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January 19, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Behzod Abduraimov, “Manzanar, Diverted” Screening and Director talk, and more

Start the new year with lectures, performances, and more!

January 24, 7:30 PM |Behzod Abduraimov, Meany Hall

Since winning the London International Piano Competition in 2009, Behzod Abduraimov’s passionate and virtuosic performances have dazzled audiences around the world. His “prodigious technique and rhapsodic flair” (The New York Times) have defined his career as a recording artist, recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with major orchestras worldwide. The Tashkent, Uzbekistan native presents a program specifically crafted for his Meany debut, featuring Uzbek composer Dilorom Saidaminova, along with works by Florence Price, Robert Schumann and Modest Mussorgsky.

$48- 60 tickets | Tickets and more info.

January 27, 6:30 PM | “Manzanar, Diverted” Screening and Director Q&A, Henry Art Gallery Auditorium

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust is a powerful documentary film on the linked histories of Indigenous dispossession, Japanese American incarceration, and struggles over water in the desertified Owens Valley of California, lands once known as Payahüünadü—the place where the water always flows. Join us for a screening of the film and discussion with director Ann Kaneko. Ann will be in conversation with Dana Arviso, Sage Romero, and Alex Miranda. Dana is director of Unite:ED in the UW College of Education, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Bishop Paiute-Shoshone Indian Reservation in California. Sage was one of the film’s sound artists and a member of the Tovowahamatu Numu (Big Pine Paiute) and Tuah-Tahi (Taos Pueblo) Tribes. Alex Miranda, also a sound artist on the film, is a contemporary Payómkawichum (Luiseno) artist from Southern California.

Free | RSVP and more info.

January 26, 4:30 PM | The Music of Solidarity in Manzanar, Diverted, CMU 202

Composing a score for a film about the interrelation of Indigenous dispossession, Japanese American incarceration, and ecological catastrophe posed complex challenges, even before the Covid-19 pandemic upended typical modes of artistic collaboration. In this event, the composing team of Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust (Lori Goldston, Alex Miranda and Steve Fisk), along with contributing sound artist Susie Kozawa, singer Sage Romero and filmmaker Ann Kaneko, gather to talk about the challenges of aurally representing intersecting histories of organizing and resistance on Native land, and the unique process of improvisation they developed while working remotely. This “dream team” of artists will reflect on questions of musical structure, community, authenticity, ethics and film practice, in developing an award-winning score that embodies the sounds of Payahuunadü.

Free | More info.

School of Music Concerts

January 25 | Faculty Concert: Tekla Cunningham, violin: H.I.F. von Biber: Mystery Sonatas , Meany Hall

January 28 – 29 | Opera Workshop: Haydn, Philemon und Baucis, Meany Hall

January 31 | Concerto Competition: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Brechemin Auditorium

January 18 – February 15, 7:30 PM |History Lecture Series: Medieval Made Modern, Kane Hall

The medieval period has always occupied a paradoxical position in our cultural memory. An age of fantasy unimaginably distant from historical reality, it is also an era onto which writers and artists—and now moviemakers and gamers—have long projected their fears and desires. Why do cultures remake certain figures from the past—but not others–in their own image?

Join Professor Emerita Robin Stacey for this five-lecture series where she looks at the present’s relationship with the past through the lens of the making and remaking of important historical figures—some real, some fictional, and some the creatures of myth.

Free | More info.

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).