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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
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 Reviews for “Escuchar Con Los Ojos”

As we announced last fall, Foundation director Antoni Pizà contributed materials to Fundación Juan March’s recent exhibit, “Escuchar con los Ojos: Arte Sonoro en España (1961-2016),” including an essay in the exhibition catalog. The exhibit has received numerous accolades, but we would like to highlight a couple of radio programs featuring the exhibit. First, Catalunya Ràdio interviewed exhibit […]

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The Lost Soundtrack of “Redes”

In 1935, Mexico’s new progressive government commissioned a film and the result was Redes, written and directed by New York-born Paul Strand, with a score from Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. Though “one of the most beautifully photographed films ever made,” Redes has remained little known, owing in part to the poor quality of surviving prints. Revueltas’ score, too, is […]

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Zapateados Conference Program Now Online

The full program for our upcoming conference at UC Riverside, Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance is now available!

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Sound Art Festival Next Week

Next week, the AMEE’s (Asociación de Música Electroacústica y Arte Sonoro de España) sound art festival begins in NYC!

The festival opens March 16 with a round table discussion and concert at the Graduate Center. At 6 pm, Foundation director Antoni Pizà, Daniel Neumann (artist), Jaime Oliver (NYU Waverly Lab), Ferrer-Molina (AMEE, president), and Douglas E. Geers will discuss “The Challenges of Transatlantic Sound Art.”

A concert, with performances by Neumann, Oliver, and Ferrer-Molina, and Pau Vila will follow the discussion at 7 pm.

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Film Screening, Lecture-Dance-Recital, and Gran Fandango

Our upcoming 2-day conference April 6–7 at UC Riverside, Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance, will cap each day with a special multi-media presentation. ♦ The first day, April 6, will feature a screening of Gurumbé–Canciones de tu Memoria Negra, a film by Miguel Ángel Rosales (in Spanish and Portuguese, with English subtitles). Flamenco is […]

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Granados Celebration in Albuquerque

The Granados Celebration is heading to Albuquerque for an entire week of festivities! Join our good friends Douglas Riva and Walter A. Clark for a week of lectures and recitals, culminating in a performance of Cant de les estrelles at the Cathedral of St. John, with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and Riva. Cant de les estrelles […]

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Music Inspired by Art: Goyescas at Baruch

New York residents will have another opportunity to hear some Granados this month, at a concert exploring music inspired by paintings. February 23 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, acclaimed pianist Yoonie Han will be performing Granados’ Goyescas, a suite based upon the paintings of  Goya, and premiering the third and final work in Theodore Wiprud‘s suite, Sargent’s Women. The new […]

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Sonograma Magazine Expands to Include Peer Review

Revista Sonograma, “a magazine of musical thought and cultural dissemination,” recently expanded their scope to include peer reviewed articles, under the direction of Carme Miró. Antoni Pizà, director of the Foundation for Iberian Music, is delighted to partner with this new offshoot as a member of the review committee.

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