Flood, Lauren

Name: 
Lauren Flood
Position: 
PhD Student in Ethnomusicology
Contact Information
Email Address: 
lef2120@columbia.edu

Napoli, James

Name: 
James Napoli

CU Klezmer & Bluegrass Bands

The Columbia Klezmer Band and Columbia's Bluegrass Band, Lion in the Grass play their spring concerts back-to-back in one night of rollickin' fun!  It's free so bring your friends along.

Columbia Klezmer Band at 6:00 PM
Columbia's Bluegrass Band, Lion in the Grass at 7:00 PM

The Columbia Klezmer Band, founded in 2000, is a group of talented Columbia, Barnard, and JTS students from a variety of musical backgrounds. Klezmer is the Jewish folk/dance music whose roots lie in old Eastern Europe.
 
The band is coached by Jeff Warschauer, who is internationally  renowned as a klezmer instrumentalist, Yiddish singer and educator.

Lion in the Grass, the CU Bluegrass Band, was started at Columbia in 2004, and has already achieved a strong reputation on campus and in the community.  It is directed by Toby King.

Sponsored by the Columbia University Music Performance Program

Singing the Present Through the Past, Alessandra Ciucci

The Spring 2009 Colloquium Series of the
Department of Music, Columbia University
 
is pleased to present
 
“Singing the Present through the Past:   
‘Kharbusha’ at a Wedding Celebration in Morocco”
Alessandra Ciucci, Columbia University
 
Respondent: Farzaneh Hemmasi

 
Friday, April 24, 2009
4:00PM, 622 Dodge Hall 
 
 
The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Singing the Present through the Past

The Spring 2009 Colloquium Series of the
Department of Music, Columbia University

 
is pleased to present
 
“Singing the Present through the Past:   
‘Kharbusha’ at a Wedding Celebration in Morocco”
Alessandra Ciucci, Columbia University
 
Respondent: Farzaneh Hemmasi

 
Friday, April 24, 2009
4:00PM, 622 Dodge Hall 
 
 
The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the talk.

Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber: A Workshop in Conducted Improvisation


In this unprecedented performance workshop, open to any student performers from any and all traditions--musicians, poets, actors, dancers, musicians, writers--Greg Tate, Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at the Center for Jazz Studies for Fall 2009, will demonstrate how new musical material may be generated and existing musical material may be restructured and renewed in real-time performance, using Conduction, the versatile lexicon of hand and baton gestures developed over the past twenty years by improvisor and conductor Lawrence "Butch" Morris.

As leader of the innovative musical ensemble Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber, Tate uses Conduction in live performance and in the studio to compose and select material from a wide range of composers and genres--Thelonious Monk, Chaka Khan, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus, Iggy Pop, and others. In this workshop, joined by  members of the Arkestra and the workshop participants, Tate will demonstrate these techniques and create new music.

Digital Economies and the Politics of Circulation

Click here for full size poster!Digital Economies and the Politics of Circulation

Dates: April 3 and 4, 2009
Location: Philosophy Hall, Columbia University

A conference co-organized by
Ana María Ochoa
The Center for Ethnomusicology, The Music Department, Columbia University

Claudio Lomnitz
Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University

For the detailed program please click here.

This is an interdisciplinary and transnational conference that seeks to explore the interrelationship between the changing status of textualities, the rise of informal economies and the global politics of circulation.  By changing textualities we mean the transformation in modes of support and circulation of artistic artifacts and legal documents (from different types of musics, to cinema as well as documents that make up the legal archive). The point of departure for the conference is the realization that there is a gap between practices of archiving, production and circulation of different forms of textualities and their juridical status. The association between property, technology, art forms and governmentality is being challenged from a broad spectrum of creative practices, but this is not just a problem about intellectual property. The migration of the discussion in the globalization of the arts to a legal terrain brings to the foreground the increasing incommensurability between the local, national and global politics of diversity, and governmentality. Thus practices of exchange of digital texts become a radical site for the audiovisualization of the global crisis of the political entailed by this incommensurability.

Columbia Gagaku Ensemble Spring Concert


Playing ancient court music of Japan, a type of music rarely played outside of Japan.
Free and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED START TIME OF 7PM, NOT 6PM.

On Race: Workshop for graduate students


Professional Development Workshops Series
Monday, 13 April: On Race
This workshop will explore issues of race in relation to music scholarship and teaching.
Center for Ethnomusicology, Dodge 701c
3-4:30 pm
Workshop leaders: Professors Ellie Hisama and Ana Maria Ochoa
For graduate students in music and PhDs/DMAs.

Publishing workshop for graduate students


Professional Development Workshops Series
Monday, 30 March: On Publishing
This workshop will focus on the process of submitting your work for publication to journals and to book publishers, and will discuss the peer review process, working with an editor, correcting proofs, and other matters.
*Library Seminar Room* (note change of place), Dodge 701a
3-4:30 pm
Workshop leaders: Professors Giuseppe Gerbino and Ellie Hisama
For graduate students in music and PhDs/DMAs.