Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 6:00 PM
Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
Join the Mills College Art Museum and the Mills Music Department for a performance series of work by faculty and students of the music department. This evening’s performance features music department faculty James Fei and Maggi Payne.
James Fei (b. Taipei, Taiwan) moved to the US in 1992 to study electrical engineering. He has since been active as a composer and performer on saxophones and live electronics. Works by Fei have been performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, MATA Micro Orchestra and Noord-Hollands Philharmonisch Orkest. Recordings can be found on Leo Records, Improvised Music from Japan, CRI, Krabbesholm and Organized Sound. Compositions for Fei's own ensemble of four alto saxophones focus on physical processes of saliva, fatigue, reeds crippled by cuts and the threshold of audible sound production, while his sound installations and performance on live electronics often focus on feedback. Fei has taught at Mills College in Oakland since 2006, where he is Associate Professor of Electronic Arts. http://www.jamesfei.com/
Maggi Payne is Co-Director (since 1992) of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, Oakland, CA, where she teaches recording engineering, composition, and electronic music. She also freelances as a recording engineer and editor and a historical remastering engineer. Her electroacoustic works often include visual elements, which she creates, including video, dance, transparencies, and film. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and has worked with video artist Ed Tannenbaum for over twenty years. She is also a flutist, and has written several works for flute as well as other acoustic instruments. http://www.maggipayne.com/
This event is presented in conjunction with Experiments in the Fault Zone on view at MCAM from September 25- December 8, 2013.
For more information visit http://mcam.mills.edu/