The program "Korean Art Song: Concert II" features Korean art songs from the 1960s to 1990s including Nan-pa Hong, Jae-Myung Hyun, Dong-Jin Kim, I-sang Yun, Soon Nam Kim, Kun Woo Lee, Du-Nam Cho, and others. | This event has been rescheduled for noon and will run approximately 90 minutes.
This presentation discusses the relationship between songs and films in the context of Republican-era China. Amidst the fractured landscape of filmmaking before the standardized sound picture, a strand of consistency can be discerned in the tendency to acoustically spotlight the singing voice. I approach the predominance of film songs as a starting point for rethinking the transition from silent to sound filmmaking.
Jean Ma teaches in Film and Media Studies program and is Director of Graduate Studies for Art History. She has recently taught courses on Chinese cinema, film sound, histories and theories of technological media, visual culture, and horror films. She is the author of Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2010), and coeditor of Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press, 2008) and “Sound and Music,” a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Cinemas. Her work has appeared in Grey Room, Post Script, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Camera Obscura, Criticism. Her newest book is Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema, forthcoming in 2015.
Jindong Cai and Joo-Mee Lee co-direct the Stanford New Ensemble's program "Musical Narrative" featuring works by Corigliano, Ginastera, Guastavino, Kurtág, Ligeti, Previn, Prokofiev, and Long Zhou. Performers include Kevin Sun, piano; Justin Doong, violin; Soyoung Park, soprano; Joseph Cadagin, harpsichord; Lennart Jansson, cello; Nayantara Jain, piano; and Francesca Dawis, soprano.
Join the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble for a special evening with flute masters Andrea Brachfeld and John Calloway! Both world-class artists are considered to be pioneers of their craft, and they will be appearing together in this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration that will feature several of their original compositions and arrangements spanning the entire scope of Afro-Latin Jazz.
Andrea Brachfeld is internationally known for her contributions to charanga, salsa, Latin jazz, jazz, and even devotional music. Her breakthrough performance as the flautist for the popular Latin band Charanga ’76, catapulted her into salsa history as the first female to play that music in the United States. Since then, she has recorded six CDs as a leader and performed worldwide, most recently in Cuba and Peru.
Dr. John Calloway has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. He has collaborated with a who's-who of Bay Area jazz and Latin jazz innovators and has received several Grammy nominations for both his playing and composing talents. He has released two CDs as a leader and also holds a Doctorate in Education for his teaching methodology in Latin Jazz.
This event was rescheduled from May 29th.