Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Feature Lecture and Concert by Koto Player Miya Masaoka on Oct. 15

September 19, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with a concert and lecture by critically acclaimed New York-based composer and koto performer Miya Masaoka. Masaoka’s lecture, titled “Laser Strings, Insects and Bodies,” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, while the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Center. The latter will include improvisations and compositions for solo koto, as well as Masaoka’s signature laser/electro-acoustic processing of the instrument. Both events are free and open to the public.

Faultlines Jazz Festival Presents Marty Ehrlich and Jason Robinson Oct. 7

September 18, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College music festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st  Century, will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a free concert featuring woodwind multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich and saxophonist Jason Robinson at 8:30 p.m. in the Mead Art Museum. The pair will be performing together for the first time.

New Amherst College Music Festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, Kicks Off Sept. 25

September 9, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will kick off its new yearlong festival, Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century, with a performance workshop lead by drummer Bobby Previte and pianist and bassist Jamie Saft from 2 to 3:20 p.m. in Room 212 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College on Thursday, Sept. 25. The event and the Faultlines festival—which is curated by saxophonist Jason Robinson, visiting assistant professor of music at Amherst—will celebrate jazz pluralism and experimentalism and feature some of the most creative and provocative artists in American music.