Professor Georg Friedrich Haas was recently featured on the ColumbiaNews website in an article titled "Pitch Perfect: Columbia Music Department Embraces Microtonal Music of Georg Friedrich Haas." The article gives hightlights of Haas' career trajectory, awards, and critical acclaim as "one of the major composers of his generation," and discusses his recent work and accomplishments--from the Carnegie Hall premier of his dark dreams last October, to a recent work for solo trumpet written in memory of Eric Garner.
Read the full article here.
Columbia was well repesented in the panel discussion orgaized by Ethnomusicology PhD Student Whitney Slaten at the 2015 annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US) in Louisville last week. The title of the panel was "Representing Labor in Digital Media: Radio, Records and Live Performance" and it represented an extension of Slaten's research on the relationships between music and labor, sound engineering and reproduction technologies, and popular music.
As the La Mama website describes this exciting performance:
"Award-winning stage director Charlotte Brathwaite joins forces with eclectic composer/pianist Courtney Bryan and celebrated installation artist Abigail DeVille in a sonically stimulating, visually spectacular experience.