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June 2021

UNC Opera | Scenes from ATLAS | By: Meredith Monk | Additional texts: Nijah Poteat | Dramaturgy: Marc Callahan

UNC Opera: Scenes from ATLAS

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Between 2018 and 2019, 7 children died in US detention: Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, 10 Jakelin Caal Maquín, 7 Felipe Gomez Alonzo, 8 Juan de León Gutiérrez, 16 Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez, 2½ Carlos Hernandez Vásquez, 16 Mariee Juárez, 20 months We have seen images of the border and of the detention facilities holding migrant children. We have heard their testimony and witnessed their pain. Now, it is time that we act. UNC Opera seeks to tell the story of one…

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July 2021

Christina "Trinity" Velez-Justo

Compose Carolina: “Moments Original Score” by Cristina “Trinity” Vélez-Justo

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cristina “Trinity” Vélez-Justo (b. 1990, Kendall Park, NJ, she/her) is a public speaker and educator, and an award-winning composer for film and media through her business ReelScoring, LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. She relocated from Los Angeles in 2018 after finishing the Television Academy Foundation Internship in Music and working as an assistant to accomplished film and television composers. Through film festivals and academic institutions, including SXSW and University of North Carolina School of the Arts (as an instructor in the MFA…

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Alex Van Gils

Compose Carolina: Reunion by Alex Van Gils

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Alex Van Gils (b. 1987, Brooklyn, NY, he/him) is a composer, performer, and generative video artist, exploring the interplay between human and electronic creative agents. In his composition work he creates musical systems that explore, amplify and transform the gestures of human improvisational partners. Alex lives in Brooklyn, NY, and his active projects include XBUCKET, a performance trio featuring live-processed violin and generative video, and also a discipline of daily audiovisual compositions uploaded to @avg.music on Instagram. Alex holds a Ph. D. in Music…

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Stewart Engart

Compose Carolina: Usynlig by Stewart Engart

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stewart Engart (b. 1991, Hickory, NC, he/him) is a Southern California-based composer, performer, sound artist, and creative coder working in the fields of experimental electronic music, audiovisual installation, and innovative chamber music. His work explores computer-assisted musical form and gesture, as well as experimental synthesis techniques. Stewart is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at University of California, Santa Barbara. REGISTER NOW Join us for the second-annual Compose Carolina, our summer music series produced in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts. This weekly virtual series…

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Compose Carolina Summer Music Series

Compose Carolina: Alex McKeveny, David Green, James Larkins, Julia Holoman, Matthew Svec

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Five current music majors come together to create a new telling of the classic story of Orpheus, an ancient Greek tale about love, grief, and deception. Returning Compose Carolina student-composers David Green, James Larkins, and Alex McKeveny are joined this summer by mezzo-soprano Julia Holoman and clarinetist Matthew Svec as they explore these time-honored themes with a new lens. REGISTER NOW MEET THE ARTISTS Alex McKeveny (composer) is a UNC-Chapel Hill junior who is currently double majoring in music and business administration.…

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