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Work in Progress: Museum Meets Orchestra Episode 3

For the last few weeks, UCTV Prime’s  “Museum Meets Orchestra” series has followed the progress and process of wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra, during their unique six-month residency that transformed UCLA’s Hammer Museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

The third installment, now available online, takes you deep into the creative process to see how the group’s members work together to develop, publicly rehearse and ultimately perform their final concert, “Art. Music.”

Sometimes playful, occassionally intense, you’ve most certainly never seen an orchestra like this.

Watch “Museum Meets Orchestra – Episode 3” online now, and watch for the fourth and final installment January 29 on UCTV Prime.

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Experimenting with Space and Sound

Take some time to meditate on three versions of “California Girls.”

Watch what happens when a small group of musicians meander through a distinctive museum space, experimenting with sound and surprising even themselves.

These are the kinds of unusual experiences you’re privy to in Episode 2 of UCTV Prime’s new series “Museum Meets Orchestra,” which goes behind the scenes of a most unique musical residency. The UCLA Hammer Museum invited wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra, to be in residence over a six-month period in 2012. During that time, the orchestra presented three major concerts and 30 smaller chamber music performances that defied convention and transformed the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

Episode 2 examines in-depth two very different compositions commissioned for the residency.

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When Museum Meets Orchestra, Things Get Wild

What happens when a group of young, talented musicians are given free reign in a world-class museum? Things get wild.

See for yourself in the first episode of “Museum Meets Orchestra,” a new UCTV Prime documentary series that goes behind the scenes with wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra that just wrapped an unusual six-month residency at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

During that time, the orchestra presented three major concerts and 30 smaller chamber music performances that defied convention and transformed the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself. Through interviews and performance footage, the 4-part series invites you inside the group’s creative process for a truly unique viewing experience.

Episode 1 offers an overview of the residency and an introduction to wild Up’s key ensemble members, who talk about the origins and sensibility of the group. Stay tuned Tuesdays in January for new episodes that just might change how you think about “classical” music.

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Fresh Content for a Fresh Year – January 2013 Highlights

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ALL THAT STUFF?

Americans sure do like their stuff. The problem is, it piles up, leaving families surrounded by overstuffed cabinets and plenty of clutter.The new UCTV Prime series “A Cluttered Life: Middle Class Abundance” follows a team of UCLA anthropologists as they venture into the stuffed-to-capacity homes of dual income, middle class American families in order to truly understand the food, toys, and clutter that fill them. The three-part series premieres January 11 but you can watch the trailer now.


MUSEUM MEETS ORCHESTRA

The latter half of 2012 brought some unusual sights and sounds to UCLA’s Hammer Museum. That’s when the 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra wild Up took part in a six-month residency made up of three major concerts and 30 smaller chamber music performances that defied convention and transformed the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself. Museum Meets Orchestra, a four-part series premiering January 8 on UCTV Prime, takes you behind-the-scenes of this unusual residency.

Want to get a taste? Check out the sneak previews, online now.

COASTAL COLLISION GOES OUT WITH A BANG

We finish off “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” series this month with even more fascinating conversations with cutting-edge thinkers and researchers. Topics range from the future of wireless medicine to learning to play the guitar later in life. Watch them all — and videos from the 2011 event — at the series website.

Also new in January:
Health & Medicine
Arts & Music
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Museum Meets Orchestra – Sneak Peek!

What comes to mind when you think ‘orchestra?’

Well, you’ll toss that idea out the window when you see what wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra based in Los Angeles, pulled off during their unprecedented six-month residency at the UCLA Hammer Museum, which concludes December 21.

We’re in production now on “Museum Meets Orchestra,” a four-part series that goes behind the scenes with the artists and illustrates the modern music collective’s creative process as they defy convention and transform the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

The series premieres January 8 on UCTV Prime but here’s a sneak peek of what wild Up’s up to now.

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