2015 Eureka! Musical Minds of California Conference

Eureka! is a one-day conference organized by music graduate students that will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on May 9, 2015. 

Eureka! Musical Minds of California was pleased to invite composer Sean Friar to present a keynote address and Amaranth String Quartet as the 2015 ensemble-in-residence.  

 
 

2015 EUREKA! MUSICAL MINDS OF CALIFORNIA GRADUATE CONFERENCE  

 Welcome, Elisse and Leslie La Barre

8:45am-12:00pm California Poppy Session, rm. 131

rupture | rapture

CELESTE ORAM (UC San Diego)

     Charissa Noble, soprano (UC Santa Cruz)

     Christopher Clarino, percussion (UC San Diego)

The Musicologist as Computer Programmer: How Learning KYMA Has Informed My Study of Carla Scaletti

MADISON HEYING (UC Santa Cruz)        

Two Pieces from “Five Piano Pieces”

STEPHEN LEWIS (UC San Diego), Lecture-Recital

Plowshares Coffee House: People, Music & Community

SUSAN WAGEMAN (CSU, East Bay)

Music We Love to Hate: Psychology in the Reception of Early Minimalism “A Lecture Recital”

TYSEN DAUER (Stanford University), Lecture-Recital   

A Music Conservatory for the Blind? Francis Campbell’s American Dream

MICHAEL ACCINNO (UC Davis)

Motorcycle Fantastique 2.0

HASSAN ESTAKHRIAN (UC Irvine)

     Michele Cheng, Wiimote

    Elizabeth Erickson, Wiimote

    Hassan Estakhrian, Wiimote

Liveness: Concert Music Outside the Economy of Repetition

JENNIFER BEWERSE (UC San Diego), Lecture-Recital

Common Word Prosthetic

JOSHUA CHARNEY (UC San Diego)

     Joshua Charney, piano

Benefits of Yoga for Musicians

 JULIJA ZIBRAT (SF Conservatory)

 

1:00-3:00pm   Redwood Session, rm. 131­­­­­­­­

Performance of Undoing, Moving; I’ll Go On, Movement II: An original work for Electric Bass, Live Electronics, and Male Dancer

ALEX HAMBERGER and LUKE MARTIN (CalArts), Lecture-Recital

     Alex Hamberger, electric bass

     Luke Martin, live electronics

     Manuel Meza, solo dancer

Interactive Computer Musicianship and Artificial Improvisers

RICHARD SAVERY (UC Irvine)

Reharmonizing Ecology

CHARISSA NOBLE (UC Santa Cruz)

Kol Nidre in American Media

 AARON FRUCHTMAN (UC Riverside)

Computer Face//Pure Being: Spaces of Imagination in Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma

 MAX SUECHTING (Stanford University)

Hamsters in Honey: a multi-instrumental improvising duo

 MOLLY JONES (UC Irvine), Lecture-Recital

        Molly Jones (saxophone)

         Elizabeth Erickson (piano)

 

1:00-3:00pm  Monarch Session, Rm. 136

Son Jarocho: Classical Genre of Ritual, Resistance, and Community

ROBIN SACOLICK (UC Santa Cruz)

Unpolitical Memory, Political Forgetfulness: Three Postcolonial Discourses in Hong Kong Through Music

SIU HEI LEE (UC San Diego)

Haydn, Zappa, and the Importance of Being Earnings-Driven

JONATHAN GERRARD (UC Irvine)

Composing [De] Composition

JENNIFER (no.e) PARKER (UC Riverside)

“2 is a truth”—An Exploration of Cross-Domain Relationships

ANTHONY CAULKINS (UC Irvine), Lecture-Recital

Transmission & Transmutation: The Ideology of Soviet Popular Song

 ALEXANDRA GRABARCHUK (UC Los Angeles)

 

3:15-3:30 Quail Session, rm. 131

Connection

NICK NORTON (UC Santa Barbara)

     Jay Arms, guitar (UC Santa Cruz)

Real Life Looping

JULIE HERNDON (Mills College)

     Julie Herndon, piano

    Josh Marshall, saxophone

    

3:30-4:30pm Keynote: Sean Friar

 

5:00pm EUREKA! Session with the Amaranth String Quartet

Variable Stars

            MICHELE CHENG, University of California, Irvine

Amaranth String Quartet

Two Mythological Birds

            JORDAN NELSON, University of Southern California

            Katie von Braun, violin

Ditt-E!

            LESLIE LA BARRE, Claremont Graduate University

            Erica Zappia, viola

between the traveler and the setting sun

            KEVIN ZHANG, University of California, San Diego

            Amaranth String Quartet

Three Miniature Rhapsodies

            HAOSI HOWARD CHEN, University of California, Los Angeles

           Abigail Shiman, violin

Teaser

    SEAN FRIAR

             Helen Newby, cello 

Ang Bakus ni Orion (Orion’s Belt), movements II and III

     Nagkitâ sa Alnilam (Rendezvous at Alnilam)

      III. Pag-abot sa Mintaka (Arrival at Mintaka)

            GLENN P. LLORENTE, University of California, Los Angeles

           Amaranth String Quartet

 6:00-7:00pm Reception

Still Want More?…Post Conference Activities in the Area:

Post Conference Concert|For those interested there is a on-campus 7:30 concert UCSC’s West Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Concert (Recital Hall, $3-6)

Post Reception and/or Gamelan concert: A group will be heading to Santa Cruz Brewing Company (cash only) & West End Tap Room (both open until 10pm) and then onwards to Santa Cruz’s downtown to 515 Kitchen & Cocktails and 99 Bottles (open until 1:30am). Details will be provided day of conference.

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