An essay by Prof. Jim Sykes, entitled “Ontologies of acoustic endurance: rethinking wartime sound and audition,” has been published in the intertdisciplinary journal Sound Studies (at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Jp2dyx8vzE9BIxREsEUp/full)
in Routledge’s miscellany “Recomposing the Past”
on Charlie Gambino's video "This is America" - see hereProf. Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music, provides an in-depth analysis of Childish Gambino's music video "This is America" in Time Magazine: "Even though we think of popular culture as a space where we escape, [Childish Gambino’s] forcing us to understand that there’s actually nowhere to run." See here.
on her freshman seminar "Hearing (in) the Middle Ages" - see here https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/exploring-sounds-middle-ages
for composing and presenting new musical works - more here Kevin Laskey (Ph.D. candidate in Composition) will compose a new work (Almanac, an Evening-Length Work for Classical Musicians & Improvisers) exploring myriad intersections of improvisation and formal composition, featuring nationally acclaimed performers Warp Trio (classical), the Kevin Sun Quartet (Jazz) and Variant 6 (vocal).
for 2018 and '19: ACLS and Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
Click or tap here to read the article in Penn Today!https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/medieval-confluence
click for more!Jim Sykes has released a new album with a band called Hidden Rifles. The band includes Jim on drums with several well known musicians in the indie rock world: legendary bass player Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges), guitarist Norman Westberg from the experimental New York rock band Swans, and guitarist Mark Shippy from the Chicago post-rock band U.S. Maple. The project was organized by vocalist Matthew Wascovich of the long-running Cleveland underground band Scarcity of Tanks.
on folk revivalism in the XX centuryTuesday, 3 APRIL (5:15), room 102: DAVID SAMUELS (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY)Title: Early Folk World: Searching for Humanity in 20th Century Industrial Modernity