Dieter Christensen, an eminent ethnomusicologist and a longtime faculty member of the Department of Music at Columbia University and Director of Columbia's Center for Ethnomusicology, passed away in Berlin, Germany on March 1, 2017.
A lecture by Marilyn Nonken, introduced by Zosha Di Castri.
Nonken considers the foundational principles of the spectral attitude, examining the contributions of composer Hugues Dufourt in relation to his training as a philosopher. To come to terms with the philosophical scope of spectral music is to appreciate Dufourt's contributions and engage with a line of inquiry that has placed him, paradoxically, at a conspicuous distance from the movement he crucially defined.
BLURRED LINES: LATE MEDIEVAL COUNTERPOINT AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Graeme Boone, Ohio State University
Nori Jacoby, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University, will deliver the talk, "What Can Rhythm Tell Us About Cognition? Insights from Iterated Reproduction," as part of the Historical Musicology and Music Theory Colloquium series.
- Viderunt omnes - Perotin
- from the Prophetiae Sibillarum - Orlandus Lassus
- Sieben Magnficat Antiphonen - Arvo Pärt
- Sproß aus Jsais Wurzel
- Schlüßel Davids
- König aller Völker
In this lecture, Harry Mairson (Brandeis) introduces the Digital Amati Project which explores the structure, interpretation, and making of stringed instruments, and how modern software can be used to represent historical practices of instrument design.
Musicians Against The Executive Order
Columbia University musicians and friends join forces to protest President Trump’s Executive Order barring citizens of seven nations from the USA
The program will include music by Schumann and Ysaye performed by Columbia undergraduates; new works by Columbia composer Ashkan Behzadi; piano improvisation by Ramin Arjomand, and electric guitar improvisation by Mario Diaz de Leon; jazz; concert spirituals; and improvisation by members of Columbia's Arab Music Ensemble.
Admission: Suggested donation $20
On Friday, February 17, at 2 pm, Davitt Moroney will deliver his talk, "Rameau and the Mechanics of Musical Performance: A View from the Early French Enlightenment," in the Historical Musicology and Music Theory Colloquium series.
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Columbia Classical Performers in C555 Lerner Hall!
On this 2017 Year of the Rooster, Columbia Classical Performers (CCP) is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Department of Music, a special Lunar New Year-themed concert. Please join us in celebrating this year’s 春节, the Spring Festival, for music by Chen Yi, Zhou Long, He Lutin, Guan Ming, François Couperin, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Johannes Brahms.
Aimee Toner, flute
Dean Deng, piano
Vincent Gu, piano
Jeremy Ng, erhu
Madelyn Baker, flute
Annie Nikunen, flute
Kevin Choi, guitar
Harvey Wu, piano
This talk pays particular attention to the complex ways gender and sexuality function in the barring of Black flesh from the category of the human-as-Man by investigating inhabitations of the flesh that bring to light the relational being-in-the-world of Black Life. That is, examples from literature and music that render the constitutive ungendered displacement of Black Life from origin and belonging habitable by staging the affectability of Black mattering as second sight.