UC San Diego's Department of Music
June 08, 2012
NEWS OF THE WEEK
COMPOSER/PERCUSSIONIST/INSTRUMENT BUILDER PAUL DRESHER'S ENSEMBLE has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new collaboration with composer Amy X Neuburg (Dresher earned his MA in music at UCSD in 1979). The project, They Will Have Been So Beautiful, "will be an evening-length concert of ten newly commissioned songs performed by the Electro-Acoustic Band and vocalist/composer/lyricist Amy X Neuburg and will premiere in the 2013-14 and will mark the Electro-Acoustic Band's 20 anniversary.
UCSD COMPOSER PHILIPPE MANOURY'S CONCERTO POUR PIANO is available as a podcast on France Musique through July 4. The program also includes works by Ligeti and Mahler.
UCSD COMPOSER LEI LIANG'S MUSIC WAS FEATURED AT HIS PORTRAIT CONCERT in Rome last week. The program included works by Lei's fellow Rome Prize winner Sean Friar. The music was performed by the Italian new music ensemble Alter Ego.
MUSIC ALUMNUS CHARLIE KRONENGOLD has accepted a tenure track faculty position at Stanford University as Assistant Professor of Musicology. His partner (and fellow UCSD music alum) Carol Vernallis has accepted a two-year position at Stanford and will leave her post at Arizona State University.
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