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Aiming her spring-loaded energy squarely at the international opera world, conductor Nicole Paiement has surfed a few career changes since arriving at UCSC in the early '90s.

 

Currently director of the Music Department's Ensembles and Artistic... [more]

Rare is the researcher who can boast of deep backgrounds in both Byzantine and Western art history. Maria Evangelatou is that individual, and more. A native of Greece, Evangelatou has been able to decode linguistic as well as iconographic nuances in her special areas of interest... [more]

Released last year, The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin, marks the climax of a decade of detective work on the part of author/music professor Anatole Leikin.  A specialist... [more]

A rare and innovative merging of the very old with the very new sums up the work of artist Jimin Lee, who creates digital prints on papers made by 500-year-old techniques and who, during her recent six month sabbatical, spent residencies in Japan, Korea and Montreal, studying in... [more]

Chair of the Digital Arts & New Media MFA program, film professor Warren Sack is a pioneer in social computing research. Recently appointed an associate director of CITRIS's "Data and Democracy Initiative," Sack spends most of his creative energies at the intersection of... [more]

Haunted by an enduring interest in jazz icon Carla Bley, music historian Amy Beal took an editor's request for a manuscript as the perfect excuse to track down oral histories, study the music, interview Bley herself and finally write her latest book "from the 10th floor of the NYU Library—... [more]

In a role literally made for his unique brand of comic genius, Danny Scheie recently opened in You, Nero on the Arena Stage, in Washington, DC. Having already performed the role with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and South Coast Repertory, Scheie again stars as Nero through January 1, 2012... [more]

Filmmaker Gustavo Vazquez focuses on the colorful edges of human engagement. When he's not teaching classes in the Film & Digital Media department, he is as likely to be in the high Andes as in a Bay Area gallery or the wrestling rings of Tijuana. For his most recent... [more]

In her new book A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock, art historian Carolyn Dean rethinks prevailing notions concerning the importance of stone masonry in the Inka past. After a decade of exploring some of the most breathtaking high-altitude architecture extant... [more]

Artists deal in making ideas visible. Science works with conceptual data, with ideas often inaccessible to non-scientists. Why couldn't art and science collaborate more creatively in order to uncover each other's mysteries?  At least that's what electronic sculptor Jennifer Parker... [more]

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