The Virginia Center for Computer Music and the U.Va. McIntire Department of Music present
a program of curated works on the theme of light—as sonic source and metaphor, including
new music by Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, Judith Shatin, and guest composer Jeff Herriott.
University of Virginia's Rotunda Dome Room. Photo credit Andrew Shurtleff
UVA Percussionist, I-Jen Fang at the TechnoSonics rehearsal 9/23/11. Photo credit Andrew Shurtleff
TechnoSonics Rehearsal Photo. Photo credit Andrew Shurtleff
TechnoSonics XII: Light (September 22-23, 2011), a two-day themed program
of digital arts. Invited guests and members of our own community offered
creative works, research, and theoretical perspectives on “light” – as sonic
cause, correlate and effect, as metaphor, as counterpoint, and more.
Featured composer Jeff Herriott (University of Wisconsin) gave a special
colloquium, “Simplification: From Music to Life” on September 22 at 7:00 pm
in the Kaleidoscope Room in Newcomb Hall. The concert, in the Rotunda
Dome Room, featured his music as well as compositions by UVA composers
Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey and Judith Shatin.
Touched by Virginia: Sculpture 2011
September 30 - October 22, 2011
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 1 – 5 pm
The exhibition of recent sculpture by artists who have spent formative time in the U.Va.
Sculpture Community reflects both the richness of contemporary sculpture and the diversity of
the community. While eclectic in material, style, and approach, these artists are unified by a shared
interest in making art that is informed by the past, rooted in the present, and filled with the
unexpected creating of a bridge to the future.
Bill T. Jones
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Creative Residency
Culbreth Theatre & The Paramount Theatre
November 4 - 11, 2011
The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns for a third visit. The company will
continue the research and development of their new work, Story/Time, in collaboration with
composer Ted Coffey. Open rehearsals will be held to offer students and faculty the opportunity
to see the company at work concluding in a work-in-progress showing of Story/Time and
a performance at the Paramount Theater.
The Voxare String Quartet is not afraid to break down the boundaries of classical music. They
have made and performed their own transcriptions of popular and rock music and focused on
accessible presentations of contemporary chamber music while assimilating classical standards
and popular music. Here, they feature premieres by emerging composers in U.Va.’s program.
Elephant’s Graveyard Spectacle meets American Culture under the Big Top
March 21-24, 2012 | 8 pm
by George Brant, directed by Richard Warner
Tickets available through the U.Va. Arts Box Office
A unique cultural experience focusing on the impact of the circus on American society integrates
the performance of George Brant’s play with panel discussions and demonstrations of circus
artistry. Participants gain a greater appreciation of the impact that circus and other forms of popular
entertainment have had and continue to have on the shaping of American culture and society.
Part of the RecentWorks Series. Partially funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts and the Clay Foundation.
Professor and our very own Circus Historian, LaVahn Hoh, and Director of the show, Richard Warner, aren't going to let those three have all the fun... Photo credit Joyce Carmen
American Culture, Society and the Circus Panel. Photo credit Joyce Carmen
The Art of Clowning Panel. Photo credit Joyce Carmen
Elephant's Graveyard Reception. Photo credit Joyce Carmen
Ancient Masters in Modern Styles
March 30-31, 2012
The colloquium exhibition curator, Professor Kathleen Ryor of Carleton College, and
the essayist, Dr. Flora Fu of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, share their
findings about research on the ancient and modern scrolls to be exhibited at UVaM between
August 24–December 16, 2012. The exhibition will focus on continuity and change in
Chinese scroll paintings between the late Ming period and the twenty-first century. It will
demonstrate the rich variety of ink painting in China over the centuries and the continuing
relevance of tradition to Chinese artists today.