Currents New Media Event | 2017 Film Series | Patina Gallery Exhibition | Chamber Concert | Lensic Event

Currents New Media Event

The Evolution of the (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Saturday, June 24 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe

Join us in the theater at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe for a teaser excerpt from the premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Baritone Jared Bybee and pianist Robert Tweten will perform an excerpt from the Opera followed by a talk on this new work by Susanne Sheston, Chorus Master for The Santa Fe Opera.   

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2017 Film Series

Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe


Film: The Great Waltz

Sunday, June 25, 3:00 pm
Speaker: Oliver Prezant

“A field day for music lovers plus elegant entertainment.” – Variety, 1938

In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. After he is fired from his clerical bank job because of his preoccupation with composing, he decides to follow his passion and form an orchestra. After some famed opera singers, including Carla Donner, hear his music, they expose Schani's music to the masses, to royalty and to music publisher Julius Hofbauer. As such, Schani becomes the toast of Vienna. With his newfound musical fame, Schani's life, which includes his work in the European Revolutions, changes. He becomes torn for his love for his loving and faithful wife Poldi Vogelhuber and his more emotionally passionate but somewhat destructive love for Carla Donner, who herself is involved with Count Anton Hohenfried. Winner, Academy Award, Best Cinematography; nominated, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing.

Film: Pushkin, Animated: Short films by Yuri Norstein

Sunday, July 29

The work of Alexander Pushkin, whose short story The Tale of the Golden Cockerel supplies the inspiration for the Opera production of The Golden Cockerel, has influenced countless writers and artists. Among them is Yuri Norstein— called the “Pushkin of animation”—whose reputation in Russia equals that of Disney in the U.S. and Miyazaki in Japan. This program includes xx short films that serve as modern equivalents to Pushkin’s work, including the startling, gorgeous TALE OF TALES, voted the greatest animated film of all time by two different international juries.

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Patina Gallery Exhibition: Fearless Genius

July 14 – August 13, 2017
Patina Gallery
​131 W. Palace Avenue, Santa Fe
Mon-Thur: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: Closed

Doug Menuez discovered what genius looks like. Steve Jobs – working in the crucible of 1980s Silicon Valley – was the picture of a pioneer reaching beyond what science said was possible.

Doug got as close to Jobs as a documentary photographer could get.  His images tell an epic story, or as Doug himself says:  “When I arrived in Silicon Valley, the innovators were confident they would succeed at building something important. As I watched, I began to think: Wow, there is a chance they could change everything. The power of ideas took over everything.”

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Mason Bates Chamber Concert

Sunday, July 16, 2017

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Las Puertas
1512 1st St., NW, Albuquerque

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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NM History Museum Auditorium
113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe

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Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His music enlivens imaginative narrative forms with novel orchestral writing, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds.  As both a DJ and a curator, he has become a visible advocate for bringing new music to new spaces, whether through institutional partnerships such as his residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or through his club/classical project Mercury Soul, which transforms spaces ranging from commercial clubs to Frank Gehry-designed concert halls into exciting, hybrid musical events drawing large crowds. In awarding Bates the Heinz Medal, Teresa Heinz remarked that “his music has moved the orchestra into the digital age and dissolved the boundaries of classical music.”

Lensic Presents doug menuez: fearless genius

Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 pm

Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe

Photographer Doug Menuez was given unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley pioneers as they developed technologies that would change the world as we know it. In this insightful, entertaining presentation, Menuez shares photos and eyewitness stories from his book Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, a behind-the-scenes chronicle of an amazing era and the minds that powered it.

The acclaimed photographer brings observations and insights from his time shadowing Jobs and leaders from inside more than 70 companies, many of them startups that failed. There are lessons in Fearless Genius we can apply to our own lives—lessons that are relevant to the challenges and opportunities facing innovators and entrepreneurs today.

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This programming is being planned in association with several of the organizations that contribute to the diversity of New Mexico’s thinkers: Chatter, Cinematheque at Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Currents, Patina Gallery, and the Lensic Performing Arts Center.



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The (R)Evolution of Steve Jobs

Get your seats for our world premiere by composer Mason Bates, who's music blends expressive electronics, including guitar, with rich opera orchestration.

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