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Release: Best-selling Author David Sedaris Returns to San Diego

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JOANNA SZU
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Best-selling Author David Sedaris Returns to San Diego

La Jolla, C.A.—One of America’s preeminent humor writers, David Sedaris returns to ArtPower at UC San Diego on Sunday, November 22, at 7 p.m. An ArtPower fan favorite for many years, best-selling author Sedaris returns with fresh writing and biting social critiques that make him a master of satire. The event takes place at Balboa Theatre (868 4th Avenue, San Diego, 92101). Tickets are $40–55 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu, by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497), or on ticketmaster.com. Come early or stick around post-performance for Sedaris’ legendary book signing sessions with books available to purchase from Warwick’s. Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

About David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy, and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: Cuarteto Quiroga Performs Beethoven, Haydn, and Turina

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JOANNA SZU
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Cuarteto Quiroga Performs Beethoven, Haydn, and Turina

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents Spanish string quartet Cuarteto Quiroga on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. Known for its distinctive style and bold approach to the quartet repertoire, the quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1 in F Major; Haydn’s String Quartet No. 3 in G Minor; and Joaquín Turina’s La oración del torero. The evening performance is part of ArtPower’s chamber music series and takes place at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego, with a pre-performance ArtTalk at 7 p.m. at The Loft. Tickets for event are $36–54 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

Named after the Spanish violinist Manuel Quiroga, the award–winning Cuarteto Quiroga has established itself as one of the most dynamic and unique quartet of its generation. They are the quartet-in-residence at Madrid’s Royal Palace, in charge of the Royal Collection of decorated Stradivarius instruments, at the Museo Cerralbo Foundation, and at the Miguel Delibes Auditorium.

About the Chamber Music Series
The UC San Diego campus community has always enjoyed chamber music performances, a tradition established by many of our founding faculty members. The origins of our Chamber Music series have their roots in the university concert series inaugurated in 1963. In 1996, Robert and Sonia Hamburger, both avid chamber music supporters and both on the faculty at UC San Diego, established the Hamburger Endowment Fund. When ArtPower was created in 2004, the Chamber Music series became an integral part of the program.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: ArtPower presents Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

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JOANNA SZU
858.822.3199
jszu@ucsd.edu

ArtPower presents Alfredo Rodríguez Trio

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents GRAMMY–nominated Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez. Described as “one of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianists of the 21st century” by Quincy Jones, Rodríguez was discovered by Jones at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival. Rodríguez has distinguished himself as the definition of jazz and improvisation without boundaries. At the forefront of a new generation of pianists, the 29-year-old Rodríguez will bring his new trio to The Loft at UC San Diego on Friday, October 23, at 8 p.m, performing from their new album, The Invasion Parade. Co-produced by Jones, The Invasion Parade is a thrilling exploration of Rodríguez’s memories of Cuba: the people and the culture. Tickets for event are $18–28 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

About Alfredo Rodríguez
Discovered by Quincy Jones in 2006, Cuban–born Alfredo Rodríguez has rapidly risen to stardom under the tutelage of the famed producer. Since arriving to the U.S. in 2009, Rodríguez has appeared on prestigious stages such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Detroit, Umbria and Vienna Jazz Festivals. Rodríguez was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY in the category of “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella,” for the track “Guantanamera,” from his 2014 release, The Invasion Parade, a folloup to his stunning debut album, Sounds of Space. He is currently working on a new album, influenced by world music, which will be released in the near future.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: Grammy Award–winning Band La Santa Cecilia to Perform at ArtPower

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JOANNA SZU
858.822.3199
jszu@ucsd.edu

GRAMMY Award–Winning Band
La Santa Cecilia to Perform at ArtPower

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents the GRAMMY–winning band La Santa Cecilia on Thursday, October 22, at 8 p.m at Price Center East Ballroom on the UC San Diego campus. Taking their name from the patron of saint of musician and exemplifying the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music—La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos; bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez; and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. The concert at ArtPower will feature performance of their most recent album, Someday New, including the heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles’ iconic “Strawberry Field Forever.” Tickets for event are $30 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

