"Electronics aren't a style or a kind of music any more than a piano is. They're a way of making sounds."
~ Laurie Spiegel, composer and software engineer
This week from the stages of UBC Music
Wed Apr 17
Interactive Computer Music · 12:00 noon
Computer music generated in real time using the Max/MSP/Jitter programming language, with up to 8 channels of surround sound.
Capstone Presentations · 2:00 pm
Students present demos of their research projects for the Minor in Applied Music Technology. This semester the projects include a 3D-printed violin with wireless sensors, a study of LEDs and synesthetic colours for music, a glove that controls vocal effects in heavy metal music, a remapped percussion controller, a colour-controlled synthesizer/sequencer, and a wireless head-mounted audio controller for Virtual Reality.
Bang! Festival Concert · 7:30 pm
Interactive multi-channel, multimedia works by the UBC Laptop Orchestra, featuring interactive dance, gesture and music controlling audio, video, and theatre lighting.
Location: Barnett Hall
FREE | More info
Thu Apr 18
Tunes at Noon
Tangeando Guitar Duo
Luis Medina guitar (BMus’16)
Alec Pearson guitar (MMus’14)
Works by Brouwer, Piazzolla, Pujol, Machado, Bach, and Moreno-Torroba.
12:00 noon, Alumni Centre
FREE | Info & repertoire
Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.
Thu Apr 18
Horns of UBC
Valerie Whitney Studio Recital
Works by Bach, Humperdinck, Stanhope, Shaw, and more.
7:00 pm, Barnett Hall
Visit our student recitals calendar to explore upcoming FREE concerts by our talented students! Note: These events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Calendar view | Mobile-friendly calendar
Beyond the Gates
Wed Apr 17
Jaelem Bhate Jazz Orchestra
On the Edge Album Release Concert
“Lyrical and intense” with a “unique and highly effective [compositional] voice” (Canadian Music Centre), composer, bandleader, and conductor Jaelem Bhate (BMus'17, MMus student) releases his anticipated debut album. Produced by UBC Music faculty member Fred Stride, On the Edgefeatures Jaelem's original works for jazz orchestra.
8:00 pm, Frankie’s Jazz Club, 755 Beatty St
$15 | Tickets & info | Facebook event
Presented by Vancouver Coastal Jazz & Blues Society.
What does a 3D-printed violin sound like?
Watch video | For his SUBCLASS capstone project, violinist Daniel Tsui (BMus student) created the "Force Touch Gesturally Activated Augmented Violin". See his project and much more at the Bang! Festival on Apr 17 in Barnett Hall.
Inspired by the coming of spring, Assistant Professor of Voice J. Patrick Raftery shares some of his favourite opera performances, from Hermann Prey performing Sonntag, to Pilar Lorengar as Marietta in Die Tote Stadt, to the great Bulgarian baritone Nicolai Ghiaurov as King Philip in Verdi's Don Carlos.
Listen to the playlist
The Genesis Trio was selected for the Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect Engagement Intensive program. BMus students Jonathan López clarinet, Nina Weber viola, and Markus Masaites piano will travel to New York this June for an eight-day chamber music intensive with leading artists and instructors.
BMus student Danny Choi won the 2019 Canadian Band Association Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition for Remembrance, his work for wind ensemble. Listen here.
Emily Logan (DMA student) was recently named as the first recipient of the Green College Music Laureate Award. The award is is for two years of dedicated musical contributions to Green College and came with a prize of $500.
Music Venue Key
Barnett Hall: Roy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road | (prior to 2010: Recital Hall)
Gessler Hall: Room 116 in the Music Building | 6361 Memorial Road
Old Aud: Old Auditorium — across from the Music Building | 6344 Memorial Road
Chan Centre: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | 6265 Crescent Road
Alumni Centre: The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | 6163 University Blvd