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February 2017

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Miljohn Ruperto: 'Geomancies' at REDCAT

January 14, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:00am - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

REDCAT: Opening Reception: Sat. January 14 6-9 pm

The cross-disciplinary work of Los Angeles-based, Philippine artist Miljohn Ruperto includes photography, cinema, performance and digital animation. His work refers to historical and anecdotal occurrences, and speculates on the nature of assumed facts and construction of truth. He creates illusory images and disconcerting effects that challenge the viewer’s perception.

Geomancies consists of a film, a series of photographic and video works, as well as a new performance piece. Ruperto works with the concepts of possession, opposition and metamorphosis as common themes and as a background for the exhibition´s narrativeThe work investigates the constant battle waged by humans to control nature. Modifications of the landscape and the economic exploitation of nature are counteracted by its unexpected force and how it affects the course of history.

The centerpiece of the exhibition, Ordinal (SW/NE), 2017, is an experimental documentary created with filmmaker Rini Yun Keagy. The film traces the cultural and environmental influences of a soil-dwelling, pathogenic fungus, Coccidioides immitis, and its associated disease, valley fever, in California's Central Valley. Interweaving past, present and mythological time, the film draws upon historical and cultural references, including the plight of migrants during the Depression, the spread of the disease in recent years, contemporary theories of climate change, and the significance of the desert wind in ancient Assyria. In Ruperto and Keagy’s film, natural phenomena remain neutral, fleeing from any kind of judgment and avoiding binary oppositions of positive and negative, destruction and regeneration, life and death.

Driving South at Sunset. The Camera Faces East  (2007) is a short video of a woman driving south on Interstate Highway 5 toward San Diego. She stares into the distance, intermittently singing a country song about heartache.  The camera faces east, blocking the sunset.  The rigid axis of the camera and the horizon with the North to South direction of the vehicle's movement is broken up by the woman's oblique focus, weaving in and out of song.

The exhibition also features Re-animating "Valley Turbulence" by Sam Chase (2016). For this piece, Ruperto animated the photograph taken by Chase, who was then an employee of Chevron, to create a loop. The video illustrates the massive dust storm that buried the south of the San Joaquin Valley and caused severe damage to the area. Meteorological phenomena, the video suggests, cannot be managed, controlled or captured by human technology.

In line with these film and photographic works, Ruperto presents a new performance, in which the empty space itself is an essential part of the atmospheric construction of the exhibition. Possession (2017) makes direct reference to the cult film Possession (1981) by Andrzej Żuławski, and the memorable scene of actress Isabel Adjani suffering a convulsive seizure in the subway station. In Ruperto’s piece, two actors re-enact Adjani’s performance in synchronous mirror symmetry. The actress’ hysterical scene is meticulously mapped out in an attempt to outline the perimeter of her subjectivity. 

This exhibition is accompanied by a public program and regular performances in the gallery.

About the artist:

Miljohn Ruperto (b. 1971 Manila, the Philippines) received his M.F.A. from Yale University in 2002 and his B.A., Studio Art from University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Recent exhibitions featuring his work include: Nervous Systems, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Afterwork, Para-Site, Hong Kong; The As-if Principle., Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria; 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Janus, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Saskatchewan, Canada; Ulrik Heltoft and Miljohn Ruperto, Voynich Botanical Studies, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Made in L.A., The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That), organized by Walead Beshty, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA. Ruperto lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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CalArts School of Theater Presents: 'The Hendrix Project'

February 17, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, E407

THEATER: The show takes audiences back to New Year's Eve 1969, joining the audience of Jimi Hendrix's historic concert, his last with the company. Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 20, 2017 - February 24, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm


D300 Gallery: Emily Marchand MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Charmaine Bee MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Natalie Casagran Lopez BFA 4 ART

Main Gallery: Kay Lynn Chua BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Owen Hutchinson MFA 2 ART

Lime Gallery: Hannah Ganter BFA 4 ART

Mint Gallery: Tyler Ferguson BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

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HIVE: Social Media Marketing

February 21, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: learning to expand your audience outreach, explore different ways to find how you fit in the market, and understand how to use periscope.

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ESP Night Concert

February 21, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert of new works by students in the Experimental Sound Practices Program.

