Corwin Chair Series

The Corwin Chair presents a series of engaging concerts and lectures each quarter, with performances and topics ranging from live experimental/improvisatory electronic music to the conversion of DNA sequences into sound. 

Winter 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building) | Free 
Speed, as a function of time, is full of enlightening musical character. Formulated by humans, speed is relational and it reveals aspects about how we think and feel. McGowan's aim in this artistic research is to dissect the experience of speed in music. For this presentation, he will give a brief overview of the topic, then focus on the method of one component of his research, an exercise in 10 BPM from his Advanced Rhythm and Pulse course at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 8 pm | Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall | Free
The Now Hear Ensemble will perform works by Alexander Schubert, Florent Ghys, and UCSB Composition alumnus Federico Llach. The group combines the intimacy of the classical concert experience with electronic music, video art, installation art, and contemporary theater, embracing both contemporary music and pop culture, as they believe a cross-genre approach leads to new territory for creativity.
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building) | Free
Composer/performer Andrew Raffo Dewar will discuss some of his recent work that uses commercially available products to make new pieces of bio-sonification and electroacoustic music, and provide examples of how "end-user innovation" is a productive path for experimentation that takes advantage of the relatively recent mass commercialization of modular synthesis.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Studio Xenakis (Room 2215, Music Building) | Free 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Karl Geiringer Hall | Free 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 4:30 pm | Karl Geirigner Hall | Free
Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Sunday, March 10, 2019 | 4 pm | Karl Geiringer Hall | Free