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February 2016

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Camel Collective: 'Something Other Than What You Are' at REDCAT

January 23, 2016 - March 27, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:00pm - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 10:00pm

REDCAT: Opening reception: Sat, Jan 23, 6–9pm

Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats, working collaboratively as Camel Collective, premiere their multi-channel video installation Something Other Than What You Are. Shot in REDCAT’s theater, the work depicts fictional lighting technicians, designers, and a professor grappling with the realities of the precariousness of freelance labor, collaborative power dynamics, and technological obsolescence. In addition to the video installation, the exhibition includes a series of drawings, props and additional moving-image vignettes. Theater itself is a subject, while the camera investigates the physiological cause-effect dynamics of light and stage. The narrative takes place outside of live theater performance, in the form of soliloquies and conversations between the production and technical crew. The piece depicts the production of visibility and invisibility in a “creative field.” It is about watching a figure move in and out of obscurity, watching moods pass, and aspirations ebb and flow.

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The Wooster Group: 'The Room' by Harold Pinter at REDCAT

February 4, 2016 - February 14, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:30pm
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:30pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

REDCAT: “American theater’s most inspired company.” – The New York Times 

"One of The Wooster Group’s many superpowers is their ability to flay their source materials until the original bodies of text transform into entirely other beasts.” – Artforum

 “Is there nothing The Wooster Group cannot imagine — or re-imagine?” – The New Yorker

The world’s most influential theater ensemble premieres its version of Harold Pinter’s The Room, the first play by one of the most important playwrights of a generation. Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the compelling theatrical experience builds on the Group’s goal to create “a theater that encompasses all forms of the arts and has an architecture that isn’t located in a naturalistic place: a theater which integrates music, dance and text into the final art form without privileging one over the other.” The company approaches Pinter’s 1957 play through a range of comedic forms, including American vaudeville and comic routines (duos like Abbott and Costello or the Smothers Brothers), and the ancient form “cross talk” or xiansheng, a two-person comedy style popular in China since the Qing Dynasty. The cast includes Group members and associates Kate Valk, Suzzy Roche, Ari Fliakos, Philip Moore and Scott Renderer.

Lighting: Jennifer Tipton with Ryan Seelig; original music tracks: Omar Zubair; sound: Max Bernstein and Eric Sluyter; sound consultant: Bobby McElver; video and projections: Robert Wuss and Max Bernstein; assistant director and costume supervisor: Enver Chakartash; stage manager: Erin Mullin; production manager: Bona Lee; and technical fellow/sound assistant: Gareth Hobbs.

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Saxes for Niblock

February 7, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Performing the complete saxophone music written by the drone pioneer and master Niblock for Ulrich Krieger.

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Deathyon

February 8, 2016 - February 15, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016 (All day) - Monday, February 15, 2016 (All day)

CalArts, C Block, 3rd Floor

ART: An art installation by Aiden Bach, with a performance on 2/11 - an acknowlegement of the ability of things to end and for new things to begin.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 8, 2016 - February 12, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Zhifang Li MFA 2 ART/TECH

D301 Gallery: Maria Juliana Lujan MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Emily Marchand MFA 1 ART

Main Gallery: Yair Agmon MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Danielle Ayers BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery:  Molly Garber BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery:  Meg Burnham BFA 4 ART

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Design Talk with Apple & On-Campus Interviews

February 8, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

CalArts, G202 - Patty Disney Center for Life and Work

CAREER SERVICES: Apple is looking for candidates in the following programs: Motion Graphics, Film/Video, Graphic Design, Digital Arts and Animation. Please bring your portfolio and multiple copies of your resume.

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(Timemachine)(Timemachine)

February 9, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, C108

INTEGRATED MEDIA: A one hour performance will occur at 7:30pm followed by a reception.  This is the "opening" event for Chun Yeung Tsang's art exhibit/installation for the week (Feb 9-13).

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Caleb Veazey's Bug Collection

February 9, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Duo's, trio's and string quartet performances of compositions by Caleb Veazey, Keith Jarrett, Neil Young and others.

 

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Maryam Mirbagherifiroozabad's BFA Graduation Recital: 'Secret Diaries of a Middle Eastern Mermaid'

February 10, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An interdisciplinary show featuring original compositions by Maryam Mirbagherifiroozabad. The pieces fuse styles of jazz, classical and Middle Eastern music accompanied by projection and dancers.

