Apr 15, 2021
Electronic Assembly: Music of George Lewis and Jason Thorpe Buchanan
An enthralling experience of electronic music. Alongside prominent performing artists Chelsea De Souza and Shanon Vandurza, Less Than <10 will be performing Anthem by award-winning composer George Lewis. Core percussionist Jordan Walsh will be performing El Trompo by Gabriela Ortiz, a Grammy-nominated composer and leading educator. The Less Than <10 ensemble will also be joined by prolific performers Celeste Markey, Eden Garza, and Titilayo Ayangade for all-forgetting-is-retrieval by Jason Thorpe Buchanan, leading composer and artistic director of Switch~ Ensemble.
Apr 16, 2021
A rebroadcast of the Butler Opera Center's thrilling 2020 performance of Britten's famous opera.
Apr 17 – 18, 2021
Keynote Speaker: Ana María Ochoa Gautier (Columbia University)
Artist in Residence: Tanya Kalmanovitch (The New School and New England Conservatory)
Guest Performer: João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga
Increasingly, work in musicology and ethnomusicology has engaged more critically with material and embodied understandings of music. Studies in this body of work have developed new approaches to understanding musical instruments, to the human body as a musicking agent, to music as understood through embodied movement, and to music as a material technology. Far from simply abandoning or rejecting the linguistic turn, we are interested in approaches that intertwine the discursive and material registers in seeking to understand what music or sound do, rather than what they mean.
Apr 18, 2021
Apr 27 – May 1, 2021
By Russell Podgorsek, adapted from a short story by Kelly Luce
Featuring Invoke String Quartet | Page Stephens, mezzo soprano | Lena Gwendolyn Hill, tarot reader | Rachel Holt, tarot card artist
May 8, 2021
Engage with representatives from performing arts institutions in the U.S. and beyond! All events are free and open to students interested in undergraduate or graduate studies. Zoom meetings will require individual registration for participating schools.
Jun 17, 2021
Season Finale: Road Trip to Big Sur
Less Than <10 Music ends its second season with a bang, inviting several guest artists to join on an exciting piece featuring Less Than <10 violinist Sean Riley on his 6-string violin. New works by artistic director James Tabata and technologist Nathan Nokes will be performed by the core ensemble. Experience a grand piece of video and music encapsulating Less Than <10’s artistic journey.