MUSI G9401 (Advanced Seminar in Ethnomusicology 1)
NEW FOR SPRING 2013
Call Number: 74384 Points: 3
Instructor: Aaron A Fox (bio)
Tuesdays 2:10pm-4:00pm, 701C Dodge Hall
Topics, literature, and projects in audio archive management, repatriation, and intellectual property issues.
MUSI G9402 (Advanced Seminar in Ethnomusicology)
Music, Affect, and Public Culture
Instructor: Ellen Gray (bio)
Call #: 28037, 3 pts
Thursdays 12:10pm-2:00pm, 701C Dodge
Musical anthropology and ethnomusicology have tentatively begun to work with "affect" as a keyword for understanding how contemporary cultures of musical circulation and listening shape publics and mobilize sentiment. But what is "affect"? How does it differ from "emotion"? How might one go about ethnographi- cally studying affect when sound/music/aesthetics are the object of inquiry? This seminar places two con- temporary interdisciplinary "turns" in the social sciences and humanities (the "acoustic turn" and the "affective turn") in productive alignment. We track genealogies of the following keywords and terms through relevant theoretical and ethnographic literatures: "listening"; "voice"; "emotion"; "structures of feeling"; "affect"; "public feeling" and "publics" while thinking through the possibilities of "affect" for anthropologies of sound and music.
MUSI W4626 (New Course for Spring 2013)
Musical Instrument in Electronic/Computer Music
Instructor: Jaime Oliver (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music) (bio)
Call #: 92448, 3 pts
Tuesdays, 11:10am-1:00pm, 320H Prentis
A central aspect of composing with computer media is designing the software system with which we will work; in other words, the composer, performer, and/or improviser is often responsible for designing and as- sembling his own instrument. Electronic and Computer music practices challenge our views of what a mu- sical instrument is and how it is expected to behave. Through the analysis of various documents by a wide range of musicians as diverse as Theremin, Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Mathews, Moore, Thenney, Risset, Buchla, Moog, Mumma, Martirano, Waisvisz, Rowe, and Puckette amongst others, we will attempt to un- derstand what new conceptions of musical instrument may have emerged with electric and digital media, and explore software implementations of some of their designs towards a final paper or computer system.
MUSI W4442/RUSSIAN 84442 (New Course for Spring 2013)
Musical Exoticisms of the Former Soviet Union
Instructor: Maria Sonevytsky (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute)
Call #: 23331, 3 pts,
Thursdays, 10:10am-12:00pm, 701A Dodge
In this course, we explore musical discourses of "civilization" and "barbarism" with a focus on examples from Ukraine, Russia, and Central Asia. The historical scope of the class includes key moments since the 18th century through the present day. Topics will include music of the "Gypsies," Klezmer and Yiddish songs, music of the Carpathian Mountains, Crimean Tatars, Uzbeks, Siberian shamans, renowned Soviet composers, Eurovisions contestants, and Post-Soviet African-Ukrainiam hip-hop artists.
AFAS W4031/MUSI 84031
NEW COURSE for SPRING 2013!
Popular Music and Protest Movements
Instructor: Prof. Kevin Fellezs (bio)
Call #: 61032, 3 pts,
758 Schermerhorn Extension
"Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." Jimi Hendrix This course will examine the relationship between popular music and popular movements in various historical and social contexts with an emphasis on African American musicians and political issues. We will trace various legacies within popular music that fall under the rubric of "protest music" as well as to think about the ways in which popular music has assisted various commu- nities to speak truth to power. We will also consider the ways in which the impact of the music industry has either lessened or enhanced popular music ?s ability to articulate "protest" or "resistance."
Colloquium: "When Puff, the Magic Dragon became a Smoking Uktena" - Sara Snyder and Nannie Taylor (Cherokee) 11/30/12 3PM
The Center for Ethnomusicology's "Indigenous Music Today" Speaker Series Proudly Presents a Colloquium:
When Puff, the Magic Dragon became a Smoking Uktena:
Text-setting & Translating Songs for Cherokee Language Revitalization
Sara L. Snyder (PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University)
Nannie Taylor (Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation)
Friday November 30, 2012
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology)
Columbia University Morningside Campus
Free and Open to the Public
Reception to Follow Presentation
Ms. Taylor and Ms. Snyder will discuss their collaborative work developing Cherokee-language versions of popular cultural texts for immersion education.
The Center for Ethnomusicology's "Native Sounds North & South" Series and "Music in Contemporary Native America" (MUSI V2021) are proud to present an early evening performance by Native American Singer/Songwriter:
"Montana's Blackfeet Troubadour"
TUESDAY November 27, 2012
112 Dodge Hall
(Enter from College Walk, 116th and Broadway entrance to Columbia Morningside Campus)
Admission is Free and Open to the Public, Children Welcome.
Jack Gladstone is a Native "PoetSinger" and lecturer from the Blackfeet Indian Nation of Montana. Regarded as a cultural bridge builder, he delivers programs nationally on American Indian mythology and history. In a career spanning three decades, Jack has produced fifteen critically acclaimed CD's. In 1985, Jack co-founded "Native America Speaks", an award-winning lecture series for Glacier National Park.
A former college instructor, Jack has been featured on both the Travel Channel and in USA Today magazine. Honored as a modern day warrior and bridge builder, he holds a Human Rights Award for Outstanding Community Service from Montana State University. Since 1997, Jack Gladstone has collaborated with Lloyd Maines, Grammy winning producer of the Dixie Chicks. He was also a key tribal voice providing alternate perspectives of the Lewis and Clark expedition during the recent bicentennial commemoration. In 2004, Jack narrated the Telly award winning Lewis and Clark film Confluence of Time and Courage.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Professor Kevin Fellezs, whose book, Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the Creation of Fusion, is this year's Co-Winner of the International Association For Popular Music's Woody Guthrie Book Award. In making the award, The awards committee observed, in making the award, it considers Birds of Fire "the most accomplished monograph of the contenders. It is an engaging, well researched and argued interdisciplinary study of a long vilified musical movement . . . [and] a crucial contribution to jazz studies and rock studies, but most importantly it de-stablilizes the concept of genre itself."
At the recent national meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Professor Ellen Gray (Ethnomusicology) has been awarded two major prizes for her groundbreaking 2011 article "Fado's City" (Anthropology and Humanism 36(2): 141-163). The article was awarded the prestigious Jaap Kunst Prize by the Society, in recognition of "the most significant article in ethnomusicology written by a member of the Society" in the prior year. It was also awarded the Richard Waterman Junior Scholar Prize by the Popular Music Section of the SEM.
The Department of Music warmly congratulates Professor Gray!
The Department of Music at Columbia University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with a specialization in Music Theory. The responsibilities of the position include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and publication, and departmental service. We especially seek candidates whose research extends interdisciplinary connections between Music Theory and Historical Musicology, Ethnomusicology, or Composition. The doctorate must be awarded by July 1, 2013, the start of appointment.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's RAPS system.
Review of applications begins December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.