The Center for Jazz Studies presents Prof. Kevin Fellezs, giving a talk titled “Vital Transformations: Fusion’s Young Discontents”, on the early history of fusion music and its relation to jazz. For full details, see this link.
The event is free and is open to the public.
The Computer Music Center at Columbia University presents a week of lectures, concerts, and workshops, “Ghost in the Instrument: Aspects of Musical Research and Composition“. The event is on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the PRISMA International Forum. All events are FREE and open to the public (registration is required for the software workshop).
The festival will include talks and concerts by Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Christopher Trapani, Hans Tutschku, Fred Lerdahl, Carlos Agon, Phillippe Esling, Johannes Kretz, William Goufreind, Julien Vincenot, Jaime Oliver, Greg Taylor, Mika Kuuskankare, Maeve Sterbenz, Zosha Di Castri, and more. Several current and former Columbia composers are featured.
On Friday 3/23 and Saturday 3/24, concerts will take place at Prentis Hall and at Miller Theater. There will be a workshop on PWGL software on Sunday 3/25 (registration is required). For full details on the programme, please see the web site for the festival, at http://music.columbia.edu/cmc/musicalinteractivityfestival/Programme.html. The schedule for performances is at http://music.columbia.edu/cmc/musicalinteractivityfestival/Performances.html.
The Argento Chamber Ensemble and soprano Margot Rood will play new music by Columbia Composers, in a Jonathan Kramer Memorial Concert, on Sunday, March 18, at 8pm. The concert will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20th St. Admission is free! New music by Geoff Holbrook, Sam Pluta, Lu Wang, Mahir Cetiz, Paul Clift, and Christopher Trapani will be performed.
Congratulations to Columbian and current Teaching Fellow in the Music Dept. Yoshiaki Onishi on winning the 2011 Gaudeamus Prize, for his composition “Départ dans…”. Details of the award can be seen at this link.
Some of his work will also be featured in the upcoming Gaudeamus Muziekweek New York, Jan. 25-28, 2012, presented by Issue Project Room in scenic downtown Brooklyn, New York. Other works in the series will include works by “… composer Yannis Kyriakides, an evening of electronic music featuring Wouter Snoei, Matthew Ostrowski, and Philip White & Ted Hearne; a rare performance of Gyorgy Ligeti’s “Poème Symphonique” for 100 metronomes; and performances by the CUNY New Music Ensemble.”
Congrats to Yoshi, and, step out to Brooklyn to hear some exciting music!
New music ensemble Counter)induction plays premieres by Columbia student composers, on Monday 12/5 at 8pm, in 301 Philosophy. The concert is free and open to the public. See the full list of composers and performers at this link.
Don’t miss this late-night concert of Haydn and Dvorak, from the Daedalus String Quartet! The event takes place on Wednesday, October 19th, from 10pm-12 midnight, in 301 Philosophy. Full details can be found at this link (http://music.columbia.edu/mpp/event/396). The event is sponsored by the Music Performance Program, where the Daedalus Quartet is currently serving as a Group-In-Residence. Don’t miss it!
Treat yourself to some fine musical confections, at the Columbia Classical Performers concert on Saturday, 10/8, at 7:30pm in 301 Philosophy. The concert will include works by Debussy, Beethoven, Bloch, Fauré, Ravel, and Vivaldi.
See their Facebook event page for full details.
Come out to support Columbia’s many musical talents. Oh, and, did we mention, there will be GOURMET DESSERTS served after the concert?
Columbia’s own George Lewis, Sam Pluta, and the Wet Ink Ensemble will perform at the venerable experimental music outfit Roulette, at their new Brooklyn location, on Thursday, 9/22, at 8pm.
Lewis will perform his “Exercices spirituelles” (2010), and he and Sam Pluta will join in an improvisation. A recording of “Exercices…” is available in the Music & Arts Library, under call number CD20427. The program will also include a collaboration by Morton Subotnik and Tony Martin. Check it out!