10/29 | Breaking Ground @ Mills Concert Hall ft Sound Out Loud Ensemble

Sat, 10/29  |  7pm  Free @ Mills Concert Hall

455 N Park St, Madison, Wisconsin 53706

BREAKING GROUND

UW Madison faculty bassoonist Marc Vallon has planned a special concert of groundbreaking works of music from the 17th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Professor Vallon writes: “Composers of all periods have continually explored new musical territories, looked for new paths, and tried, through groundbreaking works, to launch new courses of musical expression. This program offers the public pieces that have, in their time, provided a starting point to new musical routes, just as the first stroke of a shovel is the birth of a new building and a new era.” The concert will include music by J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Alexander Scriabin, Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Helmut Lachenmann, and Morton Feldman.

Featuring:
members of the Sound Out Loud Ensemble
Jessica Johnson
John Chappell Stowe
Joshua Dieringer
Samantha Sinai
Peter Miliczky
Marina Kelly
Stephanie Rearick

 

I’m very excited to perform Helmut Lachenmann’s “Pression” (1969) for solo cello on Saturday!  The graph score is extremely precise, just as much a piece of visual art as it is an exploration of quiet extended technique.


 

4/22, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30, 5/13 | Sound Out Loud (SOL) new music ensemble debuts with ‘Music For 18 Musicians’ & more!

Introducing…

Sound Out Loud (SOL)

New Music Ensemble

Sound Out Loud  is a new music performing ensemble currently based out of Madison, WI.  The group specializes in contemporary music from the early 20th century to the present, as well as commissioning new works to be written for them.  Having drawn inspiration from numerous performance ensembles (such as Eighth Blackbird, Silk Road, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and more), the group seeks to expand the realm of possibilities within the chamber music ensemble performance repertoire through the implementation of experimental techniques, the incorporation of a variety of instruments and musical styles from the Middle East and Asia, and the use of live electronics and other media applications.

Fri, 4/22  |  3-5pm  Sound Out Loud was awarded a $500 grant during this year’s finals for UW-Madison’s New Arts Venture Challenge!   [Madison, WI]

Thr, 4/28  |  9-10pm  Free  @  UW Humanities: 455 N Park St, Choral Room: 1351  [Mad, WI]

Yunkyung Hong Composition Recital

Fri, 4/29  |  12:30-1:30pm  Free  @  UW Humanities Courtyard [Mad, WI]

“Music For 18 Musicians” by Steve Reich

Sat, 4/30  |  8pm  Free  @  UW Humanities, Mills Hall  [Mad, WI]

Debut Concert Program featuring works by

Rzewski, Cerrone, Perich, Hong, & Jolivet

Fri, 5/13  |  7:30pm  Free  @ Steinway & Sons Madison: 6629 Mineral Point Rd   [Mad, WI]

Full Concert Program


Click on our Bios and Meet the Ensemble!

 


 

11/10 – 11/13 | ‘Faith On Medical Body’ 4 Day Exhibit

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FAITH ON MEDICAL BODY
Architectural & Media Installation
MA Show by KOALA YIP (Hong Kong)

Exhibition on view:
November 10th -13th, 2015

1:00pm – 7:00pm

 Gallery Seven
George L. Mosse Humanities Building,
455 N Park Street, Madison,
WI 53706 United States

Closing Event: Live art by Koala Yip and Brian Grimm November 12th, 6:30pm

An artistic exploration of societies’ faith in Western medical science becoming the new religion.  MRI stain glass designs, cello + MRI sound design, & video projections will be on display from Tuesday 11/10 – Friday 11/13 from 1:00-7:00pm.  On Thursday November 12th at 6:30pm, BC Grimm will join Koala Yip to perform a live adaptation of this 7 part piece for cello + MRI sounds using a live cello>computer setup.  This soundscape will accompany the exhibit, lecture and dance to close out Koala’s MA exhibition.  A double reception will follow.  We invite you to join this fascinating conversation.

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11/6 | Music of India – Sitar Concert with Pandit Sugato Nag

Sugato Nag

Fri, 11/6 | 7pm Free @ Morphy Hall

455 N. Park St., UW Madison Campus

PANDIT SUGATO NAG – Sitar

SNEHESH NAG – Sitar

SUBHASIS MUKHERJEE – Tabla

Saaz is proud to present sitar Maestro Pt. Sugato Nag (Kolkata, India) in a LIVE Sitar concert. This will be a special jugalbandi concert with his son Snehesh Nag on sitar. Subhasis Mukherjee will accompany on Tabla.

I have been studying Indian Classical music on cello with sitar master Sugato Nag for the past year.  After 15 years of appreciating Indian Classical as a listener, I’m finally getting a player’s window into the deep inner workings of this profound musical tradition!  Nag’s guru, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, is a sarod master who’s lineage fuses three major schools of sarod playing.  Buddhadev Das Gupta’s gharana has produced in Sugato a highly melodic style.  Variations of the chalan, the main melodic themes of a raga, spin outward in marvelous fashion.  During the opening alap section of a raga performance, Sugato bends melodies out of a single note, called a meend.  At times, by grabbing an upper harmonic tone of an already stopped left hand note, he is able to extend the meend.  It’s certainly hard to describe, so come hear it for yourself this Friday!

 


 

4/18, 4/20 Shows

Friday, 4/18 | 8-11pm

Charlie Painter & Friends @ The Upnorth

feat.
Charlie Painter – Guitar
Kyle Rightley – Trombone/Euphonium
Mike Koszewski (of Lovely Socialite) – Drums
BCG – Contracello

Enjoy some drinks at the cozy Upnorth with us!
We’ll be exploring swing, funk, latin, & straight ahead in trio & quartet formations.

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Sunday, 4/20 | 7pm  Free

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BCG will join Saaz on cello for a celebration embracing a wide spectrum of Indian music styles & traditions.

” Indian Graduate Students’ Association (IGSA) is pleased to invite you to an evening of Indian music with its annual ‘Geet Purvai’. ‘Geet Purvai’ brings Indian classical, folk, fusion, and Bollywood music together in one spectacular show. From classical, instrumental melodies to your favorite Bollywood songs – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Come by and enjoy performances from our very talented, upcoming musicians and UW-Madison’s Indian music group, ‘Saaz‘.

This event is absolutely FREE and open to all UW students, staff, faculty and their guests!

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show begins at 7:00 pm.

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