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John Pisaro & Braxton Torres' Mid-Residency Recital

February 21, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Solo trombone works by Gordon Jacob, Alexandre Guilman, and Giacihtoscelsi and other works for Bassoon and Accompaniment.

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HIVE: Models of Impact 2 of 3 "Emerging Technologies"

February 22, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: Be immersed in the landscape of innovation business models that are driving organizations and entrepreneurs forward.

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Peter Park MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 22, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Music by Peter Park, Ornette Coleman, Cole Potter, and Gordon Jenkins.

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HIVE: Open the Portal Studio with David Braun

February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Off Campus

CAREER SERVICES: Learning how to keep your artistic vision alive without starving - balancing creative and commercial work.

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QAC Community Meeting

February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

CalArts, Langley

STUDENT AFFAIRS: QAC Community/meeting.

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Solo Concert by Peter Evans

February 24, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert, at 8pm, featuring Peter Evan's music with Vinnie Golia with a workshop, at 4pm, by Peter Evans beforehand.

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Michael Anetsberger

February 24, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Original and cover songs (jazzy-funk or funky-jazz) followed by rock music with world music and jazz influences.

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The School of Theater Presents: Solidus

February 24, 2017 - February 28, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00pm - 8:45pm

CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater

THEATER: Solidus is a movement-based dance theater piece directed by Julie Bour.

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Devin and Sean's Big Ol' Mid-Res

February 25, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-Residence Recital featuring compositions/improvisations by Devin Burgenbauch, Sean Riddle, Charlie Haden, and Bill Frisell.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artist Stephen Horenstein

February 25, 2017 - March 6, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts,
Saturday, February 25, Wild Beast – Concert
Monday, February 27, B318 – Graduate Composers Forum
Tuesday, February 28, Wild Beast – Improv Workshop for Strings
Monday, March 6, Wild Beast – Performer-Composer/Graduate Performance Forums

MUSIC: Stephen Horenstein’s works for ensemble, orchestra, soloist and electronics have been performed and recorded in festivals worldwide. Many of these works have incorporated ethnic sound sources. Horenstein is a recipient of the prestigious Israel Prime Minister’s Prize for Composers, which was awarded both for his creative work and contribution to Israel society in mentoring generations of creative musicians. Over the years, Horenstein has collaborated with many well-known artists, including Isamu Noguchi, Steve Paxton, Rena Schenfeld, Kibbutz Dance Company, Vertigo, and many others. For the past two decades, Dr. Horenstein has also developed techniques for teaching music to youth at risk. Most of these concepts were developed “in the field”, within innovative projects such as Amit Beit Ha Yeled, the Metarim-Lod Music and Arts Center and work with gifted youth from underprivileged backgrounds through the Jerusalem Institute of Contemporary Music.

Dr. Horenstein is currently on the faculty of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he teaches composition, performance and conducts the Lab Orchestra.
www.stephenhorenstein.com

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Brandon Sur's Graduation Recital

February 26, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Brandon Sur will be performing works from Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, and Mozart for his graduation recital. A special performance at the end with the Volta Drum & Dance group.

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Character Animation Portfolio Day

February 27, 2017 - February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

FILM/VIDEO: Review of character and experimental animation portfolios by members of the animation industry.

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm


D300 Gallery: Maya Beaudry MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery:  Jordan Ruffin and Hannah Lee MFA 2 ART

L-Shape Gallery: Xanthe Pajarillo BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Oscar Corona BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Matthew Town MFA 2 ART 

Lime Gallery: Efrain Torres MFA 2 ART

Mint Gallery: Deirdre Bailey MFA 2 ART

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad

February 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall - MAP Forum

MUSIC: DJ/Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad is known around the world as one-third of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, but he began his musical career in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Tribe was founded in 1985 with Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi. Muhammad was just 19 when the group released its first album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, in 1990, and four more followed: The Low End Theory (released in 1991); Midnight Marauders (1993); Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996); and The Love Movement (1998). All went either gold or platinum, with The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders both widely considered hip-hop classics. Tribe, however, is just one representation of Ali’s talent. He formed the production company The Ummah in the ’90s with Jay Dee and Q-Tip, and he’s worked with a wide range of artists, including Faith Evans, Mos Def, and D’Angelo, the last of whom he collaborated on the Grammy-nominated single, Brown Sugar, in 1995. In 1999 he co-founded the star trio Lucy Pearl, aligning with Dawn Robinson, formerly of En Vogue, and Raphael Saadiq, of Tony! Toni! Toné! Lucy Pearl fused funk, rock, R&B and hip-hop to create an organic, sexy sound that was unprecedented at the time and still unmatched today. The group’s self-titled debut album produced the hits Don’t Mess With My Man, and Dance Tonight, the latter nominated for a Grammy in the best vocal performance by a duo or group category. Ali keeps busy by performing as a DJ around the globe, reaching music fans of all types, each gig adding to the journey he started as an 8-year-old in Brooklyn.
http://www.alishaheed.com/

