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Events Sponsored by the UMBC Friends of the Library & Gallery

Upcoming Friends of the Library & Gallery Events:

March 25, 2015, 4 p.m.: "Visual Music" -- a UMBC Faculty Concert with Video in the Library Gallery:

This event in our "ArtsNotes" / "MusicNotes" series. It will feature UMBC flutist Dr. Lisa Cella and UMBC inter-media artist Steve Bradley.

  • Please join Lisa Cella, flutist, and Stephen Bradley, inter-media artist, for a live concert of contemporary flute repertoire with original video art created specifically for each piece. This experimental flute performance is the culmination of a project begun a year ago. It embraces the work of four composers who Dr. Cella commissioned to write pieces specifically for her interpretive expertise.

    In collaboration with Inter-media artist Stephen Bradley, Dr. Cella is creating not only a CD/DVD document, but a concert that can be produced live with the video with the intent to create a more powerful listening experience for both musicians and non-musicians. Pairing aural with visual language will add a deeper dimension to both the musical and visual experience. The music written consists of works for solo flute, bass flute, flute and computer, and alto flute.

    Stephen Bradley’s time-lapse video work explores a meditative perspective that features quotidian events. By slicing time into precise visual moments, the video presents the listener/viewer with an illuminated focus on the familiar. Interweaving Bradley’s visual “curiosity of motion” with the aural compositions performed by Lisa Cella, an expansive work of art is constructed. This collaboration engages our capacity for deep listening and seeing. It opens one door of perception and reveals a pattern language comprised of fractals and synesthesia, leading us to apprehend the ineffable.

  • Works to be performed:

    010 machine states (2012) by Christopher Adler (b. 1972)

    Knot Theory (2010) by Christopher Burns (b. 1973)

    Flute Code (2012) by Matthew Burtner

    Light in Each One (2009) score excerpt by Stuart Saunders Smith

    Ripples (2011) by Adam Greene

    Incompatibiles iii-b (2009) by Nicolas Tzortzis (b. 1978)

  • A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program.

  • Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Gallery through its "ArtsNotes/MusicNotes" series.

  • More Information on Dr. Cella

                    Dr. Lisa Cella photo

                     Dr. Lisa Cella

    More Information on Steve Bradley

                Dr. Lisa Cella photo

                 Steve Bradley

Composer BiographiesWord Document

Events in Planning: watch this space for news of additional events which are in planning for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

Events will include a Spring Celebration of UMBC Student Writing and Art - the Release of Bartleby 2015, to be scheduled for April, 2015.

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