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Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation

Ann Waltner and Jacqueline Schwab in Conversation Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 1210 Heller Hall Free and open to the public Download: audio, 360p, or 1080p. Ann Waltner discusses creativity and collaboration with Jacqueline Schwab. They will talk about Schwab’s collaborations with Ken Burns, her work with the durable (and fabulous) band Bare Necessities, […]

Love v. Duty: Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas”. March 24, 2016

Love versus Duty: A Conversation about Mark Morris’s “Dido and Aeneas” Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 4:00pm Best Buy Theater, 4th Floor of Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. Queen Dido of Carthage is forsaken by her love, the Trojan Prince Aeneas, when he is reminded of his […]

Violence, politics and Zulu song during South Africa’s transition. Louise Meintjes, November 5, 2015

Re-organizing the Sensory World: Violence, politics & Zulu song during South Africa’s transition Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 2nd Floor East Side, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public Download: audio, small video, or original. What happens when artists refute music as a political act yet by force of circumstance […]

Ryland Angel, Countertenor and Composer, with Ann Waltner, Prof. of History. July 2, 2015

Download: audio, small video, original. Ryland Angel describes the beginnings of creating The Call, which began in the 2015 Spring semester at the Institute for Advanced Study. The project is headed up by Ryland Angel, Ann Waltner, and Nels Cline.

Northern Spark 2015 on the UMN East Bank

On June 13-14, 2015, the University’s East Bank will be one of five zones for the all-night Northern Spark Festival, showcasing University and community artists who will bring to life the concepts that make Northern Spark unique: nighttime, light, duration, participation, innovative art, unique memories, and communities. Northrop Weisman Bell Northern Spark 2015

We Rock Long Distance: Screening & Discussion with Justin Schell. May 7, 2015

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We Rock Long Distance Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm Best Buy Theater, Northrop A free screening and discussion with director Justin Schell Come celebrate the end of the semester with a free screening of Justin Schell’s We Rock Long Distance. Justin is a CSDS graduate whose dissertation examined transnational hip-hop. He will also discuss […]

Improvising Ecosystems III – Echoing Ecotones: Transformations and Interventions. April 30, 2015

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Improvising Ecosystems III Echoing Ecotones: Transformations and Interventions Thursday, April 30, at 8:00pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop This performed installation is a project of the IAS Improvising Ecosystems Collaborative. Faculty and students from the School of Music (SOM) and the Department of Art will feature participatory art, sound installations, and improvisational music: Lyz Jaakola […]

Composer Conversation with Fred Lerdahl. April 22, 2015

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Composer Conversation with Fred Lerdahl Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:00pm The Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6th & Wabasha, St. Paul Free, but reservations are required. A dedicated musician and academic, Fred Lerdahl has contributed enormously to the field of cognitive science of music as well as composition. As an award winning author and professor […]

The Bakken Trio: Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Thursdays at Four, February 5, 2015

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Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 4:00pm Northrop — Crosby Seminar Room (240) A discussion with Michael Cherlin, the Bakken Trio, and friends Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: small video, audio, or original. Cellist Mina Fisher and the Bakken Trio will hold a discussion of Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) […]

Improvising Ecosystems Performance, October 29, 2014

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Improvising Ecosystems Performance Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8:00-9:00pm Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for Art (East) This performance/installation/intervention is a result of collaborative work/process of U of M School of Music and Department of Art students and faculty (including members of the IAS 2014-15 Improvising Ecosystems Collaborative), reflecting on a weekend spent at Cloquet […]

The Bat of Minerva in Austria and Germany, August-November 2014

English Language Interviews Download: audio, small video, or original. Peter Shea introduces the Bat of Minerva’s trip to Austria and Germany and the interviews to follow. Download: audio, small video, or original. Peter Kampits, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Vienna, talks to Peter Shea about his experiences and travels as a student […]

Wednesday, May 7, 2014: Sacabuche performs “Italy Invades Poland!”

Italy Invades Poland! Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 7:30pm Northrop — Best Buy Theater General Admission, $35; Students $10 ¡Sacabuche!, an early music ensemble directed by Linda Pearse, plays music which demonstrates the ways in which expressive Italian music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries spread throughout the courts and musical life of […]

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation

Alan Sparhawk in Conversation Download as: audio, small video, or original. Alan Sparhawk (of Low, Retribution Gospel Choir) reflects on the process of songwriting, recounts his experiences of working as a professional singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer for over twenty years, and discusses selected songs in detail. A question-and-answer session follows. This event was cosponsored by the IAS Music […]

Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording: Michael Denning, Apr. 18, 2014

Decolonizing the Ear: The Reverberations of Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording The IAS Music and Sound Studies Collaborative presents Prof. Michael Denning, American Studies and English, Yale University. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Prof. Denning will present a study of the dramatic […]

Steve Schick: The First Percussion Solo, April 7, 2014

The first percussion solo: entering a world of new sounds Steve Schick–renowned percussionist, conductor and professor of percussion at UCSD–will talk about John Cage’s 27’10.554″ in the context of an emerging sound world for percussion soloists. Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Schick currently holds positions as Music Director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and […]