About La Santa Cecilia
Los Angeles–based quartet La Santa Cecilia have gone from performing on the streets of Los Angeles to being called The Best Latin Alternative Band of 2012–13. They take their name from the patron saint of music, and represent the epitome of the new bi-cultural generation—fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country they have called home from their youngest days while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. Fronted by the distinctively strong voice of Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez, the often irreverent, but always artistically serious band is composed of accordionist and requintero José “Pepe” Carlos, bass player Alex Bendeña, and percussionist Miguel “Oso” Ramirez. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” Now, just after their GRAMMY win for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: ArtPower at UC San presents Bang on a Can All-Stars Performing the U.S. Airport Premiere of Brian Eno’s Ambient Classic Music for Airports

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ArtPower at UC San Diego Presents
Bang on a Can All-Stars Performing
the U.S. Airport Premiere of
Brian Eno’s Ambient Classic Music For Airports
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 / 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM
San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2
Admission: $40
Tickets available at http://boxoffice.ucsd.edu
Or 858.534.TIXS (8497)

La Jolla, C.A. – ArtPower at UC San Diego is proud to present New York City’s Bang on a Can All-Stars performing Brian Eno’s Music for Airports at San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 2. Composed thirty-seven years ago, Eno’s ambient classic finally receives its U.S. airport premiere. This landmark live event takes place on Tuesday, October 27, with two special performances, at 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $40 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling 858.534.TIXS (8497).

In 1978, Brian Eno redefined how we relate to music in our everyday lives with his release of Music for Airports – a mesmerizing, dreamy, and intense sonic landscape. While Eno did not compose the piece for live performances, and the recording of which is an assemblage of tape loops and synthesizer tones – in 1998 Bang on a Can All-Stars reimagined the work, recorded it with live instrumentation and took it on tour.

After the ensemble’s debut performance in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times described their interpretation of Eno’s piece as “gripping,” while adding significantly “much more color and texture than in the original.” The New York Time commented, “The new ‘Music for Airports’ is not a reproduction but a transformation. Like Stokowski’s transcriptions of Bach, Bang on a Can’s ‘Music for Airports’ finds a latent Romanticism amid the mathematical structures. It also pulls the music away from Mr. Eno’s rock background and claims it for an orchestral tradition.”

Artistic Codirectors of Bang on a Can, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe noted, “Music for Airports kicked off a whole web of musics that hadn’t existed previously. But the unique factor about Eno’s work was that although it could and can exist in the background of everyday life it is music that carries a potency and integrity that goes far beyond the incidental. It’s music that is carefully, beautifully, brilliantly constructed and its compositional techniques rival the most intricate of symphonies. The live realization of Music for Airports stays close to the source. We have had the great pleasure of sharing the project plans with Brian Eno along the way. We are indebted to him for giving us the experience of getting inside and out of this monumental work.”

Since their celebrated 1998 recording of Eno’s Music for Airports, Bang on a Can All-Stars have brought this work to live audiences and raves across the globe with concerts at many prestigious festivals and venues including Lincoln Center, Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, and public performances at Brussels International Airport, Schipol Airport in Holland, and John Lennon Airport in Liverpool.

ArtPower at UC San Diego’s presentation of Music for Airports on October 27 marks the premiere of the work in an airport on U.S. soil.

“In looking at the 2015-16 season, we wanted to expand the ArtPower program and provide what no other organizations can,” said Jordan Peimer, ArtPower Executive Director. “Through Bang on a Can All-Star’s performance of Brian Eno’s ‘Music for Airports,’ we hope to enable the arts to transform important civic site, creating a lasting, memorable cultural experience. More over, in the years since Mr. Eno wrote this piece of exuberant music, the experience of travel has become exponentially more stressful; we hope everyone who attends will be able to carry this event with them and to be just a bit more grounded in this space which is itself the transition between earth and sky.”

