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Songlines 2010-11

Symposia on sound, nature, technology, and performance. Free admission to all events.

Monday, October 11, 2010 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


The highly regarded local electronic music composer presents the latest installment of his history of "sampling" in music, a series of lectures commissioned by Ràdio Web MACBA based in Barcelona. Performing as WOBBLY, his studio and live projects have involved collaborations with People Like Us, Thomas Dimuzio, Kevin Blechdom, Tim Perkis, Matmos, and The Weatherman of Negativland.


Monday, October 25, 2010 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


On tour in the United States, MURAL is Jim Denley (Australia) on flute/sax and Kim Myhr (Norway) on guitar. Their duo improvisations create a lush and inviting sound-world incorporating a wide range of percussive, harmonic, and timbral effects.


Monday, November 15, 2010 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


Composer Matthew Goodheart presents a lecture/demonstration concerning "Transducer Activated Cymbals and Gongs," his new sound installation. Small transducers are attached to the rear surfaces of cymbals and gongs which are then controlled via a computer, resulting in a revelation of resonant dimensions previously hidden in these traditional instruments.


Monday, February 7, 2011 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


Trombonist Jen Baker performs a set of pieces that highlight the trombone as a versatile musical voice. Ms. Baker has performed internationally in ensembles ranging from orchestras to free jazz groups. Her solo multiphonic project, "Lyrical Vibrations," has been performed around the country and can be heard on a solo album entitled BLUE DREAMS.


Monday, February 28, 2011 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


An evening of solo piano compositions and improvisations presented by Canadian born pianist, composer and improvisor Dana Reason. Ms. Reason is a Ph.D and scholarship recipient at the University of California San Diego where she studied with George E. Lewis and Anthony Davis. She currently teaches at Oregon State University in Corvalis.


Monday, March 7, 2011 7:30 pm, Ensemble Room


Legendary saxophonist John Butcher performs recent solo works. His music ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. He has toured and broadcast in Europe, Japan, North America, and Australia, and was featured as a soloist in the BBC TV program "Date with an Artist."


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:30 pm, Ensemble Room


Carsten Seiffarth is a musicologist and the founder and artistic director of the sound art gallery Singuhr–Hoergalerie Berlin. As an independent curator and producer he initiates and produces exhibitions and projects in the sound art context internationally. He will discuss the history of sound art, particularly in Germany, as well as Maryanne Amacher’s last sound installation at Singuhr.


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