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March 2015

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School of Theater Presents 'A Dreamplay'

February 27, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Modular Theater

THEATER: For his capstone project, graduating MFA theatre director, Yongsuk Yoo, mounts this poetic exploration of the purpose of human life.

Translated from August Strindberg's Swedish play by Paul Walsh (Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale), A Dreamplay follows the experience of a deity as she attempts to shoulder the burden of humanity's troubles.

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'Agency Assembly (Before and After the Split Second Recorded)' at REDCAT

February 28, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

REDCAT: Opening reception: February 28, 6-9 pm 

The Gallery at REDCAT presents Assembly (Before and After the Split Second Recorded), a new exhibition by the Brussels-based initiative Agency, February 28 to April 12, 2015.

Founded by artist Kobe Matthys in 1992, Agency is compiling a growing list of ‘things’ that resist easy categorization between culture and nature, between man-made creations and facts, subjects and objects, humans and non-humans, individuals and collectives. These things are derived from judicial proceedings, lawsuits, cases, or controversies regarding intellectual property (copyrights, patents, trade marks, etc). For the exhibition at REDCAT, Agency selected a series of cases from its list, posing a speculative query: “How can ephemeral things become included within art practices?”

The exhibition features a selection of ‘things’ from approximately 100 court cases available on shelves, with twenty openly displayed on tables at any given time. The controversies concern a range of practices from fine arts, gaming, music, reality television, sports, theater, etc. These cases will be shown in an almost forensic way, showing different elements related to the cases in order to bear witness.

Agency will convene a series of five public assemblies in the Gallery at REDCAT, to discuss the context of the controversy in question. Fragments of court decisions and related documents will be read, and reports will speculate on issues related to ephemeral practices in an open discussion. For each gathering around a particular case, a diverse group of Los Angeles’ concerned practitioners will be invited to contribute.

In order to qualify for copyright protection, an artwork must be “an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression” and must exist in a form that is “sufficiently permanent or stable to permit it to be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated for a period of more than transitory duration.” Many art practices fail to meet this requirement and a fixation would render their ephemeral aspects almost impossible to protect. These practices have been largely ignored in the past because of the difficulty of fixation, but with modern recording techniques, unscripted works became the new “frontier” for expanding the protection of works. In some instances the actual scope of intellectual property rights encompasses an infinite set of potential variations.

Assemblies:

Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm: Thing 001620 (Joseph Beuys, Das Schweigen von Marcel Duchamp wird überbewertet, 1964)

Thing 001620 (Joseph Beuys, Das Schweigen von Marcel Duchamp wird überbewertet, 1964) concerns a controversy around a 2009 exhibition of Manfred Tischer's photo series entitled "Joseph Beuys, Das Schweigen von Marcel Duchamp ist überbewertet, 1964" at Museum Schloss Moyland in Germany. The exhibition included nineteen black and white photos of Beuys' actions during the December 11, 1964, ZDF television live broadcast from Düsseldorf studio of a TV program called Drehscheibe, about Fluxus happenings. Beuys' performance was not recorded. Eva Beuys and the Joseph Beuys Estate objected to the exhibition of the photos claiming it was a copy of Joseph Beuys' performance. On September 29, 2010, during the court case VG Bild-Kunst and Eva Beuys v. Museum Schloss Moyland, at the Civil Division of Düsseldorf Regional Court, the judge had to decide if Beuys’ unrecorded performance could be considered a work of art protected by copyright.

Wednesday, March 11, 8pm: Thing 000856 (baseball games)

Thing 000856 (baseball games) concerns a controversy around the television broadcast of baseball games in the United States. Baseball teams filed an action seeking a declaration that the telecasts of the games are copyrighted “works made for hire” in which the players have no rights. The players claim that the clubs’ ownership of the telecast copyright does not confer on them any rights to the underlying performances, and that the players have publicity rights to their likenesses and performances embodied in the games’ telecasts. On May 23, 1985, during the court case Baltimore Orioles and others v. Major League Baseball Players Association at the the United States District Court of Illinois in Chicago, Judge Charles Kocoras had to decide if the copyrights of game telecasts also incorporate the performances of the players.

Wednesday, March 18, 8pmThing 001259 (En Attendant Godot)

Thing 001259 (En Attendant Godot) concerns a controversy around the play "En attendant Godot [Waiting For Godot] by Samuel Beckett, interpreted by La Compagnie Théâtrale Brut de Béton and its director, Bruno Boussagol, with female performers in the four main roles. The representatives of the Samuel Beckett estate and the SACD [Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers] refused to grant La Compagnie Brut de Béton the permit to perform the play on the grounds that “according to the wishes of the author, this work cannot be interpreted by female actors.” On October 15, 1992, during the court case Jérôme Lindon from Beckett estate and SACD v. Compagnie Brut de Béton and Bruno Boussagol at the Tribunale de grand instance de Paris, Judge Dissler had to decide if the stage directions by Samuel Beckett were an inherent part of the copyrighted protected play and his moral rights.

