Alessandra Ciucci will join the Department of Music as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology on July 1, 2015.
Alessandra Ciucci received her PhD in music (Ethnomusicology) from The City University of New York at The Graduate Center. She was a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Music at Columbia in 2008-10, and is also an undergraduate alumna of the Department of Music at Columbia with a BA from Columbia's School of General Studies.
The Center for Ethnomusicology warmly congratulates Dr. Nili Belkind, a 2014 alumna of the Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD Program, who has been awarded a two-year Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities-Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Belkind's Columbia dissertation is entitled Music in conflict: Palestine, Israel, and the politics of aesthetic production. It was sponsored (advised) by Prof. Christopher Washburne. The dissertation is an ethnographic study of the fraught and complicated cultural politics of music making in Israel-Palestine in the context of the post-Oslo era, a time of highly polarized sentiments and general retreat from the expressive modes of relationality that accompanied the 1990s peace process. In it, she examines the politics of sound and the ways in which music making and attached discourses reflect and constitute identities, and also, contextualize political action. Ethical and aesthetic positions that shape contemporary artistic production in Israel-Palestine are informed by profound imbalances of power between the State (Israel), the stateless (Palestinians of the oPt), the complex positioning of Israel’s Palestinian minority, and contingent exposure to ongoing political violence.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology)
The Center for Ethnomusicology Presents a Workshop with:
Prof. Georgina Born (University of Oxford)
"Retheorizing the Social; Rethinking the Genre" Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)
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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Miller Theater (116th St. and Broadway)
Come Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of
Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage
ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPES REBORN
Sacred Court Music (Gagaku)
Secular Art Music (Hogaku)
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 4:00PM
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
(116th Street & Broadway)
The concert is free and open to the public,
but please register online from our web site,
Full Program (pdf)
Part I: Treasuring the Past and Enriching the Present
Hyojo no netori
(Music of the Divine Heavens)
(Celebrating a Rebirth Milestone)
Ichikotsucho no netori
Karyobin no kyu
(Birds from Paradise - Finale)
Part II: Transforming the Future for Japanese Heritage Instruments
John Kaizan Neptune
Five and Thirteen are Prime Numbers for koto and shakuhachi (1983)
Ryoanji for hichiriki and percussion (1983)
Yaha for Shosoin shakuhachi (2014)
Transfiguration of the Moon for sho and violin (1988)
Featuring renowned Japanese Gagaku musicians and New York-based early Japanese instrumentalists, with the Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble
Performing Artists: Bronwen Kar Cheung Chan, Masayo Ishigure, Joshua Mailman, Mayumi Miura, Hitomi Nakamura, Thomas Piercy, Takeshi Sasamoto, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Sean Statser, Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology), Columbia Morningside Campus
The Center for Ethnomusicology's 2015 Ethnographic Film Series invite you to a screening of:
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Thursday, April 2, 8 PM
701C Dodge Hall.
Refreshments to be served. Free and open to the public! About the Film:
During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60s and 70s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC's Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available. Director Goran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, highlighting the key figures and events in the movement, as seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing narration and commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnomusicology)
The Center for Ethnomusicology Graduate Colloquium Series Presents:
Prof. David Novak
(University of California at Santa Barbara, & Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD Alumnus)
"Music, protest,and the politics of festival in Japan's nuclear village"
Monday March 23, 2015
701C Dodge Hall (Center for Ethnousicology)
Free and Open to the Public
David Novak is Associate Professor of Music and Co-Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Ciruclation (Duke Univ. Press, 2013). He holds the PhD in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University. His work explores cultural and political formations through the ethnography of popular music, and examines how the circulation of global media becomes central to processes of social and epistemological transformation. His interests include globalization of popular music, remediation, protest culture, and social practices of listening. His current project focuses on the politics of sound in urban Japan, particularly in the impact of noise regulations on homeless and migrant labor communities in South Osaka, and on the role of music, sound, and noise in the antinuclear movement in post-3.11 Japan.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00pm
701C Dodge Hall (The Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia Morningside Campus @ 116th St.)
The Center for Ethnomusicology Presents . . .
WILD STYLE: Early Hip-Hop in New York
The inagaugural presentation in the Center's Ethnographic Film Series.
Thursday, March 12
701C Dodge Hall
(Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia Morningside Campus, Broadway and 116th St.)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Refreshments to be served.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Columbia University St. Paul's Chapel: 1160 Amsterdam Avenue
"CONCERT SPRITUALS AND THE BLACK SOPRANO" (A RECITAL AND PANEL DISCUSSION)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
(Concert at 7pm; Panel Discussion at 8pm)
Location: Columbia University St. Paul's Chapel, 1160 Amsterdam Avenue
Free and Open to the Public!
This event is jointly sponsored by:
Music Performance Program
Columbia University Department of Music
Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program
Center of Ethnomusicology
Institute of Research in African-American Studies
Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
Office of the Core Curriculum
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:00am - Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:00pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College (Enter at 117th/Broadway, accessible by 1 Train to 116th St.)
The Barnard College and Columbia University Blues Symposium will
be a 2-day series of panel discussions and presentations engaging with
the musical origins and cultural importance of the greatest American art
form: the Blues. The Symposium has been organized by a group of Barnard
and Columbia students.
An incredible group of
scholars, musicians, and writers will present on topics like the 12-bar
blues, the collection of blues 78 rpm records, the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues
Festival, and blues empress Bessie Smith. Panelists include Columbia's
own Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin and Professor Bob O'Meally, Yale's Professor Daphne Brooks, as well as "Do Not Sell At Any Price" author and Pitchfork contributing writer Amanda Petrusich, and the Alan Lomax Archive's chief curator Nathan Salsburg.
For the full program, please click here. [6MB PDF file]
The event is free, but ticketed, and scheduled for February 13th and 14th of 2015, in the Event Oval of the Diana Center on Barnard's campus in Morningside Heights.
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