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Tihai's & High Tides - Tiffany Lantella's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 27, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: North Indian classical music, film scoring and chamber music.

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Carol Chaikin MFA Mid-Res Recital

February 28, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Carol Chaikin presents Tokonoma.

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Past Events

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

January 30, 2017 - February 3, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, February 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

D300 Gallery: Blake Jacobsen BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

D301 Gallery: Joel Orozco BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: D'Angelo Christian BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: CLOSED

A402 Gallery: John Wu MFA 2-1 PHOTO/MEDIA

Lime Gallery: Courtney Kimmey BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Clara Philbrick BFA 4 ART

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Abe and Diego's Magical Mid-Residence Recital {Legendary}

February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Concert of original works and multimedia expression of ambient life by 2 ambient people.

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Lauren Berlant: 'Humorlessness/Politics' at REDCAT

February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Berlant gives us something like a how-to guide for living in the impasse, that is, the affective and political conditions of our present.” – Michael Hardt

In the first of two talks, current CalArts Theorist in Residence Lauren Berlant addresses “humorlessness” as ontology, performance, and affect; and as threat and aspiration. She asks how the encounter with humorlessness structures the political scene and style of encounter, and how the encounter with it changes according to where people are in a relation of power. A companion piece, “Humorlessness/ Comedy,” will be presented two nights later, on February 3, at the West Hollywood Library. Berlant is the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Her most recent books are Cruel Optimism (2011); Desire/Love (2012); and with Lee Edelman, Sex, or the Unbearable (2014)Berlant’s earlier “National Sentimentality Trilogy” comprises The Anatomy of National Fantasy (1991), The Queen of America Goes to Washington City (1997) and The Female Complaint (2008). 

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Mere's Embroidery Shoppe

February 2, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Nook in between Lime/Mint Galleries and A404

THEATER: Custom hand embroider for hats, clothing, etc. for CalArts students ranging from $6-$18. This event would also give artists the opportunity to give me drawings that I can convert into embroidered art.

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Jennifer Moon Reading

February 2, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, BB4

CRITICAL STUDIES: Reading + Reception.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Visiting Artist Jacob Shea

February 3, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B304 - Composition for Film & Video Class

MUSIC: Born in San Jose, CA, Jacob Shea graduated from University of California with a degree in Music Composition. He has worked alongside several of Hollywood's top composers, including Elliot Goldenthal, Steve Jablonsky, Henry Jackman and Hans Zimmer. Jacob was selected as one of six fellows to attend the prestigious Sundance Composers Lab. His work as the Lead Composer at Bleeding Fingers Music has won him two BMI awards for Mountain Men and two BMI awards for Alaskan Bush People. Credits include music programmer for Public Enemies, arranger for Madagascar 2 and Despicable Me, and composer of additional music for Lone Survivor, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon and Battleship. For six seasons, Jacob's co-composed the critically acclaimed Through the Wormhole, narrated by Morgan Freeman. He has recently completed the score for the upcoming Planet Earth II, alongside Hans Zimmer and Jasha Klebe for the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop.

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Grace Fellows' BFA Graduation Recital

February 3, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Solo violin works, fiddle music, and Grace's original songs.

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Cody Putnam's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: An MFA mid-residence recital featuring music by Dai Fujikura, Marcelo Toledo, Piyuichi Sakamoto, Hermeto Pascoal + original works. Featuring Josh Westerman, Italian Soda, and the Skronk-Jazz Unit.

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RAW

February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: Ethan Marks's MFA Graduate trumpet recital.

