• Trumpet player

    Trumpet player

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Jazz on Stage

    Jazz on Stage

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Music building

    Music building

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

  • Guitarist

    Guitarist

    The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's over 40 performing groups.

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Barry Harris Residency April 7 through 10

Barry Harris:

Internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher BARRY HARRIS will be at the Brown University Department of Music for a four day residency. Events include Jazz Workshops, Drop-In Hours with Barry Harris, a Jazz Jam, and a Jazz Transcription and Analysis class. The residency concludes with the Barry Harris Trio performing with the Brown University Jazz Band and the Brown University Chorus for the 17th Annual Daniel Milano '93 Memorial Jazz Band Concert.

(Distributed April 1, 2015)

Moving Forward with Martin Obeng

Africa's Moving Forward:

What continent is always on the center of a map of the world? Africa. Kwaku Kwaakye (Martin) Obeng, an instructor of Ghanaian drumming in the Brown Music Department, reflects the centrality of Africa in his most recent album, Africa’s Moving Forward. The history of Africa and its interactions within its borders and with the rest of the world are taught in every school.

(Distributed March 19, 2015)

Francesca Inglese Discusses South African Kaapse Klopse performance

“I’ve long been interested in how music and dance shape peoples’ understandings of themselves in relation to others: how music can bring people together (or construct difference), create a platform to challenge the social order, or provide a space through which to express sentiments that are disciplined or silenced in everyday life.” Francesca Inglese, a graduate student in the ethnomusicology program of the Brown Music Department since 2009, eloquently describes her passion and the focus of her dissertation.

(Distributed March 19, 2015)

In the Garden of Sonic Delights with Stephan Moore

Sound surrounds us at every waking moment. It is vibrating in the air around us, and we experience it without intention. It is a powerful medium of communication, able to create beauty and pain. One must simply “be” to experience it, but to understand and appreciate it one must consciously listen.

(Distributed February 16, 2015)

MEME Grad has article published

Kristina Wolfe:

Kristina Wolfe's article—"Sonification and the Mysticism of Negation"—was recently published in Organized Sound by Cambridge University Press. In the article she discusses "the similarities between sonification and apophatic mysticism, or the mysticism of negation" and argues that "the practice of sonification, as a source of mystical information, is ideally suited for creative contemplation, particularly in electronic music."  Read more...

(Distributed November 21, 2014)
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