For more information, please visit:
https://artpower.ucsd.edu/about/press/musicforairports

Editors, please note:
BRIAN ENO: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS
U.S. Airport Premiere
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Robert Black, bass
Vicky Chow, piano & keyboard
David Cossin, percussion
Mark Steward, electric guitar
Ken Thomson, clarinets

San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2
3225 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
858.246.1199 * https://artpower.ucsd.edu/
Parking available in Terminal 2 Parking Lot
Ticket buyers will receive detailed instructions about directions and parking

Tickets: $40
boxoffice.ucsd.edu
858.534.TIXS (8497)

About Bang on a Can All-Stars
Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity. The San Francisco Chronicle has heralded the All-Stars as “the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music,” and in 2005 they were awarded Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year. The group’s celebrated projects include their landmark recordings of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports and Terry Riley’s In C, as well as live performances with Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Don Byron, Iva Bittova, Thurston Moore, and Owen Pallett. Recent project highlights include the world premiere, performances, and recording of Steve Reich’s 2×5, including a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall; Field Recordings, a major new multi-media project and CD/DVD; a new collaboration featuring Chinese superstar singer Gong Linna; and the group’s multiple visits to China for the Beijing Music Festival and Hong Kong Arts Festival.

About Brian Eno
Ambient pioneer, glam rocker, hit producer, multimedia artist, technological innovator, worldbeat proponent, and self-described “non-musician” – over the course of his long, prolific, and immensely influential career, Brian Eno was all of these things and much, much more. Brian Eno began experimenting with electronic music in the late 1960s. As a producer and musician, he helped define/revamp the sound of several blockbuster musical acts of the 1980s and 1990s, including U2, David Bowie, and the Talking Heads. Eno created the genre of ambient music, using it to define his sound as a solo artist and to produce records for other collaborators. Eno forever altered the ways in which music is approached, composed, performed, and perceived, and many genres from punk to techno to new age bear his unmistakable influence.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

About ArtProgram at San Diego International Airport
The Art Program at San Diego International Airport enhances the passenger experience and enriches the Airport environment by infusing it with light, levity, comfort, and memorable experiences for travelers. In addition to performing arts programming, the Airport Art Program includes public art and temporary exhibitions, aimed at engaging travelers and creating an ambiance unique to San Diego.

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Release: Foovie [Food + Movie]: Los Hámsters—Debut Feature Film by Gilberto González Penilla

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JOANNA SZU
858.822.3199
jszu@ucsd.edu

Foovie [Food + Movie]: Los Hámsters
Debut Feature Film by Gilberto González Penilla

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents the first Foovie [Food + Movie] event of the season—Los Hámsters, directed by Gilberto González Penilla. A delightfully dark social satire about a riotously dysfunctional Tijuana family, Los Hámster reflects contemporary society rather than city itself, replete with references to the alienating effects of social media. Curated by Film Curator Rebecca Webb, the 2015–16 Foovie series explores cultural and gender identity in the context of three “national awareness months.” In partnership with the San Diego Latino Film Festival, this presentation of Los Hámsters pays homage to the National Hispanic Heritage month. The showing takes place on Friday, October 9 at The Loft at UC San Diego. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Movie begins at 8 p.m., with a short pre-screening ArtTalk with Moises Esparza from the San Diego Latino Film Festival and ends with a short comedic film by Alejandro Becerril Elías, The Contreras Family. Tickets are $34 (Food + Movie) and $10 (Movie only) and are available online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling 858.534.TIXS (8497).

In collaboration with ArtPower’s partner restaurant Zanzibar at The Loft, the dinner menu is thoughtfully curated to match the film. Menu for this showing includes mini beef empanadas with spicy aioli, carnitas tacos with black beans and Spanish rice, and churros. Vegetarian options available.

