Enjoy our new episode: Changing Limiting Beliefs with Laura Escudé, Artist/Entrepreneur/Live Show Designer; CEO and Founder, Electronic Creatives
In this week's Innovating Music podcast, we enjoy Laura Escudé taking us on a tour of live performance music . . . and touring . . . and breaking negative beliefs about performance and ability through tech tools. She mixes Abelton Live, her own violin skills, tools like the Unreal game engine, and major tours and artists. She looks at how beliefs and technology change change the sense of what is possible and what creative limits we do and don't have as live performers. She also shares her personal shifts into training others and being a mentor in terms of both skills and thoughtful living.
Hosts: The Center for Music Innovation at UCLA Alpert and UCLA Music Library
Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Auditorium
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
How can we support Los Angeles’ music scene(s) and work together to continue to create something robust, diverse, and dynamic in this changing era?
This day-long conference expands the conversation of how Los Angeles can grow and connect/collaborate around its diverse music scenes. If other cities are challenged by gentrification in having vibrant live music scenes, (a) why is Los Angeles seeming to be growing, despite these difficulties, and (b) how can we enhance and amplify this growth?
On February 6th, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs held a half-day Symposium as part of its February COMPOSE LA series of events. With partners that included UCLA’s Center for Music Innovation, they brought together different voices across Los Angeles and music to talk about the future of Music in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a complex environment. From panels and provocations, we came up with many things that weren't right within the overall ecosystems in terms of policy, permitting, and procedures. We also explored our very vibrant environment that seems to be growing -- despite the systemic challenges.
We invite the community gather again on May 15th at UCLA to both expand the conversation and to add new voices into the mix. We're going to include people joining us via video conference from other cities and locations. We're going to include new parties -- and parties with different perspectives.
We invite you to join us online for this community event at the Charles E. Young Research Library at the UCLA campus. Many thanks to the UCLA Library for helping us make this event free, and for the support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, LA Nightlife Alliance, and the Ford Theatres Connector Council.
Registration and Check-in
Welcome and What is Los Angeles’ music?
Gigi Johnson, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Robert Fink, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Matthew Vest, UCLA Music Library
Music in Los Angeles -- Where we ended Feb. 6
Ben Johnson, Performing Arts Program Director, City of LA Dept. of Cultural Affairs
What does LA Look Like and Why?
Philippe Maman, Strategy and Research, The NOW Institute
Presentation on research following patterns of legal and not-legal venues across the city’s corridors and neighborhoods.
What are Los Angeles economic trends and trajectories?
Adam J. Fowler, Director of Research, Beacon Economics
Roundtable-- Whose LA and What is LA? Where we are creating, presenting, and practicing?
Moderator: Ross Gardiner, Co-Founder, LA Nightlife Alliance
Leigh Ann Hahn, Director of Programs, Grand Performances
Dexter Story, Wondem / UCLA Ethnomusicology / Community Coalition; Connector Council Member, Ford Theatres
Mark Mack, Professor of Architecture at UCLA. Principal of MackArchitect(s) and Creative Director of Archidance
Jeff Schwartz, Director, Soundwaves, Santa Monica Public Library
Alejandro Cohen, Executive Director, dublab; Mark “Frosty” McNeill, Founder, dublab
What Makes LA a Unique Music City? -- Challenges and Questions
Research Presentations -- Gathering of stories, challenges, and conflicts from interviews and other cities’ research
Jessica Glaubiger and Sylvia Lopez, UCLA
Perspectives on LA as a Music Incubator
Sam Kling, VP, Creative Services, SESAC
Living in LA Music for Film & TV Production
Moderator: Gigi Johnson, UCLA Alpert
Patric Caird, Film & TV Composer
Patrick Warren, Film & TV Composer
Jonathan Beard, Orchestrator/co-founder Tutti Music Partners, Lecturer UCLA Alpert
Music from LA in the Global Scene
David Bakula, SVP, Industry Insights & Analytics, Nielsen Music
Physical LA -- LA as a Diverse Spread Set of Communities in the Arts
Heidi Zeller, Sr. Manager, Cultural Programming, LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Farah Sosa, Photographer
Connie Pallini-Tipton, Sr. City Planner, LA Dept of Cultural Affairs
Online Roundtable -- Being a Music City in Other Cities
Moderator: Storm Gloor, Associate Professor, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Danny Keir, Sound Diplomacy, London
Matthew Che Kowal, Performing Arts Readiness, Denver
Maggie Weiland, Exec. Director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission
Kate Becker, King County Creative Economy Strategist, Washington
Nurit Nigel Smith, Exec. Director, HOB Music Forward, New Orleans
Don Pitts, Co-Founder, Sound Music Cities; past Division Manager, Music & Entertainment Division, City of Austin
Video from Europe - Life of a Night Mayor
Mirik Milan Gelders, Global Night Mayor Advocate, Co-Founder, VibeLab and Electronic Music Conference; former Night Mayor of Amsterdam
Lutz Leichsenring, Founder, The Creative Footprint; Spokesperson/Exec. Board Member, Berlin Clubcommission
Break for Lunch -- on your own around North Campus
Creating and Programming Events and Concerts for a Diverse and Worldly LA
Moderator: August Brown, Reporter, LA Times
Elizabeth “Liz” Garo, VP of Talent, Spaceland Presents
Matthew Himes, Director of Programming and Production - Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles
Howard Ho, Writer, Composer, and Sound Designer
Nick Schwartz-Hall, Sr. Producer, Programming, The Music Center
Derrick Spiva Jr., composer, conductor, musician
Jonathan Beard, President, Jack Ryan Music
Jeremy Rollinson, CTO, Tour Tech
Devan Landau, Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
Steven Homestead, President, ACF-LA
Creating Communities and Collectives in LA
Moderator: Ross Gardiner, Co-Founder, LA Nightlife Alliance
Addy Gonzalez Reneria, Co-Founder/Co-Director, 11:11 A Creative Collective
Jason Kramer, KCRW (Broadcaster/DJ), Music Advisor & Supervisor, Instructor (Music Marketing)
Steve Loza, Professor, UCLA Global Jazz Studies
Erin Stone, Co-Director/Co-Founder, 11:11 A Creative Collective
Kristen Martinez, Masters student, UCLA American Indian Studies