SMC2016 Best Paper Awarded to CNMAT's Adrian Freed

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Don Buchla

Date & Time:

Sun Sep 18th 2016, 1:53 pm - Fri Sep 30th 2016, 1:53 pm

“Don Buchla, a pioneer and maverick of electronic music who had a lifelong fascination with the ways that humans, technology and sounds interact, died on Wednesday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 79.”

NY Times 2016/09/18

Image Credit: Susanne Kaspar


Date & Time:

Wed Sep 28th 2016, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

CNMAT presents:

(Plus Special Guests)

In a very special Bay Area appearance, legendary Brooklyn-based saxophonist Roy Nathanson will perform with colleagues Myra Melford (piano) and Ben Goldberg (clarinet). These three long-time friends will come together for an evening of improvisatory music: performing each other’s compositions as a trio, and in a larger group including students from Myra’s performance classes at UCB. We hope you will be able to join us.

Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He has scored several works for PBS, and films by Jacob Burkhardt and Tamara Jenkins as well as numerous theater productions for playwright Roy Dobbins and others. He has written children’s songs for the HBO series Happily Ever After. Several of his songs were featured in Karole Armitage’s adaptation of “Sheherazade” at the Florence Opera House, and songs that he has written or arranged have appeared in Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts and Chantal Akerman’s Histoires D’Amerique. He scored the animated film JOY STREET directed by Suzan Pitt which premiered at the New York Film Festival in October ‘95.

Clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg has been a central figure in forward-thinking jazz since the 1980s, with tireless work linking the East Bay to the Lower East Side. His ambitious Orphic Machine project topped many jazz critics’ “best of” lists for 2015.

Pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford draws inspiration from a vast spectrum of cultural and spiritual traditions and artistic disciplines. Melford’s recent projects include the multi-media work Language of Dreams for her critically acclaimed Snowy Egret ensemble and new trio recordings with Tiger Trio (Nicole Mitchell and Joelle Leandre) and MZM (with Miya Masaoka and Zeena Parkins - recorded at CNMAT in January 2016).


Free and open to the public
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