About Los Hámsters
Los Hámsters is a movie about the little moments in a Tijuana family’s life—told through the lens of a dark social satire. Los Hámsters reflects contemporary society rather than city itself, replete with references to the alienating effects of social media. Family members go to such lengths to hide secrets from each other that they are completely oblivious to the drama in the others lives. Emerging Mexican filmmaker Gil Gonzalez has crafted a comedy about family dynamics that’s describes contemporary middle class society worldwide.

About Gilberto González Penilla
González Penilla was born in Tijuana, Mexico in 1983 and joined the Training Center of Cinematography (CCC) in 2007. His first short films—The Dinner, The Border of Jesus, and Smile—were screened at several international film festivals including Shorts Shorts México, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, and Young Cinema Art in Poland. In 2013, he finished his first documentary called Conversations of a Marriage, and Love in the Times of Fires, released at the Morelia International Film Festival. Los Hámsters is his feature film debut.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: Dancing Robot: Huang Yi & KUKA

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JOANNA SZU
858.822.3199
jszu@ucsd.edu

Dancing Robot: HUANG YI & KUKA
San Diego Debut of Acclaimed Taiwanese
Choreographer and Dancer Huang Yi

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents the San Diego debut of innovative choreographer and dancer Huang Yi. Along with his robot KUKA, Huang harmoniously weave together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering. Using razor-sharp precision and stunning artistry, the award–winning HUANG YI & KUKU is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts within the realm of robotics. This ground-breaking performance takes place at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium on Wednesday, October 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $28–46 and are available online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling 858.534.TIXS (8497).

Named by Dance magazine as one of its “25 to Watch,” Huang has earned international accolades across Europe, Asia, and North America. In a week-long residency at ArtPower, he will give master classes to UC San Diego students and students in the transcenDance program; conduct workshop and discussion at UC San Diego’s Flow Control & Robotics Laboratory; and present an open rehearsal for San Diego K–12 students.

About Huang Yi
Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create a form of dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Named by Dance magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang was immersed in the arts at a young age, spending much of his childhood in his parents’ studio watching them teach tango and learning to paint alongside his father. He is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers. Huang’s groundbreaking and award-winning work, HUANG YI & KUKA, in which he performs alongside a robot he conceptualized and programmed, opened the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), the internationally renowned unique platform for digital art and media culture. Works choreographed by and featuring Huang have received high praise at venues internationally, including Joyce Theater; Enghien-Les-Bains Centre des Arts (France); Tasdance and Dancenorth (Australia); Cloud Gate 2 (Taipei); the Indonesian Dance Festival (Jakarta); New York Live Arts; and the American Dance Festival (North Carolina). Huang’s collaboration with Cloud Gate 2 continues to tour internationally, to much acclaim. He has received awards for his work at the Digital Arts Center Taipei (2010 and 2012); and the 3rd Cross Connection Ballet International Choreography Competition in Copenhagen (2010), among many others across Europe and Asia.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: October at ArtPower

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JOANNA SZU
858.822.3199
jszu@ucsd.edu

October at ArtPower at UC San Diego
Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars, Huang Yi, Greg Wohead,
Los Hámsters, La Santa Cecilia, and Alfredo Rodriguez Trio

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents six events covering six series during October. The month opens with a collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival from October 9–11, presenting the west coast premiere of Greg Wohead’s The Nearness of You—featuring Hurtling and The Backseat of My Car (and other safe places). Also on October 9, the first Foovie [Food + Movie] event of the season features filmmaker Gilberto González Pensilla’s debut feature film, Los Hámsters, to celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage month. On October 14, award-winning Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi makes his San Diego debut with his robot KUKA in the ground-breaking work HUANG YI & KUKA. GRAMMY Award–winning band La Santa Cecilia will perform from their most recent album Someday New, on October 22. On October 23, The Loft at UC San Diego will host Cuban jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and his trio. Rounding out October is the U.S. airport premiere of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars, on Tuesday October 27 at 7:30 and 9 pm, at the San Diego International Airport. Tickets for events start at $10 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

