Apr 8, 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 Gabriella 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 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.
Deadline for presentation submissions is February 15, 2021
Apr 29, 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.