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See Lainie Fefferman Perform White Fire

February 11, 2019

With the help of Nokia Bell Labs, ISSUE Project Room and CAL alumna Danielle McPhatter, Lainie Fefferman, a music and technology assistant professor, put on a one-woman, electroacoustic performance, reflecting on heroines of the Hebrew Bible. Now you can catch a glimpse of the show and learn how it all came together.

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Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon Joins the Music & Technology Faculty

September 9, 2019

Dr. Mario Diaz de Leon joins us as tenure stream assistant professor in music and technology. Dr. Diaz de Leon is a composer, performer, record producer, and educator, whose creative work encompasses modern classical music, experimental electronic music, extreme metal, and improvised music. His compositions have been documented on several recordings, often produced in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Recent live performances of his music include events at Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Donaufestival (Austria), CTM Festival (Berlin), Chicago Symphony Center, Hakuju Hall (Tokyo), Venice Biennale, Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Musica Nova Helsinki (Finland), National Gallery of Art (DC), Ojai (California), Roulette (Brooklyn), and commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, ICE, Talea, TAK Ensemble, and Chamber Music America.

The College of Arts and Letters Hosts VI Jazz Collective

September 9, 2019

Since 2016, industry associate professor Robert Harari has served on the board of directors of the United Jazz Foundation, an organization that provides music education to underprivileged youth in the US Virgin Islands. This summer, Harari helped bring a group of students, together known as the VI Jazz Collective, up north to perform at Dizzy's Club in NYC. After their performance, the group recollected in Stevens' own music studio to gain engineering experience and create final mixes of their work.

Ayşegül Durakoğlu Heads to the United Nations

April 22, 2019

At the Peace, Women, Security & Secularism conference, an event commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution #1325, teaching associate professor Ayşegül Durakoğlu spoked about “Gender Equality in Education and Music Professions.” Atop of being an accomplished pianist and educator, Durakoğlu has worked as the NGO representative of the Ataturk Society of America to the UN Department of Global Communications.

Will Stackpole Wins ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize

January 28, 2019

Will Stackpole, who is both an alumnus and adjunct professor of CAL’s Music and Technology program, received the ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize for his work "fEED.” “His work blends a wide spectrum of influences, often with an affinity for vibrant, shifting colors that move within a rich rhythmic framework,” wrote the foundation in a press release. “Many of his works contain a narrative of sorts, touching on themes that are particularly relevant to present events. His most recent orchestral work fEED, looks inward at the effects of social media and 24-hour political news on our experience of the world around us.”