Greg Wohead
The Nearness of You
Friday––Sunday, October 9–11
Hurtling: 11:30 am – 6 pm, Fallen Star, Stuart Collection
Backseat of My Car (and other safe places): 7:30–10 pm, Parking Lot 102
Tickets: $10
Greg Wohead is a writer, performer, and live artist who creates theater shows, one-to-one performances, and audio pieces. Hurtling and The Backseat of My Car (and other safe places) together form The Nearness of You, a pair of performances dealing with ideas of closeness (physically and temporally), the sensation of driving, autobiography, and the experience of time. Hurtling is an invitation to remember a previous version of yourself, to imagine a future version, and to wonder who that makes you now. It starts with a true story—your true story. An outdoor performance for one with a cassette player and headphones that’s remade for each location in which it’s performed, Hurtling is a glimpse of a fleeting moment as it zooms past; an attempt to grasp at a slippery present. The Backseat of My Car (and other safe places) is an interactive true storytelling piece for one audience member at a time that takes place somewhere off by ourselves. It’s about being a teenager and those moments when you’re on the verge of something exciting. Presented as part of the 2015 La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival, Wohead’s truly intimate work will bring audience and performer into genuine emotional and physical closeness.

Los Hámsters
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday, October 9, Food 7 pm; Movie 8 pm, The Loft
Tickets: $34 Food + Movie; $10 Movie Only
Los Hámsters is a delightfully dark social satire about a riotously dysfunctional Tijuana family. The parents and two teenagers are going to such lengths to hide secrets from each other that they are completely oblivious to the drama in the others lives. Emerging Mexican filmmaker Gil González has crafted a comedy that packs a lot of punch through subtly drawn family dynamics reflecting contemporary middle class society worldwide.

Huang Yi & KUKA
Wednesday, October 14, 8 pm,  Mandeville Auditorium
Tickets: $28–46
Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang was immersed in the arts at a young age, spending much of his childhood in his parents’ studio watching them teach tango and learning to paint alongside his father. He is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers. Huang’s groundbreaking and award-winning work, Huang Yi & KUKA, in which he performs alongside a robot he conceptualized and programmed, opened the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), the internationally renowned unique platform for digital art and media culture.

La Santa Cecilia
Thursday, October 22, 8 pm, Price Center West Ballroom
Tickets: $30
La Santa Cecilia exemplifies the modern-day creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music. The band draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock, and klezmer music. Their unique sound and the experience of their colorful, passionate performance leave fans and new listeners mesmerized. In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” After their 2014 Grammy win for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album, the band presented their most recent album Someday New, including a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever,” plus the unforgettable new Mexican classic “Como Dios Manda.” Known as “the voice of immigrants” to many fans, these proud Los Angelenos are a powerful band with a trans-border message.

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Friday, October 23, 8 pm, The Loft
Tickets: $18 General Admission; $28 Reserved
At the forefront of a new generation of Cuban pianists, 26 years old Alfredo Rodriguez possesses a sublime and soulful virtuosity. Born in Havana to a popular singer and television personality of the same name, the young Alfredo began classical piano studies at age 10. As a teen, he appeared on his father’s show with many of Cuba’s greatest musicians and simultaneously played in street bands while studying at the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte. A fateful invitation to perform at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2006 brought the pianist to the attention of Quincy Jones, who produced Rodriguez’s debut album, Sounds of Space. Rodriguez made his American debut at the Playboy Jazz Festival opening for Wayne Shorter, and his career has been on a rocket ride ever since. He will bring his new trio, who will blow the roof off The Loft in support of their Quincy Jones–produced Mack Avenue album, The Invasion Parade, a thrilling exploration of contemporary and Latin jazz.

