Fri., Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m., Prieto Gallery/outside, Free Faculty Showcase: Contemporary Wendy Reid: Visual Scores / Musical Collage An outdoor-indoor performance/installation featuring a display of scores by Reid and the world premiere of Tree Piece No. 44, with performers Don Buchla and George Lewis.
Fri., Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Composer in Residence Alvin Curran's Shofar, Inner Cities III, and Erat Verbum V . Scot Gresham-Lancaster, electronics; Victoria Jordanova, harp; William Winant, percussion; Katrina Wreede, viola. Supported in part by a grant from the NEA.
Sat., Nov. 19, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Student Concert/Film Symphonia de Sierra Kevin Deal presents an experimental film about the Sierra Nevada with live soundtrack.
Wed., Nov. 23, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Thesis Concert Alex Oropeza Original compositions for string quartet, percussion, and electronics.
Thurs., Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Thesis Concert Instruments, Live Electronics, and Found Objects An evening of chamber music by Thomas Day.
Sun., Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Faculty Showcase: Contemporary Abel - Steinberg - Winant Trio + Molissa Fenley, dancer Mills's Trio-in-Residence (David Abel, violin; Julie Steinberg, piano; William Winant, percussion), performs Threshold by Somei Satoh with alumna Molissa Fenley, who is in residence in the Dance Department. Supported in part by a grant from the NEA.
Tues., Dec. 6, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Free Graduate Student Ensemble Contemporary Performance Ensemble Directed by Steed Cowart and William Winant.
Mills College was founded in 1852 in Benicia, California, as a Young Ladies Seminary. Cyrus and Susan Mills purchased the site of the present 127 acre campus and built Mills Hall in 1871. Mills became a chartered college for women in 1885.
Mills offers a bachelor's degree in music with emphasis on Performance, Composition, Electronic Media, or History/Theory as well as master's degrees in Composition, Electronic Music and Recording Media, and Performance and Literature. The Music Department includes the world-renowned Center for Contemporary Music. At Mills students can study traditional and contemporary music in a creative environment that has traditionally fostered experimentalism.
The Department's faculty includes composers John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Alvin Curran, Maggi Payne, and visiting composers Annea Lockwood and George Lewis; scholars David Bernstein, Annie J. Randall (visiting) and Michelle Fillion (on leave) and performers David Abel, Julie Steinberg, William Winant, Donna Petersen, Blanche Thebom, Eileen Hadidian, Goodwin Sammel, and Glenn Spearman.
For information on studying music at Mills, phone (510) 430-2135 (Undergraduate Admission) or (510) 430-3309 (Graduate Study), or contact the Music Dept. secretary, Vi Smith, at (510) 430-2171. The Concert Coordinator is Wendy Howe. For information about the Concert Series and other Music Department events, phone The Concert Line (510) 430-2296.
The Concert Hall is decorated with murals by Berkeley artist Ray Boynton. Completed in 1928, the Music Building was designed by architect Walter H. Ratcliff.