J no.e Parker
J no.e Parker is a new media artist, composer, electronic musician/Dj, and educator with a PhD in Digital Music Composition (UC Riverside), an MFA in Digital Art/New Media (UC Santa Cruz), and a B.S. in Textiles & Apparel Design (Cornell University). She is also a founding member of the SF Bay area's SPaZ electronic music event collective, and the Autonomous Mutant Festival.
Her multimodal works explore intersections between sound & science, data, technology, music, and visual art, creating multimodal experiences of compost and other recycled materials to address pollution and environmental sustainability from a local viewpoint in the hopes of encouraging the public toward making a positive difference on our quickly changing environment.
She teaches media arts and the science of sound with Oakland's Junior Center of Art & Science, Studio One Art Center,Thingamakids! music education program, and has most recently founded CREATIONstation, a technology/media/literacy focused maker lab at Oakland’s Allendale Elementary School
Exhibitions include: China's Qianyang Bamboo Museum, Brasil's National Museum, Denmark's Museum of Modern Art, UC Riverside's Culver Arts Center, and Yogyakarta's International Media Art Festival (IND). Articles discussing her work appear in Leonardo Journal (51-5), Acoustic Space Journal (16); conference proceedings include IRCAM's Music & Hacking (2017), the International Meeting of Art & Technology (2016), and the International Community of Audio Display (2015).
Christine Lee is an eclectic composer, a musical poet, a multi-cultural artist currently based in Los Angeles. Christine Lee’s music is described as “bold and futuristic” with “strong rumbling in the lower registers alternated with softer stretches …with powerful electronic sounds that increases with great energy and dynamism …”(Sequenza 21). She composes for unlimited projects in concert music, film, game, visual media, and dance. Her music produces a surrealistic and ambient atmosphere while driven by high energy and rhythms with mixture of electronics. Her works have been presented nationally in US and internationally such as in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Michigan, Oregon, Canada, Sweden, Brazil, Romania, Taiwan at different venues and festivals including Vox Novus Festival, Splice Music Festival, unSung concert Series, and Eureka, Musical Minds of California.
As a professional, classically trained pianist and keyboardist, she performed at high profile venues, festivals and TV shows on national broadcasts such as KBS, MBC, and SBS in Korea with a band "Wiretap In My Ear” and she currently performs various styles of music such as classical, electronic music, rock, jazz, etc. Christine Lee studied composition with Jeffrey Stolet, Jack Boss, Steven Larson and Toby Koenigsberg at a graduate program at University of Oregon (Intermedia Music Technology) focusing on electro-acoustic and live-interactive music and later extended her studies at University of California, Riverside with Tim Labor, Ian Dicke, and Paulo C. Chagas. She also worked on electronic pieces at EARS (Experimental Acoustic Research Studio) and Outpost Blackbox Studio at Culver Center of the Arts in Riverside. Currently she co-directs “Sound and Fury Concert Series,” a broadly eclectic classical music concert series designed to support emerging and accomplished composers from all over the world.
Christine Lee Summary of Activities / Research
Robert Giracello is an accomplished composer, teacher, and musician who lives and works in Southern California. He received his PhD in music composition from UC Riverside in 2010. Topics of study included the life and writings of Arthur Farwell, theatrical and musical analysis of the works of Stephen Sondheim, and electronic music composition using ChucK programming. He currently teaches at John Paul the Great University and is Director of Music and Liturgy for Church of the Resurrection, Escondido.
Giracello has been called “a powerhouse of wit and ability,” and a composer of “music of stunning virtuosity that challenges audience and performer alike.” He specializes in writing theatrically motivated performance art that breaks down the barriers of the traditional concert experience. He is the recipient of several prestigious composition awards, including a MACRO prize for his choral piece 3 Landscapes, and the inaugural Sul Ross Composition prize for his wind ensemble composition Particle H. He has received commissions from Nova Ensemble, Gary Barnett, the Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, and Sul Ross University, among many others.
As a performer, Giracello sang in a special audience for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 2003, and was part of a choir concert performance for the United Nations at UNESCO in Paris in 2001. He also performed as part of an anniversary music festival in Cologne, Germany. His 2015 CD Con Brio featured solo piano works by living composers from 8 different countries, including Austrailia, Iran, and Scotland.
He is currently working on his second novel, Life of the Bullet, and a large-scale work for soprano and orchestra set to premiere in the summer of 2020.
Roberto Giracello’s Research at EARS / Research
Christian Dubeau is an L.A. based composer and pianist whose compositions have been described as "transcendently beautiful" (The Highlander Newspaper) and "majestic" (Sequenza21). His music has been heard at festivals such as SPLICE (2016; 2017), The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (2017) and at distinguished concert series such as UnSUNG (2016; 2017) and has been played by Brightwork newmusic, the Panic Duo, the What's Next Ensemble, members of the Grammy nominated L.A. Percussion Quartet, and by several other renowned musicians and ensembles. He is the recipient of three Gluck Fellowships for the Arts. Recent commissions include a guitar concerto for the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and a piece for the Korean ensemble PHASE, using traditional Korean instruments.
As a pianist, he frequently performs his own music in public as well as that of other contemporary composers. He played keyboards with a rock band called Hauk for many years, recording six studio albums, and touring throughout the U.S.A. Christian holds BAs in music and theatre from the University of Southern California, an MFA in music from UC Irvine, and a PhD in Digital Composition from UC Riverside. He has studied composition with many known composers including Morten Lauridsen, Veronika Krausas, Michael Dessen, and Ian Dicke. He has also studied piano with renowned pianist Norman Krieger.
Christian’s music is heavily inspired by the natural world and current environmental issues. He recently completed a large collection of preludes (for piano and electronics) about environmental issues in L.A’s San Gabriel Mountain range. His music ranges from vocal music, acoustic and electro-acoustic works for chamber ensemble, purely electronic works, works for solo instruments, and works for orchestra. He has also composed for film and dance productions.
Christian also teaches piano, composition, and theory to private students, and teaches group keyboard classes in Southern California elementary schools. He is currently an instructor at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where he teaches composition, music history, and recording, among other classes. He has also held part-time teaching positions at UC Irvine and UC Riverside. He is currently the Co-Director of Sound and Fury Concerts, an L.A. based new music concert series.
Christian Dubeau’s Research Statement / Research