Bang on a Can All-Stars
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 pm and 9 pm, San Diego International Airport
Tickets: $40
Bang on a Can All-Stars offers its landmark live performance of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports. In 1978 Eno redefined how we relate to music in our everyday lives with this mesmerizing, dreamy, intense sonic landscape. In his analog studio, looping bits of tape, he never imagined that a new generation of musicians would take his music out of the studio and perform it live. New York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars brings this masterpiece to life. Since their celebrated 1998 recording of Brian Eno: Music for Airports, Bang on a Can All-Stars have brought this work to live audiences across the globe with concerts at many of the most prestigious festivals and venues including Lincoln Center, Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, and even public performances at Brussels International Airport, Schipol Airport in Holland, and John Lennon Airport in Liverpool. This will be the very exciting premiere of the work in an airport on U.S. soil, at our very own San Diego International Airport!

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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Release: ArtPower Presents World Premiere by Roger Reynolds

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ArtPower Presents World Premiere by Roger Reynolds
2015–16 Season Opening Concert Featuring Violinist Irvine Arditti

La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at University of California, San Diego’s 2015–16 season opens with the world premiere of Shifting/Drifting for solo violin and real time computer processing by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer and UC San Diego professor Roger Reynolds. Featuring acclaimed English violinist Irvine Arditti, founder of the celebrated Arditti Quartet, with computer musician Paul Hembree, the performance takes place at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater on Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497).

Inspired by Reynolds’ 30-year friendship with Arditti, Shifting/Drifting is a duet that captures the metaphorical journey from the violinist to the computer-musician. The “two ways of moving—also of being—that seem to me inherent in the way my friend Irvine plays his violin. At times, a sudden and decisive shift from one position to another is called for, at others, a gradual and subtle repositioning of the hand (or an attitude) is more appropriate: ‘shifting’ or ‘drifting.’ The new work is a response to him and to his instrument,” explains Reynolds. Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.

About Roger Reynolds
Roger Reynolds, Pulitzer–winning American composer, is known for his capacity to integrate diverse ideas and resources, for the seamless blending of traditional musical sounds and those newly enabled by technology. His work responds to text of poetic and mythological origins. His reputation includes a “wizardry in sending music flying through space: whether vocal, instrumental, or computerized.” His leadership within the UCSD Department of Music helped establish it as an international leader in composition and computer music. Reynolds won the Pulitzer Prize in music in 1989, with the string orchestra work, Whispers Out of Time. In 2009, he was appointed university professor, the only artist ever so honored by the University of California. His work has been featured at festivals including Warsaw Autumn, the Proms and Edinburgh Festivals (UK), the Suntory International Series and Music Today (Tokyo), and the Helsinki and Venice Biennales, and the New York Philharmonic’s “Horizons ’84.” In 1998, the Library of Congress established a Special Collection of his work, and it is also included in the Paul Sacher Collection, Basel. Reynolds’s compositions are published exclusively by the C.F. Peters Corporation, and several dozen CDs and DVDs of his work have been commercially released. His work embodies an American artistic idealism reflecting the influence of Varèse and Cage, and it has also been compared with that of Boulez and Scelsi. He lives with his partner of 50 years, Karen, in Del Mar, California, overlooking the Pacific.

About Irvine Arditti
Irvine Arditti studied at the Royal Academy of Music where the Arditti Quartet was formed in 1974. Both in the quartet and as soloist, he has performed throughout the world in most of the leading concert halls and festivals promoting the most challenging new music and has given world premieres of hundreds of works. Arditti’s name is synonymous with the highest level of quality and dedication in the performance of new music. The list of composers he has worked with is a who’s who of 20th and 21st century music, and there are also hundreds of younger composers whose work he has performed. More than 200 CD releases both with the quartet and as soloist document Arditti’s achievement. As leader of the quartet, he accepted, in 1999, the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. This prize for “lifetime achievement” in music began in 1974 and is normally given only to individuals. The Arditti quartet is the only ensemble ever to receive it. The complete archive of both the Arditti quartet and Irvine Arditti are housed in the Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.

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