Lost & Found - Music for Found Objects

10 December 2017 07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
Location: Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA, Los Angeles, California, United States
Category: Department of Music

Lost & Found - Music for Found Objects
Sunday, December 10, 2017
7:30 PM 
Schoenberg Hall
Free Admission

The UCLA Percussion Ensemble, comprised of graduate and undergraduate music majors, music education majors, and nonmajors, presents Lost & Found: Music for Found Objects. A style of music as old as the art itself, ‘Found Object’ music in percussion employs non-traditional instruments or non-musical objects to create new and experimental sounds in performance. 

The program includes “First Construction,” by John Cage; “The Drums of Orpheus,” by Lou Harrison; “Game Over,” by Dan Moore, and “Scavenger Hunt,” by Christopher Dean. The Cage and Harrison pieces were selected from historic percussion literature and are also considered within the standard repertoire for the percussion ensemble genre. The Moore and Deane pieces are newer works for found objects. All four feature student soloists. 

Other works on the program include “Marimba + 6,” by Nils Rohwer, “Ceiling Full of Stars,” by Blake Tyson, “Marimbaroque,” by Yo Goto. The Rohwer, Goto, and Tyson works feature a marimba ensemble; the Rohwer piece features six players on one marimba. The Goto piece is based on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

A reception immediately follows.

This concert was made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. The school is proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017-18 Dobrow Series.

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