Arvo Pärt : Sounding The Sacred

A conference of the Sacred Arts Initiative and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary,
in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
May 1-4, 2017 | McNally Amphitheater | 140 W. 62nd St.
Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus, New York

The music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is frequently connected with experiences of the sacred. Although the composer’s religious affiliation is specifically Orthodox Christian, his music and its impact carry an appeal beyond confessional and religious boundaries. His popularity crosses over customary distinctions between classical and popular music, sacred and secular art, liturgical space and concert hall. Arvo Pärt : Sounding The Sacred weiterlesen

Conference language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès

Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès
Senate House, London 24–25 April 2017
Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. This conference will explore Adès’s three operatic shapes of music, text, and performative realisation through the lenses of language and cultural memory. Conference language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès weiterlesen

CFP MUSICultures

CFP MUSICultures solicits articles for publication in a special issue on Ecologies, guest edited by Dr. Aaron S. Allen (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Dr. Jeff Todd Titon (Brown University). We also continue to solicit articles on any topic related to our mandate.
Article proposals, consisting of a title and a 250-word abstract should be submitted in French or English by May 15, 2017.
The goal of this special issue is to demonstrate and bring into conversation the diverse yet interconnected fields and disciplines that bring ecological approaches, methods, and thinking to considerations of sound and music. CFP MUSICultures weiterlesen

Laboratory For Freedoms Presents

Reverend SekouLaboratory For Freedoms Presents
Music by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers
Sunday, April 2, 4:30 p.m.

During the first 100 days of the new Presidential administration, MoMA PS1 is hosting Laboratory For Freedoms, a residency with the artist-run “super PAC” For Freedoms. As part of VW Sunday Sessions, For Freedoms presents a live concert by Reverend Sekou and The Seal Breakers. Noted activist, author, documentary filmmaker and theologian Reverend Sekou is a third generation Pentecostal preacher. For this performance, Sekou is joined by The Seal Breakers—a Brooklyn-based twelve piece band with five horns and a Hammond B3 organ—for a concert celebrating love, truth, and moral defiance inspired by protest music from African American church traditions. Laboratory For Freedoms Presents weiterlesen