Professors Ellie Hisama and Zosha Di Castri have been awarded one of two 2020 Public Outreach Grants from Columbia's Center for Science and Society. The grant will fund "Unsung Stories: Oral Histories of Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center," a podcast series co-led by Hisama and Di Castri that will document the legacy, musical excellence, and experience of women composers in electronic music at Columbia's Computer Music Center. These episodes will start conversations on the treatment of women, LGBTQ+, non-binary, and non-white composers at Columbia and in the fields of music and technology as a whole. The project hopes to share this hidden history and encourage a more diverse community to pursue work in music technology, computer music, and electronic music.
The Center awards grants for public outreach efforts in science and society across the University through collaborations with on-campus and student-organized groups.