Let’s Hear It for Soundfest

Submitted on Sunday, 3/3/2013, at 12:25 PM

Article by Katherine Duke '05

Photos by Cole Morgan '13 and Rob Mattson

The sunny afternoon of Sat., March 30, certainly looked and felt like spring—and sounded like it, too. But I was on campus to immerse myself in the more unusual auditory stimuli of Soundfest, a featured event of the 2012–13 Copeland Colloquium: “Art in Place / the Place of Art.”

Research Fellowships for Creative Artists

Lester Hu ’13 Presents Research at American Musicological Society Meeting

By Katherine Duke ’05

While still a junior here at Amherst, Zhuqing “Lester” Hu ’13 recently earned an honor that’s usually reserved for advanced graduate students and professors: He was invited to present an original research paper at the spring meeting of the New England chapter of the 3,600-member American Musicological Society (AMS-NE). The meeting took place on April 14 at Mount Holyoke College. Hu’s paper, titled “Towards Modal Coherence: ‘Modal Chromaticism’ in Gesualdo’s Two ‘O vos omnes’ Settings,” analyzes a pair of works by a mysterious and eccentric figure in Late Renaissance music.

Music_Pitchfork_Top_100_2011

Submitted on Tuesday, 12/27/2011, at 1:54 PM
Pitchfork’s Top Music of the Year 2011 — http://bit.ly/smLIHe via @timoreilly

Sax

Submitted by Alice M. Herrmann on Wednesday, 11/30/2011, at 11:39 AM
Jazz Ensemble-Sax Player

What's on His Playlist

Assistant Professor of Music Jason Robinson, a saxophonist with three new releases in 2010, writes about the music he’s been listening to lately:

Music and the Nature/Culture Paradox

Submitted by Grace F. Donahue on Friday, 1/28/2011, at 2:31 PM

The question of how I situate myself in the beginning of this course could be answered by imagining two very distinct strands of interests in my life that have come full circle around me in the past year. My earliest and clearest memories are of people, music and what could be called “nature”. In effect, from a very young age I have been steeped in the material that gives form to the culture/nature paradox in anthropology. Although I do not currently play any instruments, I have been listening and engaging with music in many ways throughout my whole life.

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