March 25, 8pm:Thing 002121 (Satin Doll) 

Thing 002121 (Satin Doll) concerns a controversy around the instrumental version of the jazz song "Satin Doll" by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The Strayhorn Estate and Tempo Records claimed rights in Strayhorn's arrangement of the Ellington melody, including the addition of a harmony, as a derivative work. On December 16, 1993, during the court case Tempo and Strayhorn estate v. Famous Music and Ellington estate at the United States District Court of New York, Judge Sandon had to decide whether a different harmony added to an earlier jazz composition could be protected by copyright.

April 1, 8:30 pm: Thing 001211 (Count Dracula)

Thing 001211 (Count Dracula) concerns a controversy between the estate of the actor Bela Lugosi and Universal Pictures around the merchandising of items during the release of the 1931 film Dracula with Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. On January 31, 1972, during the court case Bela George Lugosi and Hope Linninger Lugosi v. Universal Pictures at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Judge Bernard Jefferson had to decide whether Lugosi's estate could hold a proprietary right in Bela Lugosi’s facial characteristics and the individual manner of his likeness and appearance during his performance as Count Dracula in the film Dracula.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 2, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Von Curtis Stephens MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Noor Abed MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L Shape Gallery: CLOSED

Butler Building 5 #8: Maria Lujan MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: CLOSED

A402 Gallery: Jesse Adams BFA 4 ART 

Lime Gallery: Blaine Nelson BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Sara Holden BFA 4 ART

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Third Biannual Faculty Creative Leave Colloquium

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Gamelan Room

INSTITUTE: The Office of the Provost invites faculty, staff and students to attend the third biannual Faculty Creative Leave Colloquium, with a presentation by music faculty Nanik and Nyomen Wenton.

You are invited to bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation and gamelan performance. We hope to see you there.

Note: To reach the Gamelan Room, go past the music school office on the third floor and proceed down the music school stairs to the second floor and turn left.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Raimundas Malašauskas

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

“Maverick curator,” artist, and writer Raimundas Malašauskas was born in Vilnius. He has been described by Metropolis M magazine as the one curator who knows how to give new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition,” developing his projects with a high level of playfulness, unpredictability and wit.

From 1995 to 2006, he worked at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, and curated Black Market Worlds, the IX Baltic Triennial, at CAC Vilnius in 2005. From 2007 to 2008, he was a visiting curator at California College of the Arts, San Francisco; from 2007 to 2009 he was also a curator at Artists Space, New York. Malašauskas has curated the exhibitions Sculpture of the Space Age, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); Into the Belly of a Dove, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2010), and Repetition Island, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010), and worked as one of the agents for Documenta 13. In 2013 he curated oO at the Lithuanian and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy. His most recent projects include Fusiform Gyrus at Lisson Gallery, London, UK and the 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, titled Se o clima for favorável, Si el tiempo lo permite. His other recent exhibition projects, Hypnotic and Clifford Irving, are in progress.

In 2007, Malašauskas co-wrote the libretto of Cellar Door, an opera by Loris Gréaud produced in Paris. In 
2012, the book Paper Exhibition, Selected Writings by Raimundas Malašauskas was published, a “book that belongs to no one and is not needed by anyone,” as Malašauskas put it, as “16 readers had been invited to add, comment on, correct and leave their mark boldly in the margins, or way at the back, as another means of carefully replaying these words written by someone else.”

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Structuring Strategies Presents Brigid McCaffrey

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video presents Brigid McCaffrey.

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Leanna Goddard's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residency percussion recital. Music by Séjourné, Tagawa, Masson, Spencer and Sargent.

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Kozue Matsumoto's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Koto collaborators with CalArts! Traditional to contemporary, Western to Eastern, acoustic to electronic and origami to projection mapping. A variety of sounds, animation and action happen all in one night!

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Hearing Latino Voices in Contemporary Culture at REDCAT

March 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Co-presented with KPCC's arts and culture program The Frame

A dynamic panel of influential cultural leaders, artists and thinkers is convened by Dr. Steven D. Lavine, President of CalArts, for a discussion about the profound cultural influence of the region’s Latino community, and the importance of ensuring that Latino voices are highlighted in cultural institutions. The distinguished panel includes filmmaker Rodrigo García (Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives), LACMA Associate Curator Rita Gonzalez (Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement), writer Jeff Chang (Who We Be: The Colorization of America), and Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Diane Rodriguez.

