Old Library Stacks Conversion
This summer department manager Roia Ferrazares initiated the conversion of the old Music Library stacks area on the second floor of Morrison Hall, replaced in 2004 with the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library built just to the south of Morrison Hall. A crew of department staff cleared and cleaned the space, removing and relocating stored materials to a secure storage area, selling and donating old and unused equipment, and demolishing shelves and walls. New vinyl tiles were laid to conceal the concrete where the book-laden shelves formerly stood, the walls were painted a creamy white, and furniture was relocated to create meeting and work areas. Voila, a large space with high ceilings and windows letting in light on the south side of the building, all ready for use! The room and its accompanying piano fill an important need to accommodate the growing needs of our department ensembles, while reducing the impact on an overburdened Hertz Hall.
See photos above with views from two vantage points on opposite ends of the room: looking west from just beyond the old circulation desk (at left); and looking east from the southwest corner of Morrison Hall (at right). You can see the brightly lit atrium, the location of the old circulation desk, in the distance.
The piano in both photographs - a Baldwin model R, 5'8" size, mahogany finish - is a recent donation of Cal alumnus Jim Lagier.
Balinese Shadow Play
Friday, September 2, 8PM, Hertz Hall, $15 general/$10 seniors, UCB faculty/staff, non-UCB students, disabled, groups 10+/$5 UCB students
NOTE: MUSIC BEGAN at 7:45pm (continuous seating)
Featured I Wayan Wija, Bali's most renowned dalang (shadow master), accompanied by gender wayang quartet: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller, and Sarah Willner
I Wayan Wija, one of Bali's most innovative and dynamic dalang (shadow master) performed a Balinese Wayang Kulit (shadow play performance) in Hertz Hall on Friday, Sept 2 at 8pm. He weaved a story by combining amazing vocal techniques, story telling, humor, and puppet manipulation.
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Bloch Professor Fred Lerdahl: From Composition to Theory
Ernest Bloch Professor Fred Lerdahl is in residence this fall in the Department of Music and will deliver a lecture series titled Composition and Cognition. His first lecture, "From Composition to Theory" is on Monday, September 19, at 8pm in Hertz Hall. Subsequent lectures are in the Elkus Room, 125 Morrison Hall, on Fridays at 4:30pm as follows: September 30: "The Theory Illustrated: Tension and Expectation in a Schubert Song"; October 14: "On the Musical Capacity"; October 28: "Cognitive Constraints and the Aesthetics of Disorder"; and November 4: "From Theory to Composition" Professor Lerdahl's e-mail is AWL1@columbia.edu
Composer and music theorist Fred Lerdahl is Fritz Reiner Professor of Music at Columbia University. His music has received many awards and commissions and has been performed by major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His writings, which complement his work as a composer, model musical listening from the perspective of cognitive science. He has written two books, A Generative Theory of Tonal Music (with linguist Ray Jackendoff) and Tonal Pitch Space.
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