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Hodgson Wind Ensemble Concert (4/4)

Performance: Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4 at 8 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall’s-season-finale-celebrates-jazz-adventurous-music-making

The premier wind ensemble of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform works from ICE Mini-Grant recipient Cody Brookshire, ICE Advisory Board member Professor Peter Lane, Ron Nelson, Augusta Read Thomas, Mike Titlebaum and Michael Torke in a concert titled “All That Jazz.” Tickets are available at or the PAC box office for $12 or $6 with a UGA student ID.

Assistant professor of composition Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Beacons opens the second half of the program. “It is incredible,” says Cynthia Johnston Turner, Hodgson Wind Ensemble director. “There is no composer out there today, in my view, that explores color in more innovative ways than our own Peter Lane.”

Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music, called “SynkroTakt.” Last December, Lineage Percussion premiered Triple Helix, a new work for marimba trio utilizing SynkroTakt to stream click tracks of different tempi to each player. More recently, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble took Brookshire’s Honeycomb on a short tour, culminating in a performance at the national conference of the Concert Band Director’s National Association in Kansas City, Missouri. Future implementations of the technology by Brookshire include a performance at the Electrobrass II Conference in April, the New York City Electronic Music Festival in July, and composing a piece in residence at Avaloch Farms Music Institute in October. The SynkroTakt team is aiming for an end-of-July public release of the technology. Anyone interested in knowing more about the technology may visit

Unsolved: Math + Design Workshop (4/8)

ICE Workshop: Unsolved: Math + Design
Saturday, April 8 from 9:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

To register please contact

Unsolved: Math + Design is an interdisciplinary workshop for math, art, and design research, with the goal of making a product to be used in math outreach contexts. This workshop will engage the public in thinking about unsolved problems in mathematics, and participants will take part in problem solving to discover the intersection between math and design.

It will include three sessions: design, math, and synthesis. In the design session, participants will collaborate on drawings by using a conditional design method. In the math session, they will try to solve an unsolved math problem in a collaborative setting. In the synthesis session, they will design and build a final product by combining the two perspectives as they experience the process of shared problem solving.

Erin Espelie Events

Erin Espelie Events

Screening: The Lanthanide Series
Thursday, March 30 at 8 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

Friday, March 31 at 12:20 PM
Fine Arts Building Room 53

Dr. Erin Espelie is an assistant professor at University of Colorado Boulder with a joint appointment in the Film Studies Program and the Department of Critical Media Practices.

Her films have shown at the New York Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Natural History Museum of London, Whitechapel Gallery, Crossroads (San Francisco), the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Festival, and more. Her feature-length experimental documentary, The Lanthanide Series, examines the materiality of the digital world, combining approaches of non-fiction narrative essay, abstract visual and sound exploration, and the history of black mirrors; it recently premiered at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen.

Most of her professional career in print journalism has been on the staff of Natural History magazine, where Espelie serves as Editor In Chief and as a columnist. Since 2002 her monthly column, “The Natural Explanation,” has highlighted high-caliber wildlife photographers and human influences on the environment. She has also worked in television production for public broadcasting and various other channels.With a degree in molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and an MFA in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University, Espelie taught courses in environmental issues and the documentary arts from 2012 to 2015 at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image.

Supported in part by ICE, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

ICE Conversation: a2ru Student Summit (4/7)

ICE Conversation: a2ru Student Summit
Friday, April 7 at 10 AM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Learn more about the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) from UGA students who participated in the 2017 Emerging Creatives Student Summit “Water: New Directions Through Arts and Science.”

ICE Conversation: European Video Game Music

ICE Conversation: European Video Game Music
Wednesday, March 15 at Noon
Dancz Center for New Music, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Room 264

How does video game music operate and function east of the Iron Curtain? Join this ICE Conversation for a case study of three controversial games as well as context-setting comments, observations on music and game psychology, clips, and actual rookie gameplay. Led by Dr. David Haas, UGA Musicology Professor. He teaches courses in late Romantic and early twentieth-century topics. His research focuses on Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Russian opera, Russian music criticism, and music and literature. He is the author of “Leningrad’s Modernists” (1998) and the translator of Boris Asafyev’s “Symphonic Etudes” (2007).

Ritual Habit

Ritual Habit: An Electroacoustic Music Composition and Dance Collaboration
Saturday, April 8 at 7 PM
Dancz Center for New Music
Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

A collaboration by Hanna Lisa Stefansson and Andrea Trombetta that portrays the formation of a ritual as a search for balance with nature with the aid of three percussionists, a string player, a woodwind player, and four dancers in an electroacoustic performance with fixed and live electronics in a quadraphonic setup. This project seeks to explore several levels of collaboration between composers and choreographers, and the relationship between music and dance. The composition and documentation may serve as resources for artists interested in the collaborative process.