Fri | 1 | Contemporary Music for Organ featuring the world-premieres of Senior Lecturer in Music Charles Shadle’s Red Cloud; Leonardo Ciampa’s Kresge Organ Symphony; David Briggs, Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen; Geoffrey Dana Hicks, Organ Prelude No. 1; Carson Cooman, Two pieces for soprano & organ; with Jean Danton, soprano; and Andrea Amici, Tre Preghiere. 7pm, Pre-concert lecture . 8pm Concert. Kresge Auditorium. Free. Info: (617) 253-7707.
Wed | 13 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Suzanne Bocanegra. Bocanegra’s visual work involves large-scale performance and installation, frequently translating two dimensional information, images and ideas from the past into three-dimensional scenarios for staging, movement, ballet, and music. Her visual art draws upon sound and movement as she coaxes new meanings from the intersection of these modalities. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
Thu | 14 | Music and Theater Arts Composer Forums presents Elena Ruehr. Ruehr discusses her new CD, Averno, for chorus and orchestra, with poetry
by American poets Louise Gluck, Langston Hughes
and Emily Dickinson.
5pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Free. A reception follows. Visit: http://www.elenaruehr.org/
Thu | 14 | An Evening of Love Songs
Valentine’s Day Concert
Love Songs from the Great American Song Book
Beth Logan Raffeld, vocals
John Harbison, piano
Fred Harris, drums
Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass
7:30pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 20 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents David Sheppard. David Sheppard is a sound designer who realizes visionary new artworks through live performance and cutting-edge technology.
He has collaborated with leading orchestras and ensembles and works closely with composers and is known as a sound installation artist and electronics performer with various groups.
Noon, Killian Hall. Free.
Wed | 20 | FILM + improvisation=FiLmprov! Live musical improvisation by world class musicians and the moving modern art of filmmaker Kate Matson. Join Kate Matson, Mark Harvey, trumpet, Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, and Dan Zupan, saxes and woodwinds, Bill Lowe, bass trombone and tuba, and John Funkhouser, string bass and piano, for a dazzling display of visual and aural invention. http://filmprov.tripod.com. Made possible in part by the Alumni Class Funds Program. 8pm, Killian Hall. Free.
Fri | 22 | Dr. Emery Stephens, baritone and Assistant Professor of Voice in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University and Pamela Wood, soprano and MIT Senior Lecturer in Music in a lecture/recital tracing the origins of the African American spiritual. 7pm, Killian Hall. Free. Made possible by CRD, Committee on Race and Diversity at MIT, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Music and Theater Arts.
Tue | 26 | MTA Composer Forum Presents: Cindy Cox. Radical, traditional, original, archetypal, Cindy Cox derives her “post-tonal” musical language from acoustics, innovations in technology, harmonic resonance, and poetic allusion. Naturally unfolding through linked strands of association, timbral fluctuation, and cyclic temporal processes, her compositions synthesize old and new musical designs. 5pm, MIT Lewis Music Library, 14 E-109, (MIT Hayden Library). A reception follows.
Wed | 27 | CAST Music and Technology Seminar Series presents Eric Singer. Eric Singer is the Founding Director of the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR), a group of artists and technologists who create robotic musical instruments. These mechanized acoustic instruments are controlled by computers to perform music with and by humans. Responsive and naturalistic, Singer’s instruments together form a mechanical ensemble of acoustic sounds. Noon, Killian Hall. Free.