Music From Mills Classes, Spring Term
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 7:00 P.M. PDT
Presented by Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music, with the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.
All Music From Mills Classes events are free and open to the public.
This semester, all events are being hosted online.
Directed by Chris Brown
Patangkris Ensemble Improvisation
composer: Patrick Mathews-Halmrast
performers: Patrick Mathews-Halmrast, Kristian Dahlbom, Angie Edwards,
with Gemma Castro, voice
Trig Probability Drone
composer: Stanley Summy
performers: Stanley Summy and Chad Glenn
Come Back To Me
composer: Angie Edwards aka Sharkiface
performers: Jefferson Doyle, Kristian Dahlbom, Angie Edwards
A Žižkov Lullaby
composer: Chad Glenn
performers: Chad Glenn and Stanley Summy
How to Bake a Potato
composed by: Rowan Matthews
Performers: Rowan Matthews, Angie Edwards, Kristian Dahlbom
composers: Kristian Dahlbom and Jefferson Doyle
performers: Kristian Dahlbom and Jefferson Doyle
The Computer Music Seminar this year investigated remote location ensemble performance with computer-based media. These pieces are unedited recordings of live performances of pieces by all members of the class that culminated the semester. The pandemic has made the normal social roles and rituals of live music performance more difficult. Musicians however have perservered, playing together on the internet and making music that could never have existed in another way. Instrumentation includes both live computer music software (SuperCollider and MaxMSP) and electronic hardware instruments (Symbolic Sound Kyma), along with homemade sound installations, and voice. The performance “space” was provided by SonoBus (a free and easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network http:sonobus.net ) and Zoom (video). Thanks to all the inventors who have made playing music together possible despite difficult circumstances !
Learn more about the music programs and courses involved in the series on the Music Department Undergraduate and Graduate pages located on the Mills College website. For questions about the class concert series or accessibility, please contact the Mills College Music Department by emailing email@example.com.