Greensboro Project Space 219 West Lewis Street 7:30pm
Lovesphere 22 Improvisation Installation and Broadcast- Free, on WUAG 103.1 FM in Greensboro or streaming here.
Musicians ANYWHERE are invited to record themselves accompanying the broadcast (just hold your headphones up to your mic when you hear the Synchronization Claps, then send your recordings to email@example.com for an eventual mixdown!)
The GPS (Greensboro Project Space) will be loaded with improvising musicians, each of whom carries a transistor radio. At 8pm, Lovesphere will broadcast a live solo musician— the great Laurent Estoppey— from WUAG-FM (with the help of DJ Tad of The Old Songs), and the musicians at GPS and across the world will accompany them. So, as one walks through the gallery, one can hear the same lead instrument with a constantly shifting rhythm section. Also, other musicians and groups can accompany from home or across the country, and we will later collect some of these recordings and mix them together— making it the largest recording studio ever created. Musicians include Gil Frey, Bryan Crott and David Doyle of the F-Art Ensemble of Greensboro, Ben Singer of Modern Robot, David Menestres of Polyorchard, Dan Ruccia of Cyanotype, Vattel Cherry (the legend), Luke Rose (In ’N’ Out), Nicholas Rich (Collappss) Sara Jane Mann of Van Reipen Collective and 1=0, and Andrew Beach. Also, performance artist Lu Xu will be pounding luminous imaginary textiles into existence while oscillating the wheel of life.
Her blog entry for UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College, Dance student Katie Allison describes her adventures in Malta. Read more about it here.
The UNCG School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Combined University Choirs, conducted by Dr. Kevin M. Geraldi, performed Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental Messa da Requiem to a capacity audience at UNCG Auditorium on Friday, February 24, 2017.
The students of the orchestra and choirs were joined by a quartet of accomplished School of Music alumni soloists: Jill Bowen Gardner (MM ’95), soprano; Stephanie Foley Davis (MM ’05), mezzo-soprano; Daniel Stein (MM ’05), tenor; and David Weigel (MM ’12), bass.
Original digital artwork was also created to accompany Verdi’s masterpiece by students from the UNCG School of Art.
The performance has received positive reviews.
From Voix des Arts:
“Performing the Messa da Requiem is a tremendous undertaking even for the best-funded and most impeccably-trained orchestras, choral societies, and opera companies. Frequent traversals by Italian opera houses, recent performances by Houston Grand Opera, and the inclusion of the Messa in the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017 – 2018 Season are evidence of the overtly operatic demands of the score. It is a testament to both the ambitions and the accomplishments of the School of Music in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts that performing the Messa da Requiem was considered within the department’s capabilities, but the true confirmation of the School of Music’s merits was the monumental, moving performance that the university’s musical personnel achieved.”
Charles Williams is exhibiting in the following locations:
• “Lost and Found” – Artspace – Raleigh, NC / Dec 2, – Jan 21, 2017 (solo)
• “The World Is A Mirror of My Freedom” McColl Center of Art and Innovation – Charlotte, NC / Jan. 26, – March 25, 2017 (group)
• “Everyone Loves the Sunshine” – Morton Fine Art – Washington, DC / Feb 24, – March 15, 2017 (solo)
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” This phrase of Plutarch’s describes one teaching innovation presently underway at UNCG. This fall, art lecturer Amanda Crary approached visiting assistant professor of poetry, Ansel Elkins, about a collaboration between their classes. Elkins found room in her syllabus for Crary’s idea and the work began. Read More HERE
Poiesis will take place in the Gatewood Studio Arts Center atrium on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Congratulations to Anna Rafalowski (BFA candidate) who was accepted to the Penland Partnership Program for the summer of 2017!