Latino communities have long been essential parts of our society and culture, and the United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, trailing only Mexico. The cultural influence is particularly prominent in California, where Latinos constitute nearly 40 percent of the population, and yet the demographic group remains underrepresented in many sectors—including many arts and cultural institutions.

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'The Red Light Piano'

March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Second year DMA recital featuring music by Manuel Lima.

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Ben Finley's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A very short play and original music by Ben Finley for a literary and improvising chamber music collective.

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Theorist-in-Residence Judith Butler: 'Vulnerability and Resistance' at REDCAT

March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: This Spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist in Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist in Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free and open to the public. Assembled under the title of “Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance,” her talks will address questions of political dissent, protest, resistance and violence in light of recent events in the United States and abroad.

Judith Butler is the author of numerous influential books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life. The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004) and, most recently, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013). She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.

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The Collective's Bijou Film Series: Arthur Jaffa's 'Dreams Are Colder Than Death'

March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

INSTITUTE: The Collective along with New Financial Architectures for Creative Communities presents:
Arthur Jaffa
Dreams Are Colder Than Death

The screening is followed by a Q&A with artist and CalArts alumnus Edgar Arceneaux.

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NBC Universal Internship Info Session

March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, G201

INSTITUTE: Learn about NBC Universal's paid internship program.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Wendy Red Star

March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Wendy Red Star was born in Billings, Montana just outside of the Crow Indian reservation where she was raised. She grew up in a multi-cultural family. Her mother is of Irish decent, her father a full blood Crow Indian and her older sister is Korean. Wendy left the Crow Indian reservation when she was eighteen to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where she studied sculpture. She then went on to earn her MFA in sculpture at UCLA. Wendy currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Her work layers influences drawn from her Crow background, daily surroundings, aesthetic experiences, collected ephemera and conjured histories that are both real and imagined. Through her photographs and sculpture new universes are built, simultaneously urban-rural and high-low with their own language of symbols created from such seemingly disparate sites as HUD houses, rez cars, three legged dogs, powwow culture, proliferative indigenous commoditization, and Red Star’s personal collection of memories growing up as a half-breed on the Crow Indian reservation. The work represents an insider/outsider view that is wrath with complexity and contradiction, its most salient attributes. Red Star’s unruly approach examines a cross section of American cultures and their very consumption while also being a meditation on her own identity. Exploring the intersection between life on the reservation and the world outside of that environment, Red Star thinks of herself as a cultural archivist speaking sincerely about the experience of being a Crow Indian in contemporary society.

Her work has been shown at Helen E. Copeland gallery, Bozeman, MT, The Fondation Cartier L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, The CSULB gallery, Long Beach, CA, Research & Development, Chicago, IL, The Museum Tower at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, And/Or gallery, Dallas, TX, The UCLA New Wight gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The L.A. Municipal Art gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The Domaine De Kerguehennc, Brittany, France, The Hudson D. Walker gallery, Provincetown, MA, The Plush Gallery, Dallas TX, The Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, England, The Luckman gallery, Los Angeles, CA, and The Volitant gallery, Austin, Texas.

http://www.wendyredstar.com/

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Writing Now Reading Series: Colin Dickey & Karolina Waclawiak

March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: Colin Dickey is the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith. He is a regular contributor to Lapham's Quarterly and the LA Review of Books, and his work has also appeared in The Believer, The Paris Review Daily, Cabinet, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology (with Joanna Ebenstein) and Failure! Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practices (with Robby Herbst and Nicole Antebi). He was the Managing Director of the Morbid Anatomy Museum and is currently an Associate Professor in creative writing at National University, and is working on a book about haunted houses.

Karolina Waclawiak’s first novel, How To Get Into The Twin Palms, was published by Two Dollar Radio in 2012. She is the essays editor ofThe Believer Magazine and her second novel, INVADERS, will be published in 2015. Waclawiak recently returned to Los Angeles and is working on her third novel and several film and TV projects includingAWOL, a feature she cowrote with Deb Shoval, which is currently in production.

Dickey and Waklawiak will read from their work, and speak about the ways in which their writing life intersects with their other practices: museum directing and editing, respectively. How does writing create new publics? And how does one create new publics for writing?

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'What to Send Up When it Goes Down'

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00pm - Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 12:30am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

CalArts, BB2

THEATER: What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration meant to disrupt, honor and reclaim. An attempt to honor those lost to racist violence in America, the piece uses language, song and movement as a means of reflecting in order to cleanse and uplift.

The community is invited to join the culmination presentation of this work-in-progress.

Aleshea Harris will explore What to Send Up When It Goes Down with the following CalArts students and alumni:

Jozben Barrett
Morgan Booker
Jacob Gibson
Lydia Hicks
Rebecka Jackson
Tyree Marshall
Gyasi Silas
Carol Simon

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'Earthly Dreams' (MFA Thesis Concert)

March 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: A thesis project of MFA-2 students in the Dance School.