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Melinda Stone's Presentation for Commons Garden

February 11, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Commons Garden (behind Butler Building #6)

FILM/VIDEO: A talk with audiovisuals, using a video projector and screen.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Paula Gaetano Adi

February 11, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 6:30pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Paula Gaetano Adi (born in San Juan, Argentina) is an artist, educator, and researcher working in sculpture, performance, interactive installations, and robotic agents. With a particular focus in different performative modes of art making, her work is an attempt to promote bodily interspecies \ intercultural live encounters, and explore the effects and ‘affects’ of different discourses in technoscience.

http://paulagaetanoadi.com/

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Open House Dance Concert

February 11, 2016 - February 12, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

CalArts, Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: Dance concert.

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Michael Ohlinger's Graduate Recital

February 12, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A concert of world music featuring percussion instruments from many cultures.

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Jacob Richards' MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 12, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Jacob Richards' mid-residency recital, featuring pieces by Vijay Iyer, Thelonious Monk, Squarepusher, and original compositions.

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Bradley Butterworth's Mid-Residence Recital

February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CalArts, Roy O Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Bradley Butterworth's performer-composer mid-residency recital.

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New Works for String Quartet

February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A night of new works for string quartet.

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Ba-Roq-En Modern Impressionism

February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: BFA mid-residency recital for clarinet and cello. 

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Josh Roberson's Mid-Residence Recital

February 14, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Josh Roberson presents a flute recital with works by: Hoover, Muczynski, Fukushima, Clarke and Copland.

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ACKLAND//Molly Pease's Mid-Residence Recital

February 14, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residence recital featuring string quintet and two different bands.  All original music.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 15, 2016 - February 19, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, February 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Anna Másdóttir MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Juhee Han MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Jeanine Lewis MFA 1 ART

Main Gallery: Tyler Lumm MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Grace Denis BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery:  Dana Ljubicic BFA 4 ART

Mint Gallery: Milan Aguirre BFA 4 ART

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Korakrit Arunanondchai

February 16, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:30pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Bangkokraised artist Korakrit Arunanondchai engages a myriad of subjects such as history, authenticity, selfrepresentation, and tourism through the lens of a cultural transplant. His work seeks to find a common ground in artistic experiences through a pastiche of styles and mediums. Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thai, b. 1986) earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and his MFA from Columbia University in 2012. He has had several solo exhibitions at CLEARING gallery in New York and Brussels and has been featured in major group exhibitions at the Sculpture Center, the Fisher Landau Center, MoMa PS1 and the Art Basel Miami Beach.

Please note: PRIORITY SIGNUP WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHOSE VISIT WAS CANCELED LAST SEMESTER.

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Meltem Ege's DMA2 Recital 'Mirrors, Moments & Memories'

February 16, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: 'Mirrors, Moments & Memories' is an exploratory performance where the audience will experience a series of stories that push the boundaries of the conventional jazz trio and vocalist by incorporating the techniques and philosophies of different theater styles.

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Burnt Dot: Improvised Music for Trumpets & Electronics

February 17, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Burnt Dot Quartet, Sarah Reid & Ryan Gaston, with special guests Kris Tiner and Todd Burton, perform improvised music for trumpets and modular synthesizers in quadraphonic space.

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CalArts School of Theater Presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

February 17, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater

THEATER: A comedy written by William Shakespeare.  It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazon's.  The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and it is widely performed across the world.

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Prospection - Orr Sinay's Mid-Residence Recital

February 17, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A mid-residence performer-composer recital by Orr Sinay.

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Nike Internship Information Session

February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, G202  - Patty Dsiney Center for Life and Work

CAREER SERVICES: Learn about Nike's summer design intern program.  Upload your portfolio at http://go.nike.com/college by February 15, 2016 to be considered for on-campus interviews.

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Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop with Karen Atkinson

February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, G201 - Patty Disney Center for Life and Work

CAREER SERVICES: Join us for a talk with CalArts own Karen Atkinson, founder of Getting Your Sh*t Together, which educates artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms.

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Black Arts Panel 'Afro Futurism/Future of Black Art'

February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

CalArts, Langley Hall

STUDENT AFFAIRS: A series of artists, activists and professionals discuss the theme 'Afro Futurism and the Future of Black Art'.

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Christiane Jatahy: 'Julia' at REDCAT

February 18, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:30pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

REDCAT: “Christiane Jatahy is the new voice of Brazilian theater. Juliais innovative theater with a strong cinematic impact. A must see” – Le Libre, Belgium  

“Julia” updates Strindberg's text with singularity and pungency, exploring new narrative possibilities in theater.”

