The Brook Center is a scholarly facility associated with the doctoral program in music at
The City University of New York Graduate Center.

Current Brook Center projects include:
Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments
Ensemble for the Romantic Century Seminars
Foundation for Iberian Music
Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures
French Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Music in 21st-Century Society
Music in Gotham: The New York Scene
Pergolesi Research Center
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)
Research Center for Music Iconography (RCMI)
Xenakis Project of the Americas

Great Review of the Fandango Conference

We are pleased and grateful for the glowing review that the Center for Studies on 18th Century Spain (Centro Studi sul Settecento Spagnolo) of the University of Bologna has posted on last week’s fandango conference. They write that the 2 day conference was “excellently organized” by our tireless hosts, Antoni Pizà and Meira Goldberg, and that [...]


The Pronomos Flute and 2014 Composer’s Commission: Coming Soon to NY!

We announced previously that the recipient of this year’s commission from the Foundation of Iberian Music is Javier Arias Bal, who will be writing a work for the special Pronomos flute. Julián Elvira, the flute’s inventor, spokesperson, and virtuoso performer, has issued a press statement about the upcoming concert. (Leer en español más abajo.) The [...]


Video: Talks from Xenakis: Past, Present, and Future now available on Youtube

1 April 2015: Several of the talks given at the 2010 conference “Xenakis: Past, Present, and Future” are now available on the Xenakis Project of the Americas’ Youtube page. The conference was presented by the Xenakis Project of the Americas in conjunction with the Brooklyn Experimental Media Collective.


Catalan Music at the Oscars

Although not up for nomination itself, music by a Catalan composer, Joan Valent, had a good year at the Academy Awards. Valent contributed two original theme songs to the soundtrack for this year’s Oscar darling Birdman. Birdman was nominated almost across the board and took the top honors of Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original [...]


World Premiere from Anna Cazurra Upcoming in NYC

Anna Cazurra, who was awarded the Foundation for Iberian Music’s Composer Commission in 2007 (click to hear the concert), will give the world premiere of her latest work, Gran Tango, in New York City in June. Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m Broadway Presbyterian Church 114th Street and Broadway The work, Gran Tango, is [...]


Brook Center and IAML/IMS 2015 joint congress: Music Research in the Digital Age

The Brook Center is supporting and participating in Music Research in the Digital Age, the upcoming joint congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML) and the International Musicological Society (IMS). The conference will take place at The Juilliard School, 21-26 June 2015. Events during the conference in which Brook [...]


Free Gran Fandango Performance

Concluding the first night of the upcoming fandango conference, we have a special treat! At 7 pm, April 17, in the Graduate Center’s Segal Theater, Radio Jarocho will perform a Gran Fandango. This performance is free and open to the public, so even if you are unable to join us for the conference paper sessions, [...]


Call for papers: “From Xenakis to the Present Day: The Continuum in Music and Architecture”

13 March 2015: Centre Iannis Xenakis, XPA’s sister foundation, announces a call for papers for “From Xenakis to the Present Day: The Continuum in Music and Architecture”, an international colloquium between France and Cyprus. The colloquium will be held 3-5 November, 2015, in France, and (provisionally) 25-29 May, 2016, in Cyprus. The colloquium will center [...]