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Seeds of Change - Gina Kodel and Sabina Estrella's Mid-Residence Recital

February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid Residence Recital. Original works of Gina Kodel and Sabina Estrella.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow and Steve Lehman at REDCAT

February 4, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Georgia Anne sounds like Alice Coltrane and J Dilla rolled into one.” – Erykah Badu 

“Lehman is a dazzling saxophonist... A state-of-the-art musical thinker.” – The New York Times

This double bill brings together two of today’s most bracingly original voices in jazz and urban experimentalism. Steve Lehman, alto saxophonist, composer and newest member of the CalArts music faculty, opens with his stunning composition Manifold, for solo saxophone, interactive electronics and a trio of “virtual instrumentalists.” His 2014 release Mise en Abime was cited as the #1 Jazz Album of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. Lehman is followed by visionary Afrofuturist singer-songwriter Georgia Anne Muldrow, who fronts a five-piece band. A prodigy of soul, R&B and hip hop sought after for her distinctive vocal style, rhythmic production and complex songwriting, she has collaborated with artists such as Madlib, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dudley Perkins and Rickie Byars Beckwith. Her many releases include Ocotea (2010), Seeds (2012) and A Thoughtiverse Unmarred (2015). 

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Annais Linares "Oh, Please." | Karen Joyce "Kintsukuro"

February 5, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residency recital involving original works and collaborations within performance.

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Pneumata

February 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

CalArts, C108A

INTEGRATED MEDIA: Sound installation involving a computer, speaker and microcontrollers.

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ZERGA TRIBE

February 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

CalArts, Soccer Field

ART: Installation on soccer field, building a large secured tent made out of mylar and PVC pipes.  Reception on Feb. 9th. 

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Mark Menzies: 'from the islands… to fragments' at REDCAT

February 6, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 8:30am

REDCAT: “A riveting violinist.” — The Los Angeles Times

As beautiful and highly charged in its performance as it is ingenious in its choice of repertoire, this concert of solo violin and viola music by internationally celebrated New Zealand-born virtuoso Mark Menzies promises to open up our contemporary understanding of those instruments—and the solo concert experience itself. The program consists of work by Béla Bartók, György Ligeti, Elliott Carter, Carolyn Chen, Liza Lim and Vinko Globokar, as well as pieces by New Zealand composers Samuel Holloway, Helen Bowater and Jack Body. The performance at REDCAT is part of a quartet of concerts by Menzies spread out over seven days in L.A. 

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Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 6, 2017 - February 10, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:00pm


D300 Gallery: Esteban Perez BFA 4 ART

D301 Gallery: Christina Niazian BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

L-Shape Gallery: Liza McKee-Cole BFA 4 ART

Main Gallery: Antonio Perez BFA 4 ART

A402 Gallery: Laura IM BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery: Addison Fischer BFA 4 ART

Mint Gallery: Ace Shi BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

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Mage Mid-Residence Recital

February 6, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

MUSIC: Mage (Linda Lockwood) features both original works and covers. Joining the stage are musicians who will contribute to this heavy performance.

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The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artists Gnarwhallaby

February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (All day)

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Gnarwhallaby consists of Brian Walsh, Richard Valitutto, Derek Stein and Matt Barbier. It was formed in 2011 to revive and perform the repertoire composed for the unique instrumentation of clarinet, trombone, cello, and piano. As its starting point, the quartet used the missions and repertoires of the now defunct, avant-garde polish ensemble Warsztat Muzyczny as well as the later German outfit quartet avance. As the third generation "grandchild" quartet – the first in the United States and the only currently active quartet of its kind in the world – Gnarwhallaby continues to expand this largely unknown and fascinating body of repertoire with active composer commissions and original compositions by its members. All are graduates of California Institute of the Arts.

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Nike Info Session

February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CalArts, G201

CAREER SERVICES: Representatives from Nike will discuss their summer internship opportunities. For an on campus portfolio review, submit your application online at go.nike.come/article/internships.

