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Acoustic biologist, founder of the Elephant Listening Project, and whale song expert Katy Payne received a BA from Cornell in music and biology in 1959. Since then her professional work and contributions have all stemmed from original discoveries at the intersection of these fields. Humpback whales sing long songs that change extensively, progressively, and rapidly with time—an example of non-human cultural evolution with endlessly fascinating details.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 5:00pm
Media Theater-M110, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)

With guest artists Gamin Hyosun Kang (piri, taepyeongso & saenghwang ), Oasis Lee (pipa & voice), Mandjou Kone (dance), I-Wen Wang (piano), Motoko Honda (piano), India Cooke (violin), David Smith (bass), Bill Johnson (trumpet), Maruyi Hughes (poet), Drew Detweiler (digital video), Nanaiya Hester (synthesizer), Salif Kone (percussion), Karlton Hester (flutes, saxophones).

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30pm
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, T.J. Demos is sitting in his office surrounded by boxes that have yet to be unpacked. He’s just arrived on campus after having taught for several years in the Department of Art History at University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading universities. “Santa Cruz is absolutely a spectacular environment,” he says. “After ten years of being in London, it’s really amazing to be here. It’s such an incredible landscape.”

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