Powering Up / Powering Down 1/30/04-2/1/04
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Sean Griffin

“Spicer Transcription” (Griffin 2004)

A micro-opera based on a transcription of a faked translation by Jack Spicer.
Sean Griffin, electronics
Juliana Snapper, soprano


Los Angeles native Sean Griffin's works have been presented in Europe, China, Mexico, Brazil, and in the United States. He has studied at CalArts, the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, and UCSD where he recently earned a Ph.D. With a focus on intermedia and cross-genre collaboration, his musical works, videos, installations, and collaborations are positioned between music, theater, sound, and visual art. As a harpist, performer, and composer, Griffin has been featured at the Opéra National de Lyon, the Nouvelles Scènes Consortium Dijon, France, Künstlerhaus Boswil, the Mini-Matrix Series at the Berkeley Museum of Art, the Hammer Music Series at the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, and June in Buffalo. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus recently premiered his “Snow Queen” for six sopranos, chorus, and orchestra.

“Powering Up/Powering Down” is sponsored in part by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the UC San Diego Department of Music in connection with the departments of Visual Arts, Music, and Literature at UCSD along with the UC Riverside and Los Angeles campuses.