Category Archives: Fun

4th annual Sound Art in the Library event! Friday, 10/19, 6-8pm, Music & Arts Library


MFA Sound Art in the Library
Friday, Oct. 19th, 6-8pm
Music & Arts Library,
701 Dodge

The students of the MFA Sound Art program, and the Music & Arts Library present a night of engaging site-specific installations, performances and more, situated in the spaces of the Library.

Drop in to check out the work!

Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to Columbia and Barnard students, staff and faculty.

Questions? Contact

Free Event: “Lipstick Traces” lecture by Greil Marcus, Thu 11/19

A reminder that Greil Marcus will present “Lipstick Traces: Live”, a lecture in form of a performance, this Thursday, 11/19, at 6pm, in Altschul Auditorium, 417 International Affairs Building (SIPA), 420 West 118th Street. The event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends!

In Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus delved into the cross-currents, tangles, and whirlpools that made such vastly different movements as dada, lettrism, the Situationist International, and punk part of a single current. To mark the just-published 20th-anniversary edition of the book, Columbia University presents Greil Marcus in a one-man performance of Lipstick Traces.

A book signing will follow the event. Lipstick Traces: Live is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, the ARChive of Contemporary Music, and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.

In addition, the Music & Arts Library at Columbia University will display books by Marcus, books that influenced him, and posters, records, and other materials courtesy of the ARChive of Contemporary Music. The exhibition will be on display from November 1 to December 15, 2009 at The Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library, 7th floor of Dodge Hall, at 2960 Broadway.

We hope to see you there!

Mister Softee’s siren song

This country is facing a time for big decisions. Wherever you may fall on the Mister Softee jingle controversy (soothing and nostalgic, or nervewracking?), it’s important to have the facts to make an informed decision. Check out the official sheet music, with *lyrics*, to get up to speed on the issues: