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Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA   
The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music
http://musicnow.mills.edu

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, February 13 2016 8:00 PM
The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present Mills Music Now 2015-2016

IN MEMORY OF MARK TRAYLE

A tribute to composer and sound artist Mark Trayle, featuring his solo compositions and works for network bands performed by his musical friends, colleagues, and students associated with Mills and Cal Arts: Casey Anderson, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Scott Cazan, Clay Chaplin, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Matt Ingalls, David Paha, Tim Perkis, Sara Roberts, Zachary Mariano, and Phil Stone. Pieces include Unstable Trombone, Paper, In My Room, Pins & Splits, and Simple Degradation.

Saturday, February 13, 2016
8:00 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall

Please like and share our Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/939251282829424/

For detailed information, please visit the Music Now webpage:
http://musicnow.mills.edu

Free to Mills students, faculty, and staff

$15 general/$10 seniors, non-Mills students, and Mills alums
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at:
https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/search?q=mills+college
(Mills Alums may purchase the student tickets at Box Office Tickets.) 


Wheelchair accessible
Free parking on campus
 


Mills College

Music Department

5000 MacArthur Blvd

Oakland, CA 94613
 


Mark Trayle
Mark Trayle, born Mark Evan Garrabrant (January 17, 1955 in San Jose, California – February 18, 2015 in Ventura, California) was a California-based musician and sound artist working in a variety of media including live electronic music, improvisation, installations, and compositions for chamber ensembles. His work has been noted for its use of re-engineered consumer products and cultural artifacts as interfaces for electronic music performances and networked media installations.

Mark Trayle studied composition at the University of Oregon with Homer Keller, and at Mills College with Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and David Rosenboom. Under Berhman’s tutelage he began building hybrid digital-analog electronics and used those (often with electric guitar and homemade performance interfaces) throughout the 1980s. From the late 1980s through the mid-1990s his work focused on the use of alternative performance interfaces to guide algorithmic compositions, as well as composing for and performing with The Hub. He also made his first sound/media installations during this period. In 1996 he moved from the San Francisco area to Southern California to teach at CalArts. Soon after, he composed a number of pieces for acoustic instruments with electronics. True North, Periodic Transmissions at Regular Intervals (are not allowed), and Propagation, Reflection, and Absorption are entirely acoustic in nature but use electronics and sensors to create real-time scores for the performers. Later works such as bitpool, sierranevada, and Bender use electronics that allow the players to trigger electroacoustic sounds.

Trayle's music has been the subject of articles in Strumenti Musicali and Virtual (Italy), Keyboard, and "Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century" (Grove/Atlantic), and he has written articles for Leonardo Music Journal (US/UK) and MusikTexte (Germany). He has recorded for the Artifact, Atavistic Records, CRI, Creative Sources, Inial, Los Angeles River, Elektra/Nonesuch, and Tzadik labels. He taught in the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts from 1996 - 2015.

Mark Trayle died on February 18, 2015, of pancreatic cancer, in his home in Ventura, CA.

Video links:

Santa Monica Museum 7.12.2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWQmxGBkQcg

Ear Meal:
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Thursday, February 18 2016 7:30 PM
The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present Mills Music Now 2015-2016

HILDA PAREDES LECTURE:
STRUCTURAL AND CULTURAL ELEMENTS IN MUSICAL COMPOSITION

Hilda Paredes (Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence) will talk about how she structures her music and about the various influences on her music from European contemporary music to North Indian Music as well as the multi-faceted cultural influences from Mexico and Latin America.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
7:30 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall

Free and open to the public

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613

http://musicnow.mills.edu

Please Like and Share our Facebook Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/163462304032601/