– Folha de São Paulo

Internationally praised Brazilian author and director Christiane Jatahy expertly negotiates the boundaries between cinema and theater while exploring the reality of Brazil’s current society in her award winning work Julia, an adaptation of the classic August Strindberg work Miss Julie. With a contemporary lens, Jatahy integrates film technique on stage, to break down boundaries between past and present, actor and character, and reality and fiction to create unusual encounters between actor and audience.

In Portuguese with English surtitles.

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WHAP! Lecture Series: Steven Shaviro, 'Fictions and Fabulations of Sentience'

February 19, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

West Hollywood Public Library, Community Room

CRITICAL STUDIES: Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of, most recently, Post-Cinematic Affect; The Universe of Things; and No Speed Limit: Three Essays on Accelerationism. He blogs at The Pinocchio Theory.

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Abby Lyons' Composition and Songwriting Graduate Recital

February 19, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Abby Lyons' final graduate recital featuring original compositions and songs.

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CalArts School of Theater Presents 'This From Cloudland'

February 19, 2016 - February 24, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: Thirty-five hundred feet directly below the world's only known micro-nation, two young lovers are holding themselves hostage while someone falls off a high wire and someone else has their head stuck in the mouth of a bear. 'This From Cloudland' is a tender onslaught of stories that touch about placement, displacement and replacement.

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Susan Allen Tribute Concert

February 20, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A tribute concert for long time faculty member and harpist Susan Allen, who passed away on 9/7/15. Many alums, current students, faculty, former faculty and CAP perform. Announcement of Susan Allen Scholarship Fund.

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OK Composer #12, Amanita Phalloides

February 21, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A composition recital made to premiere student works.

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Ian Stahl's Mid Residency Performance

February 21, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Performances with two bands, jazz and rock.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 22, 2016 - February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Lazaró Rábago MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Aimee Goguen MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Nikki Spagnola BFA 4 ART

Main Gallery: Efrain Torres MFA 1 ART

A402 Gallery: Elizabeth Huth BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery:  Carol Sun MFA 2 ART/TECH

Mint Gallery:  Blake Brent BFA 4 ART

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Lantern Festival/Lunar New Year Celebration

February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, Main gallery

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: There will be lion dancers performing to music in the Main Gallery.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts Visiting Artist Lori Freedman/Fred Frith

February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300 - Performer-Composer Forum

MUSIC: One of Canada’s most accomplished clarinetists, Lori Freedman boasts a critically acclaimed career that runs over three decades and displays her equally at home in both contemporary classical and avant-garde settings. Since 1981, her work has appeared on over 28 CDs, and more than 45 composers have written solo bass clarinet music for her. The daughter of composer Harry Freedman, Lori was born in Toronto.

Jeremy Webster "Fred" Frith is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer and improvisor. Probably best known for his guitar work, Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Adel Abidin

February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Room TBA

ART: Abidin was born in Baghdad in 1973 and currently lives between Helsinki and Amman. He presented his work at Biennale of Contemporary Art of Bosnia (2013); 54th Venice BiennaleIraq Pavilion (2011); 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011), 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010), 11th Cairo Biennale (2008), 4th Gothenburg Biennale (2007), 52nd Venice BiennaleNordic Pavilion (2007), 54th Venice BiennaleIraq Pavilion and the upcoming 56th Venice Biennale, he is invited to represent his 2008 Mixed media Installation “I’M SORRY” at the official Iranian Pavilion (2015). In 2013, Abidin has received Five Years Grant from The Art Council of Finland and Ars Fennica Prize Nominee 2011.

http://www.adelabidin.com

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Undergraduate Composers Concert III

February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original compositions written by the undergraduate composers.

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Three Films by Jennifer Reeder at REDCAT

February 22, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Teen movies that have been rubbed raw and are tender to the touch.”—The Skinny

“Few films are this eloquent about the pangs of adolescence or the intensity of female friendships.”—The Skinny

A Million Miles Away is an ode to the secret language of adolescence… infused with a surreal, mythical atmosphere.”—Dazed

Drawing on forms as varied as TV after-school specials, music videos and magical realism, Jennifer Reeder constructs intimate narratives about relationships, trauma and coping. Her latest acclaimed work, Blood Below the Skin, chronicles a turbulent week in the life of three teenage girls, from different social circles, ahead of the school dance. Also on tap are the L.A. debut of A Million Miles Away, a festival circuit favorite in which a distressed substitute teacher and a teen girls’ choir revel in the melancholy of a Judas Priest anthem, and Seven Songs About Thunder, a dark feminist comedy about a mother, her daughter, a liar, and a therapist. 

