UC San Diego's Department of Music

July 24, 2012

  PHILIPPE MANOURY AND MILLER PUCKETTE WILL BE FEATURED in the Fall season of music alumnus Bonnie Wright's Fresh Sound music series at Space4Art (325 15th Avenue) in downtown San Diego. The Oct. 18, 8 pm performance of Philippe's En Echo features Puckette on live electronics plus soprano and music alumnus Julianna Snapper. The Fall season opens September 5 with electronic musicians Dieter Moebius, Jay Lesser, Wobbly, and Peter Conheim and includes concerts on October 2 (bassist Ken Filiano and guitarist Anders Nilsson), November 30 (trombonist and UCSD music alumnus Michael Dessen's Trio), and an as-yet-to-be announced date in December (violinist and electronic musician Todd Reynolds).

MUSIC FACULTY MEMBER LEI LIANG AND ALUMNUS JOSH LEVINE were Guest Composers earlier this month at soundSCAPE festival in Maccagno, Italy. Lei's composition Lakescape was given its world premiere by soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Thomas Rosenkranz, and percussionist and UCSD music alum Aiyun Huang. Later this summer, Lei will serve as Guest Composer at Japan's premier music school Toho Gakuen, in Tokyo, where he will give a Composer Portrait Concert, lecture, and master classes. Additionally, Lei will be Composer-in-Residence at The Art of Migration Festival at the University of California, Davis, from January 29 to February 3, 2013.

TRUMPETER AND MUSIC GRAD STUDENT JEFF KAISER has a new recording out on his own pfmentum label. And he earned an upbeat review from music scribe Robert Bush.

VIOLINIST AND MUSIC ALUMNUS MARY OLIVER performed with renowned percussionist Han Bennink on public radio's popular Fresh Air program. The April segment coincided with Bennink's 70th birthday.

PIANIST AND MUSIC ALUMNUS DANNY GREEN performs August 5 at 2 pm at the Encinitas Library, and August 16 at 7 pm at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

MUSIC GRAD STUDENTS Cooper Baker, Issac Garcia-Munoz, Berglind Maria Tómasdóttir, Joseph Mariglio, Jason Ponce, Greg Surges, and Scott Worthington are among 23 artists who will perform at the August 25, 6 pm Art of Sound in San Diego at Space4Art in downtown San Diego.

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