Dissertation Defense: Jinku Kim, “Hard-Wired Wonderland: Rethinking and Connecting Temporalities, Rhythms, Layers, and Spaces”
Jinku is a composer, performer, and multimedia artist currently residing in New England Area. His work focuses on pushing the boundaries of interaction through sound installation and audio visual performances. His works have been performed and installed at various places including REDCAT of Walt Disney Concert Hall, Whitney Museum of American Art, STEIM in Amsterdam, The New children’s Museum in San Diego, Machine project in Los Angeles.
Violinist Irene Tang performs her Senior Recital featuring music by Eugene Ysaÿe, Maurice Ravel, and Pablo de Sarasate. Admission is free and open to the public.
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Two Violins (with Hannah Lam, violin)
Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 (with Geo Lee, piano)
Sarasate: Navarra (with Derek Xu, violin; Geo Lee, piano)
Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public.
This week’s guest is Ed Osborn, Associate Professor of Visual Art and Music, Brown University. Osborn will discuss his installation, Virescent, based on recordings made in the arctic, and other recent sound work for sound, video, and performance.
Pianist Jose Ramon Mendez performs a solo recital featuring music by Albéniz, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff. Admission is free and open to the public.
Albéniz: Evocación (from Suite Iberia, Book I)
Albéniz: Triana (from Suite Iberia, Book II)
Brahms: Fantasien, Op. 116
Rachmaninoff: Six Moment Musicaux, Op. 16
This concert explores Collective Memory in three different ways. First, by expressing a musical interpretation of shared experiences of resistance of resilience. Second, by exploring different moments of Chilean history as a way create a narrative for a country with a stolen identity. And third, by relying on memory for enjoyable musical experiences. This concert is free and open to the public and I hope to make it an engaging and interactive space where questions, reactions, and participation are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Violinist Samuel Hornstein performs a Senior Recital in Orwig Music Building Room 315. The program includes music by Bach, Mozart, and Moszkowski. Admission is free and open to the public.
Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, Chaconne
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, Movement 1 (with Krishna Mallem)
Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G minor (with Mariel Jackson and Louis Wei)
Pianist Jose Ramon Mendez conducts a masterclass with Brown University students. Open to the public for observation.
Jose Ramon Mendez
Described as “an artist with a polished sound and tremendous constructive power” and hailed by the Hoja del Lunes de Madrid, as “the Spanish pianist of his generation,” Jose Ramon Mendez is one of the most exciting Spanish pianists of today.
Brown Bag Concerts are casual, free admission events showcasing Brown University musicians. At these concerts, guests are welcome to bring their lunch and come and go as they please.
The program for this event includes music for solo piano, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, flute quartet, and a duet of alto saxophone and cello.
According to American composer Pauline Oliveros, “[i]n improvisation you can’t change your mind […] in composition you can.” The Studies in Electroacoustic Improvisation course (MUSC 1221) integrates critical and creative approaches in order to develop individual and collective improvisation, a practice which values presence and listening over traditional accuracy.
Zuriel Mbonde is a senior studying an independent concentration in multimedia storytelling, and he presents this concert entitled “Where Is Home?” The event features original music performed by a live band of student musicians as well as live video. Admission is free and open to the public.
Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. These talks are free and open to the public. This week’s guest is our Brown University colleague, Charrise Barron, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, CSREA, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of Africana Studies.
Writing the Arctic is a multi-screen video installation which channels apprehensions about rising temperatures and AI-generated imagery into psychedelic parallel polar bear universes. Free and open to the public.
The artist is hosting a reception on-site on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-7:00.
Matthew McGarrell directs the Brown Jazz Band in the Daniel Milano ’93 Memorial Jazz Band Concert at Salomon Hall. The concert will begin with the Brown Jazz Band playing a set of pieces for large and small ensembles, including works by Brown student composers Yale Friend ’19 and Harry Pershing ’20. The second part of the program will feature the music of Jon Schapiro ’90 conducting the Brown Jazz Band in a performance of his compositions as recorded by his band, Schapiro17, on the soon-to-be-released CD, “Boiled Funk.” Admission is free and open to the public.
Violinist Matthew Slesinki and pianist Benjamin Nacar perform music of Bach, Bartók, and Brahms at Grant Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019
Béla Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77