Michael Gallope: Negative Cosmopolitanism in Janka Nabay’s ‘Bubu’ Music, April 4, 2014

Negative Cosmopolitanism in Janka Nabay’s ‘Bubu’ Music Friday, April 4, 2014, at 4:00pm 280 Ferguson Hall Michael Gallope, CSCL, University of Minnesota Sierra Leonean musician Ahmed Janka Nabay frequently describes his infectious style of “bubu” electronic dance music as a modernization of Islamic bubu processional music, a genre that was originally played on bamboo flutes […]

Consortium Carissimi: L’Oratorio Romano, March 14 & 16, 2014

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Consortium Carissimi Presents L’Oratorio Romano Friday, March 14, 7:30pm Sunday, March 16, 2:00pm The Chapel of Saint Mary at The Saint Paul Seminary 2260 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105 $20 for Adults (30-64); $10 ( Under 30 and 65+); $5 Students; MPR Members 2:1 Tickets are available at the door and online. Free parking […]

Music and Sound Studies: Musical Destruction, with Matt Sumera, Feb 28, 2014

Audiovisual Nodes of Musical Destruction Friday, February 28, 2014, at 3:00 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 280 What role do sound and music play in representations of U.S.-led conflict and collective violence? This presentation sets out to answer this question. Through an ethnographically-informed analysis of three primary media–war films, video games, and soldier-made viral videos–I develop […]

October 21, 2013: Daniel Levitin, “Measuring Expressivity in Musical Performances”

Colloquium with Daniel Levitin, James McGill professor in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Music, McGill University Monday, October 21, 2013 Nicholson Hall 4:00 Presentation  Room 275 5:30 Reception  Fireplace room Daniel Levitin has taught at Stanford University in the Department of Computer Science, the Program in Human-Computer Interaction, and the Departments of Psychology, Anthropology, Computer Music, and History […]

April 22, 2013: Peter Shea discusses “Jazz the Way the Old Guys Played,” an interview with Jeff Hackworth

Brown bag lunch with Peter Shea, Director and Producer of the Bat of Minerva interview series Jazz the Way the Old Guys Played – a discussion about the interview with Jeff Hackworth Monday, April 22, 2013 12 – 1:30 pm 235 Nolte Sessions also held Monday, April 8 and May 6, 2013 Peter Shea on […]

3/10/13 Jeff Hackworth

“Jazz the Way The Old Guys Played” – A sax player comes up the hard way, touring with the old guys. He moves to Manhattan because that is the place to prove things. But can he make anybody understand that the way he learned jazz matters? Will the old ideal be forgotten for academic music? […]

March 1, 2013: Television Cartoons and the Paraphrase of Popular Music, and The Kitchen’s Journey from Impromptu to Institution

Friday, March 1, 2013 4:30 pm, 280 Ferguson, 2106 4th Street S Television Cartoons and the Paraphrase of Popular Music, and The Kitchen’s Journey from Impromptu to Institution, a talk by Jeremy Orosz and Joshua D.J. Plocher Music and Sound Studies Student Colloquium   Television Cartoons and the Paraphrase of Popular Music Jeremy Orosz discusses […]

Electronic Music Interviews, 2007-2014

2014 Karlheinz Essl 2013 Joel Chadabe Michael Gogins Judy Klein Annea Lockwood Dafna Naphtali Tae Hong Park Alice Shields Hans Tammen 2009 Megan England Douglas Ewart George Lewis Caly McMorrow Keir Neuringer Terry Pender Xenia Pestova & Erika Donald Cathy van Eck 2007 Brad Garton Douglas Geers Guerino Mazzola Andrew Pask Morton Subotnick Gregory Taylor […]

February 14, 2013: Mark Russell Smith: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Mark Russell Smith will discuss Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), with musical examples performed by University of Minnesota students. The Paris debut of the ballet Le Sacre du Printemps in May 1913, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes with stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich, […]

A Conversation with the Music and Sound Studies Collaborative, August 1, 2012

Laura Schmitz and Eloise Boisjoli, organizers of the entirely graduate-led collaborative Music and Sound Studies, host presentations and discussions about music and sound.  Here they discuss the group’s goals with Amir Hussain. The two graduate student co-conveners from the Department of Music, Laura Schmitz and Eloise Boisjoli, explain that the Music and Sound Studies group […]

October 11, 2012: The Art and Ambivalence of Afropolitan Patriotism: Making Malian Music in Times of Celebration and Crisis

Download: audio, small video, or original. Q&A Download: audio, small video, or original. Ryan Thomas Skinner is an Assistant Professor of Music and African American Studies at The Ohio State University. In this talk, Professor Skinner presents from his project, “Afropolitan Ethics: Music and Urban Culture in Bamako, Mali”, considering the contested idea of the […]

Laura Bridget Regan, August 21, 2012

Laura Bridget Regan is a singer, a songwriter, and a member of the band Bridget and the Squares. In this interview she talks about discovering herself as a musician–from being a small child playing on an ancient organ in her grandmother’s attic to the recent formation of her new band.  She says when her grandmother taught […]

