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Celebrate the Arts   

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Matthews Quad, near Student Services Center, UC San Diego

Free UC San Diego student-only event as part of UC San Diego Welcome Week

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4–7 PM: GIVEAWAYS & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITES by Campus Arts Departments (UC San Diego Music, UC San Diego Visual Arts, UC San Diego Theatre and Dance, UC San Diego Division of Arts & Humanities), Organizations (ArtPower at UC San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Stuart Collection), and Student Arts Organizations 

Check-in at the ArtPower or Box Office table to get a ticket for a free ice cream, slushie, or ice cream float from King Kream Ice Cream. 

7–8:30 PM: PERFORMANCE: The Seshen 

It’s always cause for celebration when there’s new music from The Seshen.”—Afropunk

The Seshen is a San Francisco–based six-piece band led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion to create an innovative fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. Their unique alchemy of seemingly disparate sounds has led fans and critics alike to describe the band as defying categorization.

The Seshen’s latest release, Flames & Figures, was two years in the making and marks an evolution in their distinctive sound. Narrated by St. Juste’s lyrical stream of consciousness, Flames & Figures explores themes of femininity, power, illusion, and loss, as she draws on both her personal experiences and the world of her imagination.


Professor Roger Reynolds discusses his "Bridging Chasms" project with John Wilkens of the Union Tribune.

Wilkens writes, 'Bridging Chasms' will bring small groups of recognized experts from different disciplines together over the course of a weekend to talk about the things they care about the most. And to listen.

Read more about the project on the website below.

The first event will be held at UC San Diego September 21st-23rd.…/sd-me-chasm-project-2…


Professor Lei Liang was featured in the article, "Our Immigrant Story" in the Union Tribune.

Lei discusses his experience as a Chinese immigrant in the United States and how it influenced his work as a composer.

Read the full article here.


PhD Candidate Caroline Louise Miller won the grand prize in the David Walter Composition Competition of the International Society of Bassists for her unaccompanied solo piece, Hydra Nightingale.

The work was created in collaboration with Alumni Kyle Motl.


Distinguished Professor and Conrad Prebys Presidential Chair
Rand Steiger's world premiere composition Tropes received ecstatic praise in the Union Tribune, Times of San Diego and
Christian Hertzog from the Union Tribune writes, "The real power of Steiger’s work was in hearing how each string quartet member influenced the other’s musical material. The melodies transformed before us in a mystical evocation of a forgotten ancestral theme evolving into the local variants that exist today."
The work was performed by the Flux Quartet at the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest.


Alumni Michelle Lou was awarded the
Elliot Carter Rome Prize for Musical Composition.

Michelle plans to develop a hybrid analog/digital feedback live performance system.

Learn more about her project and see the other fellows here.


Mivos Quartet welcomes new cellist Graduate Student Tyler J. Borden!
After six years with the Mivos Quartet, Mariel Roberts will be stepping down as their cellist. In October of this year, Graduate Student/Cellist Tyler J. Borden will be picking up her mantle.  
Congratulations TJ and best of luck on the east coast!
Click on the image to the left to watch TJ perform, Ferneyhough - Time and Motion Study II (1973-1976).


Integrative Studies PhD Alumni Jeff Kaiser has published an article, "Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity" in the tri-lingual journal, Cuadernos De Música, Artes Visuales Y Artes Escénicas.

Read the full article here.

Click Idioma in the sidebar to select your language.


Graduate Student Tina Tallon was granted the Morton Gould Young Composer Award for her composition, luscinia.

Read the press release here and and the announcement on New Music USA here.

Tina holds a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Clark University in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, and was also just recently named Assistant Professor of Composition at the Boston Conservatory.

Congratulations Tina!
Click on the image to the right to listen to luscinia.

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