011, 52:00. West Coast Premiere; World-renowened Czech choreographer, a singular artist whose vision has inspired dancers and choreographers around the globe.

Program 2 – 7:30pm

Continuum
France, 2014, 9:15. Explores time and space through dance and animation techniques.

Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
USA, 2014, 82:00. Motley troupe of flyers and crashers, propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence in the world.

For the full festival schedule and more inforation visit: www.dancecamerawest.org

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