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The Brad Dutz 4tet at REDCAT

March 5, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "This music has the ineffable manner of informality that the best jazz seems to always have" —Jazz Times

Celebrated for bringing an airy, bright, thoroughly original instrumental palette to its blend of 21st-century acoustic chamber music, improvisation and free jazz, the quartet led by ace percussionist and composer Brad Dutz first came together at REDCAT 10 years ago. It features Dutz on marimba, vibes and all manner of hand percussion, Brian Walsh on clarinet and bass clarinet, Paul Sherman on oboe and English horn, and Chris Votek on cello, with their precise yet fluid contrapuntal work conjuring a vibrant sound like no other. Even as Dutz, one of the most sought-after session percussionists in L.A., forgoes the conventional grooves in favor of color and texture, the band always stirs up a brisk, propulsive swing.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Oguri

March 6, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Oguri, a native of Japan, began his career as a dancer with master Tatsumi Hijikata, the creator of the Butoh dance form in post World War II Japan. Oguri joined famed dancer Min Tanaka's company, Mai-Juku in 1985, and for five years lived, worked, and helped establish Tanaka's farm outside of Tokyo.

A resident of Southern California since 1990, Oguri formed his Los Angeles-based dance company, Renzoku, in 1993. He is the co-founder and artist-in-residence of La Boca, a studio/theater in the Sunshine Mission/Casa de Rosas (the oldest shelter for homeless women in Los Angeles) and an artist-in-residence at the Venice community theater the Electric Lodge.

Oguri teaches and performs worldwide, and has received support from the California Arts Council, the James Irvine Foundation/Dance USA, the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, the Rockefeller Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Oguri received an Irvine Fellowship in Dance funds for the research and development of Height of Sky, a site-specific dance project that will take place in the deserts of Joshua Tree, and in Los Angeles. Through Height of Sky, Oguri will investigate the relationship between dancer and environment, and will explore the development of his identity as a Japanese dancer in America.

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Theorist-in-Residence Judith Butler: 'Interpreting Non-Violence'

March 6, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

CRITICAL STUDIES: This Spring, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts is delighted to welcome 2015 Theorist in Residence, philosopher Judith Butler. As Theorist in Residence, Professor Butler will give four lectures, all free and open to the public. Assembled under the title of “Demonstrating Precarity: Vulnerability, Embodiment, and Resistance,” her talks will address questions of political dissent, protest, resistance and violence in light of recent events in the United States and abroad.

Judith Butler is the author of numerous influential books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence (2004) and, most recently, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013). She is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley.

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'Paradise by Design'

March 6, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E400

THEATER: Paradise by Design/Paraiso Disenado explores the idea that seconds before death, the brain alerts the individual so they can escape, set out on a trip, and have a scientific explanation or philosophical or psychological or theatrical.

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Thom Andersen: 'The Thoughts That Once We Had' at REDCAT

March 6, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “One of the most important cinematic essayists of his time.” –Artforum

One of America’s foremost practitioners of the essay film returns to REDCAT with a major new work inspired by the writings of Gilles Deleuze on cinema. Andersen’s The Thoughts That Once We Had (2014, 108 min.) is a richly layered journey through cinematic history, masterfully edited as it playfully moves across decades and genres, and suffused at every turn by the renowned filmmaker and critic’s lifelong passion for the movies. Andersen’s newly remastered Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a modern classic, ranked among

the 50 greatest documentaries of all time in Sight & Sound magazine’s critics poll. His other works include The Tony Longo Trilogy (2014), Reconversão (2012), Get Out of The Car (2010), Red Hollywood (1996) and Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974).

In person: Thom Andersen

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Colby Beers' BFA Graduation Recital

March 7, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Colby Beers plays music influenced by Steve Reich, Ewe music and North Indian classical music.

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Nicolas Bejarano's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 7, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital for solo trumpet featuring works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel and Yan Maresz.

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A Night of Marimba: Robin Hirshberg's MFA Graduation Recital

March 7, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Presenting a wide range of marimba repertoire, including classics, jazz, African and Robin Hirshberg's own original works.

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'Spring Forward': Alex Hamberger's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Comprised of four sets, Spring Forward presents original works and arrangements by Alex Hamberger in fulfillment of his mid-residency recital.

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A Small Offering of Orchestra Music

March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Music by Bach and Menzies and Edward Elgar. Soloists including Julie Feves, Lucas Lipari-Mayer, Deziree Hazley, Juan Rivera and Michael Torres.

