A New Music Journey From the U.S. to Havana (NPR)

From the Dartmouth Now (12/11/15):

Assistant Professor of Music Spencer Topel was part of an American delegation of 10 composers and six instrumentalists who traveled to Havana, Cuba, to present their music and hear music created by their Cuban colleagues, reports NPR.

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now.

The Celebration of Christian Wolff Featured in Dartmouth Now

Celebrating Dartmouth’s Musical Maverick
October 13, 2015 by Office of Communications

"The work of influential new music composer Christian Wolff, a Dartmouth professor emeritus, will be celebrated in a two-day series of concerts and events called “The Exception and the Rule,” set for Oct. 23-24.

A world-renowned composer whose ideas about sound have influenced contemporary music, Wolff has collaborated with artists including composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham and has devised approaches to music that have influenced generations of musicians and artists. The celebration will feature composers, musicologists, and performers and explore Wolff’s body of work and the invention, social activism, and curiosity that has animated his music."

Professor Michael Casey Receives an NSF Grant

Title: “Collaborative Research: The Confluence of Music, Art and Science at Long Term Ecological Research Sites”
Duration: 2 Years (August 2015 to August 2017)
Michael Casey (PI, Dartmouth)

Working in musician-artist-scientist collaborative teams, we will develop new methods for visualizing and sonifying large quantities of ecological and climate data. The goal is to facilitate improved understanding of the vast information flowing from our national climate sensor networks. Neuroimaging methods will be used to evaluate both the affective impact and the scientific efficacy of the artistic data expressions developed within the project. Collaborative partners are the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research Foundation and the University of New Hampshire.

Quoted: William Cheng on ‘Ethnomusicology’s Queer Silences’

From the Dartmouth Now (July 29, 2015):

“With enough voices chiming in across field sites and disciplinary boundaries, perhaps ethnomusicology’s queer hush will soon give way to a lively chorus of critical debate,” says Assistant Professor of Music William Cheng in an Oxford University Press blog post about the scarcity of queer voices and subjects in the field of ethnomusicology.

Cheng is a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow.