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February 03, 2012
FEB. 3: NEWS OF THE WEEK



  TOM ERBE, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC STUDIO DIRECTOR AND LECTURER, impressed createdigitalmusic.com with his "sonic wizardry" in creating his new Echophon module for his "long-beloved" SoundHack app. Echophon is included among coolest new products from last month's gargantuan NAMM music industry trade show.

VIOLINIST AND UCSD FACULTY MEMBER JANOS NEGYESY'S VIDEO ARCHIVE is now available online at Vimeo.

UCSD SAXOPHONIST AND FACULTY MEMBER DAVID BORGO headlines "Roots of Reeds" at Carlbad's Museum of Making Music on February 11 at 7 pm.

UCSD SITAR MASTER KARTIK SESHADRI'S NEW CD "TOP OF THE WORLD" is reviewed in the new Songlines magazine, with the opening line "World's Best Sitarist?"

UCSD COMPOSER CHINARY UNG'S "AURA" was a highlight at the Jacaranda Festival in Santa Monica last month.

CONTRABASSIST AND UCSD MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER MARK DRESSER is earning acres of coverage. The L.A. Times reviewed a performance by Trio M, and Downbeat includes Trio M's CD in its monthly "Hotbox". Allaboutjazz.com reviews a new CD by the Skaller/Holt Duo, featuring Dresser's compositions (Skaller, a pianist, is a UCSD music grad student). Dresser plays the New Music Festival at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, this weekend.

UCSD MUSIC ALUMNUS SCOTT PAULSON CLAIMED A SPOT IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA  with an article and video on the Huffington Post, for his mastery of the kazoo, in connection with the recent National Kazoo Day. "They called me and I pushed real heard to get the African Diaspora aspect of the instrument mentioned [February is Black History Month), and the jazz and classical aspects as well," Scott says. "All weekend at the Arts service desk [at Geisel Library, where he works] we  gave away kazoos."

VOCALIST AND MASTER OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CANDIDATE JESSICA ASZODI is featured in UCSD International Center's "Spotlight" column.


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