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Dexter Unchained: Hannah Dexter's BFA Graduation Recital

March 8, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: BFA graduation recital performed by Hannah Dexter with intermission and reception.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Steve Lehman

March 9, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00am - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

MUSIC: Described as “one of the transforming figures of early 21st century jazz,” by The Guardian (UK) and as a "dazzling saxophonist,” by The New York Times, Steve Lehman (b. New York City, 1978) is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Lehman’s pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), So Percussion, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the JACK Quartet, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, and the Talea Ensemble.

His recent recording, Mise en Abîme (Pi 2014) was called the #1 Jazz Album of the year by NPR Music and The Los Angeles Times. And his previous recording, Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi 2009), was chosen as the #1 Jazz Album of the year by The New York Times.

A recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award in 2014, Lehman is an alto saxophonist who has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, and High Priest of Anti-Pop Consortium, among others. His recent electro-acoustic music has focused on the development of computer-driven models for improvisation, based in the Max/MSP programming environment.

Lehman’s work has been favorably reviewed in Artforum, Downbeat Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Wire, and on National Public Radio, the BBC, and SWR. - See more at: http://www.stevelehman.com/bio#sthash.MEoltZCW.dpuf

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 9, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, March 13, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Kang Seung Lee MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Lucia Prancha MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Karley Sullivan MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Claudia Retegan MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Hannah Plotke MFA 2 ART 

Lime Gallery: Georgia Lassner MFA 1 ART 

Mint Gallery: Priscilla Lazaro MFA 1 ART 

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Peter Blasser

March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

CalArts, B305B

MUSIC: Peter Blasser, tubist since 4th grade. In high school, he was not allowed to purchase ethnic instruments, so he began making them in the basement out of wood. Later, while in college, he discovered electronic circuits and their possibilities for infinite tunings and infinite timbres. He made a career out of electronic modulations and making these intangibles touchable through nodes, case flexure, and radio fields. His company: ciat-lonbarde.net sells these devices to musicians around the world. He teaches the design of electronic instruments to his interns, as well as in workshops for larger groups. Some paper circuits can be downloaded from his website, printed out, and assembled to yield sound objects. The cybernetic interface uses the subtleties of touch, through discrete components, often "woven" together geometrically to simulate intuitive patterns and chaotic sophistication. His designs are spurred into existence to explore platonic or philosophical concepts which then acquire a narrative as they are refined into essential analog synthesizers.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Mattin

March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:45pm - 2:15pm

CalArts, B305B

MUSIC: Mattin is a Basque artist working mostly with noise and improvisation. Mattin also has written about improvisation, free software and against the notion of intellectual property. In 2001 Mattin formed Sakada with Eddie Prévost and Rosy Parlane.

"Mattin's music has an undeniable roughness, a lack of politeness that sets him apart from other more hi-tech, high-concept laptoppers. He's a contrarian, intent on going against the grain at all times, never doing what's expected of him. His albums can dwell on hellish noise or centre on the flimsiest wisps of sound." - Keith Moliné, The Wire

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'illuminate'

March 9, 2015 - March 16, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:00pm - Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00am

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: illuminate is an exploration of how geometry, light and sound invoke emotion and creates our reality.

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Chamber Music Concert

March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A chamber music concert featuring music by Beethoven, Britten, Clendenen, GLass and Villalobos and performances by CalArts students and faculty.

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Inner Beast

March 9, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: This concert will feature graduate composers as both the composers and the ensemble.

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Dedication of the John Baldessari Studios

March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:30pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, John Baldessari Studios

INSTITUTE: Dedication of the art building to John Baldessari. There will be lunch served, followed by a short dedication of the building to John, as well as a plaque thanking the many artists and art patrons who have donated money to the CalArts Art Benefit & Auction in 2014.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Jill Godmilow

March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video presents Jill Godmilow.

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Purge: Westin Troiano

March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Five songs for piano and voice, with improvisatory interludes.

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Happy Half-Beard Farewell Concert

March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Singer-songwriter/guitarist-composer Julian Kleiss' MFA graduation recital. Last show before moving back to Europe! There'll be new music, old music, groovy music, pretty music, Michael Jackson arrangements, songs about the 1990s, mermaids, Superman, my wife... Also free cookies!

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Logan Hone's BFA Graduation Recital

March 11, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Logan Hone's graduation recital will feature his large ensemble, Bright Whistles, and Chinese music. A reception will follow.

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Art Venture Law

March 12, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

CalArts, G201

INSTITUTE: Danielle Fredericks, attorney, will give an overview of intellectual property rights for artists.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Victoria Fu

March 12, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Victoria Fu is a visual artist who received her BA from Stanford University, MA in Art History/Museum Studies from USC, and MFA from CalArts.

