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LUBOMYR MELNYK - Performing in Portland for the 1st time at Yale Union

February 28, 2014 from 9pm to 10pm
In the early 1970s, Lubomyr Melnyk sped up. Frustrated by the “lingering theatrical and nightmarish qualities” of contemporary classical composers, he turned the other way and developed a playing style that relies on hand speed to build dense sequences of polyrhythmic notes. He calls it continuous music. Melnyk released a number of solo piano and ensemble works on the Bandura label in the 1970s and 1980s, though relatively little was heard from him until the CD reissue of …See More
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LUBOMYR MELNYK - Performing in Portland for the 1st time at Yale Union

February 28, 2014 from 9pm to 10pm
In the early 1970s, Lubomyr Melnyk sped up. Frustrated by the “lingering theatrical and nightmarish qualities” of contemporary classical composers, he turned the other way and developed a playing style that relies on hand speed to build dense sequences of polyrhythmic notes. He calls it continuous music. Melnyk released a number of solo piano and ensemble works on the Bandura label in the 1970s and 1980s, though relatively little was heard from him until the CD reissue of …See More
Feb 17
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SUSAN HOWE - TOM TIT TOT - an exhibition at Yale Union (YU)

October 5, 2013 at 3pm to December 5, 2013 at 4pm
SUSAN HOWETOM TIT TOTOctober 5–December 6Thursday–Sunday, 12–4pmReceptionSaturday, October 5, 3pmOur next exhibition, Susan Howe’s first solo show, is comprised of two long poems, one from 2010 and one newly commissioned.The exhibition program will include a talk by Susan Howe at LITERARY ARTS on Friday, October 4, 7pm (seating is limited, please arrive early); a new performance by Susan Howe with her semi-regular collaborator …See More
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AARON DILLOWAY at Yale Union (YU)

September 13, 2013 from 9pm to 11pm
A PerformanceFriday, September 13, 9:30pm (Promptly)$10*—TICKETSIn his solo performances, Aaron Dilloway passes his voice and other acoustic sounds through a series of modified 8 track tape loops. So what? Every leave-it-to-beaver you ever knew in the early 2000′s did the same thing. Does the lasting…See More
Sep 7, 2013
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MYKKI BLANCO at Holocene

June 30, 2013 from 8pm to 11:45pm
New York based rapper Mykki Blanco will be performing a benefit show for Yale Union on June 30, 2013. Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss is the debut rap release from the multi-talented artist, who has explored the many sides of an international clubbing scene through music and performance art. Melding different genres including rave, hip-hop, trip-hop, and riot grrl as deftly as she switches gender roles, Mykki Blanco swerves with ease in and out of each with artful lyricism, aggressive…See More
May 13, 2013
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MICHAEL STIRLING at Yale Union (YU)

April 20, 2013 at 10pm to April 21, 2013 at 2am
For the last thirty years, Michael Stirling has been a disciple of the Indian classical vocalist, Pandit Pran Nath (1918–1996) and a student of the American minimalist composer, Terry Riley (1935-). On Saturday, April 20, Stirling will perform three Hindustani ragas. It is easiest, perhaps, to think of a raga as a tonal framework for composition and improvisation. A raga is not fixed, but is created through time by a lengthy evolutionary process. Each Hindustani (North Indian) raga is assigned…See More
Apr 18, 2013
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KEIJI HAINO at Yale Union (YU)

April 10, 2013 from 8pm to 11pm
Keiji Haino’s career as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist began 43 years ago when he dropped out of high school. Since then, he has aimed to become the total sum of his music, speaking of it as an absolute condition.Keiji Haino was born in 1952 in Chiba, Japan. He has released twenty-two solo studio albums and collaborated with countless other musicians and composers, including Tony Conrad, Toru Takemitsu, and Faust. He currently lives in Tokyo. At Yale Union, Keiji Haino will perform a solo…See More
Apr 6, 2013
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ANDERSEN&FISHER at The Hollywood Theater

March 30, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
An ExhibitionMarch 30, March 31, April 5, April 6, April 12, and April 13, 7pmAll Screenings are FREE at the HOLLYWOOD THEATREFor the last fifty years, Thom Andersen and Morgan Fisher have been filmmakers and friends in Los Angeles. This retrospective, the first of its kind, will present a large selection of their films from 1965 to 2013. It will take place over the course of three weekends at the Hollywood Theatre, as our building seems like an absurd constraint for two artists who make films…See More
Mar 30, 2013
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ANDERSEN&FISHER at The Hollywood Theater

March 30, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
An ExhibitionMarch 30, March 31, April 5, April 6, April 12, and April 13, 7pmAll Screenings are FREE at the HOLLYWOOD THEATREFor the last fifty years, Thom Andersen and Morgan Fisher have been filmmakers and friends in Los Angeles. This retrospective, the first of its kind, will present a large selection of their films from 1965 to 2013. It will take place over the course of three weekends at the Hollywood Theatre, as our building seems like an absurd constraint for two artists who make films…See More
Feb 23, 2013
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BACK IN THE USSR at Yale Union (YU)

March 3, 2013 from 2pm to 7pm
RESONANCE ENSEMBLE presents a program of Soviet choral compositions at Yale Union. Under the Soviet regime’s strict censorship, composers found different ways to cope. They wrote nationalist propaganda, subversive works in “musical code,” or oppositional pieces that endangered their lives or forced them into exile. This concert, presented by Resonance Ensemble as part of A Shostakovich Festival, will include choral pieces by Shostakovich, Pärt,…See More
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Walter Marchetti's Natura Morta at Yale Union (YU)

December 15, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm
We say goodbye to the ephemeral distinction of two thousand and twelve with Walter Marchetti’sNatura Morta (1988). Composed for a grand piano covered in fruit, Natura Morta is slow with no punctures, peaks, or destinies. There is so seemingly little to the composition that it inevitably invites the feeling that one could have made it, but don’t lose your head, one couldn’t have.There can be no question that what makes Walter Marchetti’s Natura Morta safe from larvae and rust is not its…See More
Dec 12, 2012
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Walter Marchetti's Natura Morta at Yale Union (YU)

December 15, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm
We say goodbye to the ephemeral distinction of two thousand and twelve with Walter Marchetti’sNatura Morta (1988). Composed for a grand piano covered in fruit, Natura Morta is slow with no punctures, peaks, or destinies. There is so seemingly little to the composition that it inevitably invites the feeling that one could have made it, but don’t lose your head, one couldn’t have.There can be no question that what makes Walter Marchetti’s Natura Morta safe from larvae and rust is not its…See More
Nov 24, 2012

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oregon College Savings Night at Zoolights at Oregon Zoo

December 18, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm
Join us for Oregon College Savings Night at the Oregon Zoo Zoolights display this Thursday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 8pm. Mention the Oregon College Savings Plan when you buy one admission and the second one is free. Once inside, the Oregon College Savings Plan will have a table where kids can spin a prize wheel to win fun prizes and family members can learn more about the Oregon College Savings Plan. We’ll also be passing out gloves to keep your hands warm while you enjoy the lights at this amazing…See More
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