December 16, 2018
A Festival of Carols
Including, Our Embodied Psalm,
for Choir and Chamber Instruments
7:00PM Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
Free and Open to the Public
Join me as Immanuel Lutheran Church and Director Christian Guebert present the annual Festival of Carols, a night filled with music including my newest work, Our Embodied Psalm, for choir and chamber instruments.
This quiet yet powerful carol invites us into the mystery and power of the incarnation. In the poem I wrote as the text, I connect the incarnation with the embodiment of artistic creations. The music carries these thoughts through with contemplative harmony and a meditative melody.
Just as we create in order to bring our ideas into physical form, Jesus came in flesh–the embodiment of our God of Love. Please join me this Christmas for a night of music, contemplation, and celebration.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
802 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92866
Our Embodied Psalm
On a field of snow,
Pulling words from pen
So that all can know,
Taking thoughts and dreams,
Touching heaven’s seams,
Making real our prayers
Through a page is shared.
Holds the liquid hot.
It a fragrant gift
With a price was bought.
Filling up the air
Spiced with gold and care,
Now taste winter’s balm
Our embodied psalm.
Sound the season song.
Into dark despair
Put to right what’s wrong.
Into time and space,
Now with human face,
In our flesh to dwell,
On our field of snow;
He the depth of clay
So the world can know.
Sing his holy song
Still when nights are long,
Making real our prayer,
He the Word we share.
March 9, 2018
ACF-LA Presents Nadia Shpachenko at the Pasadena Museum of History
During Pasadena’s Spring 2018 ArtNight
Friday, March 10, 2018, 6-10PM
With Four, 30-Minute Performances at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30Where:
The Pasadena Museum of History (Giddings Room)
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103The bi-annual ArtNight included dozens of spaces and cultural institutions with free programming and performances and free event-specific public transportation just for the evening.
Conversations in Collaborative Creativity
March 10th @ 10am
ACF-LA is hosting its second community discussion at OCCCA. Come to connect with other composers and creatives and join in as paelists discussion creativity and collaboration to inspire and inform your creative practice. Featuring guest…
Nzuji De Magalhaes is a mixed media artist born and raised in Angola whose work explores the exchange between African and American cultures, bringing forward issues of gender, child labor, and the experience of minority communities in the United States and abroad.
Collin Russell creates sonic gestures using recorded and synthesized audio to create an ambiance that transforms the listener’s perspective on what sound should be, and more importantly, what sound could be. Collin is the Director of Technical Support at Qu-Bit, a Southern California based modular synthesizer manufacturer.
Moderated by Steven Homestead, ACF-LA President
Presented by ACF-LA // Hosted by OCCCA
The Boca De Oro Festival
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Creating with Text and Music
Join in for a unique discussion and workshop as three composers, Amy Gordon, Steven Homestead, and Christian Guebert share thoughts and insights from their own practices on creating with text and music. This interactive event will also include live, in-the-moment composing of vocal music, as the composers set crowd-sourced poetry from the audience to music and guest vocalists in a unique pop-up performance.
Sat, March 3, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saints and Icons: At the Santa Ana Art Walk
Saturday Feb 3 2018, 6-10PM
I’m excited that pieces from my Saints and Icons project will be on display at this month’s Santa Ana Art Walk. Visit Emmaus Gallery to see these images that challenge and inspire us in our perceptions of ourselves and others.
In addition to showing my work, the space will also be featuring art from Katherine Leith, a friend whose work offers ambiguous visual spaces that invite the viewer to explore complex landscapes and reconstructed worlds.
If you plan to attend the art walk and would like to connect at the gallery, simply email me back.
Emmaus Gallery: 108 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Join in as ACF-LA launches public dialogues to inform and inspire your creative practice.
As President of ACF-LA, I’m curating a number of public conversations that will feature local and global creators, curators, and composers discussing exciting projects and collaborations. The first two will be held in conjunction with OCCCA’s exhibit, “Music for Your Eyes,” from Exhibitions Director Carolyn Yarnell, juried by Peter Frank. In addition to the discussion, come to connect with other creatives and community members at these free events.
10:00-10:30AM // Coffee & Bagels
10:30-11:30AM // Discussion
117 North Sycamore
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Parking: Metered street parking and public pay lots are located adjacent to the location.
Carolyn Yarnell //
Composer and Visual Artist
Exhibitions Director, OCCCA
Pamela Madsen //
Composer, Performer, Theorist, and Curator
Professor, Music Composition/Theory, CSUF
Founder and Director of the Annual CSUF New Music Festival
Bridget Dolkas //
Violinist, Musical Entrepreneur, Educator, and Arts Organizer
Principal 2nd Violin, Pacific Symphony
Co-Curator of Sonic Kitchen
Kurt Mortensen //
Arts Administrator, Composer, and Guitarist
Director of Audience Engagement,
Co-Curator of Sonic Kitchen
Moderated by Steven Homestead
Presented by ACF-LA and Hosted by OCCCA.
Click Here to Register
Saturday Feb 24, 10AM-6PM
Panel Discussion, 5-6PM
I’ll be a guest and panelist (5-6PM) at the 17th Annual New Music Festival when ACF-LA presents the landmark composer Thea Musgrave (12-1:30PM) as part of her world-wide 90th birthday celebrations this year. In a week-long festival of concerts and events, Saturday’s Symposium offers free lectures and performances. Also, on Sunday, Thea will be honored as the CSUF Orchestra performs one of her compositions, on a program that will include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
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Newgate Orchestra and Artists at Arts Alive
Tapestry Work on Display, April 29-30, 2017
Part of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration
Saints and Icons
On Display at Fuller Theological Seminary, February 8-March 10, 2017
Opened as part of the Brehm Center’s
Culture Care: Creating Beauty in Exile
Interactive Art Installation at
Unlocking the Stigma Fair
Jan. 24, 2017
UCI Student Center
Showing the “Loop of Resurrection”
Creating Live Art from my
Saints and Icons Project
Showing Work from my
Saints and Icons Project
And the World Premiere of
Monkeys on Parade
Newgate Orchestra and Artists: Hauntings