“Spicer Transcription” (Griffin 2004)
A micro-opera based on a transcription of a faked translation by Jack
Juliana Snapper is a musicologist and a singer specializing in dramatic vocal performance and intermedia opera. In the last year she premiered new works by Sean Griffin at the Armand Hammer Museum's performance series in Los Angeles, and at the “Scout” series at the Participant Inc. Gallery in Manhattan. In March, Snapper teamed with Miller Puckette to give the U.S. premiere of Philippe Manoury's En écho for soprano and interactive electronics at the Sounds French new music festival in New York. She has been invited to perform En écho in the coming year at the Fresh Sounds series at the San Diego Musuem of Art, at the Theatre des bouffes du nord in Paris. In February she'll take the stage at Vaginal Davis' club Bricktops in Los Angeles, and this summer Snapper will sing at the Istanbul Festival in June, and premier two new monodramas at The Berlin Festival in August. Her article on Turntablism appears this month in a special issue on music and globalism from the European Journal of Cultural Studies. Snapper is a Ph.D. candidate in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices in Music at UC San Diego.
“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.