20TH CENTURY MUSIC
Call Number: 25089 Points: 3
Day/Time: MW 2:40pm-3:55pm
Location: To be announced
Instructor: Prof. George Lewis (bio)
A multicultural survey of composers, improvisers, sounds, practices and social issues in the music of "the long 20th century." Engages form, technique, genre, style, canon, media reception, constructions of gender and race, cultural nationalisms, and the impact of transnationalism and globalization. Reading knowledge of music is very helpful but not required.
NOTICE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Department of Music at Columbia University are pleased to announce the following position:
The Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the Department of Music at Columbia University seek to hire an Assistant Professor with a specialization in African-American Music. The responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching; research and publication; and institutional service. We seek candidates with specializations in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music-centered studies in arts, humanities or social science fields; whose research centers on global Afrodiasporic/circum-Atlantic positions, practices and discourses; and whose teaching and research are informed by critical race/ethnicity theory and postcolonial discourses. Candidates must have earned the doctoral degree by July 1, 2011.
To learn more or to begin the application process, please visit the following link:
Review of applications will begin JANUARY 1, 2011.
(Note correction from earlier posting, which had listed an earlier date.)
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
New York-based composer and artist, and Columbia DMA alumnus R. Luke Dubois is featured in the September 9 online edition of The New York Times. In "The Score," an occasional opinion series featuring American composers, Luke writes about his project of creating one .mp3 recording of a new music composition every day for a year, and recalls his time working in Columbia's Computer Music Center.
"So I decided to give myself a little creative challenge: to create a piece of music every day, for an entire year. I decided to call the project "a year in mp3s," and I put the pieces online as I made them, posting a notification on my Facebook page so that my friends could listen to them. I didn't give them titles, just numbers and dates, beginning with my 34th birthday last September 10th."
The Computer Music Center at Columbia University is an innovative and exciting music and arts technology facility with a long history of creative excellence. The center is housed in two separate facilities: one in Dodge Hall on the main Columbia campus (1 train to 116th St.), and another, larger facility on the third floor of Prentis Hall (1 train to 125th St.). For a map with directions to Prentis Hall, please click here.