Hugues Dufourt and The Origins of Spectral Music

Wed, Mar 22 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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.

Perotin - Lassus - Pärt

Mon, Dec 6 - 8:00pm


  • Viderunt omnes - Perotin
  • from the Prophetiae Sibillarum - Orlandus Lassus
    • Persica
    • Lybica
    • Cimmeria
    • Samia
    • Europaea
    • Agrippa
  • Sieben Magnficat Antiphonen - Arvo Pärt
    • Weisheit
    • Adonai
    • Sproß aus Jsais Wurzel
    • Schlüßel Davids
    • Morgenstern
    • König aller Völker
    • Immanuel

Musicians Against the Executive Order

Fri, Feb 3 - 7:00pm

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

Chinese New Year Concert with Columbia Classical Performers

Sun, Jan 29 - 7:30pm

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

Center for Ethnomusicology - Alexander G. Weheliye, "Black Life--Schwarz-Sein"

Thu, Feb 2 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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.


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