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Cinematic Voices: Harry Dodge

February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Bijou Theater

Biography

Harry Dodge is an American sculptor, performer, video artist, and writer, whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality, the unnamable with a special focus on ecstatic contamination. His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited at many venues nationally and internationally, including (currently), Selections from the Permanent Collection at MOCA (LA); the 2008 Whitney Biennial; a solo show titled, Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2013; and Hammer Museum’s 2014 Biennial, Made in L.A. Dodge’s work is in collections including Museum of Modern Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), Hammer Museum (LA). His most recent solo exhibition was The Inner Reality of Ultra-Intelligent Life, at Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, organized by Suzy Halajian, which followed 2015’s solo exhibition, The Cybernetic Fold at Wallspace, NY. Recent group exhibitions include: The Promise of Total Automation at Kunsthalle Wien Austria; a three-person show at London’s The Approach Gallery, Triples: Harry Dodge, Evan Holloway and Peter Shelton; Routine Pleasures a show organized by Michael Ned Holte at the MAK Center in Los Angeles; and a group show, Protuberances curated by Jess Arndt and Catherine Taft at LAX Art.

In 2016, a section from a Dodge’s short story titled High Five for Ram Dass was included in pamphlet/zine, Night Papers 8, curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer and Kate Wolf. An interview that Dodge conducted with artist MPA, Mourning the Earth, was recently posted at BOMB Magazine, and an interview with Dodge (by Carrie Kellerby) is here: http://bombmagazine.org/article/0917518/mpa

In the early 90s, Dodge was one of the founders of the now-legendary San Francisco community-based performance space, The Bearded Lady, which served as a touchstone for a pioneering, queer, DIY literary and arts scene. During that time Dodge also wrote, directed, and performed several critically-acclaimed, evening-length, monologue-based performances, including Muddy Little River (1996) and From Where I’m Sitting (I Can Only Reach Your Ass) (1997). In the latter part of 90s, Dodge co-wrote, directed, edited and starred in (with Silas Howard) a narrative feature film, By Hook or By Crook, which premiered at Sundance in 2002 and went on to garner five Best Feature awards. From 2004 to 2008, Dodge was half of a renowned video-making collaboration with artist Stanya Kahn.

Dodge is currently working on a book-length essay titled My Meteorite.

Dodge holds an MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College and is permanent faculty of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts, Program in Art.

Program

Big Bang (Song of the Cosmic Hobo) (2016, video, color, sound, 11 mins.)

In Big Bang (Song of the Cosmic Hobo), Harry Dodge appears as a low-rent automaton in an urgent quest to launch a small group of cosmic particles back into a state of pure potentiality. In this film, a cyborg (a shirtless Dodge with a Chroma key green cardboard-box robot head) purchases a particleboard cabinet at IKEA and, after gloriously smashing it to bits with a sledgehammer, heads out to scatter the dust at a Grand Canyon scenic overlook. In swift order, the work invokes questions about consumerism, materiality, and the possible fecundity of dissolution or destruction.

Mysterious Fires (2016, video, color, sound, 24 mins.)

In Mysterious Fires, Harry Dodge plays a human-level machine intelligence being interviewed by a concerned interlocutor (played by Cay Castagnetto); the video reflects Dodge’s interest in the fast-moving, ethically-charged field of robotics and machine intelligence. The conceptual, pedagogical discussion the two characters engage in is faceted throughout by their amusing interpersonal dynamic and idiosyncratic means of verbal delivery, which extends to include other members of the filming crew, breaking the proverbial “fourth wall.” In short, while performing a script primarily concerned with the terrifying pall of absolute instrumentality (the future of machine intelligence), the characters and crew frequently interrupt themselves with wit, affection, delight, error, flattery, and absurdity. Through disruption and play, Mysterious Fires asks its audience to consider where fallibility, care, love, and laughter (affect) belong in a situation of absolute, super-charged intelligence—especially if intelligence is defined as the virtuosic mastery of goal-achievement.

Fred Can Never be Called Bald (2011, video, color, sound, 39:45 mins.)

Fred Can Never Be Called Bald is a sustained, essayistic meditation on the transformation of matter: into new states or new meanings, and, via digitization, into the virtual world. The title derives from a famous logical fallacy (called a continuum fallacy) in which bivalent thinking (i.e. “bald” or “not bald”) forecloses the apprehension of a change. In other words, in a continuum fallacy, a change is said to be impossible simply because its exact moment of arrival cannot be discerned. Via a distorted collage of YouTube clips, many of which depict explosions and other extreme physical incidents, the video attempts to slow down or otherwise make manifest transformation—to attempt, even if in vain, a better apprehension of the transitive. Its use of YouTube is driven by Dodge’s fascination with those YouTube participants who appear both enthralled with the digital or virtual world, and also enchanted by—even desperately engaged with—their own physical bodies and forces of nature. Made while Dodge’s mother was dying from cancer (and completed a week after her death), Fred Can Never Be Called Bald also reflects Dodge’s own awed, stricken response to the material transformation brought about by death, and concludes with Dodge’s own personal contribution to the collage of video clips here gathered.

