UC San Diego's Department of Music

November 04, 2011

  UCSD MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER JANN PASLER (photo, at left) is off to a busy Fall: On Nov. 4 she's the invited speaker for the University of Ottawa Department of Music's Colloquium Series. Nov. 5-6, she'll attend the university's International Conference on Interwar French Music to present her paper: "L'Initiation a la musique (1&Gammaε): Politics and music for radio listeners." On Nov. 11 at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Francisco, Jann will present "Performing Frenchness: Music at the Colonial Edge." Nov. 24-26 she will attend the International Conference Bruxelles ou la convergence des arts (1880-1914) in Brussels. She'll present "Correspondances, le rêve, et l'extase: la musique et la synesthésie dans les Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire et Debussy." She's the invited speaker on Nov. 30 at the Institut des Sciences politique; on Dec. 1 at the Université de Strasbourg; and on Dec. 7 at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She's also the keynote speaker at the Dec. 8-10 Radical Music History Conference at the Sibelius Academy.

FORMER UCSD FACULTY COMPOSER PAULINE OLIVEROS requests your vote for her Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) project in a Pepsi-sponsored contest that carries a $50,000 prize. Dozens of projects are competing. Should Pauline's project win, she pledges to use the money to bring AUMI's drum circle to two schools, hospitals, or centers in the U.S. who can demonstrate a commitment to sustaining the project.

UCSD ALUMNUS, FORMER FACULTY, AND COMPOSER CHAYA CZERNOWIN's Lovesong was premiered Oct. 3 by Red Light New Music Ensemble at NYC's Symphony Space, with another performance by the Ensemble Dal Neinte on Oct. 20 in Evanston, IL.

UCSD EMERITUS FACULTY MEMBER AND CONTRABASSIST BERT TURETZKY performed on Oct. 29 at the Soka BluePort Jazz Festival in L.A., in a duo with spoken word artist Chuck Perrin (who owns Dizzy's jazz club in downtown San Diego). On Nov.• Bert's California Consort performs music by Beethoven and Kreutzer at Dizzy's (2nd and J, San Diego Wine & Culinary Center on the ground floor of Harbor Club Towers).

MUSIC ALUMNUS RICHARD CARRICK IS VISITING PROFESSOR this year at Columbia University, where he's teaching individual lessons to graduate students and co-teaching the graduate composition seminar with former UCSD music faculty member George Lewis. Another bit of good news: Carrick received the Fromm Foundation Commission for 2011.

SEVERAL UCSD FACULTY AND ALUMNI ARE FEATURED in the Pacific Standard Time festival in Los Angeles, a celebration of the Southern California art scene, 1945-1980.

SAN DIEGO GUITARIST AND UCSD JAZZ CAMP FACULTY MEMBER is performing with jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves at Tokyo's Blue Note and Cotton Club this month.

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