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Piano Spheres: Vicki Ray at REDCAT

February 23, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: Piano Spheres co-founder Vicki Ray, presents a program exploring the four elements. The program begins with Luciano Berio's "Encores" (Luftklavier, Erdenklavier, Wasserklavier, Feuerklavier) followed by Pale Fire by Mu-Xuan Lin for piano and electronics (WP), and a new work exploring the "air' element by Dominique Schafer (WP). John Luther Adams' Nunataks  and Toru Takimitsu's Between Tides for piano trio conclude the program. 

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CBS Entertainment Diversity

February 24, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, G201 - Patty Disney Center for Life and Work

CAREER SERVICES: Join us to hear top executives from CBS Entertainment discuss diversity initiatives, paid internships and career opportunities.

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Jenna Hindi: Graduate Recital - A Presentation of Adolf Wölfli

February 24, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: This performance will be a presentation of the art of Adolf Wölfli, a man who lived his life in a German asylum and created marginal art from his experiences.

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Lori Freedman and Quasar Saxophone Quartet at REDCAT

February 24, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Freedman is an intensely curious musical animal… who acknowledges no boundaries for what her instrument and her music can do.”—The Globe & Mail (Toronto)

“Quasar are poets as much as virtuosos of their instruments.”—La Presse (Montreal)

Boasting five of North America’s most adventurous exponents of new music for woodwinds, this double bill unites, for the first time, livewire clarinet soloist Lori Freedman with Quasar’s stellar quartet of saxophone virtuosos —Marie-Chantal Leclair, Mathieu Leclair, André Leroux and Jean-Marc Bouchard. Freedman opens both sets with works from her touring solo program by Richard Barrett and Raphaël Cendo—and teams up with Quasar for her own composition, No Man’s Clan (1996/2015). Quasar plays a work by Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay before a rousing finale with Freedman, performing Bouchard’s Le Cri des oiseaux fous (2012) and Fred Frith’s The Big Picture(2012), with a special guest appearance by the composer himself, on guitar.

Program: 

Richard Barrett: Interference (2000)                                                   

                            for contrabass clarinet

Lori Freedman: No Man’s Clan (1996, rev. 2015)                           

                           for saxophone quartet and bass clarinet      

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay: Les pâleurs de la lune (2014)                         

                           for saxophone quartet and live electronics

Intermission

Raphaël Cendo: Décombres (2011)

                          for contrabass clarinet and live electronics

Jean-Marc Bouchard: Le Cri des oiseaux fous (2012)

                          for saxophone quartet, soloist-improviser and live electronics

I Premier Chant      

              II De l’aube à midi…

             III Jeu d’écho

             IV Les temps individuels ne se croisent jamais.

             V La folie est une pente glissante

             VI Le dernier cri

Fred Frith: Big Picture (2000)                 

                       for saxophone quartet and two improvising soloists

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Faculty Leave Colloquium

February 25, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

CalArts, G201 - Patty Disney Center for Life & Work

PROVOST OFFICE: Presentation of work completed during creative leave.  Ashley Hunt, Andre Tyson, Amy Knoles and Tom Lawson.

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Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Wael Shawky

February 25, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Based on extensive periods of research and enquiry, Wael Shawky’s work tackles notions of national, religious and artistic identity through film, performance and storytelling. Whether instructing Bedouin children to act out the construction of an airport runway in the desert or organizing a heavy metal concert in a remote Egyptian village, Shawky frames contemporary culture through the lens of historical tradition and vice versa. Mixing truth and fiction, childlike wonder and spiritual doctrine, Shawky has staged epic recreations of the medieval clashes between Muslims and Christians in his trilogy of puppet animations – titled Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show Files (2010), The Path to Cairo (2012) and The Secrets of Karbala (2014) – while his twopart film, Al Araba Al Madfuna (2013), uses child actors to recount poetic myths, paying homage, rather than mere lipservice, to the important narratives of yesteryear.