Hilda Paredes biography
Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, she has made her home in London since 1979 and her music is now performed widely around the world.
As an active participant in master classes at Dartington Summer School, she studied with Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Richard Rodney Bennett. After graduating at the Guildhall School of Music, she obtained her Master of Arts at City University in London and completed her PhD at Manchester University.
She continues to be involved in the musical life of her native country, having taught at the University in Mexico City and several other music institutions and was also a radio producer of new music.
Hilda Paredes has been commissioned by soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. Her music has been performed by internationally renowned ensembles such as Trio Arbós, Arditti Quartet, Aventure, Court Circuit, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Signal, Ensamble Sospeso, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, London Sinfonietta, Lontano, The New Julliard Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensamble Sospeso, L’Instant donné, London Sinfonietta, and Lontano, amongst others. Her music has been widely performed at important international festivals, such as Huddersfield, Edinburgh Festival in the UK; Eclat and Ultraschall in Germany; Musica and Octobre en Normandie, in France; Wien Modern, in Austria; Akiyoshidai and Takefu Music Festivals, in Japan; Archipel ans Music monat , in Switzerland; De Ijsbreker Chamber Music Festival, in Amsterdam; Warsaw Autumn, in Poland; Ultima, in Oslo; Melbourne Festival, in Australia; Festival of Arts and Ideas in the USA, Ars Musica in Bruxelles; Festival de Alicante and ENSEMS Festival, in Spain; Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, amongst others.  More...

Saturday, February 20 2016 8:00 PM
The Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music present Mills Music Now 2015-2016

HILDA PAREDES
A concert of music by Mexican composer Hilda Paredes. Paredes is at Mills College for the week prior to this concert as the 2015-2016 Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence.

Program:

Tlapitzalli 2 for flute and percussion
Joanna Martin Berg, flute
William Winant, percussion

Permutaciones for violin
Hrabba Atladottir, violin

Paráfrasis for trombone
Weston Olencki, trombone

Páramo de voces for piano and electronics
Kate Campbell, piano

Alegoría Tri-partita for piano trio
Gianna Abondolo, cello
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Kate Campbell, piano

Please like and share our Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/556200171214058/

For detailed information, please visit the Music Now webpage:
http://musicnow.mills.edu

Free to Mills students, faculty, and staff

$15 general/$10 seniors, non-Mills students, and Mills alums
Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at:
https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/search?q=mills+college
(Mills Alums may purchase the student tickets at Box Office Tickets.) 


Wheelchair accessible
Free parking on campus
 


Mills College

Music Department

5000 MacArthur Blvd

Oakland, CA 94613
 

________

Hilda Paredes biography
Firmly established as one of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, she has made her home in London since 1979 and her music is now performed widely around the world.
As an active participant in master classes at Dartington Summer School, she studied with Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle and Richard Rodney Bennett. After graduating at the Guildhall School of Music, she obtained her Master of Arts at City University in London and completed her PhD at Manchester University.
She continues to be involved in the musical life of her native country, having taught at the University in Mexico City and several other music institutions and was also a radio producer of new music.
Hilda Paredes has been commissioned by soloists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. Her music has been performed by internationally renowned ensembles such as Trio Arbós, Arditti Quartet, Aventure, Court Circuit, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Signal, Ensamble Sospeso, Grup Instrumental de Valencia, London Sinfonietta, Lontano, The New Julliard Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten, Ensamble Sospeso, L’Instant donné, London Sinfonietta, and Lontano, amongst others. Her music has been widely performed at important international festivals, such as Huddersfield, Edinburgh Festival in the UK; Eclat and Ultraschall in Germany; Musica and Octobre en Normandie, in France; Wien Modern, in Austria; Akiyoshidai and Takefu Music Festivals, in Japan; Archipel ans Music monat , in Switzerland; De Ijsbreker Chamber Music Festival, in Amsterdam; Warsaw Autumn, in Poland; Ultima, in Oslo; Melbourne Festival, in Australia; Festival of Arts and Ideas in the USA, Ars Musica in Bruxelles; Festival de Alicante and ENSEMS Festival, in Spain; Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico, amongst others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et64KjLSiBc
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