CalArtians Present Experimental Electronic Music around the Country

Upcoming experimental music festivals are featuring the works and performances of faculty members Clay Chaplin, Mark Trayle and alumna composer Kadet Kuhne (Music MFA 04).

Tonight, Kuhne presents a score for video by artist Alba G. Corral as part of the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. The evening of live and fixed media works for sound and video also includes a performance of the late composer Milton Babbit’s Philomel.

Composer Clay Chaplin (Music MFA  98), on a short-term leave beginning next week, performs at the Studio 300 Digital Arts and Music Festival at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, from Sept. 16-17. The festival explores “creative manifestations of technology through concerts and exhibitions of digital art and music.”

After Studio 300, Chaplin presents work, gives lectures and short performances as a visiting composer at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on Sept. 20 and Oberlin Conservatory on Sept. 21.

Chaplin’s music school counterpart, Composition Program Co-Chair Mark Trayle also embarks on a short concert tour on the East Coast with collaborator, composer and computer network music pioneer John Bischoff.  Trayle, who’s known for his work in a variety of media, including live electronic music, installations, improvisation and compositions for chamber ensembles, performs a program of Solos & Duos with Bischoff at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, on Sept. 20. The two will also perform at the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia on Sept. 22 and at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore on Sept. 24.

Above is a video of a previous collaboration between Kuhne and Corral, titled Resonant Lapse.

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