Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 

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:
Thursday, March 5 2015 8:00 PM
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!

2015 Performers will include:

Thursday March 5th 8PM
STEPHANIE NEUMANN
MATTHEW FISHERKELLER
MARY BIANCO
DAN GOTTWALD
MATT DRISCOLL
JESSE AUSTIN

Friday March 6th 8PM
VICTOR GRINENCO
CHRIS DOUTHITT
JOSH CASEY (Performance and Installation) 
YARI BUNDY (Performance and Installation) 
ROBERT FOX
GERORG HILMARSSON
JULIE MOON

Saturday March 7th 7:30PM
CHLOE STAMPER (Installation at Mills Chapel) 
JULIE HERNDON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
SAMUEL HERTZ
ZACHARY LEWIS
BRENNA NOONAN
OWEN CANNON
WILL GLUCK
TED FARBER (tribute)

Sunday March 8th 4PM
ULFUR HANSSON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
STEPHEN PARRIS
CORY GEHRICH
DAVID KATZ
JAMES PERLEY (Performance and Installation) 
ERIKA OBA
ALAN (Installation)  More...

Friday, March 6 2015 8:00 PM
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!

2015 Performers will include:

Thursday March 5th 8PM
STEPHANIE NEUMANN
MATTHEW FISHERKELLER
MARY BIANCO
DAN GOTTWALD
MATT DRISCOLL
JESSE AUSTIN

Friday March 6th 8PM
VICTOR GRINENCO
CHRIS DOUTHITT
JOSH CASEY (Performance and Installation) 
YARI BUNDY (Performance and Installation) 
ROBERT FOX
GERORG HILMARSSON
JULIE MOON

Saturday March 7th 7:30PM
CHLOE STAMPER (Installation at Mills Chapel) 
JULIE HERNDON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
SAMUEL HERTZ
ZACHARY LEWIS
BRENNA NOONAN
OWEN CANNON
WILL GLUCK
TED FARBER

Sunday March 8th 4PM
ULFUR HANSSON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
STEPHEN PARRIS
CORY GEHRICH
DAVID KATZ
JAMES PERLEY (Performance and Installation) 
ERIKA OBA
ALAN (Installation)  More...

Saturday, March 7 2015 8:00 PM
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!

2015 Performers will include:

Thursday March 5th 8PM
STEPHANIE NEUMANN
MATTHEW FISHERKELLER
MARY BIANCO
DAN GOTTWALD
MATT DRISCOLL
JESSE AUSTIN

Friday March 6th 8PM
VICTOR GRINENCO
CHRIS DOUTHITT
JOSH CASEY (Performance and Installation) 
YARI BUNDY (Performance and Installation) 
ROBERT FOX
GERORG HILMARSSON
JULIE MOON

Saturday March 7th 7:30PM
CHLOE STAMPER (Installation at Mills Chapel) 
JULIE HERNDON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
SAMUEL HERTZ
ZACHARY LEWIS
BRENNA NOONAN
OWEN CANNON
WILL GLUCK
TED FARBER (tribute)

Sunday March 8th 4PM
ULFUR HANSSON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
STEPHEN PARRIS
CORY GEHRICH
DAVID KATZ
JAMES PERLEY (Performance and Installation) 
ERIKA OBA
ALAN (Installation)  More...

Sunday, March 8 2015 4:00 PM
Spanning four days and taking place throughout the picturesque Mills campus, graduate students will be presenting a wide variety of new compositions, improvisations, and installations. Signal Flow is a celebration of innovative sound art in all its forms, and affords audiences the chance to experience the cutting edge of music. These performances by future luminaries of the field are not to be missed!

2015 Performers will include:

Thursday March 5th 8PM
STEPHANIE NEUMANN
MATTHEW FISHERKELLER
MARY BIANCO
DAN GOTTWALD
MATT DRISCOLL
JESSE AUSTIN

Friday March 6th 8PM
VICTOR GRINENCO
CHRIS DOUTHITT
JOSH CASEY (Performance and Installation) 
YARI BUNDY (Performance and Installation) 
ROBERT FOX
GERORG HILMARSSON
JULIE MOON

Saturday March 7th 7:30PM
CHLOE STAMPER (Installation at Mills Chapel) 
JULIE HERNDON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
SAMUEL HERTZ
ZACHARY LEWIS
BRENNA NOONAN
OWEN CANNON
WILL GLUCK
TED FARBER (tribute)

Sunday March 8th 4PM
ULFUR HANSSON (Performances begin in Mills Chapel)
STEPHEN PARRIS
CORY GEHRICH
DAVID KATZ
JAMES PERLEY (Performance and Installation) 
ERIKA OBA
ALAN (Installation)  More...

