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The Here and Now

January 16 – February 20, 2005

 
 
Sun, Jan 16, 20054:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
The artists talk with Hamza Walker from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
 
Sun, Jan 23, 200512:00 pm

Concert

Friends of the Gamelan

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Friends of the Gamelan certainly aren't strangers to the University of Chicago. They rehearse regularly at Rockefeller Chapel where they also perfom on occasion. We are pleased to lure away a small group of these performers for a concert of gadon style gamelan. Gadon hails from Java and features the form's softer instruments, notably the rebab, a string instrument of Islamic origin.
 
Thu, Jan 27, 20057:00 pm

Concert

Private Music
MAVerick Ensemble
William Jason Raynovich (Director/violincello), Elizabeth Brausa Brathwaite (violin), Andrea DiOrio (clarinet), Lisa Goethe-McGinn (flute)


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
This chamber ensemble presents the inaugural concert of its Spring 2005 Concert Series with a bill entitled Private Music, featuring works by Virko Baley, William Brooks, Mario Davidovsky, Christopher Fox, Olivier Messiaen, and Kaija Saariaho.
 
Sat, Jan 29, 20059:00 pm

Concert

Corporeal
Presented in conjunction with LAMPO
Atau Tanaka (electronics)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Atau Tanaka is a Japanese-American composer and performer currently based in Tokyo. In his performance Corporeal, Tanaka uses physical gestures to articulate music and sound synthesis and real-time imagetransformation. Using BioMuse, he tracks electrical activity (EMG) in the forearms of the performer. This analog voltage information is sent to the computer where it is transformed into digital data. "The micro functions of the body are amplified to macro level media projection. The inner space of the body is articulated into the public space of performance transformation and re-coding of the biological information." (Tanaka) Tanaka began his work in multimedia in 1984 at the Boston Film/Video Foundation. He studied electronic music with Ivan Tcherepnin at Harvard, and computer music at ccrma at Stanford University. Tanaka moved to Paris in 1992 to conduct research at IRCAM. He has worked with Fred Frith and the studio STEIM in Amsterdam to create an interactive art gallery.
 
Sun, Feb 13, 20056:00 pm

Concert

Karen Stackpole (percussion)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Metalwork: Music for Gongs (2000) leaves no mind unblown. This San Francisco-based drummer/percussionist specializes in gongs and soundscapes. In her explorations of metals, she has cultivated some special techniques for drawing harmonics out of tam tams with various implements: rubber mallets, felt and yarn mallets, ball chains, cello bow, kitchen utinsels, and other small objects. In addition to solo work, Stackpole currently performs and records with the improvising quartet Vorticella, the Left Coast Improv group, Ghost in the House, and gongs/metal duo Euphonics. Active in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles creative music scenes, she has collaborated with Gino Robair, Jack Wright, Myles Boisen, John Shiurba, Chris Heenan, Steve Roden, Rod Poole, Tucker Dulin, and John Schott among others. Given the gallery's dynamic acoustics, this is not one to miss.
 

   
   
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