Category Archives: Music News

Prof. Patricia Tang’s research on Aby Ngana Diop

                        Patricia Tang,  Associate Professor of Music contributed to the re-release of a recording by Senegalese griot Aby Ngana Diop referenced in this Vogue article.  The recording was also … Continue reading

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Keeril Makan work reviewed at Tanglewood

New York Times: …a concert that also featured Keeril Makan’s “2” (1998), a dazzling duet for violin (Jordan Koransky) and percussion (Joseph Kelly) that began with stark unison attacks. Gradually morphing in pitch, color and speed, the muscular yet subtle … Continue reading

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Levitan Award Recipients in Music

MIT Senior Lecturer  in Music David Deveau and Associate Professor of Music Patricia Tang are both 2014 recipients of the  James A. and Ruth Levitan Awards for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Dean … Continue reading

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Mark Harvey’s “No Walls” at City Hall

FROM THE JAZZBOSTON FB PAGE: JazzBoston and Boston jazz made history at noon on April 30 when live jazz filled the City Council Chamber for the first time ever. At the Council’s invitation, we brought a band to celebrate International … Continue reading

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Music, Science and Technology

MIT NEWS published profiles of two students in the MIT Symphony Orchestra, a credit-bearing performance subject in the Music and Theater Arts Section of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Priyanka Saha – http://bit.ly/PxjCtH Nathan Kipniss – http://bit.ly/1nNhfSA … Continue reading

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MTA Events this Thursday through Sunday

1 | Th | MTA Composer Forum presents: Florian Hollenweger. The Revolution is Hear! Sound Art, the Everyday, and Aural Awareness. 5pm, MIT Lewis Music Library, 14E-109.  Free. A reception will follow. 2 | Fri | Emerson Scholars Student Recital.  … Continue reading

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Keeril Makan receives Howard Fellowship

The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation awarded nine $33,000 fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The recipients represent the fields of History, Music, Musicology, Playwriting, and Theatre Studies.  One of two fellowships in … Continue reading

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Tonight and tomorrow in Kresge Auditorium

18 | Fri | MIT Chamber Chorus, William Cutter, music director. Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb, Hymn to St. Cecilia, Flower Songs, Cantata Misericordium. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium.  General admission $5; Free, in advance only, to MIT community with MIT email … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Makan’s Letting Time Circle Through Us by Either Or

Matthew Guerrieri reviews Keeril Makan’s world premier by Either/Or NEWMUSIC BOX 4/15/14 In the ever-futile quest to match up language with the experience of music, “meditative” is a useful shorthand, able to hint at a calm surface, a reflective cast, … Continue reading

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Elena Ruehr 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

Congratulations to Elena Ruehr!!!  She just received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write an opera with librettist Gretchen Henderson for Roomful of Teeth, an eight voice ensemble that she, MIT Music and Theater Arts, and CAST, Center for Art, Science and … Continue reading

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