Livewire Festival: Patrick Crossland, Trombone (10/17)

Patrick CrosslandThe Department of Music’s annual Livewire festival of new music presents trombonist Patrick Crossland, who will perform major works from the contemporary music repertoire, including:

• Rene Leibowitz: Quatre Bagatelles pour trombone et piano (1963)
• Luciano Berio: Sequenza V (1966)
• Carlos Alsina: Consecuenza (1966)
• Mauricio Kagel: atem für einen Bläser (1970)
• Jürg Wyttenbach: D’(H)ommage oder “Freu(n)de, nicht…” (1985)
• Jean-Pierre Drouet: Essais de Trombone (1998)
• John Palmer: transfiguration (2006)

Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. He has worked closely with several prominent composers. Solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s “Festival Dancing In Your Head” (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed “V for Grock” multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his “Krieg dem Krieg” project featuring thematic works for trombone and electronics. In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians, dancers, and actors. He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works. Recently relocated to the Baltimore area, he teaches trombone and other music courses at UMBC.

Friday, October 17, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

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Livewire Festival: Ruckus (10/16)

think_create_engage_red.jpgThe Department of Music’s annual Livewire festival of new music presents Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC, featuring clarinetist E. Michael Richards, flutist Lisa Cella, percussionist Tom Goldstein, trombonist Patrick Crossland, and other colleagues. The ensemble will present a concert featuring masterpieces from the new music repertoire, including:

• Vinko Globokar: Correspondences
• Karlheinz Stockhausen: Dr K–Sextett
• René Leibowitz: Variations non sérieuses, for violine, posaune, vibraphone, and piano, “Marijuana,” Op.54
• Helmut Lachenmann: Dal Niente (Intérieur III)

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and $5 students. Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

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Neja Tomšič, Visiting Artist Lecture (10/15)

tumblr_mklmvb2Tzj1s803lqo1_1280The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by artist-in-residence Neja Tomšič on Wednesday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Tomšič is a visual artist and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since graduating from the painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, she has been part of individual and group exhibitions for drawing and media, performing and publishing poetry and prose, among others. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture at the University of Primorska, researching documentary cinema and related practices in the contemporary art context. She is the manager and editor of the ArtistTalk project.

Tomšič will be in residence in UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts for five weeks this fall, from October 9 until November 12. The residency was made possible by CEC ArtsLink. ArtsLink Residencies offer artists and arts managers from 37 overseas countries five-week residencies at non-profit arts organizations throughout the United States. The program enables artists and communities across the U.S. to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble (10/12)

jazzensemble02-sThe Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer in concert on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the new Concert Hall, located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Admission to the concert is free; contributions will be accepted.

Tom Scott, Retrospective (10/9 – 12/13)

Tom Scott, RetrospectiveOpening on Thursday, October 9 and continuing through Saturday, December 13, at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is the exhibition Tom Scott, Retrospective. Tom Scott’s career as an artist spanned more than 60 years, from the early 1950s through the first decade of this century. His output is remarkable not only for its temporal span but for its quantity and qualities, amounting to over 3,000 by his death at age 85 in March 2013. It is also remarkable for the particular span of time it covers: a unique time that saw the ascendancy of American art on the world stage for the first time and an extraordinarily fertile period of general artistic invention worldwide that included the creation and maturing of important sub-movements of modernism, and simultaneously the beginning of post modern tendencies in art. The exhibition is guest curated by Tex Andrews.

On Thursday, October 9, an Opening Reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition and opening reception is free. The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. For more information about the exhibition visit here.

Victoria Sambunaris Artist Lecture (10/8)

sambunaris10-360In conjunction with the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomies of a Landscape on display at the Library Gallery through December 17, photographer Victoria Sambunaris will discuss her work on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Each year, she structures her life around a photographic journey crossing the American landscape. Her most recent project has been working in South Texas photographing the intersection of geology, industry and culture encompassing the international boundary and energy industry. She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. In 2011, a twelve-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and is currently at UMBC’s Library Gallery. Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lannan Foundation. Radius Books recently published her first monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, released April 2014. Victoria Sambunaris is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery and James Kelly Contemporary.

Admission to the exhibition and lecture is free. For additional information visit here.