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[selections of experimental music] Mill's College Music Department Calendar of Events

1995-1996 Concert Series and Special Events The Concert Line: (510) 430-2296 _________________________________________________________________

Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Graduate Student Concert A Summer's Tale. Will Grant presents a recital of new works composed over the summer for various Mills musicians in duet with electronics. _________________________________________________________________

Monday, Nov. 6, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Graduate Student Concert Kent Jolly and robi perform new electronic pieces _________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 PM - Ensemble Room NICOLAS COLLINS Nicolas Collins, pioneering composer of live electronic music, will perform a set of pieces that includes Sound For Picture, based on a text about our sense of hearing by South African poet David Wright, and Still Lives and I Wish, which use a modified CD player to "scratch" fragments of recorded music. Mr. Collins has presented over 300 concerts and installations in the US, Europe, and Japan as a solo artist and in collaboration with other artists. His music is recorded on Lovely, Trace Elements, and Elektra-Nonesuch. Songline Series _________________________________________________________________


An Interdisciplinary Conference and Festival on Cage's Contributions to Twentieth-Century Culture

Thursday, Nov. 16, 8:00 p.m., $10/$5: Live Electronic Music (featuring the hub) Friday, Nov. 17, 8:00 p.m., $10/$5: Early Works Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m., $10/$5: One11 and 103: a film by Peter Lohner with music by Cage. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2:00 p.m., $10/$5: Music of Changes

additional information about the John Cage Conference _________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 PM - Ensemble Room JACK WRIGHT Saxophonist and pianist Jack Wright, from Boulder, Colorado, presents a concert of free improvised music and talks about his commitment to free-form music. Mr. Wright is known for his huge vocabulary of sounds, ranging from the lyrical to the technically contorted. He is also known through his writings and his encouragement to younger musicians beginning to explore improvisation. Over the last 10 years he has organized numerous ensembles and toured extensively as a soloist across the US and in Europe. Songline Series _________________________________________________________________

Monday, Nov. 20, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Graduate Student Concert The Contemporary Clarinet. Matt Ingalls performs works by Mills Faculty, students, and alumnae. Works include compositions for solo clarinet, clarinet and electronics, and clarinet with instrument ensemble. _________________________________________________________________

Monday, Nov. 27, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Student Showcase Concert Mills Students perform vocal and instrumental selections _________________________________________________________________

Thursday, Nov. 30, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Graduate Student Concert Jeff Lucas. _________________________________________________________________

Friday, Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Composer Alvin Curran Works for percussion, including a percussion quartet and a world premiere solo piece written for and performed by William Winant. A Faculty Showcase Concert. _________________________________________________________________

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Graduate Student Concert "So, Angela. . . " by Richard Miller. A musical pageant: Dolphins; Ocean; Andromeda Galaxy. _________________________________________________________________

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Student Showcase Concert Mills Students perform vocal and instrumental selections _________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free, Student: Contemporary Contemporary Performance Ensemble. _________________________________________________________________

"Blue" Gene Tyranny Friday, Jan. 26, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall $10/$5 A world premiere, and works for piano solo, pre-taped electronics, and a range of other sounds by this astounding piano virtuoso whose compositions blur the boundaries between "popular" and "serious" music. _________________________________________________________________

Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio Friday, Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free The highly acclaimed violin-piano-percussion trio in residence at Mills performs compositions written for the trio by Makiko Nishikaze, Bun-ching Lam, and Fred Frith. A Faculty Showcase Concert. _________________________________________________________________

Ikue Mori plus Center for Contemporary Music Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Part of the SoundCulture 96 Festival of Sound Art, composer/performer Ikue Mori joins members of CCM in a concert of exciting and elegant electronic music. Known for her innovative work with multiple drum-machines, Ikue Mori has collaborated with some of New York City's best-known improvisers. A Faculty Showcase Concert. _________________________________________________________________

Rosekrans Artist-in-Residence in Music: Composer Christian Wolff Friday, April 19, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, $10/$5 A pioneer of indeterminate music using performer interaction and improvisation, Christian Wolff presents a concert of his own compositions. The composer will be at Mills from April 1-21 as part of a residency created by a generous gift to the Music Department from Mills Trustee Georgette (Dodie) Rosekrans. _________________________________________________________________

Presented by the Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music.

All concerts are in the Mills College Concert Hall.

Information The Concert Line: (510) 430-2296

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Admission for Sept. 8, Nov. 15-19, Jan. 26, March 8, and April 19 is $10.00 general, $5.00 non-Mills students, senior citizens, disabled, and Mills alumnae. Admission for Nov. 3 is $15.00 general, $10.00 non-Mills students, senior citizens, disabled, and Mills alumnae. All concerts are free to Mills students, staff, faculty, and their families.

The Concert Series is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, [LOGO] and a gift from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. Additional support for the Cage Concerts is provided by the Claire Ahern Shaklee Fine Arts Endowment Fund. _________________________________________________________________

The Center for Contemporary Music presents Songlines, a series of symposia on sound, nature, technology, and performance. Songlines features guest artists, and is free and open to the public. For further information call (510)430-2191.

CCM concerts are funded in part by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS and MEET THE COMPOSER/CALIFORNIA, with support from Meet the Composer, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, ARCO Foundation, Dayton Hudson Foundation, California Arts Council, and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

All donations made at Faculty Showcase Concerts will be applied towards scholarships for private music instruction.