Wednesdays@7

New and experimental music from faculty artists and special guests 2017-2018 Season

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

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 ALL students.

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WEDS@7 Palimpsest, curated by Steven Schick
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Wednesdays @ 7 Palimpsest presents RENGA
Steven Schick and Kate Hatmaker, artistic directors
Steven Schick, conductor


RENGA, an ensemble comprised of musicians from San Diego Symphony and UC San Diego artists present a program including world premiere commissions by UC San Diego PhD candidates in composition: Elisabet Curbelo and Fernanda Aoki Navarro.

  • Elisabet Curbelo - L’anello *world premiere
  • Fernanda Aoki Navarro - Glottogony *world premiere
  • Gérard Grisey - Partiels 
  • Harrison Birtwistle - Secret Theatre

http://www.rengasd.com/ 


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WEDS@7 Anthony Davis & Mark Dresser
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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WEDS@7 Takae Ohnishi, Ensemble
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $5.50
Students : Free with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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BACH NIGHT
with friends from San Diego Symphony

Takae Ohnishi (harpsichordist, UCSD Lecturer) presents two trio sonatas, highly architectural in design: in which the two upper parts in the harpsichord and a string instrument provide counterpoint to a third part - the bass line supplied by the harpsichord. 

All J.S.Bach Program:

  • Sonata in C minor for Violin and Harpsichord BWV1017
  • Sonata in G major for Cello and Harpsichord BWV1027
  • Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major for Harpsichord BWV998

Guest artists:
Zou Yu (Violin, San Diego Symphony)
Chia-Ling Chien (Cello, San Diego Symphony)


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WEDS@7 Stephanie Richards: Full Moon
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater
General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
MUSIC Box Office: 858-534-3448
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Marking the debut solo record of “envelope-shredding” trumpeter/composer Stephanie Richards, Fullmoon is years of shaping, culminating in a mesmerizing work of refined electric insanity. With Fullmoon, Richards is unplugged, acoustically manipulating her horn against resonating surfaces, appearing to sound processed, only to be live-sampled by electronic pioneer Dino J.A. Deane. Unbridled and succinct, Fullmoon is a sonic exploration of supernatural pulses and groove.

Richards has built a compelling presence in the NYC improvised and experimental scenes, from working with masters Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, to cutting edge improvisors Jason Moran and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Meeting through a mutual bond with the late improvising pioneer Butch Morris, collaborator Dino J.A. Deane innovated the use of live electronics in the 1980s, working with artists ranging from Jon Hassell to the art punk group Indoor Life.

Inspired by phases of the moon, the compositions first manifested in physical form; Richards on trumpet encircled by percussion instruments, choreographed to play within and against the resonant surfaces of timpani, gong, snare drum and piano. The supernatural sounds are sampled and manipulated in real- time by Deane and it is the unique sonic character of each surface that sets the tone for the music. Live-video feedback by filmmaker and designer Aaron Vinton completes a trio of sonic and visual experimentation.

A screening of the animated short film “Gong”, created by Aaron Vinton and produced by Pomp&Clout Productions will commence the program.


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WEDS@7 Ensemble Pamplemousse + Line Upon Line
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
7:00 pm
Warren Lecture Hall, Studio A
Free



In an effort to conserve resources and reduce paper waste, we post our concert programs as electronic documents on this page (see listings, below). If you are not at a computer, you can easily access this page by scanning the QR code at right (for iPhones we recommend the Bakodo barcode scanning app). Programs for past concerts dating back to October 2008 are available in our concerts archive. Click here to connect with the archive.

PLEASE NOTE: As an experimental and new music department, much of our music is very intimate and quiet, for this reason, we request that students preparing concert reports refrain from writing or rustling papers during concerts.  We also respect the artistry of our musicians and adhere to a strict policy of NO LATE SEATING.  Guests arriving late may be turned away or will be asked to enter between pieces.

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