Nicole Mitchell Residency - Composition Talk

08 November 2017 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Ethnomusicology Lab, B544 Schoenberg Music Buildin, Charles E Young Drive East 445, Los Angeles, Californiahttps://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/adminis
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Nicole Mitchell Composition Talk


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00pm – 2:50pm
Ethnomusicology Lab (SMB Room B544)
Free Admission

“Social Justice, Afro-futurism, Intercultural Collaboration”

Mitchell will share how she develops the aesthetics of her music compositions from philosophical questions surrounding social justice, Afro-futurism, and intercultural collaboration.  The music focused on this talk will be excerpts from Mandorla Awakening, Xenogenesis Suite, Interdimensional Interplay, Maroon Cloud, and Procession Time (for alto flute, bass clarinet, piano, and cello).

Nicole Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader, educator and transdisciplinary conceptualist. Mitchell believes in the transformational power of music, and she seeks to build alternative worlds that bridge the familiar with the unknown. Her mission as a flutist has been to raise respect for the instrument by developing a new improvisational language that incorporates her voice with the flute. The founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Mitchell composes for contemporary ensembles of varied instrumentation and size, while incorporating improvisation and a wide aesthetic expression. She is a Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine.

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