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Sunday, April 7th, 2019 2:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center

SpringFest 2019


San Diego, CA - March 19, 2019: BlueRail is a two-hour-long, multidisciplinary, international, site-specific and improvised performance, based on the relay format, with improvisers moving through the halls, patio, stairs and secret corners of the CPMC building. The event will take place on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, from 2 to 4pm, at the Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego. BlueRail is supported by the UC San Diego Department of Music’s Improvisers Initiative, a diverse faculty collective focused on improvisation in musical culture.

BlueRail invites improvisers to interact by moving between different ensembles positioned throughout the building chosen for the acoustical, interaction and social features. Like runners in a relay race, improvisers tag each other in and out of ensembles; the audiences move throughout the building to create their own concert experience as the ensembles grow and change. Improvisers will take over the place in two big “waves” of one hour each. The event features extraordinary artists from San Diego, and Baja California, including musicians, dancers, and visual artists.

Anthony Burr, Barbara Byers, Mónica Camacho, Lissa Corona, Teresa Díaz de Cossío, Pable Derodo, David DeFillipo, Francisco Eme, Juliana Goana, Sarah Hankins, Aftab Jassal, Haydeé Jiménez, Roshanak Kheshti, Peter Kuhn, Nick Lesley, Abraham Lizardo, Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Sam Lopez, Edwin Montes, Kyle Motl, Stephanie Richards, Paul Roth, Esther Gámez Rubio, Juan David Rubio, Kevin Schwenkler, Nicole Shao, Mariliu Salinas, Peter Sloan, Alexandria Smith, José Solares, Frida de la Sota, Jasper Sussman, Armando de la Torre.

The event is free, open to the public, family friends and accessible. Food and drinks will be provided. The title BlueRail honors the dynamics of circulation that have shaped peoples' lives in the region. Like the trolleys that change direction at the border, BlueRail explores improvised ways of listening and sound that push and pull in many directions at once.

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