Interview with Former Residential Fellow Mark Pedelty

IASPM-US Interview Series: Mark Pedelty, Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment Mark Pedelty, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a residential fellow at the IAS in the fall of 2009, recently published Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment.  He spoke with the  International Association for the Study of Popular Music about the […]

What Yaogun (Chinese Rock) Can Teach Rock & Roll – A talk by Jonathan Campbell, April 20, 2012

Available for download as audio (.mp3 – 45.0 MB) or video (.m4v – 255.2 MB). Question and Answer Session Available for download as audio (.mp3 – 45.0 MB) or video (.m4v – 255.2 MB). Jonathan Campbell graduated from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, in 1998 and received a Master’s in International Studies from the Jackson […]

The Magdalene Project: The Ecstasy in Music – Performance by Consortium Carissimi in Dialogue with Kelley Harness

Baroque ensemble Consortium Carissimi will explore the name of Mary Magdalene, the role of women in early baroque Florentine culture, and the ecstasy in music, with historical framework provided by Kelley Harness, Associate Professor of Musicology, University of Minnesota. Set for six solo voices, violin, sackbut and period instruments of figured bass accompaniment, this excursus […]

Klenengan: Music for Contemplation

Join Sumunar for an informal evening of longer, meditative pieces for Javanese gamelan. Enjoy the rich textures of our gamelan music while you relax and enjoy a respite from the busy world. The Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Joko Sutrisno, will play traditional Javanese gendhing in an open and informal house concert. All are welcome. […]

Driven to be Creative with Professors Michael Sommers (Theatre Arts and Dance) and Guerino Mazzola (Music),

In the academic year 2011, the School of Music introduced a new division Creative Studies and Media (with Alex Lubet as its founding director). In this context it turned out that creativity is a basic, however equally critical concept that radiates not only within the arts, but also in the sciences: Creativity is a core […]

Speculations on ‘Tradition’ and Value: Scarcity/Abundance of Embodied Cultural Practices in the Global South

By resorting to an analysis of worth and value, and its associations with scarcity, this research project  speculates on how creativity and innovation affect in contrasting, disparate ways the production of embodied ‘traditions’ in the global South and the uses of ‘traditional’ forms in World Dance and World Music. We call attention to the reification […]

Character and Self-Awareness: Overcoming Adversity after the Tornado – A Conversation with KRS-One and the North Side Community, July 19, 2011

Introduction This talk is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 12.6 MB). Legendary rapper KRS-One addresses the problems and concerns of North Minneapolis community members in this conversation. He will talk about creating unity in the community based on his own experience, and discuss community building with audience members. KRS-One is a foundational […]

Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: Matteo Ricci—His Map and Music

Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: Matteo Ricci—His Map and Music. A performance by ¡Sacabuche! (Linda Pearse, Artistic Director) and Ann Waltner Co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, Early Modern History, US China Peoples Friendship Association, and the School of Music.

Rose Ensemble – Slavic Wonders

Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: Rose Ensemble Concert  Slavic Wonders: Feasts and Saints in Early Russia, Bohemia & Poland Two of the oldest-known Czech hymns Hospodine, Pomiluj Ny                                     Anon. 11th c. Czech (attr. to Saint Vojtěch) Svatý Václave                               […]

Eastern Mediterranean Influences on Opera and Music Theater in Europe (and vice versa)

William Beeman is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Professor Beeman’s scholarly interests and research include sociolinguistics and the semantics of interaction; cross-cultural comparison of theatrical and performance genres; opera; paralinguistic and nonlinguistic semiotics; action anthropology; philosophic anthropology; peasant and nomadic societies. His research in recent years has explored neuroscience and cognition in […]

A View from the Provinces: Multiethnic Music-making in Late Ottoman Izmir

Center for Jewish Studies 2010-2011 Colloquium Series. Led by Maureen Jackson. Maureen Jackson’s research focuses on Ottoman and Turkish Jewry, using musical cultures and ethnographic methods to investigate intercommunal relations, social history and imperial to national transformations. She conducted research in the Istanbul Jewish community for her doctoral dissertation and in Izmir for her postdoctoral […]

From Player Pianos to iPhones: The Amateur in the Age of Mechanical Music

Mark Katz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill This paper explores how amateur music-making has been transformed by, and has transformed, sound recording technologies over the course of the past century. Katz pursues this inquiry through three brief case studies. The first considers the musical uses of the player piano and phonograph by amateurs at […]

Intertwined identities: Arabic, Spanish and Hebrew as intrinsic elements in the language, music and stories of Moroccan’s Northern Jews

Center for Jewish Studies 2010-2011 Colloquium Series led by Vanessa Paloma. Vanessa Paloma specializes in the oral traditions of Northern Morocco’s Jewish community. Her work focuses on issues of identity transmission through women’s songs in Moroccan Judeo-Spanish. She performs internationally and is active in academic conferences around the world. Paloma is a current Research Associate of […]