Fu’s installations place appropriated stock media footage against abstracted backgrounds transferred to video from 16mm film. Often projected on a multi-layered surface, they operate in a visual arena that dissolves boundaries between projected light and image, representation and abstraction, narrative and form.

Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; New York Film Festival, New York, NY; Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY; IX Nicaragua Biennial, Managua, Nicaragua; University Art Gallery at UC Irvine, Irvine, CA; among others. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and is a 2013-14 grantee of the Art Matters Foundation. Fu co-founded and directs ART OFFICE’s The Moving Index. She lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, where she is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the University of San Diego.

http://www.victoriafu.com/

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'Lock & Key:' Sophia Stoller's MFA Thesis

March 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Theater

DANCE: Lock & Key is a multimedia dance performance exploring the multi-layered theme of cages. Trapped in a space together by an unseen external force, six individuals are forced to interact with one another, causing power struggles to break out and alliances to form. As tensions build and power dynamics intensify, a question begins to unfold: “Who holds the keys?”

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'Parlor of Oddities'

March 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00pm - Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, A404

FILM/VIDEO: A retrospective of the films, sets, props and art of Daniel Kleen and Mikael Kloda.

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'Title Sequence: A Feature Length Video'

March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 11:00pm - Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00am

CalArts, Bjou Auditorium

ART: I am screening a video that is a documentary and a comedy and a horror movie.

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Misra Iltus' MFA Graduation Recital

March 14, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

MUSIC: MFA graduation recital performing the music and dance of West Africa. Performances from the World Percussion Ensemble and a videographic film accompanied by cello and gamelan.

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Outer Beast

March 14, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast and Courtyard

MUSIC: EXTREMELY LOUD MUSIC, LABoratory, Big Panther and the CalArts Sinfonia and Master Chorale.

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Symphony for Paint

March 14, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

MUSIC: An interactive multimedia performance using live video and audio manipulation, and most importantly, a massive paintable score. This project brings together the disciplines of music, art, theater and film into one large-scale work.

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'Speak': Chris Foss' MFA Graduation Recital

March 15, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Speak is a program of new works for bassonn and electronics centered on physical and emotional restrictions on self expression.

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Dalia Berman's MFA Graduation Recital

March 15, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A world percussion recital inspired by percussion instruments of the world.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 16, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, March 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Katherine Kendall MFA 2 ART 

D301 Gallery: Abigail Han MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Giacomo Veronese BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Character Animation Portfolio (March 16th - 17th) 

Main Gallery: Print Fair (March 18th - 21st)

A402 Gallery: Elena Garcia-Martinez MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Lindsey Schulz MFA 2 ART

Mint Gallery: Jinyun Kim MFA 2 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Dwight Trible

March 16, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Dwight Trible is a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills to the delight of audiences and musicians alike. In addition to performing with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, Dwight is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and is also the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra. Not a newcomer to the music scene, Dwight has worked with such notables as Oscar Brown jr., Charles Lloyd, Billy Childs, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Garrett, Steve Turre, Harold Land, Harry Belafonte, Della Reese and Norman Conners, John Beasley, Patrice Rushen, Babatunde Lea, Ernie Watts, Kahlil El Zabar, as well as contemporary soul artist like LA Reid and DJ Rogers. Dwight’s collaborations with Horace Tapscott, Billy Higgins, Kamau Daaood and others have produced some of the finest musical moments in Los Angeles in recent years. Like his mentors, Dwight is not content to use his music just to entertain people, although he is quite a dynamic performer. He uses his music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. He has received numerous awards for his humanitarian efforts.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Anthony Starble

March 16, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Anthony began studying music at the age of 9 when his mother put him into piano lessons. He became obsessed with the instrument almost instantly, playing hours and hours each day. While in high school, Anthony began to discover that he had a passion for theater arts and singing. He wrote his first song at the age of 15 and later won the Berklee Songwriting competition for high school students at the age of 16. After winning that competition, Anthony realized that songwriting was his true passion and made up his mind that he was going to move to Los Angeles and become a singer/songwriter.

Anthony attended CalArts and received a Bachelor’s degree in music, focusing on composition and songwriting. While at CalArts, Anthony started working on his first EP Living In Layers which was released shortly after he graduated in 2010. Since then, Anthony has collaborated with artists such as Beck, Ben Lee, Kristen Chenoweth, and James both live and in the studio and regularly sings on pop demos and commercials. Anthony is involved in two side projects, electronic pop duo Starhook and hip indie choir The Silver Lake Chorus. Both are also set to release albums this year.

Anthony’s music has been featured on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars in 2013 and on ABC Family's The Fosters in 2014. Anthony’s music embodies a sense of realism and honesty. He creates an environment for uncomfortable truths to be heard and pulls listeners inward with his emotional vocal style and dense piano harmonies.

