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Eco Ensemble

The sensual, expansive soundscapes of revered Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the focus of the fall concert by UC Berkeley’s resident new music group. The celebrated ensemble collaborates with Saariaho as part of the composer’s semester-long appointment as a distinguished Bloch Professor in the Department of Music. The program’s centerpiece is a chamber adaptation of […]


Bloch Lecture 2, Making Music, Sharing Music – Kaija Saariaho in conversation with conductor Susanna Mälkki and friends

Kaija Saariaho discusses her large-scale and chamber works in conversation with conductor Susanna Mälkki, cellist Anssi Karttunen, conductor David Milnes, and moderator, Matias Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances. Mr. Karttunen will perform selections from Ms. Saariaho’s works.


Questioning Aesthetics: Mapping the Conversation

Mapping the Conversation The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come […]

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Questioning Aesthetics Symposium Recap

On Friday March 13, ARC hosted the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium, where we invited a range of scholars and artists to help us think through three unique yet connected frames of “aesthetics,” asking: When is art participatory? When is computing aesthetic? and When is art contemporary?All of the individual presentations, and each of the panel conversations, testified […]