[AG-TECH] AG Event Robert Black, Double Bassist Lecture/Performanc

Paul Mercer 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.

Paul Mercer

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.

Paul Mercer
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
907 450 8649

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