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Hawai’ian Slack Key Guitar Legend CYRIL PAHINUI, Sat 10/13, 8pm (FREE)

The Center for Ethnomusicology’s “Native Sounds North & South” Series presents:

Hawai’ian Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso and Singer
Saturday Oct. 13, 2012
8pm (note new time!)
Davis Auditorium (CESPR/Schapiro Center, Enter from 120th St. and Broadway)

This rare East Coast appearance of the noted guitarist is FREE and open to the public. For full event details, see this link. The concert is presented in conjunction with a symposium by Columbia’s Center for Ethnomusicology, “Pacific Roots Music, Pacific Routes Music: Tracking Marshallese & Hawaiian Music Across the Pacific” (on Fri, 10/12/2012, 4-6pm; full details here.) There is also a guitarist’s workshop, led by Cyril Pahinui, offered on Sun, 10/14/2012, from 1-3pm, which is also free and open to the public (space is limited; details on reservations are available on the event page for the workshop).

For a sample of Cyril Pahinui’s slack key guitar style, check out this link. You can also listen to some recordings of Cyril’s father, famous slack key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, on a couple albums available through the Libraries’ streaming audio database Contemporary World Music. Follow this link to listen to The King Of Slack Key – The Best of Gabby Pahinui, Vol. 1.

John-Carlos Perea, Elliot Humberto Kavee, AKU-MATU in concert, Sat 9/22, 7pm

The Center for Ethnomusicology’s “Native Sounds North & South” Series presents concert of Jazz and Hip-Hop by Native American/Native Alaskan recording artists:

and Elliot Humberto Kavee and

Saturday September 22
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center (click for map)
Columbia University Morningside Campus




Prof. Susan Boynton at the “Book History Colloquium”, Thu 9/20, 6-7:30pm

Prof. Susan Boynton, historian of medieval music, liturgy, and monasticism,  and faculty in the Music Dept., presents a lecture titled “The Visigothic Script in the Age of Print: Politics and the History of Paleography“, on  Thursday, 9/20, from 6 – 7:30 pm, as part of the “Book History Colloquium“, presented by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

For further details on the event and on the series, see the home page of the Book History Colloquium.

Free workshop on Personal Digital Archiving, Thu 9/13, 1pm, in 523 Butler

    Avoid plunging into your own personal digital Dark Ages! Learn about some strategies and tools which may help you manage and archive your (no doubt growing amounts of) digital data. At this workshop, sponsored by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), Libraries staff will present on some of the issues and will suggest some resources that may help. More details on the workshop are available here: http://cdrs.columbia.edu/cdrsmain/2012/09/gone-in-a-flash/

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 is Brazilian World Music Day!

Join the Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) in celebrating Brazilian World Music Day on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

Resources on popular Brazilian music in all forms have been contributed by participants from around the world, to build what ARC describes as “a free, permanently available, online database of Brazilian recordings and their locations around the world.”

The site lists events and performances, as well, which are being held in association with Brazilian World Music Day, or feature Brazilian music.

Check out the website’s YouTube channel, for hours of Brazilian musical enjoyment!

There is an exhibition featuring the music of Brazil, including recordings, books, scores, and ephemera from our collections, on display in the main exhibition case of the Music & Arts Library (701 Dodge).  All of the featured recordings are available for listening in the Library. A research guide on Brazilian music prepared by library intern John Kroondyck, working with Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian Sean Knowlton, is available at: http://library.columbia.edu/content/libraryweb/indiv/global/latam/guides/bwmd.html.

And, stay tuned! because WKCR will be featuring 12 hours of Brazilian music, to be broadcast on Friday, Sept. 7th, 2012, beginning at 1pm. The broadcast will feature several live performances on-air.

Also in conjunction with the event, Prof. Aaron Fox, from Columbia’s Music Department, will join other participants at a symposium on “Whose Music Is It, Anyway?: The Politics of Property and Archives in Brazil, the Americas, and at Columbia“.   It will be held at the Casa Hispanica on Sept. 28, 3-5pm

Put a little samba in your step with Brazilian World Music Day!

Good Music, for a Good Cause! Saturday 4/21, 7:30pm

Join the Society of Emerging Artists, an orchestra featuring talented musicians from Columbia (including from Columbia Classical Performers), as well as from Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and NYU, in a benefit concert for the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The suggested donation is $5-10. The concert will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 213 W. 82nd St. (212-787-0634). You can RSVP on the Facebook event page. Come out and support a good cause, and some great music!

Columbia New Music concert, Sat 4/7, 5pm in Lerner C555

How about celebrating spring with some newly-hatched music? Columbia New Music, in collaboration with Columbia Classical Performers, present a concert of new music by student and faculty composers. The concert is on Sat 4/7, at 5pm, in C555 Lerner Hall.

Music will include pieces by Adrian Montufar Herrera, Solomon Hoffman, Tareq Abuissa, Conrad Tao, and Prof. Ramin Arjomand. There will also be an informal discussion session, and, free food!

The event is free. Come on out and enjoy some new music for spring!

Thu 4/5: “Blue Notes in Black & White”: Center for Jazz Studies event

The Columbia Center for Jazz Studies presents “Blue Notes in Black and White”, a talk and book signing by author Ben Cawthra, on Thursday April 5, 2012, at 8pm, in 622 Dodge Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

From the Center’s events website:

“Jazz photographs are testaments to the symbolic depth and impact of African American culture in the last century. Tracing jazz photography from its rise in the 1930s to its role in the upheavals of the ’60s, Blue Notes in Black and White explores the partnership between two of the twentieth century’s most innovative art forms. Professor Cawthra’s book discussed Gjon Mili, William Gottlieb, Herman Leonard, Francis Wolff, Roy DeCarava, and William Claxton. Cawthra shows us the connections between the photographers, art directors, editors, and record producers who crafted a look for jazz that would sell magazines and albums. He also explores how the musicians shaped their public images to further their own financial and political goals.”

This title is currently available in the Music & Arts Library, under call number ML85 .C39 2011. Check it out!

“Ghost in the Instrument” Festival at Columbia, week of 3/19

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.

Congratulations to Yoshiaki Onishi for 2011 Gaudeamus Prize!

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!