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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 musiclibrary@columbia.edu

“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


Resounding Images: Medieval Intersections of Art, Music, and Sound – May 3, 9am-6pm

The Dept. of Music co-sponsors this interesting interdisciplinary event, on Friday, May 3, from 9am-6pm, as part of the University Seminar on Medieval Studies. Prof. Susan Boynton, from the Music Dept. faculty, will present opening remarks.

From the event page:

“Although sound is probably the most difficult component of the past to reconstruct, it was also the most pervasive, whether planned or unplanned, instrumental or vocal, occasional or ambient. This conference brings together specialists in several fields to explore the now-missing intersection of visual and aural in the experience of medieval environments and objects.”

Distinguished speakers from several institutions will present a fascinating and varied program. Full details are available at this link (note that registration is required for the conference, although it is free).

There will be an associated concert by members of Columbia’s Collegium Musicum, and others, of Byzantine and Latin chant, performed in the Burke Library, on Saturday, May 4, at 3pm. Details on the concert can be found here.

Both the conference and the concert are free and open to the public.

Wed 4/10: Mark Everist: ´Cantum pulcriorem invenire´: Medieval Latin Poetry and Music

On Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30-7pm, Professor Mark Everist, University of Southampton, presents a talk titled “´Cantum pulcriorem invenire´: Medieval Latin Poetry and Music“, at Columbia’s Faculty House. From the event description:

    “The long thirteenth century (c1170 to c1320) saw the emergence of three coherent repertories of polyphonic music: settings of liturgical chant called organum, motets that were originally derived from parts of organum and the conductus. Organum and the motet have been the subject of impressive levels of musicological study in the last 150 years whereas the conductus-despite its status as the first consistent repertory of newly-composed polyphony-has remained somewhat in the shadows. Although the repertory has been catalogued, little work, admittedly very distinguished, has been built on these bibliographical foundations. The conductus therefore stands at the centre of this project, merging Latin poetry and music in a single genre.”

The  event is free and open to the public. There will be a post-talk dinner, but note that this requires an RSVP and a fee of $25. Full details of the program are available at this link.

Thu 3/14, 6:30pm – “Music under the Medici in Renaissance Florence” (TONIGHT!)

On Thursday March 14th, at 6:30pm, Columbia Music Dept. Professor Giuseppe Gerbino will take part in the event “Music under the Medici in Renaissance Florence“, at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.

The event will feature newly reconstructed music for Carnival Songs by Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Prof. Gerbino will be joined by Jane Tylus (NYU), Patrick Macey (Eastman School of Music), and voice students from the Eastman School of Music.

This event is part of the ongoing series Recitar Cantando – Conversations on Italian Music and Literature.


Columbia Composers featured at Roulette, Wed 12/12/12

Columbia Composers will be in the spotlight on Wed 12/12/12 (it must be destiny!) at a FREE concert at Roulette in the fine old borough of Brooklyn. Full details of the program are available here: http://roulette.org/comm_events/columbia-composers/

Come out for a night of exciting new music, with performers including the Mivos Quartet.

Columbia’s Collegium Musicum, in concert Wed 12/5 at 8pm at St. Paul’s Chapel

Columbia’s first-rate vocal ensemble Collegium Musicum presents a concert on Wednesday, Dec 5, at 8pm, in St. Paul’s Chapel on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.

The concert will feature works by Byrd, Josquin, Brahms, and Debussy. Full program details are available on their web site.

The concert is FREE and open to the public. Take a break and refresh yourself with some beautiful vocal art!

Free Opera at the Burke Library! Opera Feroce, “Amor & Psyche”, Mon 11/11/12

Opera Feroce presents Amor & Psyche, a “Baroque opera pastiche”, on Monday Nov. 11, at 6pm, in the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary.  Running time is 90 minutes (with intermission).

DIRECTIONS: Enter at Union Theological Seminary entrance on 121st and Broadway.  Burke Library, 3rd Floor Reading Room.

For information or questions, please contact Anthony J. Elia, Public Services Librarian at aje2117@columbia.edu.

RSVP preferred but not necessary.

A review of a past performance can be read at this link on the New York Times site.

Get to know the SCOPUS database

All Columbia students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend Scopus Day on Wed. Oct 31, 2012.  Scopus is “…a large citation and abstract database, covering all subject areas. It contains nearly 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers with a range of advanced research features”.

This event will offer a “lunch and learn” session, from 11:30am-12:30pm (with free pizza!); there will also be Scopus reps on-site during the day to answer questions. There’s also a free Kindle giveaway you can enter. Full details on the event, including registration information, are offered here: https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/science/2012/10/23/join-us-for-scopus-day-oct-31st-2012

So, if you’re researching in music, why would you use Scopus? While it’s true that the major journals in music are indexed in the music literature indexes Music Index Online, International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP), and RILM, so much scholarly work being done now is interdisciplinary, and you may be surprised at the useful and relevant content that you can find searching in Scopus, in journals outside of the usual music-specialized titles, especially if your research interests overlap with the sciences. Another useful feature is citation tracing; you can see which other articles (and how many) have cited a given article.

Whether you can attend the Scopus Day trainings or not, take a look at Scopus and do some test searches, to discover the kind of content which is available. You’ll notice the “E-link” icons on much of the content; click on those to see if they can easily find full-text content available through the Libraries’ subscriptions (if they can’t, don’t despair – check with your reference librarian for further possible options).

Let us know if you have any questions, as always, at musiclibrary@columbia.edu.