The Department of Music hosts an event on September 30, 2022 to celebrate Arlene, and a special website will be published this month where friends, family, alumni, and colleagues can share their memories. Details follow below.
Audio artist and PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition Will Johnson has been busy in 2022. Johnson composed music and sound for the podcast "Love Thy Neighbor," and he is one of the artists collaborating on exhibitions at MoMA and the University of Johannesburg.
Visiting Lecturer in Music Ivan Tan discussed the relatively unknown cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” by instrumental band Booker T. and the MG’s in a talk presented by the Department of Music at the Orwig Music Hall Monday. Titled “McLemore Avenue,” the album sought to tinker with the Beatles’ innovative style, bringing new flavors of blues and R&B to the music that defined a generation.
One of our faculty, Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, features in a segment from the daily global news program The World. Listen to the 8-minute interview with Professor Lumumba-Kasongo during which she speaks about video game culture and Afrofuturism, vital themes in her work as the rapper and producer Sammus.
At this time of year, we traditionally gather in person to recognize the academic excellence of our Senior Concentrators, celebrate the achievements of students who earned Awards, and host an in-person Commencement ceremony.
Luis Achondo, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology and Ethnomusicology, was awarded the James T. Koetting Prize of the Northeastern Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his essay “The Hinchada that Other Hinchadas Listen to: Authorship, Ownership, and Creativity among Soccer Fans of San Lorenzo de Almagro."
Composer Wang Lu, a David Josephson Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University, won the Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award in Music from the Academy of Arts and Letters in recognition of her artistic excellence as a composer.
Composer Wang Lu, a David Josephson Assistant Professor of Music at Brown University, received high praise in this Washington Post story which highlights 21 contemporary artists who "sound like tomorrow."
This semester, we will kick off our ongoing reading group on Music and Race by taking a step away from music, to join our incoming first-year students in reading the 2006 Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice.
On January 15, 2021, composer Philip Glass' record label Orange Mountain Music released GLASS BACH DRESDEN a new recording featuring Brown University Organist Mark Steinbach performing on the 1755 Gottfried Silbermann organ in Dresden's Kathedrale St. Trinitatis. Stream, purchase a digital download or a CD here: http://smarturl.it/8uvdzk
Over the past week, our colleagues here at Brown and elsewhere have released many powerful solidarity statements in support of Black Lives Matter, denouncing police brutality, white supremacy, and the repeated racist murders of Black men and women.
The Department of Music is delighted to announce three hires: Dr. Charrise Barron, Dr. Anthony Cheung, and Dr. Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. We are terrifically lucky to have three such absurdly talented individuals joining us in Music. And we are excited to see the new directions in which they help lead our department!
Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan was recently recognized in a story published in the printed journal, IMPACT: Research at Brown. The online version of the story follows below. Bravo, Professor Nathan!