Music in the Fault Zone: DeMarinis, Sonami, Bischoff, Fei, Brown / Watkins / Polansky

Mills Music Now
Friday, April 22, 2022 | 4:00 PM PDT
Presented by Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music

Festival Program

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The afternoon concert opens with the U.S premiere of a new version by Paul DeMarinis (Mills MFA, 1973) of Robert Ashley's legendary work for voice and electronics In Sara, Mencken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Men and Women. The performance will include live electronic music by an extraordinary ensemble including Chris Brown, John Bischoff, James Fei, Maggi Payne, and Laetitita Sonami.

Zachary Watkins’ (MFA, 2006) music explores “pure” tuning, live electronics, resonant spaces, and the spatial diffusion of sound.

Former Mills faculty member, composer, guitarist, and mandolinist, Larry Polansky will perform a solo work.