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GC Alum Dave Pearson Publishes Book

  Congratulations to music alumnus David Pearson (musicology, 2017) on the publication of his book Rebel Music in the Triumphant Empire:  Punk Rock in the 1990s United States, by Oxford University Press.  The book situates 1990s punk in the politics of the era, drawing together information from numerous zines, interviews with key participants in the scene, […]

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Kathryn Straker to present at AMS/SMT 2020 on November 14th

GC student Kathryn Straker to present a paper entitled “At Home with the Exotic: The Celtic and the Oriental as Mutual Otherworlds in British Psychedelia” at the upcoming AMS/SMT 2020 on November 14th. Congrats, Kathryn! About: Appropriations from Near Eastern music are a well-known psychedelic signifier in 1960s folk and rock, and in this paper […]

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Martha Schulenburg presents at the American Musicological Society annual conference

  Congratulation to Martha Schulenburg, who will be presenting a paper entitled “‘Those Theda Bara Eyes’: The Remediation of the Vamp from Cinema to Tin Pan Alley” at the American Musicological Society annual conference. This paper explores the creation and refashioning of the vampire women or “vamp” in American cinema and Tin Pan Alley during the […]

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Tina Frühauf Releases New Book

The Graduate Center, CUNY faculty member Tina Frühauf’s latest book, Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts, has just been released. Below is a description of the book from Boydell & Brewer Publishers: “Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts covers topics from classical to popular and neo-traditional musics to concerns of the disciplines of musicology. Such varied topics mirror the eclectic and diverse […]

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Zdravko Blažeković Chairs ICTM Study Group Conference

The 16th ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts’s conference, chaired by Dr. Zdravko Blažeković, on “Music in Popular Theater and Ritual” is taking place in Montevideo & Salto, in Uruguay, 23-26 October 2019. The conference is locally organized by the Centro de Investigación en artes y escénicas del litoral noroeste of the Universidad […]

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David Grubbs Releases “Simultaneous Soloists”

Anthony McCall and David Grubbs, Simultaneous Soloists (Pioneer Works Press) Simultaneous Soloists is an artist’s book emerging from Anthony McCall’s exhibition Solid Light Works and the accompanying performance series Four Simultaneous Soloists, organized by David Grubbs. It documents these ephemeral events through multiple means: an extensive conversation between McCall and Grubbs detailing a decade of […]

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Sylvia Kahan’s Book Reviewed in “Diapason”

“Winnie” the Majestic review by Benoît Fauchet, Diapason, November 2018 translated by Sylvia Kahan What do Fauré’s theater music for Pelléas et Mélisande (1898), Stravinsky’s Renard (1916), Satie’s symphonic drama Socrate (1918), Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (1923) and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto (1938) have in common? All of these remarkable works, and many others, […]

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Kofi Agawu Appointed to GC Faculty

The Graduate Center—CUNY is pleased to announce the appointment of Kofi Agawu to the faculty of the music department. Prof. Agawu is a scholar of enormous range who has had a lasting impact on three distinct fields of music studies: music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Kofi Agawu is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, […]

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