Wael Shawky was born in Alexandria in 1971 where he lives and works. Recent solo exhibitions include Serpentine Galleries, London (201314); KW Contemporary Art Institute, Berlin (2012); Nottingham Contemporary (2011); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011); Delfina Foundation, London (2011) and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (2010). He has participated in the 11th Sharjah Biennial (2013); Documenta 13, Kassel, (2012); the ninth Gwangju Biennial, (2012); SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2008); Istanbul Biennial (2005); and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Recent awards include the Award for Filmic Oeuvre created by Louis Vuitton and Kino der Kunst (2013); the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2012), the Schering Foundation Art Award (2011), as well as The International Commissioning Grant and an award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, in 2005. Shawky founded the educational space MASS Alexandria in 2010 and is represented by SfeirSemler Gallery in Beirut and Hamburg.

Please note: PRIORITY SIGNUP WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHOSE VISIT WAS CANCELED LAST SEMESTER.

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Most Famous Mixtape

February 25, 2016 - February 26, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: Leslie Scott's MFA 2 thesis concert.

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ARRAY @ The Broad: 'Ashes and Embers' at REDCAT

February 25, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: ARRAY @ The Broad is an ongoing series featuring classic and contemporary films curated with an eye toward the intersection of art, history and cultural identity. With the cinematic image as the centerpiece, the series will engage audiences through post-screening conversations with a spectrum of artists and scholars for an immersive exchange of ideas and insights beyond the screen that enliven many issues addressed by artists in the Broad collection. ARRAY, founded in 2010 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay (SELMA), is an arts collective dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers.

Ashes and Embers Film Screening

A disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempts to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America in director Haile Gerima'sAshes and Embers, 1983. Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, this little seen screen gem will serve as entry into candid dialogue about nationalism, liberty and race relations explored from the artist viewpoint. Engaging the audience in this conversation is a high-profile quorum of actors, musicians and scholars selected by the filmmaker and ARRAY founder Ava DuVernay, who will also serve as host for this second gathering in this ongoing film series. Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. 

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George Saunders at REDCAT

February 26, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.”—Zadie Smith 

“An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times.”—Thomas Pynchon

George Saunders, one of foremost innovators of the contemporary American short story, is on hand to read from his recent work in connection with his current stint at CalArts, where he is the Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence. Saunders has authored the blazingly original collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996), Pastoralia (2000), In Persuasion Nation (2006), and Tenth of December (2013)—a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Folio Prize. His other books include The Braindead Megaphone (2007), a volume of essays, and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (2005), a best-selling children’s tale. Recipient of a MacArthur genius grant in 2006, Saunders regularly contributes to The New YorkerGQ and Harper’s, and his writing has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies.

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Michael Anetsberger's Mid-Residence Recital

February 27, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital presenting standard and original jazz tunes, as well as original and covered funk songs.

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Callings Out of Context: Tyondai Braxton + Daniel Wohl at REDCAT

February 27, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “The authentic pop artist offers a coincidence of style and subject, that is, he represents mass-produced images and objects by using a style which is also based upon the visual vocabulary of mass production.”  -- Robert Rosenblum, from ‘Pop Art and Non-Pop Art’ [1964]

REDCAT and The Broad present Callings Out of Context

Series: Callings Out of Context

Featuring some of today’s most exciting and transgressive musicians, Callings Out of Context is an aural complement to the Broad collection’s holdings of Pop Art. The series features hybrid-minded contemporary musical artists that engage, point to and tell stories about the modern market they are simultaneously a part of, while opening our ears to new perspectives on genre, repetition and mass production. Each program will pair artists from divergent corners of the marketplace, from the heart of indie-rock to the fringes of hip-hop and electronic music to the experimentalism of the avant-garde. The series title was inspired by the Arthur Russell song Calling Out of Context. Guest Curator is Ted Hearne. 

Tyondai Braxton + Daniel Wohl

Tyondai Braxton and Daniel Wohl, composers, performers and experimental electronic musicians, create immersive works that draw from a variety of sound sources. Both artists explore the purposes and possibilities of pop production by subjecting those sounds and practices to the unique rigor demanded from classical composition.

Formerly the front man of experimental-rock favorite Battles, Braxton creates works of mind-blowing scope, ranging from intimate solo pieces to large-scale symphonic works, incorporating electronic and modern orchestral elements. His critically acclaimed album Central Market has been performed by orchestras around the world including the London Sinfonietta and the LA Phil, and his new multimedia installation HIVE recently premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and was released on Nonesuch Records. Fresh from a duo collaboration with Philip Glass, Braxton brings this ecstatic solo show to Callings Out of Context, exploiting the edges of our ability to perceive the nuances of pop music production and pushing through the chasm of digital music to rediscover the human.

