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 VICTORIA SAMBUNARIS: TAXONOMY OF A LANDSCAPE
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August 27 – December 17, 2014
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Artist’s Lecture: October 8 at 4:00 PM

This exhibition presents photographs made over the span of more than a decade by Sambunaris as she traversed the United States, stopping to photograph phenomena ubiquitous and familiar to particular regions but anomalous to the ordinary eye: massive distribution facilities, complex transport systems, colossal mining operations, majestic mountain gaps, exploding mud pots. Acting as both document and metaphor for the American experience, Sambunaris’s photographs bring into view the vast, open-ended mystery and unease of a country where human intervention and natural beauty inspire wonder in equal measure. Collected ephemera—the essential, and incidental, elements of Sambunaris’s work as a photographer and researcher— are also included in this exhibition (books on geology and history, maps, and artifacts collected on her journeys, such as mineral specimens, journals, road logs), as well as a video documenting her travel and work processes, and over 1,500 of her small photographic sketches.

 

Music
Thursday, October 16 | 8:00 PM
Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC, featuring clarinetist E. Michael Richards, flutist Lisa Cella, percussionist Tom Goldstein, trombonist Patrick Crossland, and other colleagues, presents a concert featuring masterpieces from the new music repertoire, including works by Globokar, Stockhausen, Leibowitz and Lachenmann.

 

LIVEWIRE: PATRICK CROSSLAND, TROMBONE

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Friday, October 17 | 8:00 PM
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Presented as part of the Livewire new music festival, trombonist Patrick Crossland performs major works from the contemporary music repertoire, including:

• Rene Leibowitz: Quatre Bagatelles pour trombone et piano (1963)
• Luciano Berio: Sequenza V (1966)
• Carlos Alsina: Consecuenza (1966)
• Mauricio Kagel: atem für einen Bläser (1970)
• Jürg Wyttenbach: D’(H)ommage oder “Freu(n)de, nicht…” (1985)
• Jean-Pierre Drouet: Essais de Trombone (1998)
• John Palmer: transfiguration (2006)

 

Linda Dusman and Eric Smallwood, Awarded $150,000 TEDCO MII Grant
Linda Dusman, Music, and Eric Smallwood, Visual Arts, in partnership with the School of Music at the University of Maryland, College Park, have received a $150,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) grant for their work on the tablet app, Symphony Interactive. The tablet app provides contemporary audiences a novel way to engage with live orchestral performances through text and images presented at the exact moment the information is most pertinent to the music.The MII program promotes the commercialization of academic research conducted in the partnership universities. Symphony Interactive is only the second project within the humanities ever to receive an award from MII, and the first to be funded in the arts and humanities at UMBC.

 

CIRCA banner image of a Scarlet Tanager, by Lynne Parks