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Denouement: Reflections and Musings - Ryan MacGilvray

February 7, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A live audio/visual performance by Ryan MacGilvray, including original compositions + visual content, for his Music Technology BFA Final Project.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2017

Pop-up Shop

February 8, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

CalArts, Outside the Cafe in front of the windows

THEATEr: Pop-up shop selling clothing and accessories. Valentines sale.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

BODEGA!

February 8, 2017 - February 9, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

CalArts, 2nd floor hallway near stairwell

THEATER: Bodega stand that will hand out bananas.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

HIVE: Alumni Entrepreneur Panel Co-Sponsored by Alumni Engagement

February 8, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: Q&A with alumni entrepreneurs. There will be a private networking reception sponsored by the Office of Advancement, alumni and parent engagement.

Last edited by llo on Feb 06, 2017

Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas

February 8, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Wild Beast

MUSIC: A solo violin recital.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2017

HIVE: Marketing

February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: Learn sales and marketing strategies for new & existing businesses to avoid common mistakes and maximize the power of limited resources.

Last edited by llo on Jan 23, 2017

Workshop One: Cortez + Serrano (presented by inter/subject)

February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArrts, BB4-G

As writerts/artists/activists, how can we implement intersectional feminist tactics on both theoretical and practical dimensions? LA-based artists Beatriz Cortez and Evelyn SErrano will present and discuss their work.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

Dahlak Brathwaite: 'Spiritrials' at REDCAT

February 9, 2017 - February 11, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:30pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: "His presence is breathtaking, and chilling...ripping through your mind with just a microphone."

— Sacramento News Review

A young African American man is stopped by the police without clear cause. Again and again and again. The 10th stop leads to entanglements with the courts, jail, and attorneys with potentially life-changing results. Dahlak Brathwaite’s incisive humor and poetic wisdom transforms this chilling personal story into a vivid theatrical event in collaboration with celebrated DJ Dion Decibels and gifted director Marc Bamuthi Joseph. A virtuosic and timely exploration of the criminal justice system, Spiritrials chronicles the journey of Dahlak’s own criminalization along with his struggle to be vindicated and decriminalized in the eyes of the law and society. The piece works through the personal shame of criminal stigmatization to examine the factors — both internal and external — that have misplaced him in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage

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WAVES

February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

CalArts, WaveCave

MUSIC: Openings for WaveCave show.

Last edited by llo on Feb 07, 2017

Jack Klingbeil and Ari Gumora's BFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 10, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: 30 minutes of voice and piano with two 30 minute sets of a rock band (Jack) and pop band (Ari).

Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2017

HIVE: Marketing Channels

February 11, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: A beginners intro to the LA marketing channels and how to unlock the most important channel of all.

Last edited by llo on Feb 06, 2017

QAC Performance Event

February 11, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 5:30pm - Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00am

CalArts, BB2

STUDENT AFFAIRS: Evening of queer performances, highlighting queer artists.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

Chris Williams' MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 11, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A recital of original music by Chris Williams.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 02, 2017

OK Composer #17

February 12, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A concert series designed to promote new works and showcase CalArts compositions.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 02, 2017

Louis Coy's MFA Mid-Residence Recital

February 12, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: Mid-residence recital of performer-composer Louis Coy, featuring original compositions, performance art and Klezmer music.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2017

B320 B.C. Show

February 12, 2017 - February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 10:00pm - Monday, February 13, 2017 - 1:00am

CalArts, B320

MUSIC: A small show to allow the opportunity for different bands within the school to perform.

Last edited by llo on Feb 06, 2017

Art School Gallery Exhibitions

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm


D300 Gallery: Ingrid Espitia  MFA 2 ART

D301 Gallery: Brittany Kyle MFA 2 ART AND TECH

L-Shape Gallery: Enrique Cabral BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Main Gallery: Shelby Poor MFA 1 PHOTO/MEDIA

A402 Gallery: Noah Malone BFA 4 ART

Lime Gallery: Peter Tran BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

Mint Gallery: Shelby Amses BFA 4 PHOTO/MEDIA

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Undergraduate Composers Series

February 13, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall

MUSIC: A composition recital and concert series designed to promote undergraduate composers.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 02, 2017

V-Day Celebration | Violence Against Women

February 14, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

CalArts, Main Gallery

CRITICAL STUDIES: Readings from students and faculty.