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CalArts Jazz CD 2015 Tatum Concert

March 16, 2015 - March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00am

CalArts, Tatum Lounge

MUSIC: Twenty bands performing new original compositions, preparing for the 26th annual CD to be recorded at Capitol Records.

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'Calork': Danny Clarke

March 16, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Livecoding + network music concert performed on laptops.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Charles Atlas

March 17, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video presents Charles Atlas.

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Sam and Emilio's BFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 17, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A night of sex, drugs and rock and roll featuring Amadeus, Ludwig, Johannes, Claude, Maurice, Richard, Cari, Sam, Nailah, Ben and Aidan.

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'From Dust to Mud'

March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

ART: Screening of a documentary film.

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Print Fair

March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

ART: Vendors and organizations will set up booths to sell their artwork. We will have workshops to go along with the event.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nao Bustamante

March 19, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Nao Bustamante is a multimedia and performance artist from California. She holds a BFA/MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (specifically, the New Genres department). Currently, Bustamante holds the position of Associate Professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, though she is a visiting member of the CalArts faculty this spring semester.

Bustamante's at times precarious and radically vulnerable work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. Her project under the working title Personal Protection is described as a time-travel tour of the role of women in combat through wearable sculptures, performances and videos that explore these questions, bringing history into a contemporary context.

“My illustration of women soldiers (fighting as women, not gendered as men) in historical wartime will provide a framework in which to consider our current psychological framing of war,” Bustamante said.

Bustamante has presented in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites all around the world. She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Arts, Sundance 2008, 2010, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. Her movies have been shown at Outfest in Los Angeles and Mix in New York City among other festivals. Bustamante has been published by the Theatre Communications Group in the book, Out of the Fringe, as well as the Theatre Drama Review, published by the MIT Press.

In 2000 she received the GLBT Historical Society Arts Award. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:00pm

All galleries are closed for Spring Break

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

March 30, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:00am - Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Justin Crosby MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Paul Rosero MFA 2 ART & TECHNOLOGY

L-Shape Gallery: Justin Tenney BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: PENDING

A402 Gallery: Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert MFA 2ART 

Lime Gallery: Elisa Harkins MFA 2 ART

Mint Gallery: Laura Schwelka MFA 2 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Nate Wooley

March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: Nate Wooley began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. Nate moved to New York in 2001, and has since become one of the most in-demand trumpet players in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes.  He has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada, as well as being a collaborator with some of the brightest lights of his generation like Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh, Peter Evans, and Mary Halvorson. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings “exquisitely hostile.” Nate is the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music (www.dramonline.org) and the editor-in-chief of their online quarterly journal Sound American (www.soundamerican.org) both of which are dedicated to broadening the definition of American music through their online presence and the physical distribution of music through Sound American Records.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Stefan Prins

March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B305B

MUSIC: After graduating as an engineer at the age of 23, Stefan Prins (Belgium, 1979) started to study fulltime piano and composition at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, where he obtained his Masters degree in Composition with Luc Van Hove magna cum laude. Concurrently, he studied Technology in Music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Peter Swinnen and Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2004-2005; The Netherlands). Additionally he studied “Philosophy of Culture” and “Philosophy of Technology” at the University of Antwerp, attended master classes with a.o. Chaya Czernowin, Steven Tagasuki, Richard Barrett, Enno Poppe, Georges Aperghis and participated in live-electronics workshops with Gerhard Eckel at the IEM in Graz and with Orm Finnendahl at the Musikhochschule Freiburg. Since September 2011 Stefan divides his time between Europe and the USA (Cambridge, Massachusetts), where he started a PhD in composition at Harvard University under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Georg Hajdu

March 30, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Hajdu grew up in Cologne where he obtained diplomas in molecular biology and musical composition from the University of Cologne and the Cologne Musikhochschule, resp. A stipend by the German Academic Exchange Service enabled him to enter the graduate program in composition at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990, working closely with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) and eventually obtaining a Ph.D. in 1994. In 1996, following residencies at IRCAM and the ZKM, Karlsruhe, he co-founded the ensembleWireWorks, a group specializing in the performance of electro-acoustic music. In 1999, he produced his full-length opera Der Sprung – Beschreibung einer Oper for which renowned author and filmmaker Thomas Brasch wrote the libretto. In May 2002, his Internet performance environment Quintet.net was employed in a Munich Biennale opera performance and in the same year Georg Hajdu became professor of multimedia composition at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, where in 2004 he established Germany’s first master’s program in multimedia composition as well as in 2012 the center for microtonal music and multi-media (ZM4). In 2005, he co-founded the European Bridges Ensemble—an ensemble entirely dedicated to local and wide-area network performance.

