Electric LaTex ’08 – Nov. 21-22 @ Rice University Shepherd School of Music

16 11 2008

This November, the eighth annual Electric LaTex Festival will be hosted by REMLABS at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Electric LaTex is a festival of student electroacoustic music from the University of North Texas, Louisiana State University, University of Texas-Austin, Tulane University, Texas A&M University and Rice University. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for students to share their work and enjoy personal interactions. This year’s festival is scheduled for November 21st and the 22nd in the Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall at Rice University, Houston Texas. For more information about the event please visit their website at: http://remlabs2.rice.edu/LaTex08/index.html

Sat. Nov. 15, 5-6 p.m. – Interview with composer Andrew Nishikawa

12 11 2008

Composer/Pianist Andrew Nishikawa will make his Scordatura debut this Saturday, November 15, from 5-6 p.m. to promote his upcoming performance by the new music ensemble 20/21 on their November 25th concert at the Shepherd School of Music. We will discuss his music, life, and career, and listen to his works as well. Tune in!

galería perdida: the eyes have it – Thursday, Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m.

10 11 2008

galería perdida sur l’air is pleased to present, the eyes have it, curated by artist andres janacua. Utilizing the airwaves as the means of presentation, the eyes have it moves away from the visual to present the audible works of several artists. Away from the cube and mitigated through where-art-thou placement of the viewer, eyes will weave together audio, sound, noise and music through the populace: fm radio. Artists featured in the exhibition: Seth Price, Steve Roden, Yves Klein, New Humans with Vito Acconci and Spencer Yeh, Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto), Stephen O’Malley, John Armleder, Stephan Mathieu, Tim Hawkinson with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Christian Marclay, Stephen Vitiello, Liam Gillick, The Gobbler (Art Bylington, Cameron Jamie, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Dave Muller), Nina Katchadourian, Alex Ross, and Guy de Cointet.
november 20, 5-7pm
91.7 houston

Saturday Nov.15, 6-7 p.m. – Interview with flutist Catherine Ramirez

10 11 2008

This coming Saturday Catherine Ramirez will make her Scordatura debut from 6-7 p.m. A phenomenal flutist, well versed in many styles, she made a name for herself inside the Chicago new music scene before heading south for her doctoral studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Continuing her dedication to new music, she has agreed to allow us to prod her about her time in Chicago and her thought on the flute and new music in general. So perk up your ears and tune in this weekend!

Da Camera: Damaged Romanticism

10 11 2008

I attended Da Camera’s “Damaged Romanticism” this weekend and was blown away by the high quality of the performances and musical selections. The concert featured compositions by Stephen Hartke, Wolfgang Rihm, Karim Al-Zand, Franz Schubert, and Alfred Schnittke. Only ONE old piece of music! Totally sweet! …and such a serious concert. Definitely recommend anybody who likes to hear good new music to check out Da Camera’s performances.