In 1995, Mills College student Heather Perkins was
surprised to find herself one of the few women in a graduate
electronic-music class. Mills, one of America’s most prominent
The first big success of this year’s Time-Based Art Festival is Portland sound artist Tim DuRoche and Brooklyn video artist Ed Purver’s bridge project. Over the weekend, the south side of the Morrison Bridge piers boasted video projections inspired by its surprisingly beautiful hidden spaces, along with a slideshow of the faces of the engi...
New York choreographer Kyle Abraham found a rich concept—African American radio station sounds from the 1970s forward, recalled from his Pittsburgh childhood—and used that music (from quiet storm soul to funk to pop to hip hop, along with some original electronica), talk show banter and even the between-the-stations static as you turn the dial (remember radio dials?) as inspiration for his som...
TBA's annual late-night Ten Tiny Dances show didn’t get going till after 11 pm this year, but was worth the wait. This was a greatest hits show reprising earlier 10TD performances, all of which force the choreographers and dancers to use a small stage and a short time slot. Danielle Ross’ opening dance was further constrained by a virtual cage of bright green beams, and every time she touched ...
Edited by former natural resources lawyer Penny Harrison, Open Spaces
magazine has always struck me as an odd duck, an uneasy hybrid of
general interest journalism and policy wonkery, poetry and pro
The once Eugene-centered Oregon Bach Festival ventures north.
The Oregon Bach Festival began as a small conducting
workshop at the University of Oregon, and has grown into one of
America’s premier classical music festivals, featuring major concerts
[ICONOKLEZMIC] “The title isn’t a coincidence,” says
pianist and co-founder Ralph Huntley about Klezmocracy’s dizzyingly
varied new CD, Reach. While the quintet—a first-rate jazz band
“Reed College at that time offered
perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the
campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand