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]
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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]
The Arts Division was thrilled to welcome five new faculty members at this year's Arts Division Retreat on September 29.
David Dunn is a composer, sounds artist, theorist, and sound designer with an MFA in new media from Danube University in Austria. He has taught and... [more]
UC Santa Cruz associate professor of film and digital media John Jota Leaños is the recipient of a 2017 California Documentary Project grant from California Humanities.
Leaños was awarded $30,000 to support ¡Eureka!--a multi-platform, half-hour animated... [more]