Tuesday, May 26

Jewish folk band to host workshop at music school to illuminate klezmer music

This post was updated Feb. 9 at 11:23 a.m. “Mostly Kosher” was founded on a white lie about its entire existence 10 years ago. The group originally formed when a woman assumed co-founder Leeav Sofer had a klezmer band due to his Jewish heritage. Read more...

Photo: Mostly Kosher mixes traditional klezmer and Yiddish music with modern Latin, rock and folk to create emotional instrumentals and lyrics documenting Jewish stories. Mixing all of the styles helps to create a more inclusive and worldly flare to the traditional music. (Courtesy of Rick Raasch)


Music supervisor to discuss business side of sound in film and TV production

Anyone who’s added music to their Instagram story has acted as a music supervisor, Ryan Svendsen said. Svendsen, the head of music at Millennium Media, will be a guest panelist at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s “Sounds of the Scene: The Art of Music Supervision” discussion Saturday. Read more...

Photo: The head of music at Millennium Media, Ryan Svendsen, will be a guest panelist at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s “Sounds of the Scene: The Art of Music Supervision” discussion Saturday. The panel will explore the world of music supervision, and the alumni guests will share their own experiences within the industry. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin staff)


Event to showcase student skills through art exhibit, performative dances

“Wacsmash 2020: Systems and Self” offers a glimpse into students’ lives in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Jordan Goheen, one of the show’s producers, said this year’s Wacsmash will feature a selection of dances along with an art exhibit in the following room – both presenting work entirely done by students. Read more...

Photo: “Wacsmash 2020: Systems and Self,” taking place Friday and Saturday, aims to provide a location for students across various mediums to showcase their talents. This year, the event features both dances and an art exhibition, and aims to encourage more interdisciplinary collaboration. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)


Student’s solo guitar EP to spin traditional jazz styles with playful style

Grant Grech wants his music to have a voice of its own. The second-year psychology student said he is releasing his solo EP, “Grant Grech Plays Guitar,” to showcase his modern spin on a traditional, classical jazz style. Read more...

Photo: Second-year psychology student Grant Grech said he merges traditional jazz style with bebop and swing, and he hopes his upcoming EP “Grant Grech Plays Guitar” will demonstrate his playful take on classical guitar. Having played the guitar since he was 14, Grech said his passion for jazz music started when a teacher played him a few records from artists he now admires. (Kanishka Mehra/Assistant Photo editor)


Student cohesively blends genres to make fluid self-produced music

The sounds of many instruments come together to create Thomas Crowley’s live spectacle – but he takes the stage alone. The third-year economics student said his music style drifts between R&B, hip-hop, electric and pop on each track. Read more...

Photo: Third-year economics student Thomas Crowley will perform at the Fowler Museum on Wednesday. He said his style ranges from R&B, hip-hop, electric and pop, which he said provides him with opportunities to be open to collaborating with a number of other artists. (Courtesy of Nate Watters)


Professor explores different cultures through traditional music in Fiat Lux seminar

Lily Chen-Hafteck believes music can create harmonious feelings in people of all cultural backgrounds. The professor of music education explores how music is a form of cultural expression in her Fiat Lux seminar, Music 19: “Celebrating Cultural Diversity of Immigrants through Music.” Chen-Hafteck said the course aims to deepen appreciation for the United States’ multicultural society by teaching students about the relationship between music and cultural empathy. Read more...

Photo: Lily Chen-Hafteck, professor of music education, explores how music from different cultures brings people together in her Fiat Lux seminar, Music 19: “Celebrating Cultural Diversity of Immigrants through Music.” (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)




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