In addition to his compositions, which are characterized by a pluralistic attitude and have earned him several international prizes, the IBM-prize of the Ensemble Modern among them, Georg Hajdu published articles on several topics on the borderline of music and science.

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Structuring Strategies Presents Maureen Furniss

March 31, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Auditorium

FILM/VIDEO: The School of Film/Video presents Maureen Furniss.

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Past Events

Sarah Van Sciver's MFA Mid-Residency Recital

March 1, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Concert featuring original compositions and vocal arrangements of contemporary pop music.

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the Ferneyshough

March 1, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Concert of music by Ferneyhough, iconic figure of the "new complexity movement," curated and conducted by Nicholas Deyoe. Presented by Wasteland Ensemble with soloists including M. Menzies, Stephanie Aston and Richard Valittutto.

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'People's Suite': Emile Martinez' Graduation Recital

March 1, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Original compositions performed under a modern jazz setting. Audiovisuals included as part of piece, as well.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Ben Vida

March 2, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Ben Vida is a composer, improviser and sound artist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Ben led the group Town and Country and produced three records of world musique concrete under the name Bird Show. In collaboration with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis, he explores cross control voltage integrated improvisation and real time automatic group composition. Ben has worked with artists Siebren Versteeg, Marina Rosenfeld, Hisham Bharoocha, Nadia Hironaka and Mathew Suib. He has played in ensembles led by Tony Conrad, Rhys Chattam, and Werner Dafeldecker. As an improviser he has performed with Milo Fine, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chad Taylor, Kevin Drumm, Yamatsuka Eye and C. Spencer Yeh among many others. He has released over twenty records on such labels as Thrill Jockey, Drag City, PAN, Amish, Bottrop-Boy, Hapna and Kranky.

See more at: http://www.acmusic.org/compose/ben-vida-bio#sthash.vQTLNzFV.dpuf

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Lee Weisert

March 2, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm

CalArts, B318

MUSIC: Lee Weisert is a composer of instrumental and electronic music whose recent compositional interests include physical (re)modeling, recursive structures, extended techniques, and microsound. His recent music has incorporated increasingly disparate elements such as orchestral instruments, found sounds, field recordings, digital synthesis, and analog circuitry, in an attempt to find, "through experimentation, tinkering, and unconventional approaches, a ritualistic and deeply expressive world of sound.”

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Ezra Buchla

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

CalArts, B305B

MUSIC: Ezra Buchla plays music with viola, software and voice. He fronted the avant-pop-core band Mae Shi from 2003-2006, played in the band Gowns from 2005-2010, and now performs solo work that deals in folk tonality, indeterminacy, dense psychedelic song, and electronic formalism. He also collaborates and performs with many other artists, recently including clipping., Chelsea Wolfe, Father Murphy and Claire Cronin. Ezra also develops music software and firmware for companies and artists.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist: Bobby Bradford

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

CalArts, A300

MUSIC: One of the best trumpeters to emerge from the avant-garde, Bobby Bradford largely fulfilled the potential of Don Cherry (whose chops declined through the years due to the amount of time allocated to performing on flute and other instruments). Bradford grew up in Dallas, playing trumpet locally with such local players as Cedar Walton and David Newman. In 1953, he moved to Los Angeles where he met and played with Ornette Coleman and Eric DolphyBradford spent time in the military and in school before becoming Don Cherry's replacement with the Ornette Coleman Quartet in 1961-1963, a period when the group unfortunately rarely worked. After moving to Los Angeles, Bradford became a schoolteacher and also began a longtime association with clarinetist John Carter; his mellow trumpet blended in well with Carter's dissonant flights. He recorded with Ornette Coleman in 1971, but otherwise is best known for his playing and recordings with Carter. Since the clarinetist's death, Bradford frequently led a quintet (the Mo'tet) featuring Vinny Golia and occasionally Marty Ehrlich. In the '90s, he also performed with John StevensFreebopthe David Murray Octet, and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.

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Graduate Composers' Series: New Century Players

March 2, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

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

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Hardcore Home Movies at REDCAT

March 2, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Expect humor, high art, revelation, intimacy and, best of all, the uncategorizable.” – LA Weekly

This radically fun and eclectic collection of queer film and video works assembled by programmer Bradford Nordeen draws from punk and queercore archives, and includes essential works by Jonesy, Jill Reiter, G.B. Jones and Greta Snider, in addition to unearthing recent finds and lesser-known titles. Nordeen launched Dirty Looks as a monthly platform for queer experimental film and video in 2011, and has brought it to a variety of venues, from film festivals and museums to rooftops and unlikely social spaces in New York and on the West Coast.

In person: Bradford Nordeen, Jonesy, and Jill Reiter

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