upcoming events

September 2017

Natural Sciences Seminar: Replaying Life's Tape

When: Fri Sep 22 2017 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Heiser – East Wing 168

Description: Dr. Nic Kooyers, a research scientist at the University of South Florida, Tampa, will speak on using recurrent spatial patterns to understand the process of adaptation. This talk focuses on leveraging natural experiments to understand how plants adapt to herbivore pressure, changing seasonal timing and drought stress – selective pressures that are nearly universal across plant species. The implications of this research are discussed in the context of global climate change and agricultural improvement.

Natural Sciences Seminar: Phase transitions in the Ising Model and in Randomized algorithms

When: Fri Sep 22 2017 4:14pm to 5:00pm

Where: Heiser – East Wing 168

Description: Dr. David Gillman, assistant professor of computer science, will speak. Some metals are magnetic at low temperature and lose their magnetism at high temperature. The Ising model was invented to mimic this "phase transition": on an n x n square grid, each grid site has a spin, + or -. The random configuration of spins favors neighboring sites with like spins, to a degree that is stronger at low temperature. One can simulate the Ising model with randomized algorithm, an automaton called a Markov chain, which walks among Ising configurations by randomly flipping one spin at a time. A recent discovery is that the phase transition affects the "mixing rate" of this Markov chain, i.e., the rate of convergence to a random configuration. The configurations can be described as graphs. We will show how to characterize slow mixing by counting graphs, and we will show that the Markov chain mixes slowly for some boundary conditions at low temperature.

October 2017

Concert: Duo Cortona

When: Tue Oct 3 2017 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: College Hall Music Room

Description: Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld will give a free concert as Duo Cortona, their new project dedicated to the creation of works for mezzo-soprano and violin. The duo will perform wiht the Amernet String Quartet at New College Oct. 7.

Artists Conversation: Amernet String Quartet with Rachel Calloway

When: Thu Oct 5 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk with the performers before their Oct. 7 New Music New College concert. This event is free.

Amernet String Quartet with Rachel Calloway: Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2

When: Sat Oct 7 2017 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. Schoenberg’s Second String Quartet is a landmark of 20th century music, encompassing the extended tonality of late Romanticism and early modern atonality. The final two movements of this transporting work include a soprano, who sings, “I feel air of another planet.” Come hear how vibrant and exciting this work is, performed by the Amernet String Quartet with soprano Rachel Calloway. $15, free with subscription.

November 2017

Clambake

When: Thu Nov 2 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bayfront

Description: Our 39th annual New England Clambake is Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. As a refreshing cool breeze dances across our beautiful Sarasota Bay campus at sunset, we’ll share a very special and renewed event — with fabulous music, delectable cuisine by Michael’s on East and new experiences. At New College, we have a lot to be proud of, and we want you to be a part of it! All proceeds benefit student scholarships. Read more about sposorships at http://www.ncf.edu/clambake

Concert: Dis/Embodied

When: Fri Nov 17 2017 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Black Box Theater

Description: New Music New College explores making music with the body —- and without the body. Vinko Globokar’s unsettling ?Corporel (performed by NMNC Director Stephen Miles) is played by the performer on his own body. Luciano Berio’s Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) is a recorded piece based on the Sirens episode of Ulysses, and dancer Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers will offer a physical interpretation. NMNC Producer R. L. Silver will then perform Roger Marsh’s Dum, which fragments and reconfigures texts and also involves hurling pieces of metal into a bucket. In between these solo works, New College students will dance to electronic music pieces composed by other NCF students. Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

Concert: Dis/Embodied

When: Sat Nov 18 2017 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Black Box Theater

Description: New Music New College explores making music with the body —- and without the body. Vinko Globokar’s unsettling ?Corporel (performed by NMNC Director Stephen Miles) is played by the performer on his own body. Luciano Berio’s Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) is a recorded piece based on the Sirens episode of Ulysses, and dancer Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers will offer a physical interpretation. NMNC Producer R. L. Silver will then perform Roger Marsh’s Dum, which fragments and reconfigures texts and also involves hurling pieces of metal into a bucket. In between these solo works, New College students will dance to electronic music pieces composed by other NCF students. Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

Concert: Dis/Embodied

When: Sun Nov 19 2017 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Where: Black Box Theater

Description: New Music New College explores making music with the body —- and without the body. Vinko Globokar’s unsettling ?Corporel (performed by NMNC Director Stephen Miles) is played by the performer on his own body. Luciano Berio’s Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) is a recorded piece based on the Sirens episode of Ulysses, and dancer Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers will offer a physical interpretation. NMNC Producer R. L. Silver will then perform Roger Marsh’s Dum, which fragments and reconfigures texts and also involves hurling pieces of metal into a bucket. In between these solo works, New College students will dance to electronic music pieces composed by other NCF students. Pre-concert talk at 2:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

January 2018

Klingenstein Lecture: “Rethinking The Jewish Catacombs”

When: Tue Jan 16 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Sainer Auditorium

Description: Nicola Denzey Lewis is on the faculty of Religious Studies at Claremont Graduate College, and author of "The Bone Gatherers." Her research centers on the city of Rome during the Roman Empire and late antiquity. The lecture is sponsored by New College of Florida, The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and The Jay Rudolph Endowment. The public is welcome.

Artists' Conversation: Lerner/Filiano/Grassi

When: Thu Jan 18 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Talk with Pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi in advance of their Jan. 20 New Music New College concert. The event is free.

New Music Concert: Lerner/Filiano/Grassi

When: Sat Jan 20 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Pianist Marilyn Lerner has been to New Music New College twice before, and she returns to thrill us with her mastery of extended techniques and her gift for improvisation, this time with bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi. Come to Club Sudakoff and experience music of the moment performed by the best! Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

March 2018

Artist Conversation: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Thu Mar 1 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: ACE Lounge

Description: Talk to the artists in advance of their New Music New College live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc.

New Music Concert: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Sun Mar 4 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Koski Plaza/ACE Building

Description: 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and we celebrate by using Mary Shelley’s enormously influential work as the basis of John Cage’s Circus On, a template for turning text into a performance. “It’s Alive! a Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein” will be our live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty, and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc. Come see the monster if you dare! Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

April 2018

Artist Conversation: Dither Quartet

When: Thu Apr 19 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk to the Dither Quartet, an electric guitar quartet, in advance of their April 21 New Misic New College concert. This event is free.

New Music Concert: Dither Quartet

When: Sat Apr 21 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Q: When is a string quartet not like a string quartet? A: When it’s a quartet of electric guitarists! New Music New College welcomes Dither, a New York-based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. From quiet and intense to raucous and driving, Dither’s performance is sure to expand your musical horizons. Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription. https://www.ncf.edu/new-music-new-college/