Department of Music News Archive 2022-06-06


This Week in Music

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June 6 - 12, 2022


Intersections in Music, Identity, and Society Research Symposium presented by MUS 120

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Rooms 145, 231 and 265

FREE | All are welcome.

This event will not be livestreamed.

This symposium is the culminating event for Contemporary Music Studies I & II, a course series in which students design, generate and carry out original research projects across all dimensions of musical thought and practice. Please join us to celebrate their incredible work, which engages themes around identity, family and personal transformation; explores music’s relationships to work, leisure and happiness; excavates and critiques institutional histories; celebrates subcultural communities; and dramatizes dance, performance, listening and artistic aspiration in action. During the symposium, students will give 10-minute presentations on their research projects, followed by Q&A. Please bring headphones, a playback device (computer, tablet, smart phone), and your dancing shoes! All are welcome.

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MUS 201B Spring 2022 Final Concert

Two Works by the Art Ensemble of Chicago

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

FREE | RSVP required for in person attendance

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Roscoe Mitchell (b. 1940)

People in Sorrow (1969) 

Malachi Favors Maghostut (1927- 2004)

Magg Zelma (1980)


Boris Acosta Jaramillo, piano, percussion

Joey Bourdeau, drums, percussion, toys, voice

Matthew Henson, bass, percussion

Doug Osmun, electronics

Varun Rangaswamy, bassoon, percussion

Jonny Stallings, melodica, clarinet, toys, percussion

Grace Talaski, clarinets

Wilfrido Terrazas, flutes, whistles, percussion

RSVP | Watch Livestream | Learn More | Facebook Event


Best of ICAM

Thursday, June 9, 2022

5:00 p.m. - Conrad Prebys Music Center, North Courtyard

7:00 p.m. - Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

FREE | RSVP required for in person attendance

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UC San Diego's ICAM Music majors presents their senior projects on Thursday, June 9th at 5:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center, North Courtyard and at 7:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater.


Project exhibits by Charles Weigel, Daniel Yi, Eito Murakami, Eliezer Cervantes, Jeffrey Xing, Joshua Chiu, Lynden Kim, Ruby Do, Timothy Gmeiner, and Yu Zhang

No RSVP required. This portion of the event will not be livestreamed.


Presentations by Christy Huynh, Eden Evans, Eito Murakami, Jeffrey Xing, Kevin Garnica, Mary May Nguyen, Raymond Rubalcava, Shangshu (Mint) Shi, Timothy Gmeiner, Valen Chang, and Yichan Yin

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MUS 176 presents Controllerism

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

FREE | RSVP required for in person attendance

This event will not be livestreamed.

"This class MUS 176 : CONTROLLER-ISM : APPLIED TECHNIQUES FOR LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES, explored the application of various midi controllers in a live performance context. We studied the ergonomics of each controller in relationship with customizing software environments that catered to each individual’s music. We built multi-layered, internal layouts that lend itself to the most direct way to engage with the computer and the audience. The class allowed them to think creatively about the structures and limitations that lay in front of them and how best to deal with this in a live context. This is their first Controllerism performance in front of an audience."

- Professor King Britt

Controllerism is a term coined in ’05 by electronic producer Moldover.

Live performances by:

Yichan Yin

Omar Flores

Valen Chang

Guy Laborde

Jackson Matley

Maximillian Chen

Benjamin Redlawsk

video: Keanu Nazemi

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Upcoming Music Events

Featuring UC San Diego Music Artists


Hearing Extremes featuring Mivos Quartet

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall - Calit2 Auditorium

RSVPs requested to

The award-winning Mivos Quartet will be performing new works composed by UC San Diego Music graduate students Marguerite Brown, Matthew Henson, Jiyoung Ko, Aaron Mencher, Delong Wang, Jacques Zafra and UC San Diego Alumni Theocharis Papatrechas, Ph.D. ’21 at the Qualcomm Institute in Atkinson Hall!

These new works were inspired by research at QI, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography and composed as a part of the "Hearing Extremes" seminar taught by UC San Diego Music Professor Lei Liang. The course explores the intersections between music and science, encouraging students and scientists alike to experiment outside their discipline and think of the campus as an integrated whole. 

RSVPs requested to

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#SDRealBook Session featuring David Borgo

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Acid Vault - 1429 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

FREE | All Ages

Saxophonist and UC San Diego Professor of Music David Borgo will be featured in Electric Louieland's #SDRealBook Session at Acid Vault this Monday, June 6 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. He will be performing with Louis Valenzuela, Ed Kornhauser, and others. 

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Jonathan Cohen Trio with special guest David Borgo - saxophone

Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Black Rail Kitchen + Bar 

6981 El Camino Real #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Saxophonist and UC San Diego Professor of Music David Borgo will be performing at the Black Rail in Carlsbad with the Jonathan Cohen Trio this Saturday, June 11 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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  • Gilman Parking Structure - closest visitor parking to the Conrad Prebys Music Center

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  • Osler Parking Structure - second closest visitor parking to Mandeville Auditorium

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