[AG-TECH] AG Event Robert Black, Double Bassist Lecture/Performanc
mercer at arsc.edu
Wed Feb 1 13:38:51 CST 2006
Please come and enjoy an hour with Robert Black lecturing and
performing from the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center's Discovery
Lab via the AG.
AG details at:
Hope to see you there.
The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, in cooperation with the
University of Alaska Fairbanks Music Department will be presenting
Renown double bassist Robert Black in an AG Lecture-Performance on
Friday, February 3 at 12 noon EST.
Noted in a recent press review as "an amazing tour de force," Robert
Black's interests range from traditional orchestral and chamber music
to solo recitals, collaborations with actors, music with computers
and MIDI, movement-based improvisations with dancers, and live action-
painting performances with painters. A tireless champion and promoter
of new music, to date, he has commissioned new pieces from more than
50 composers and has a special interest in working with young or
emerging composers. He has also collaborated or performed with a
diverse number of musicians from D.J. Spooky to Meridth Monk to Cecil
Acclaimed by the New York Times for his "cheerful virtuosity" Robert
regularly presents recitals throughout North and South America,
Europe, Australia, and Japan, appearing at major festivals on radio
and television broadcasts and as artist-in-residence. In addition to
solo performances, Robert performs with the Bang On A Can All Stars
(New York City's hard hitting new music ensemble). Concerning one of
his live concerts, the The Miam Sun-Sentinal proclaimed "If you think
that a single double bassist can't possible give a riveting concert,
think again. Black is an astonishing virtuoso who can make the bass
sing like a cello or handle bursts of notes as cleanly as a violin."
His solo CD, State of the Bass, was released on O.O. Discs to
critical acclaim. Mode Records released his second solo disc, Look
She Said - The Complete Solo Bass Music by Christian Wolff. He also
has recorded for Sony Classical, Point/Polygram, Koch International,
CRI, Neuma Records, Gasparo, Opus One, Artifact Recordings, and
Folkways Records. Robert received his formal education at the Hartt
School and at the University of North Texas. He is a professor of
music at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford (Hartford,
CT) and the Festival Eleazar Carvalho (Fortaleza Brazil).
For more information regarding Robert Black's residency or the UAF
New Music Festival, contact Paul Mercer at 907-450-8649.
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
907 450 8649
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