Concert: The Transcultural Exploratorium: Neuro Music and Japanese Culture

January 18, 2024
Studio Theater
Gene Coleman (with Fabio Rambelli on Shō), Composer and Director


Gene Coleman is a composer, musician and director. He is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and received the Berlin Prize for Music from the American Academy in Berlin in 2013. He has created over 70 works for various instrumentation and media. Central to his work is the inventive use of sound, image and time, and the desire to create experiences that expand our understanding of the world. Since 2001 his work has focused on the global transformation of culture and music’s relationship with neuroscience, video and architecture. His most recent research and compositions explore the concepts of Neuro Music and Neuroaesthetics. He studied painting, music and film making at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where his teachers included experimental film artists Stan Brakhage and Ernie Gehr, Robert Snyder (music), Barbara Rossi and Oliver Jackson (painting).

Note: This event will be held at 6:30 pm in Studio Theater on the UCSB campus. It is free and open to the public.

Mr. Coleman's events are organized by Fabio Rambelli. Supported by UCSB's Department of Religious Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, Department of Music, Department of Theater and Dance, UCSB Library (UCSB Reads), the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, UCSB Shinto Studies Endowment, and the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global.