Kaija Saariaho, Composer

Bloch Lecture Series 2015
Kaija Saariaho Image
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 to Friday, Nov 6, 2015
United States
World-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho is in residence in the Department of Music during the Fall 2015 semester. In addition to master classes and private lessons with student composers, she participates in a number of appearances, including five public Bloch Lectures featuring conversations with several of her distinguished collaborators.

The Bloch Lecture Series 2015 consists of the following presentations:

Monday, October 12, 2015, 8-9:30pm, Hertz Hall
Secret Gardens and Public Persona
Kaija Saariaho in conversation with UC Berkeley’s Matias Tarnopolsky, Mary Ann Smart, and Edmund Campion.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 8–9:30pm, Hertz Hall
Making Music, Sharing Music
Kaija Saariaho in conversation with conductor Susanna Mälkki, cellist Anssi Karttunen, UC Berkeley’s David Milnes and Matias Tarnopolsky.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 8–9:30pm, Hertz Hall
Intuition, Collaboration, Discovery
Kaija Saariaho discusses her decades-long process of collaboration with flutist Camilla Hoitenga and moderator Matias Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances. Ms. Hoitenga performs selections from Ms. Saariaho's works.

Friday, October 30, 2015, 3–5pm, Elkus Room, 125 Morrison Hall
From the Avant-Garde through IRCAM, to the Present Moment
Kaija Saariaho in conversation with composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière and UC Berkeley’s Adrian Freed, Edmund Campion, and Deidre Loughridge.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 3–5pm, Elkus Room, 125 Morrison Hall
Continuing Thoughts on Music
Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Jennifer Koh and UC Berkeley’s Matias Tarnopolsky.

Ms. Saariaho's residency and the presence of her distinguished guests are made possible by the Department of Music, in collaboration with the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, and Cal Performances.

Please note that tickets not required, the lectures are free and open to the public.

Part of the 
Music & Sound Initiative.