Happenings

Visiting Artist – Holland Hopson

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Monday, May 4th @ 2:00pm in B305B

Holland Hopson is a sound and media artist, composer and improviser. A multi-instrumentalist, he usually  performs on clawhammer banjo and electronics. Holland often augments his instruments with custom-designed sensor interfaces and performs with his own highly responsive, interactive computer programs. Holland has performed in Australia, Europe and North America along with notable experimental and outsider musicians such Macarthur Genius Award winners Anthony Braxton and George Lewis, live electronics pioneer David Behrman, sonic meditator Pauline Oliveros, mutant-trumpeter Ben Neill, network music trailblazer Tim Perkis, free-improv innovators LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams, and others. Holland has held residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; at LEMURPlex, Brooklyn; and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, New York. Holland is Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship in New College at the University of Alabama and a Fellow of the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI).

ESP Fest – Telematic Concert 5

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Saturday, May 2nd @ 2:00pm PST on Twitch

Performances by:  Shan Ni, Brian Morones, Dylan Marx, Zaq Kenefick

ESP Fest is a multi-day virtual concert series presented by CalArts Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (ESP) students. From a program committed to experimentation and innovation, the fest aims to examine the challenges posed to musicians, composers, and sound artists by nationwide shelter-in-place orders and the uncertain future of live performance. Over the course of five days between Tuesday, April 28th and Saturday, May 2nd, fourteen ESP students will showcase work that ranges from electronic music to performance art. Join us as we explore performance’s new relationship to the internet.

ESP Fest – Telematic Concert 4

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Friday, May 1st @ 6:00pm PST on Twitch

Performances by:  María Bulla, Hazel Feiner

ESP Fest is a multi-day virtual concert series presented by CalArts Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (ESP) students. From a program committed to experimentation and innovation, the fest aims to examine the challenges posed to musicians, composers, and sound artists by nationwide shelter-in-place orders and the uncertain future of live performance. Over the course of five days between Tuesday, April 28th and Saturday, May 2nd, fourteen ESP students will showcase work that ranges from electronic music to performance art. Join us as we explore performance’s new relationship to the internet.

ESP Fest – Telematic Concert 3

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Thursday, April 30th @ 6:00pm PST on Twitch

Performances by:  Leslie Lang, Isaac Rohr

ESP Fest is a multi-day virtual concert series presented by CalArts Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (ESP) students. From a program committed to experimentation and innovation, the fest aims to examine the challenges posed to musicians, composers, and sound artists by nationwide shelter-in-place orders and the uncertain future of live performance. Over the course of five days between Tuesday, April 28th and Saturday, May 2nd, fourteen ESP students will showcase work that ranges from electronic music to performance art. Join us as we explore performance’s new relationship to the internet.

ESP Fest – Telematic Concert 2

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Wednesday, April 29th @ 6:00pm PST on Twitch

Performances by:  Brian Griffith, Rebecca Drapkin

ESP Fest is a multi-day virtual concert series presented by CalArts Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (ESP) students. From a program committed to experimentation and innovation, the fest aims to examine the challenges posed to musicians, composers, and sound artists by nationwide shelter-in-place orders and the uncertain future of live performance. Over the course of five days between Tuesday, April 28th and Saturday, May 2nd, fourteen ESP students will showcase work that ranges from electronic music to performance art. Join us as we explore performance’s new relationship to the internet.

ESP Fest – Telematic Concert 1

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Tuesday, April 28th @ 6:00pm PST on Twitch

Performances by:  Shuwen Zhao, Azariah Felton, Abigail Johnson, Andrew Dyet

ESP Fest is a multi-day virtual concert series presented by CalArts Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (ESP) students. From a program committed to experimentation and innovation, the fest aims to examine the challenges posed to musicians, composers, and sound artists by nationwide shelter-in-place orders and the uncertain future of live performance. Over the course of five days between Tuesday, April 28th and Saturday, May 2nd, fourteen ESP students will showcase work that ranges from electronic music to performance art. Join us as we explore performance’s new relationship to the internet.

Visiting Artist – Julia Holter

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Monday, April 27th @ 2:00pm in B305B

Julia Holter is a composer, performer, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. Her interest in sonic mysteries has led her to record in various settings–in her home, outside with a field recorder, and in recording studios—as well as to perform live, often with a focus on the voice and the space between language and babble. Holter’s music is multi-layered and texturally rich. She has amassed a body of work that explores melody within free song structures, atmosphere, and the impulses of the voice. She has released five studio albums: Aviary (2018), Have You In My Wilderness (2015), Loud City Song (2013), Ekstasis (2012), and Tragedy (2011). Holter has performed her music at venues and festivals throughout the world with an ensemble of creative musicians. She has written music for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other ensembles, as well as scores for the films “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” (2020) and “Bleed for This” (2016) and the TV show “Pure” (2019).

Visiting Artist – Michelle Lou

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Monday, April 13th @ 2:00pm in B305B

Michelle Lou is a composer, performer, and sound artist that works mainly in the realm of electro-acoustic music. Her work has been presented at Wien Modern, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, The Festival of New American Music, the MATA Festival in New York City, The 66th American Music Festival at the National Gallery in Washington D.C., The Rainy Days Festival in Luxembourg, Ultima Festival in Oslo, Chance and Circumstance in Brooklyn, amongst others. She received degrees in double bass performance and composition from UC San Diego and Stanford University. She was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and an Elliott Carter Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. She has taught composition and electronic music at Dartmouth College, the WasteLAnd Summer Composition Course, the Academy for New Music Künstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland, and is currently teaching at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

CEMEC Concert at CalArts

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Wednesday, April 8th @ 8:00pm in the ROD Concert Hall

The California Electronic Music Exchange Concert series is back for another year. The concert series features works by graduate composers and sound artists from CalArts, Mills College, UCSB, UCSC, UCSD and Stanford University. CalArts will be hosting a concert on Wednesday, April 8th. More information about CEMEC 2020 can be found on the CEMEC website