Tag Archives: Music

Thought You Might Enjoy This Song

A sort-of-topical, truly catchy theme for grad students everywhere. “When I Write My Master’s Thesis” from John K. Samson.

Stream via http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2011/12/song-premiere-john-k-samson—when-i-write-my-mast.html

Draperite Mario Cancel-Bigay Performs at Open Mike Next Week

On Tuesday, October 11, Draper student Mario Cancel-Bigay will be participating at the open mike at Kimmel Center (4th floor) for the Hispanic Heritage Month. It starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. During the event, Mario will perform his song “I Got My NYU Card.” He sent us a description of the song which you can read below. He also has a MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/mario-cancel/) where you can listen to a few of his other songs.


“I Got My NYU Card” is a 5 minute sung “ethnography”. This composition analyzes NYU Culture from an anthropologically witty standpoint as seen through the eyes of the “Other” which is just a fancy way of refering to myself. The composer explores the relationship between consumerism, snobbishness, and knowledge without proposing any real solutions.

Ultimately, by executing chords with the Puerto Rican Cuatro (the island’s national instrument) Mr. Cancel executes notions of superiority and false freedom…”

So come out and see Mario perform next Tuesday!

Perspectives on Performance: Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium

CFP: Perspectives on Performance: Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium

The Stony Brook Music Department announces its inaugural Graduate Music Symposium, to be held February 11-12, 2011. We welcome graduate students from all disciplines to submit paper or lecture-recital proposals on various aspects of musical performance. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Ellen Rosand (Yale), as well as a performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea by Stony Brook’s award-winning Baroque Ensemble. Suggested topics for our symposium include:

  • Performers and their publics
  • Pedagogy and performance practice
  • Theorizing performance
  • Ethnographies of performances and performers
  • Performing as embodied knowledge
  • Identity politics and performance
  • Performers and composers
  • Liveness and mediation

We invite submissions of 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers or 40-minute lecture recitals. Please submit proposals to musicgradsymposium@stonybrook.edu by Friday, December 10. Stony Brook is accessible via MacArthur Airport, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson ferry. Housing with Stony Brook graduate students will be available for presenters staying overnight. For more information, please visit sbugradsymposium.blogspot.com.