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January 2019

SECRET INGREDIENT : Screening of Macedonian Entry to 2019 Academy Awards

January 19 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Us: SF Bay Area Premiere of SECRET INGREDIENT Official Macedonian Submission for the 2019 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film An underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made from stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain but finds himself cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the “healing” cake. Secret Ingredient won 15 international awards and premiered at 48 film festivals in a year, including…

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New Breed Brass Band

January 19 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Breed Brass Band lives and breathes the culture of New Orleans, infusing funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band tradition. “That’s what we came up under,” says snare-drummer Jenard Andrews of second line bands like the ReBirth, Dirty Dozen and Lil’ Rascals Brass Bands. “Now we’re trying to take that sound and bring in some new stuff and expand it.  We bring outside influences like Earth Wind & Fire and Brass Construction, trying to…

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Charles Ferguson, guitar: Seven “T”s at Seventy

January 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Stanford guitar faculty Charles Ferguson performs works for solo classical guitar by seven “T”s: Telemann, Tarrega, Tansman, Turina, Torroba, Tchaikovsky, and Tedesco.

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Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Museum

January 20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn from a trained docent as you walk among the diverse collection of outdoor sculpture surrounding the Cantor Art Center. Meet at the entrance to the museum. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am, rain or shine

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Public Tour | Papua New Guinea Sculpture Walk

January 20 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine.

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

January 20 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

St. Lawrence String Quartet with the JACK Quartet  The acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, a beloved linchpin of Stanford University and Stanford Live, presents its Sundays with the St. Lawrence series, a matinee array of chamber outings in many modes. On Jan. 20, the acclaimed modern JACK Quartet joins in for a lively series of new works played by great musicians.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

January 20 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. All Saints Choir will be singing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates: Jan. 28 St Bede’s Choir Feb. 3 Memorial Church Choir Feb. 10 Early Music Singers Feb. 24…

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Michael Richards: Winged

January 22 12:00 am

The Department of Art & Art History presents Michael Richards: Winged, a solo exhibition of sculpture and drawing dedicated to the late artist Michael Richards (1963–2001). The exhibition, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, is on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019, with a reception on Thursday, January 24, 5–7pm, and an academic symposium on Friday, February 8. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Richards was working in his studio…

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Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action

January 22 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

An exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, and objects selected by faculty to celebrate the 2019 Green Library centennial.  

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CESTA Seminar Series with James T. Hamilton

January 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is Computational Journalism? What Could it Be? Abstract: Investigative journalism is underprovided in the market, but new combinations of data and algorithms may make it easier for journalists to discover and tell the stories that hold institutions accountable. Computational journalism is a rapidly evolving field that describes stories told by, through, and about algorithms. This talk will provide an overview of how computational journalism is growing as a reporting practice and as a research field. Particular attention will be…

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Laetitia Sonami: Ideas & Machines

January 22 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Laetitia Sonami, composer, sound installation artist, and technologist, discusses her forty-year musical trajectories and encounters. Sonami has studied with Eliane Radigue, Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Joel Chadabe. She moved from France to the U.S. in the late seventies to pursue her interest in electronic music, away from the more conservative French institutions of the time. After several years performing with home-made electronics and spoken words, she started developing the “lady’s glove” in 1991, an elegant elbow-length glove studded with…

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How Emerging Technologies are Improving the Pediatric Patient Experience

January 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How Emerging Technologies are Improving the Pediatric Patient Experience with Luke Wilson, Maria Menéndez, MD, and Molly Pearson, CCLS. Together Luke, Maria, and Molly have been working for the Stanford CHARIOT Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH) to help treat patients using emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive projectors. Over the past two years, the Stanford CHARIOT Program at LPCH has helped treat thousands of patients using emerging technologies. The tools they develop are used…

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Gadi Sassoon: Multiverse

January 23 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Multiverse is Gadi Sassoon’s debut immersive LP: it explores the physical equations of imaginary worlds suspended between organic and synthetic, truth, and deception. This unique auditory experience is created through experimental physical models woven with modular textures and live strings. Impossible digitally-modelled instruments create a soundtrack to alternate universes, while the analogue and acoustic timbres blur the line between tangible and abstract.
 The work in Multiverse is based on a long-term collaboration between the composer and NESS (NExt generation Sound…

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History, Images, and Politics in the PRC: An International Workshop

