The Composition Department commemorates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring") with Don Sebesky's classic arrangement for jazz septet, as well as other events.
Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble will appear with the legendary tabla player Sandeep Das. This concert launches Bleep Blop’s fourth season and the beginning of a yearlong collaboration with Das. This is his first foray into live electronics.
The music will feature electronically manipulated tabla, analog synthesis, live video, and a new work for iPad ensemble. Bleep Blop's prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, the ensemble is going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.
Performer and composer Das, twice nominated for Grammy Awards, performs regularly with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma as well as several internationally renowned artists. Das's very extensive bio can be read here.
Bleep Blop is an ensemble dedicated to the merging of acoustic performers with live electronics. The ensemble is dedicated to an overhaul of the concert experience and aims to provide an interactive environment for audiences.
Pianist/composer Tom Hojnacki and cellist Leo Eguchi offer the premiere of Hojnacki’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano.” The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano.”
What if you could represent all harmonic or melodic possibilities on one sheet? You can! All harmonic and melodic combinations fall into 18 diatonic and 69 chromatic fundamental structures.
The everything sheet enables one to see how any lick, scale fragment, or chord is among these structures and to see how it relates to others in the same category. In a sense, it is a form of data compression that helps deal with the limitations of the wetware between our ears. Most importantly, the everything sheet is valuable in structuring one's practice time in any style of music by clearly and concisely representing all that there is to practice and allowing the student to focus on the specific elements necessary to achieve his or her goals.
In this clinic, we will take a quick tour through all the fundamental musical structures and see how they apply to real-world examples in jazz, rock, and other styles.