Monday, March 16 2015 7:30 PM
Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:30 pm - Ensemble Room

CARL LUDWIG HUEBSCH

Huebsch's playing is focused on music as a structure in time--all intent is on the genesis of the moment. Through the use of avant-garde and self-invented performance techniques, the tuba acquires completely new characteristics as a brass instrument. As an array of unexpected sounds is heard, the instrument is seen from a fresh perspective, and the audience is confronted with a novel way of perceiving time.  More...

Thursday, March 19 2015 8:00 PM
FAST FORWARD AND EYVIND KANG

Fast Forward and Eyvind Kang share a program featuring their recent works. Using an array of kitchen hardware and assorted artifacts, Fast Forward will perform his latest composition for alternative instrumentation. Composer and violist Eyvind Kang’s work draws from a variety of classical, traditional, and popular styles.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:00 pm
Littlefield Concert Hall

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:

http://www.boxofficetickets.com (keywords: Mills College)
 


Wheelchair accessible
Free parking on campus
 


Mills College

Music Department

5000 MacArthur Blvd

Oakland, CA 94613
 


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Program

Fast Forward:
"Sound Kitchen"
Fast Forward, Bob Gonsalves, and Ed Holmes: percussion

Eyvind Kang:
"Time Medicine" –

"Solo"
Eyvind Kang: viola

"Reverse Tree"
Chris Douthitt and Alex Cohen: electric guitar
Adriana Rueda: flute
Marissa Deitz: cello
Adria Otte: violin

"Improvisation"
Eyvind Kang: viola
Chris Brown: piano
William Winant: percussion

About "Sound Kitchen" by Fast Forward:
"Sound Kitchen," conceived and performed as a solo, will be performed tonight with the addition of two long-standing Bay Area percussionists. Using a frame drum as a ‘table’ it incorporates an array of kitchen hardware and additional objects to present a less than conventional percussion work. The last time Fast Forward performed on the Mills stage was for his graduate thesis concert entitled “I was a Teenage BTU”, 37 years ago.

About "Time Medicine" by Eyvind Kang:
Research into the dynamics of thoughts, time, and sound, conducted on solo viola with special guests Chris Brown, William Winant, and music students of Mills College

Biographies:

Fast Forward
Fast Forward graduated from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in 1978. He is a New York based composer and performer who makes music with almost anything. The sonic properties of metal objects has been his particular interest since 1981.He is best known for his music-theatre works for diverse instrumentation and compositions for large ensembles. ”Feeding Frenzy", a culinary concert for 5 musicians, 5 cooks, 5 waiters, and the audience, has been performed in Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany and the USA. It ran for three seasons at the Kitchen Center in New York and was performed at The Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin for the 15 year celebration of Freunde Guter Musik. He toured extensively as a guest composer and musician for The Merce Cunningham Dance Company and directed and performed in composer Robert Ashley’s legendary opera "That Morning Thing" with a cast of 17 at Performa 11 in New York. As a teacher, he teaches master classes in composition, improvisation, and music/theater at various institutions including: Time of Music Festival (Viitassari, Finland), Bergen and Trondheim Art Academies (Norway), STEIM (Amsterdam, Holland), Wien University (Vienna) and Podewil (Berlin).

Fast Forward links:
Music links http://mrfastforward.com/site/Music.html
Video links http://mrfastforward.com/site/Video.html

Eyvind Kang
Composer and violist Eyvind Kang has released a dozen albums of original music, such as "The Narrow Garden" (Ipecac) and "Visible Breath" (Ideologic Organ). He often performs with vocalist/composer Jessika Kenney in many contexts, including their works of austere beauty "Aetuarium" and "the Face of the Earth (Ideologic 2011/12). As a violist he has worked extensively with Laurie Anderson and Bill Frisell, as well as presented works by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi, Satyajit Ray and Hanne Darboven. He has also been a guest musician and arranger on hundreds of albums, including those by John Zorn, Sunn O))), Blonde Redhead, and Glass Candy.

Eyvind Kang links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R4yZ_5MQEs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sHqj6ItJFc  More...

Monday, April 6 2015 7:30 PM
Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm - Ensemble Room

MARK APPLEBAUM

Stanford composer Mark Applebaum presents recent works on the fringe of musical ontology--a concerto for florist, a 72-foot pictographic score without instruction, a work for peripatetic chamber instrumentalists who do not produce sound, notations appearing on the face of custom wristwatches, electroacoustic sound--sculptures made of junk, and a live performance of a piece consisting of hand gestures—as well as musically exoteric creative enterprises.  More...