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UC San Diego Professor of Literature and pianist Steven Cassedy presents a psychoacoustic account of dissonant music and a history from the tonal Chopin to the atonal works of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Copland in the fourth session of the "To Be Musical" series, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

The essence of the classical form resides in the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms, as interpreted in this concert by a gathering of renowned musicians at the La Jolla Music Society 2014 SummerFest.

Despite the growing importance of visual effects across the media industries, VFX companies and their employees have been in turmoil for over a decade due to the increasing pressures of globalized production. Long hours, short deadlines, and low profit margins have become characteristic of an industry that was once considered a shining example of the elite knowledge economy. Reflecting on both artistry and activism, this session brings together leading advocates of the VFX community in Southern California to discuss practical strategies for dealing with the challenges they confront.

The Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB welcomed the legendary make-up artist Michael Westmore, who revolutionized the make-up industry for his work on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and won an Academy Award for the movie "Mask." Westmore sits down for a conversation with UCSB professor Cheri Steinkellner, and talks about his work bringing aliens to life and other tales from his career. Recorded on 12/12/2014.
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