Events Archive

A Land Unknown - an installation by Cyrill Lim and Marcel Zaes

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Brown Arts Initiative

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Lim & Zaes’ new installation piece collects various visual, tactile, sonic and human-made phenomena, all of which unfold at, and on, the material surfaces that are on display. The pieces are sculptural, and yet they stand in as placeholders for that which is absent. They open themselves to the visitor’s actual and imaginative perception. In a sense, these pieces may be, to the artists as much as to the visitors, a land unknown. Admission to the exhibition, taking place in Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Fishman Studio (aka Studio One), is free and open to the public.

A Land Unknown - an installation by Cyrill Lim and Marcel Zaes

Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Brown Arts Initiative

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Lim & Zaes’ new installation piece collects various visual, tactile, sonic and human-made phenomena, all of which unfold at, and on, the material surfaces that are on display. The pieces are sculptural, and yet they stand in as placeholders for that which is absent. They open themselves to the visitor’s actual and imaginative perception. In a sense, these pieces may be, to the artists as much as to the visitors, a land unknown. Admission to the exhibition, taking place in Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Fishman Studio (aka Studio One), is free and open to the public.

Violin Masterclass with Karen Gomyo

Sunday, January 26, 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The renowned concert artist leads a masterclass with violinists and piano accompanists from Brown University, Rhode Island College, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic & Music School. This event is free and open to the public for observation.

Program

Lalo Symphonie Espagnole - first movement
Alexandra Nichols, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School ’18; Rhode Island College ’22

Barber Violin Concerto - first movement
Benjamin Johnson, Brown ’23

Concert: MUSC0400B Fyre Fest

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

9:00am - 12:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

A performance of music written by students in MUSC0400B Introduction to Popular Music Theory and Songwriting. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Cheese, bread, and bottled water may not be included.

Resistant Mode: End of Semester Show

Saturday, December 14, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

In Seminar in Electronic Music: Real-Time Systems (MUSC 1210), students established a creative practice in electronic music while engaging with critical theory. Along the way, they explored the meaning of the “organic” in technology, different notions of time in the machine, and notions of resistance as a performance practice. The end of semester show features multimedia live performances by the students.

Chamber Music and AMP Strings Concert

Saturday, December 14, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Students in the Applied Music Program and Chamber Music perform an end-of-semester concert. Free and open to the public.

Final Performance: MUSC1240i Building Musical Instruments

Friday, December 13, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Fishman Studio

Students in Brown’s Building Musical Instruments class (MUSC1240i) present their final projects: analog synths and digital controllers in performance and installation. This show encompasses a wide range of sounds and approaches to instrumentality, from lyrical to noisy and everything in between. A fun and engaging event showcasing musicality, craft, and invention! Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

Final Reading Session: MUSC1100 Intro to Composition

Thursday, December 12, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Providence-based musicians EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks (violin) and Zan Berry (cello) read student final compositions from Brown’s Intro to Composition class (MUSC 1100). These compositions cover a wide range of styles and sounds, and represent the culmination of a semester studying both conventional Western staff notation and many other notative traces, including graphic, text, and animated screen scores. Expect to hear performed music and some behind-the-scenes composer-performer workshopping of pieces! Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

Ghanaian Drumming and Dancing Concert

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University Ghanaian Ensemble, Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, director, presents a performance of Ghanaian traditional music and dance. This event is free and open to the public.

Chamber Music and AMP Strings Concert

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Students in the Applied Music Program and Chamber Music perform an end-of-semester concert. Free and open to the public.

Open Forum: Music Department Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Fulton Rehearsal Hall

The Music Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee will host an open forum on December 11 at 12pm in Fulton Rehearsal Hall. Lunch will be provided. The forum will include a discussion of the new undergraduate concentration structure. As a valued member of the departmental community we would like to request your help in fostering meaningful discussion about this issue. We are also soliciting other topics for discussion, which you can propose using the feedback form below.

Jazz Combos Concert

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Student jazz musicians perform in combos of varying size and instrumentation at this end-of-semester concert. Free and open to the public.

Applied Music Program Jazz Recital

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fulton Rehearsal Hall

Student jazz musicians in the Applied Music Program perform an end-of-semester recital. Free and open to the public.

New Music from MUSC1260: Advanced Studio Composition

Monday, December 9, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Martinos Auditorium

This public listening session features new music by students in the course MUSC1260: Advanced Studio Composition. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

MUSC1260 focuses on developing and reinforcing technical skills, musical concepts, and critical listening abilities associated with the practice of composition in an electronic music studio. These studies connect to a broad range of aesthetic approaches and discussions of sound synthesis and processing, spatialization, and recording techniques. 

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