DAILY MAGPIE – February 21st – "Sound. Light. Migrations" at MILLS COLLEGE


If you have a love for mind-bending experimental electronic music and euphoria-inducing light shows of swirling color, or if your copy of “A Rainbow in Curved Air” is worn down from being  played more times than you could possibly count, consider yourself one lucky duck! This is your chance to see analog electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros collaborate live with visual composer and light manipulator Tony Martin in their piece Sound. Light. Migrations for Mills Music Festival 2009, followed in the same night by the wizard of the minimalist movement Terry Riley, woodwinds jazz maestro Roscoe Mitchell and Jean Jeanrenaud of the Kronos Quartnet. Hoo-boy! California, here I come!

Time & Date: Saturday, February 21st – 8PM
Venue: MILLS COLLEGE (Oakland, CA)
Location: Mills College Concert Hall / 5000 MacArthur Blvd. / Oakland, CA 94613 (More info & directions here)
Price: $20 regular admission / $12 for seniors and alumnae, free for Mills College students (Purchase tickets here)

(Above: Tony Martin and Pauline Oliveros at Mills College in 1966)

ALSO – on the following evening …

This from the Mills Music Festival website:

Desert Ambulance: “A vehicle of mercy sent into the wasteland of (academic) modern music”

The Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) presents a concert of electronic music and intermedia that celebrates its pioneering role in the development of electronic music and culture since its origins as the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s.

The concert takes its title from one of the classic works to emerge from the San Francisco Tape Music Center, which became the Center for Contemporary Music when it moved to Mills in 1966. Ramon Sender’s piece for accordion, tape, and visual projections will be performed by Pauline Oliveros and Tony Martin, for and by whom it was created in 1964, along with new video, interactive, and live electronic works by current CCM faculty members.

This event also celebrates the publication of distinguished Mills musicologist David Bernstein’s seminal history, The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde.

While you’re at it, find Ramon Sender here: www.raysender.com
More on Pauline Oliveros: www.deeplistening.org

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