Video: Sharon Kanach, “Xenakis: Arts/Science…for starters…”

25 June 2014: XPA director Sharon Kanach’s keynote lecture at CIRMMT’s 2010 conference, “Xenakis: Arts/Science”, is now available to view on Youtube.

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“Strings Attached”: A Conversation with Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington

October 22, 2014: Innovative violinist David Harrington, founder of the visionary ensemble the Kronos Quartet, will be the speaker of the 2014 Lloyd and Constance Old Lectures on 21st-Century Music. This series of talks and debates by major cultural figures addresses the changing consumption, creation, context, and valuations of today’s music. Harrington was inspired to form Kronos in 1973 after hearing a performance of Black Angels, an avante-garde piece by George Crumb. The new group quickly expanded into unconventional territory, performing renditions of songs by jazz artists, such as Ornette Coleman and Thelonious Monk, rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, as well as repertoire from past masters and contemporary composers.

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Video: Philip Glass’ Lecture

15 October 2013: The most recent Music in the 21st Century Society lecture featured acclaimed composer Philip Glass in conversation with flautist Claire Chase, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow who also gave a masterful performance at the event. This series, curated by Antoni Pizà, the director of the Foundation for Iberian Music, has so far presented […]

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Event Video: Flamenco on Film

24 July 2013: The roundtable “Flamenco on Film” that was held at the Graduate Center on July 2, is now available to watch on YouTube. In collaboration with the Dance on Camera, the Foundation for Iberian Music hosted a screening of three flamenco documentaries followed by a roundtable discussion with flamenco scholars and experts.

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La dansa de l’arquitecte on Catalunya Ràdio

19 July 2013: Aired on July 7, Catalunya Ràdio recently interviewed Antoni Pizà about his latest publication La dansa de l’arquitecte. To listen to the entire interview, visit the website of Catalunya Ràdio or click on the player below.

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The Foundation for Iberian Music Featured on CUNY TV

19 March, 2013: The Foundation for Iberian Music was featured on CUNY TV’s series “Study with the Best” originally aired on February 24, 2013. This latest edition is “Music: Inside and Outside of CUNY” and focuses on the many musical activities in and around the CUNY campuses. From innovative hip hop and radio programs to classical performance and composition, the students and professors at CUNY are creating interesting and exciting music.

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Antoni Pizà Interviews with Radio Nacional de España

15 January 2013: Director Antoni Pizà was interviewed by Radio Nacional de España (RNE) about his new publication La dansa de l’arquitecte (Ensiola 2012). The new book is a compilation of essays on a wide range of topics from concert music and opera to jazz and popular music (including musical events, recent books and recordings, and especially Catalan composers and musicians) originally published between 2003 and 2012.

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Charles Rosen, 1927-2012

The Brook Center mourns the passing of Charles Rosen, celebrated pianist and writer upon whom President Barack Obama conferred the National Humanities Medal in early 2012. Rosen was the author of the acclaimed The Classical Style, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, and a passionate advocate of new music. Rosen inaugurated […]

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