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HIVE: Branding vs. Marketing

February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: This workshop will cover the importance of branding and marketing as well as the differences between them.

Last edited by llo on Jan 23, 2017

The Herb Alpert School of Music Presents Visiting Artist George S. Clinton

February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, B304 - Composition for Film & Video

MUSIC: George S. Clinton began his professional musical career as a songwriter, arranger, and session musician in Nashville, while earning degrees in music and drama at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, Clinton moved to Los Angeles and became a staff writer for Warner Brothers Music, with songs recorded by such artists as Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, and Three Dog Night, while arranging and performing session work. He later recorded albums for MCA, Elektra, ABC, and Arista. The critically acclaimed George Clinton Band attracted the attention of a movie producer, giving George the opportunity to score his first film, Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin', and, later, Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers. His musical inventiveness and versatility in both orchestral and popular idioms have allowed him to contribute memorable scores to such diverse films as the hit comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and its blockbuster sequels and the hit martial arts fantasy Mortal Kombat and its sequel. Most recent projects include the Emmy Award-winning Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Hometown Glory, The Tooth Fairy, Extract, and Salvation Boulevard. Clinton has also written several concert works and three musicals. Awards include a Grammy nomination, an Emmy nomination, and 9 BMI Film Music Awards, including their highest honor, the Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award. He serves as an advisor at the Sundance Institute and chairs the Film Scoring Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003392/

Last edited by dstears on Feb 10, 2017

The School of Critical Studies Presents Visiting Artist Junot Diaz

February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, Langely Hall & Patio - Reading & Reception

CRITICAL STUDIES: Junot Diaz's dynamic fiction includes his debut collection, Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. Currently the Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Diaz is also known for his activism and advocacy on behalf of immigrants and writers of color.

Last edited by dstears on Feb 02, 2017

HIVE: Intro to Business/Financial Plan

February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICEs: This business/financial plan workshop will cover the basics of a financial plan and how to generate revenue.

Last edited by llo on Jan 23, 2017

MFA I Dance Concert - 'Tracing Soul'

February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

CalArts, The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater

DANCE: Dance Concert featuring two new works by MFA Dance Students Marissa Osato and Jinglin Liao, and a few new works by BFA Dance Students.

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M I G R A T I O N: James Vitz-Wong + Sean Renner's Mid-Residence Recital

February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

MUSIC: A night of original acoustic and electronic compositions by James Vitz-Wong (MFA1) and Sean Renner (MFA1).

Last edited by dstears on Feb 08, 2017

Junot Díaz at REDCAT

February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:30pm

REDCAT: “Díaz’s standout fiction is electric with passionate observations and off-the-charts emotional and social intelligence.” – Booklist

“Readers will remember why everyone wants to write like Díaz, bring him home, or both.” – Publishers Weekly

Co-presented with the CalArts Creative Writing Program

Junot Díaz, this year’s Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence at CalArts, writes dynamic fiction that includes the debut collection, DrownThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. Díaz, the Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is also recognized for his activism and advocacy on behalf of immigrants and writers of color. 

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Last edited by rsdavid on Feb 13, 2017

HIVE: Key Element of Sales and Marketing Pitch

February 18, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CalArts, G202

CAREER SERVICES: Workshop teaching the key elements of sales and marketing which includes sales pitch, collateral assets, POPs, press release, blogger outreach and more.

Last edited by dstears on Jan 30, 2017

Jonathan Richard's Mid-Residency Recital

February 18, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: Jonathan Richards' presents music by Charlie Haden, Giovanni Bottesini, James Blake, and original compositions. He will be joined by CalArts students and faculty.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

Pieces for Quartet and Sextet: Zekkereya El-Megharbel Interschool Thesis

February 18, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: A collection of original works both audio and audiovisual, as well as original arrangements.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017

The Nikko Salvador Group Live Recording

February 19, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

CalArts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

MUSIC: The Nikko Salvador group will present a live recording of various jazz standards.

Last edited by llo on Feb 14, 2017
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