(CANCELED) Earl Howard: Live Electronics in Performance

Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Engineering Sciences Building
  • Room 2001

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Earl Howard's West Coast tour has been canceled due to concerns associated with COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at UCSB will present "Earl Howard: Live electronics in performance" on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7 pm in the Engineering Sciences Building, Room 2001. Earl Howard is one of the top performers of live electronic music in the world, in addition to being a world-class saxophonist. His performance at UCSB will feature a new 50-minute solo work for synthesizer. This concert is part of a west coast tour including CalArts (Los Angeles), UCSB, CNMAT (UC Berkeley), and Saint John’s Church, Berkeley. Co-presented by the Media Arts and Technology (MAT) Program and the Department of Music.

About the Artist

Earl Howard has performed frequently on both coasts with improvisers including Georg Graewe, Mari Kimura, Mark Dresser, Anne LeBaron, Evan Parker, Thomas Buckner, and George Lewis. In 2005 he premiered a live improvisation with David Wessel at CNMAT, Berkeley. In 2006 he premiered Waftings in Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. He was commissioned by the Donaueschingen Festival to produce a new ensemble work, Clepton. In 2007 Earl Howard was a special guest synthesizer performer and sound designer with the Perspectives Ensemble at the Miller Theatre (New York), and with Opera Omaha for Anthony Davis’s opera Wakonda’s Dream.
Recipient of a Regent’s Fellowship from UCSD, he was awarded a Fromm Foundation fellowship from Harvard. Winner of a Guggenheim Prize in 2012, he composed Superstring for an ensemble including such stellar musicians as Wu Wei, Allan Jaffe, Miya Masaoka, Ernst Reijseger, Mark Dresser, and Harris Eisenstadt. Howard’s compositions have been recorded by pianist Anthony Davis and percussionist Gerry Hemingway. His recording Pele’s Tears spans ten years of his electronic music on the Random Acoustics Label. Fire Song on Erstwhile Records is a collaboration with hyperpianist Denman Maroney. Clepton and Granulary Modality were recently released by New World Records.
Earl Howard has produced numerous soundtracks for leading experimental film and video artists including Nam June Paik, Mary Lucier, Rii Kanzaki, Bob Harris, and Bill Brand.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Howard is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. He lives in New York City.
Learn more at earlhowardmusic.com.