Wednesdays@7

New and experimental music from faculty artists and special guests 2013-2014 SEASON ranges from Schoenberg and Berio to Dresser, Radnofsky, red fish blue fish, and a new chamber opera

Wednesdays@7 continues the mission of experimentation and innovation set forth in 1967 by music department founders Will Ogdon, Robert Erickson and Thomas Nee.

Showcasing some of department's most compelling music, Wedsnesdays@7 opens its 2013-2014 season with an October concert curated by Charles Curtis. The series runs through the academic year, closing May 28, 2014 with a Palimpsest ensemble performance directed by Steven Schick. Through 13 concerts, Wednesdays@7 runs the gamut from solo acoustic performance to multi-textured concerts incorporating video, computer music, and performers from realms beyond music.

Aleck Karis curates the November 6 performance by the department's Palimpsest ensemble. Karis has selected works by Second Viennese School composers Schoenberg and Webern along with a new composition by UC San Diego composer Ori Talmon. The following week, we celebrate the 70th birthday of UC San Diego composer Chinary Ung, whose latest project is aimed at developing young composers in his native Cambodia.

Directed by Steven Schick, percussion ensemble red fish blue fish performs Luciano Berio's "Linea" and other works on November 20. At the invitiation of UC San Diego composer Lei Liang, the Radnofsky Saxophone Quartet takes the stage on January 15 (the quartet appears on the CD Lei Liang: Milou).

UC San Diego contrabassist Mark Dresser--an innovative improviser and pioneer of "telematic" performances that use next-gen internet to connect musicians in different cities for live concerts--showcases his work on February 12, followed by Palimpsest ensemble on February 19 in a program curated by Susan Narucki.

Harpsichordist Takae Ohnishi is joined by San Diego Symphony violist Che-Yen "Brian" Chen on February 26, followed on April 16 by Shackle: flutist-composer Anne La Barge with laptop-instrumentalist Deckard.

Pianist Aleck Karis performs a solo concert of Poulenc on April 23, there's a new chamber opera directed by Susan Narucki on May 7, red fish blue fish percussion ensemble takes the stage on May 14, and the season closes with Steven Schick leading Palimpsest ensemble on May 28.

Don't miss this chance to hear San Diego's most innovative music in one of the region's most prestigious concert series.

Tickets are free for UC San Diego students.

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WED@7 Shackle
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Shackle: flutist-composer Anne La Berge with laptop-instrumentalist Deckard

Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicity and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. This extraordinarily inventive duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart of their duo is a self-designed, cutting-edge digital cueing system which operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the Shackle system suggests musical directions and textures to these two highly gifted performers, opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices for La Berge and Deckard to play with and against.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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WED@7 Aleck Karis
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Aleck Karis plays piano music by Francis Poulenc, master of Gallic charm and sophistication.  The program spans the years 1918-1959 and includes popular works like “Toccata” and “ Mélancolie”, along with less familiar ones like “Intermède” and “Thème Varié”

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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WED@7 kallisti presents Chamber Opera
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, FOM, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Sino alla morte, kallisti's fifth chamber opera, pairs music by two Italian composers,  Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Salvatore Sciarrino (1947- ) inspired by Sophocles' The Women of Trachis. Susan Narucki leads the production, with guest music director Steven Lewis.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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WED@7 red fish blue fish
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.


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WED@7 Palimpsest
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
7:00 pm
CPMC Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
Deans Night at the Prebys, FREE to the UCSD Community.
Music Department Box Office: 858-534-3448
Purchase Online

Steven Schick curates the Spring 2014: PALIMPSEST Ensemble performance.

Through the generosity of Dean Seth Lerer, this event is free to the UCSD Community.




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