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Thursday
03
MAY

Microtonal singer Elaine Walker in concert

20:00
22:00
UCSB Department of Music
Event organized by UCSB Department of Music

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The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) will present microtonal singer Elaine Walker on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Ms. Walker will perform with Dr. Richard Boulanger of Berklee School of Music. Also featured will be audiovisual works by Corwin Professor Clarence Barlow. The concert will open with a performance by the CREATE Ensemble, a laptop chamber ensemble. Admission is free.

About Elaine Walker

Elaine Walker received her degree in Music Synthesis Production from Berklee College of Music in 1991, and worked as a lab monitor in the electronic music labs until 1999. Upon graduation she founded the all-electronic band, ZIA, using homemade alternate MIDI controllers and microtonal scales. She received her master's degree in music technology from New York University in 2001. While at NYU, Elaine managed the Music Technology lab monitor crew. Her thesis was on using chaos mathematics to compose and perform music. She built a hardware MIDI device to play "chaos melodies", allowing the performer control over the mathematics, tempo and dynamics. For several years that followed, she was one of two music editors for the cartoon Pokemon with 4Kids Entertainment, and later GoGoRiki. Elaine has performed with, mixed and produced the band Number Sine. She has also done freelance music editing, mixing and keyboards for various Phoenix bands including Vitruvian and Alcoholiday. She has continued to perform with ZIA, build new MIDI instruments and research microtonality. In the Summers Elaine performs her duties as Education and Public Outreach Coordinator for the Haughton-Mars Project with NASA scientists in the Canadian High Arctic.