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Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA   
The Center for Contemporary Music.
http://www.mills.edu/academics/undergraduate/mus/center_contemporary_music.php

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, October 18 2014 8:00 PM
Littlefield Concert Hall

JOHN DRISCOLL
(David Tudor Composer-in-Residence)
Electronic composer/sound artist John Driscoll’s work involves rotating robotic loudspeakers, compositions for unique architectural spaces, and sound installations.  More...

Monday, October 20 2014 7:30 PM
Mills College Ensemble Room

ANNIE LEWANDOWSKI & TIM FEENEY

Finding a shared interest in works of abandonment and stasis, Tim Feeney (percussion) and Annie Lewandowski (piano/electronics) improvise to the short videos of artist Michael Ashkin.

Annie Lewandowski is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist whose work has situated her between the worlds of improvisation and independent rock music. As an improviser on the piano and accordion, she has recorded with Fred Frith, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Caroline Kraabel, Tim Feeney, and Doublends Vert, and performed with improvisers including Theresa Wong, Miya Masaoka, Chris Cutler, Evan Parker, Ellen Fullman, and Charles Hayward.

Tim Feeney seeks to explore and examine the timbral possibilities inherent in everyday found and built objects. He treats his percussion setup as a friction instrument, using bows, scrapers, and rosined drumheads to capture and amplify frequencies that go unheard when an object is struck with a traditional mallet. He supplements this acoustic console with an electronic instrument, arranged from mixers, contact microphones, and effects pedals, that synthesizes and alters the spectral characteristics of low-fidelity tones, feedback, and noise.  More...

Monday, October 27 2014 7:30 PM
Songlines presents The Hub.

Mills College Ensemble Room

A rare opportunity to hear the band that pioneered laptop ensembles over twenty-five years ago. The Hub will perform a set featuring two new pieces as well as recent works such as "Partial Guidance," "Know-Nothing," "Lou Drift," and "Once."

Coast tradition of composer as instrument builder—redefining music from the ground up—The Hub makes music using electronic and digital systems of their own devising. Producing some of the most imaginative and compelling electronic music ever made, The Hub is perhaps the most infamous electronic ensemble since Musica Elettronica Viva. They currently perform around the world after a seven year hiatus, ending in 2004. The Hub members are John Bischoff, Tim Perkis, Chris Brown, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Mark Trayle and Phil Stone, with guest Matt Ingalls.  More...

Saturday, November 1 2014 8:00 PM
IN MEMORIAM ROBERT ASHLEY  More...

Saturday, November 8 2014 8:00 PM
IMPROVISATION: TIM HODGKINSON AND DAN LES ARBRES  More...