Robert Black Turns Up The Bass

World-renowned bassist Robert Black will perform and discuss his work in Westmont’s Deane Chapel on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. The free concert, presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UCSB in collaboration with Iridian Arts, is open to the public.

Black, one of the best-known double bassists, is founder of the Bang on a Can All- Stars. His interests range from traditional orchestral and chamber music to solo recitals, collaborations with actors, music with computers, movement-based improvisations with dancers, and live-action painting performances with artists. He has commissioned, collaborated, or performed with musicians from John Cage to D.J. Spooky, Elliott Carter to Meredith Monk, Cecil Taylor to young emerging composers.

For more information about Black’s residency in Santa Barbara, contact Emily Zinn, the program and events coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, at or (805) 893-3137. For more information about Black, visit his Web site at