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Marcel Sagesser, PhD Music and Multimedia Composition, Successfully Defends Dissertation

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Marcel Sagesser successfully defended his dissertation “Within the Grid: Inquiries in the Socio-Rhythmic Ambiguities of Mechanical Time.” In his doctoral research, he investigates rhythm with an interdisciplinary framework that encompasses the socio-cultural background of groove and the politics of playing along mechanical time. His artistic practice ranges from “living installations” with human performers carrying sound objects through outdoor sites, to multimedia solo performances that he calls “post techno beat music.” 

(Distributed August 31, 2021)

Luis Achondo, PhD Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Successfully Defends Dissertation

This week, Luis Achondo successfully defended his dissertation, "The Sounds of Aguante: Sonic (Anti)sociality, Transnationalism, and Violent Conflict in the Soccer Culture of the Southern Cone." Drawing on ethnographic material from long-term fieldwork in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, his dissertation examines the ontological overlap of sociality and anti-sociality in the sonic practices of the transnational soccer fandom of the Latin American Southern Cone.

(Distributed July 7, 2021)

Requesting and Using Music Space During Summer 2021

As we welcome students back to campus, the Department of Music updated a document to outline the temporary policies in place for access and use of Music facilities. Among the contents of this document are instructions for requesting access to available space. (For your convenience, just below is a link to the Request to Use Music Facilities Form.) The Building Plan document also details what types of activities will be permitted in Music spaces and how many persons are allowed in Music spaces at any one time. There is a lot to read in the Building Plan.

(Distributed May 11, 2021)
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