January 24 12:00 am

This two-day workshop brings a number of international scholars to Stanford to explore some of the different ways in which images and printed media have been used in contemporary politics within the People’s Republic of China.  Program: Thursday, January 24 9:00 – 9:10 Opening remarks, Ban Wang (EALC, Stanford) 9:10 – 10:45 Political Authority and Grassroots Activism Chair: Guobin Yang (Sociology & Communication, U Penn) Presenters:Elizabeth J. Perry (Harvard) and Xiaojun Yan (Politics and Public Administration, Univ. of Hong Kong).…

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Modern Chinese Political Posters

January 24 12:00 am

This exhibition, co-sponsored by the East Asia Library, the Hoover Institution, and the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center, features examples of Chinese political posters from the mid-twentieth century.  The opening of this exhibition will coincide with a two-day symposium on the role of art and media in Chinese politics, also held at the East Asia Library, entitled History, Images, and Politics in the PRC: An International Workshop.

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Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series | Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!

January 24 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. (This lecture will be streamed live on our Facebook page a few minutes before the start time.) Topic What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human life? What does it mean to design well?…

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Opening Reception | Michael Richards: Winged

January 24 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents Michael Richards: Winged, a solo exhibition of sculpture and drawing dedicated to the late artist Michael Richards (1963–2001). The exhibition, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, is on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, January 24, 5–7 pm, and an academic symposium on Friday, February 8. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Richards was working in…

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“The Talmud as Icon: How an Ancient Oral Text Came to Embody Judaism” with Barry Scott Wimpfheimer

January 24 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Talmud as Icon: The Babylonian Talmud is a Jewish scripture whose content has been central to the practice of Judaism and Jewish ideology for over a millennium. Because of this centrality, the Talmud has also found itself reviled and persecuted as the paradigmatic symbol of Jews and Judaism. This talk will focus on various aspects of the Talmud’s symbolic life. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Law at Northwestern University. A lifelong student of the Talmud with a…

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A Conversation on Hans Hofmann

January 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Alexander Nemerov, Department Chair & Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Lucinda Barnes, former chief curator and director of programs and collections at the Berkeley Art Museum will be in conversation on the Anderson Collection’s Fall Euphony by Hans Hofmann which will be included in the exhibition Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction at BAMPFA in February 2019.

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January 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part ritual, part trance, part dance party, Attractor is a collaboration between DanceNorth with the music duo Senyawa, as well as choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. Senyawa reinterprets Javanese trance-dance and music to give it a contemporary spin, borrowing from metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden. Come experience the power of music and dance to break boundaries and create heightened states of energy.

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Odeya Nini: A Solo Voice

January 24 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Evolving over the last seven years, A Solo Voice, composed and performed by Odeya Nini, is an investigation of resonance, extended vocal techniques, performance, and pure expression, exploring the relationship between mind and body and the various landscapes it can yield. The work is a series of malleable compositions and improvisations that include field recordings and theatrical elements, aiming to dissociate the voice from its traditional attributes and create a new logic of song that is not only heard but seen through movement and action.…

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Cha Wa

January 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the the Crescent City’s street culture. Cha Wa’s debut album, Funk ‘N’ Feathers, explored contemporary riffs on the traditional music Boudreaux grew up singing alongside his grandfather, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, in the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras tribe.

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January 26 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fusing folk, doom metal, and improv noise, the Indonesian duo Senyawa are unlike any other band. Wukir Suryadi plays the bambuwukir, an instrument he designed. It’s an amplified zither, wild in nature and fashioned out of bamboo, and does the work of many instruments: from plucky guitar to weighty percussion. As for Rully Shabara, he sings, he shrieks, he growls, and he evokes the boundaries of what it means to be human. Come experience the music of Senyawa—there’s no other band…

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Yefim Bronfman

January 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

One of the world’s most acclaimed pianists, Yefim Bronfman has a career as a concert artist that is matched only by his other accomplishments as a soloist. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 1989 and Avery Fisher Hall in 1993, having won its  prestigious Avery Fisher Prize in 1991. That year, he and violinist Isaac Stern gave a series of joint recitals in Russia in Bronfman’s first public performance there since age 15, when he emigrated with his  family from…

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fff: improvisers/performers

January 26 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

fff features improvisers/performers Julie Zhu, Julie Herndon, Michele Cheng, Michiko Theurer, Barbara Nerness, and Stephanie Sherriff.

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