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Displaced Materials

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here: partly from my being too busy, but also just another one of my periodic lapses from contact with the outside world. 697 more words


Fall 2015 Lecture Circuit

Here’s a run-down of the papers that musicology and theory faculty and students are delivering this fall:

Marian Wilson Kimber presented a paper, “Li’l Brown Baby… 227 more words

University Of Iowa Music Theory

Tradition meets the cutting edge in Honda & Vo’s soulful musical pairing

By Sheri Linden

A golf tee, a metal screw and a ruler — not the first things that come to mind when the subject is music. 912 more words

Meet The Artmakers

Occupy the Pianos 2015: the myriad soundworld of the piano

How many sounds is the piano capable of? I know the possibilities are infinite and I tell my students it can be any instrument they wish – a trumpet, a guitar, a flute, the human voice. 848 more words


On August 12, 1992.

On August 12, 1992, John Milton Cage Jr. died aged 79. Being composer, music theorist, writer, and artist, Cage was pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, non-standard use of musical instruments and together with his partner, choreographer Merce Cunningham, in the development of the modern dance. 89 more words

Week 4: Julien Beau — Les Poupées de Népenthès

The Artist

Julien Beau is somewhat of a mysterious artist to me. Partly because he doesn’t seem to be too well known and also because most of the information about his art is in French, which I can’t read. 847 more words