Sound Art in the Library! Fri 10/27, 6-8pm

You are invited to attend the 3rd annual MFA Sound Arts event in the Music & Arts Library, on Friday, 10/27, from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Six current students from the MFA Sound Arts program will present installations and performances of their work, exploring different possibilities of the Music & Arts Library space. As in previous years, we expect to see a wide variety of stimulating and entertaining work.

This event is free and open to Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Contact musiclibrary@columbia.edu with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Exhibition & Opening: FAB-Musiconis Project, Friday, April 14, 6-8pm

The Music & Arts Library is please to host an exhibition of work by participants in the FAB-Musiconis project (French-American Bridge for Medieval Musical Iconography), led by Prof. Susan Boynton of the Music Dept. faculty, and Frédéric Billiet (Paris-Sorbonne), and involving the exchange of students from Columbia and the Sorbonne.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, April 14, from 6-8pm, in the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge. The evening will include performances of medieval music by project participants. All full-time Columbia students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will remain on view in the Music & Arts Library through early June 2017.

From the project description (for the full site, see this link):

The three-year project in collaboration with Paris-Sorbonne University centers on training graduate students in digital humanities approaches to the analysis and description of medieval images related to music, with a focus on the Musiconis database. Beginning in 2016, five graduate student medievalists from each of the two partner universities will be selected each fall to participate in a program of activities including two-week intensive exchanges in Paris and New York.

Please direct any questions about the exhibition or event to musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

Recently Added Resources: RILM Music Encyclopedias; Music Magazine Archive

Two new electronic resources have been recently added to the Libraries’ collection:

RILM Music Encyclopedias
https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/11713922

A full-text compilation of 45 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present and comprising nearly 80,000 pages, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages–English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek.

Music Magazine Archive
https://clio.columbia.edu/catalog/12289381

Music Magazine Archive is a series of digital collections focused on a number of popular music genres.  CUL currently subscribes to the Rock music group of magazines. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of the repertory, as well as scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, youth culture.  Researchers will find all material represented in the original publications, preserved in its original context, fully searchable and in high-resolution full color.

Please send any comments or questions on these resources to musiclibrary@columbia.edu.

Digital Archives and Music Scores: Analysis, Manipulation, and Display

 

This month, we feature a guest post from Mark Saccomano, a PhD candidate in the Music Theory program at Columbia. Mark is currently in-residence in the Music & Arts Library’s Digital Music Lab, in the Digital Centers Internship Program. Mark’s post deals with his work exploring the analysis, manipulation, and visualization of digital music scores, including working with tools such as music21, musicXML, and the Music Encoding Initiative (MEI), an emerging standard for, among other things, digital music scores editions.

You can read Mark’s full post at this link: https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/dcip/2016/12/22/digital-archives-and-music-scores-analysis-manipulation-and-display/

We’re very excited to have Mark working on these areas for 2016-17!

REMINDER: Sound Arts event “A Not So Quiet Space” is this Friday, 10/21, 6-8pm!

Hope that you can come join us for sound art installations and performances, by students in the MFA Sound Arts program, in the Music & Arts Library on Friday 10/21, from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Thought-provoking art will be on display – come feast your ears and eyes!

Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/316834842042486

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“A Not So Quiet Space”: Sound Art in the Music & Arts Library, Fri 10/21, 6-8pm

The Music & Arts Library and the Sound Arts MFA Program cordially invite you to “A Not So Quiet Space”, featuring work by the current students in the program, utilizing the space of the Music & Arts Library for temporary installations and performances.
Come join us for some interesting sounds and experiences!
Friday, 10/21, from 6-8pm, in the Music & Arts Library, 701 Dodge.
(CUID required or contact patterson@columbia.edu to RSVP).

Click this link for the full poster (PDF): soundartsevent2016-finalposter

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New and upcoming, for the Fall 2016 semester

  • Music faculty Ellie Hisama and Elaine Sisman will participate at the IRWGS “Feminist to the Core” series event “Sexual Violence Onstage: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni“, on Monday, Oct.24, from 4:10-6pm, in 203 Butler Library. Don Giovanni will also be a featured opera for Music Humanities sections this fall. DVDs of several different productions are on Reserve in the Music & Arts Library to support these classes.feminist-to-the-core-opera
  • Undergraduate student Kira Daglio Fine, saxophonist and leader of the Columbia University Big Band, is working with Duke Ellington materials from his Such Sweet Thunder, from the Mark Tucker Collection, in order to prepare an arrangement for performance in Spring 2017. She’s re-working her arrangement into digital music notation. She’s offered to guest-post in the future to our blog about the experience of working with these materials, as her work progresses. We’re excited! ellingtonsuchsweetthunder-tuckercollection

“Women, Music, Power: A Celebration of Suzanne G. Cusick’s Work”

WomenMusicPower-FullPoster This Spring, the Music & Arts Library has been pleased to host an exhibition curated by graduate students Jane Forner and Velia Ivanova, designed around the very successful Dec. 2015 symposium “Women, Music, Power: A Celebration of Suzanne G. Cusick’s Work” (http://www.womenmusicpower.com/), organized by Music Dept. professor Ellie Hisama, and co-sponsored by several diverse departments, and the Libraries.

The exhibition features writings and ephemera, which echo and supplement the themes of the symposium and highlight aspects of Cusick’s work and achievements.  In addition to the library exhibition, the symposium website details the program and the concert held as part of the event.

A description of Cusick’s work is excerpted here, from the symposium website:

Suzanne G. Cusick is an influential figure in modern musicology. Her early work proved foundational to the fields of feminist and queer musicology, and her full body of scholarship remains among the most sophisticated, engaging, and provocative work in music studies. Her recent writings on the use of music in the so-called “War on Terror” have helped to launch a new generation of scholarship on music and violence and have re-configured the ways in which politics and music are understood as mutually constitutive. Whether focused on new styles of music making in early modern Italian courts, or on the soundscape of CIA blacksites, Cusick’s work is concerned with questions of how music functions as a material practice, with palpable consequences for both listeners and performers. Her work repeatedly pushes beyond the resting places of traditional scholarship, redefining the ways in which we can think about music, about gender, and about music scholarship. Women Music Power, seeks to highlight the central themes of Cusick’s work and to explore their continued relevance to musical scholarship writ large.

The exhibition will remain on view in the Music & Arts Library, through Monday, February 29th, 2016.

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Storm-related closure – Jan 23-24, 2016

All,

Due to the snowstorm, the Music & Arts Library was closed on Sat, 1/23/16. The CU Libraries have decided that a limited number of libraries will open on Sun, 1/24/16, but several others, including the Music & Arts Library, will remain closed on Sunday.

Check the “Hours” page of the Libraries for updates on which libraries will be open for what hours:  http://hours.library.columbia.edu/

Please note that (as of Saturday evening) not all hours listed there may be fully accurate. It’s highly advisable to call ahead, to confirm the hours before you visit.

Stay safe and warm!