January 11 — February 11, 2018

Steven Schick, Festival Curator

What is this festival about?

It’s about the rich world of rhythm. It’s about the way we hear musical time!  It’s about the myriad ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature.  It’s about living in natural time!  It’s about listening to the sounds of the outside world, to our own heartbeats, to noises of contemporary life. It’s about time in the 21st century! Our festival is about how sound can convey emotion and deepen the connections among us all.  It’s about how time binds us to each other!  It’s about a fertile and interconnected web of musical partners—musicians, audiences and institutions—spanning all of San Diego.  It’s About Time!

Press Release for "It's About Time" Festival

The “It’s About Time” Festival is supported in part by a grant from the American Orchestra’s Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Anne & Gordon Getty Foundation.

Venue map

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14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Stuart Collection Audio Tour
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Presenting Organization Stuart Collection

Location Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093

JAN 20, 11:00AM Stuart Collection Audio Tour

Join Steven Schick and the UC San Diego Stuart Collection's Mary Beebe in a walking discussion of the sounds of the Stuart Collection. From Terry Allen's "Silent Tree" to De Saint Phalle's "Sun God" to works by Robert Irwin and finally composer John Luther Adams, let's find out what sculpture sounds like. The final stop on the tour will be John Luther Adams's 2017 installation "The Wind Garden," an interactive sound environment that reacts to the topography and weather of its site in the Theatre District at UC San Diego. This FREE event steps off at the Conrad Prebys Music Center on the UCSD campus at 11am...don't be late!

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Thank you to our series partners

  • art pwr
  • Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
  • Fresh Sound
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
  • La Jolla Music Society
  • red fish blue fish
  • UC San Diego
  • San Diego Opera