Updated 19 February 2018

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Karen's UC San Diego posters
Video [3 minutes] by Kyle Johnson
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall lobby
University of California San Diego

Music: looped from Chatter/Clatter
(Sanctuary) by R. Reynolds


Karen Reynolds has been a committed musician with an activist dimension throughout her life. She has performed widely and notably, but her most formative experience remains premiering Mosaic – a duo by Roger Reynolds (included in New World Records’s ONCE set), and, in her booklet essay, Leta Miller writes that [Mosaic] is “played brilliantly by Karen Hill and [jazz pianist] Bob James.” Reynolds’s musical training began at home, and continued under the tutelage of Chicago Symphony flutist Arthur Kitti, then with Michel Debost in Paris [Fulbright year} and Marcel Moyse in Brattleboro, Vermont. Extending her energies toward larger platforms and the organization of festivals, Reynolds co-organized CROSS TALK INTERMEDIA (attended by an audience in Tokyo of 10,000 in 3 nights) in 1969. She also co-organized three other festivals: The Pacific Ring, Xenakis @ UCSD, and the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC. Beyond concept, content, and process contributions, she brings to all of her engagements a discerning editorial eye. As a graphic designer, she creates programs, posters, and logos for concerts and her festival involvements, and has established and maintains three comprehensive websites. Her work appears on numerous CD covers and on C.F. Peters publications. With Roger Reynolds, she is writing a book on the Anza-Borrego Desert residence designed for them by Xenakis.

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