Events Archive

Music Now: Tala Rhythms

Monday, March 15, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brown University Music Department presents two introductory sessions on the classical music of South Asia: February 22 (raga melodies) and March 15 (tala rhythms). Both sessions will be hosted by Applied Music Program instructors Srinivas Reddy (sitar) and Nitin Mitta (tabla). Learn about these beautiful instruments, their traditional repertoires, and how you can learn to play South Asian music on the instrument of your choice!

Halves of a Story

Saturday, March 6, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Halves of a Story is a fixed-media composition by Lee Gilboa for a speaking choir and a soloist. The piece revolves around questions related to the constitution, agencies and possibilities of voice in the 21st century, with a particular focus on the political aspects of vocality. The piece aims to allow for a conversation about the relationships between voices, activism, and protests to emerge and invites the listener to join in as an active interlocutor.

Music Now: Raga Melodies

Monday, February 22, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Brown University Music Department presents two introductory sessions on the classical music of South Asia: February 22 (raga melodies) and March 15 (tala rhythms). Both sessions will be hosted by Applied Music Program instructors Srinivas Reddy (sitar) and Nitin Mitta (tabla). Learn about these beautiful instruments, their traditional repertoires, and how you can learn to play South Asian music on the instrument of your choice!

Free and open to the public via Zoom: https://brown.zoom.us/j/91033628375

Honors and Capstone Info Session

Friday, February 12, 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm

An event for junior concentrators (and concentrators in later class years) to discuss the revised Honors in Music guidelines and to field questions about Honors and Capstones in Music. This event will be hosted by Mark Seto and James Moses.

Career Paths for Music Scholars: Beyond the Tenure Track

Monday, February 8, 2021

12:00pm - 1:15pm

This event is for graduate students and faculty in Music. Guest speakers Birgit Berg and Bradley Hansen, two alumni from our Ethnomusicology PhD program, and Damien Mahiet, Associate Director of the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and Lecturer in the Humanities, join us to discuss career paths for music scholars.

Guest Composer Talk with Wilbert Roget, II

Thursday, January 28, 2021

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wilbert Roget, II presents his talk “A Bloody Symphony of Characters: Music and Leitmotiv in Mortal Kombat 11” in which he speaks about the composition process behind his musical score for the video game Mortal Kombat 11. The talk will be held over Zoom and is open to the public. This talk is part of Prof. Eric Nathan’s course, MUSC 1110 “Seminar in Composition.” Following the talk, Roget will meet privately with Brown composition students in the course.

Sonic Undoing

Sunday, January 24, 2021

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sonic Undoing: A collaborative audio broadcast by the Music and Multimedia Composition graduate student community, a refraction of conversation and work, reworked and represented in a digital space for the out-of-doors. This will be a live-streamed event. Listening to the broadcast outdoors on a mobile device with headphones highly recommended.

Stream link: https://www.twitch.tv/sonic_undoing. Watch for titles and blurbs in the chat window on Twitch.

Performance Final: Issues of Time and Space in New Music

Monday, December 14, 2020

3:00pm - 4:30pm

A performance by students in MUSC 2180: Issues of Time and Space in New Music taught by Assistant Professor of Music Wang Lu. Time and space in music are rich and complex subjects of study. This seminar examines how these concepts complement and intertwine with one another in the music of contemporary composers such as Murail, Xenakis, and Brant. Students and Professor Lu explore how composers have attempted to redefine musical temporalities and how they create acoustic and environmental spaces.

MEME Ensemble: Games and Systems

Thursday, December 10, 2020

8:00pm - 9:30pm

An evening of indeterminate music, performed by members of the MEME Ensemble at Brown University. The concert will include new original works by Liam Ferris, David Jung, and Miranda Luiz, and a performance of Pamela Z’s Twenty Answers by the MEME Ensemble.

Live-stream of event available at https://sites.google.com/brown.edu/gamesandsystems/home.

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Music Now Talk with Eric Nathan

Monday, November 23, 2020

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. This week’s guest is Eric Nathan, composer and David S. Josephson Assistant Professor of Music, who will speak about his recent music in the context of his work over the past few years. Music Now talks are free and open to the public.

Zoom link for event: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95067280463

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Open House

Friday, November 20, 2020

12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an online open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be available to answer questions.

Music Now with Erin McKeown

Monday, November 16, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. This week’s guest is BAI Professor of the Practice Erin McKeown. McKeown’s talk will take guests on the path from idea to composition to orchestration to production for the song “Lioness” from her Off-Broadway musical Miss You Like Hell. Music Now talks are free and open to the public. 

Zoom link for event: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95209358966

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