Telemetry with Paul Botelho, Kevin Davis, The Near Misses, Michele Zaccagnini

May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
The Bridge PAI

Friday May 10th 8PM FREE

Paul Botelho

Paul J. Botelho is a composer, performer, developer, and artist whose work includes a series of one-act operas, acoustic and electro-acoustic music, multimedia installation pieces, visual art works, and vocal improvisation. He performs as a vocalist primarily with extended technique and incorporates the voice into many of his pieces. His work has been performed, presented, and exhibited in concerts, festivals, galleries, and museums across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Botelho received an M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University, an M.A. in Electro-Acoustic Music from Dartmouth College, and a B.F.A. in Contemporary Music Performance and Composition from the College of Santa Fe. Currently he is Associate Professor of Music at Bucknell University where he teaches music composition.

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is an improviser, composer, and cellist. Originally from Appalachian Tennessee, he has at various times been based out of Memphis, Chicago, New York, and Istanbul, where he has played in and composed for a large variety of musical situations across a wide spectrum of contemporary music. He has recorded and performed in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He has degrees in music composition from the University of Memphis (B. Music) and the Centre for Advanced Musical Studies (MIAM) in Istanbul, Turkey (MA), and in Composition and Computer Technologies from the University of Virginia (MA, PhD).

Kevin has performed, recorded, and improvised with many excellent musicians including Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Ken Vandermark, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tim Daisy, Ingebrigt H. Flaaten, Jim Baker, Robert Reigle, Tatsuya Nakatani, Guillermo Gregorio, Ben Vida (US Maple), Adam Vida, Josh Abrams (Town and Country), David Daniell, Glen Kochie (Wilco), Colin Stetson, Kyle Bruckmann, Olivia Block, Uncle Woody Sullender and Mike Pride among many others.

His own collaborative projects include recordings with Dave Rempis, Woody Sullender, and Mike Pride, Jim Baker, Locksmith Isidore, the İstanbul-based Islak Köpek and Hoca Nasreddin, in addition to co-directing the MIAM Improvisation Ensemble and performing in and assistant directing the University of Virginia New Music Ensemble, and directing the Sonic Crafts Orchestra. In addition to playing in a number of bands and projects (Floom, Sweet Tooth, Restroy, Never Enough Hope), he also currently plays in the new music group Null Set and plays violone, baroque cello, and harpsichord in the University of Virginia Baroque Orchestra.

After many years of focusing his artistic practice on improvisation, Kevin has recently become re-engaged with more traditional forms of composition. His recent creative work deals with mediating the sometimes-problematic relationship between composition and improvisation by bringing formal structures into a confrontation with the unstable properties present in movement, gesture, and sound. His compositions have been performed by Dither guitar quartet, Ekemeles, the Verge Ensemble, Never Enough Hope, the Hezarfin Ensemble, Chicago Sound Map, and others.


The Near Misses - experimental opera preview!

The Near Misses is an experimental opera & a touring all-woman band. Featuring original electroacoustic music and choreography based on near-death stories.


Michele Zaccagnini

Michele Zaccagnini composes music for acoustic, electroacoustic and audio—visual media. His acoustic music has been performed in the US by ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble of New York, Lydian String Quartet, White Rabbit, and in Europe by the Dèdalo Ensemble and L’Arsenale. His current work is concerned with multi—media composition and music perception. His research on has been presented at University of Plymouth within the First International Workshop of Brain Computer Music Interface, at the Ircam Forum Conference in Sao Paulo, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Michigan Technological University within the 29th International Conference on Auditory Display. His scholarly work focuses on algorithmic composition and has been published by Perspective of New Music and by Ircam.

His teachers include Martin Boykan, Yu-Hui Chang, Frank Corcoran and Eric Chasalow.


This Free monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.


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The Bridge PAI (Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative)

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The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA

Supported by UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts


UVA Department of Music
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P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176