Wohl thrives on the forefront of the electro-acoustic, conjuring “boldly surreal aural experiences” (The New York Times), that ask the most of our timbral memory. Intensely rhythmic and elegiac in bursts, Wohl's latest albumHolographic (New Amsterdam Records) ambitiously strives to close the gap between his classical background and the ever-evolving electronic music scene. In a premiere performance, the entirety of Holographic will be played live by a band of eight musicians with a live video artist. Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning Thursday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.

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Jesus Audelo's Mid-Residence Recital

February 28, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Jesus Audelo's mid-residence recital for jazz performance featuring Dan Michael Reyes, Devin Burgenbauch, Nick Hon & Ryan Navales performing R'n'B inspired jazz.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 29, 2016 - March 4, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Carlos Brache MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Rachel Yezbick MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Yanel Salazar BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery:  Justin Maung MFA 1 ART

A402 Gallery:  Yee Sol Choi BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery:  Samantha Lee BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery:  Katherine Leem BFA 4 ART

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Past Events

Art School Gallery Exhibtions

February 1, 2016 - February 5, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:00am - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Sharon Park BFA 4 ART

D301 Gallery: David Sepulveda BFA 4 ART 

L-Shape Gallery:Matthew Town and Deirdre Bailey MFA 1 ART 

Main Gallery: Ezennwa Ukwuoma MFA 2 ART

A402 Gallery: Shannon McCauley BFA 4 ART 

Lime Gallery: Roy Martinez BFA 4 ART

Mint Gallery: Di Lu BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA 

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

February 1, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, A300 - Performer-Composer Forum

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 Dolphy. After moving to Los Angeles, Bradford became a school teacher 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 Stevens' Freebop, the David Murray Octet, and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra.

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Structuring Strategies Presents An Evening of Films by Syliva Schedelbauer

February 2, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:30pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

FILM/VIDEO: Born in Tokyo, Sylvia Schedelbauer first moved to Berlin in 1993, where she has been based since. She studied at the University of Arts Berlin (with Katharina Sieverding). Her films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage.

Selected screenings: Toronto International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar and Stan Brakhage Symposium. Awards include the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film.

Sylvia Schedelbauer is easily one of the most impressive moving-picture artists to emerge in the past decade. Born in Japan of a Japanese mother and a German father—both of whom severed ties to their postwar childhoods—Schedelbauer’s videos are so eloquently and exquisitely constructed that it is easy to underestimate the passion and urgency that underlie them. Driven to conjure a past to replace the one her parents have denied or hidden from her, she has, through an ingenious use of found footage and the endless possibilities of montage, created a series of works that turn artifice into a means of investigation and a bridge to repair the rift between desire and knowledge. (Tony Pipolo, Artforum)

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Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Labeouf, Ronkko & Turner

February 3, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Art collective LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner comprises Shia LaBeouf (b. Los Angeles, USA), Nastja Säde Rönkkö (b. Helsinki, Finland), and Luke Turner (b. Manchester, UK). Over the past two years, their practice has explored connection, collaboration and creation across the networks. Past projects and performances include #STARTCREATING and #IAMSORRY (both LA, 2014), #METAMARATHON (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2014), #FOLLOWMYHEART (SxSW, Austin, 2015), #INTRODUCTIONS (with St Martins BA Fine Art, London, 2015), #ALLMYMOVIES (New York, 2015), and most recently #TOUCHMYSOUL (FACT, Liverpool, 2015).

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Paul Brach Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Liz Magic Laser

February 4, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

CalArts, F200

ART: Liz Magic Laser is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos and performances intervene in semipublic spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms, and have involved collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists and motorcycle gang members. She earned an MFA from Columbia University (2008); and she attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2009). She has had recent solo exhibitions at Mercer Union, Toronto (2015); Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2015); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2013) the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013); DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas (2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden (2012). Her work has also been exhibited at Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010). Laser is the recipient of grants from Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation (2013), the Southern Exposure OffSite Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2012) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2010). Laser’s first survey show will take place at Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany, in March, 2016.

http://www.lizmagiclaser.com

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CalArts T-Shirt Show

February 4, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:00pm - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:00am

CalArts, Cafe

ART: T-Shirt Show is an annual event thrown by the design department as a fundraiser.  T-shirts and totes that are made/produced by the department's students will be sold.

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Kelly Furniss's Graduation Recital

February 5, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A contribution of spatial rhythm and percussive timbre.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 22, 2016
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