Luca Cottini, Villanova University

January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friday, Music Building, Conference Room 312: part of the Opera Workshop series

Luca Cottini, Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at Villanova University, will present a chapter from a book-in-progress that explores the social and cultural reception of gramophones and sound recording technologies in Italy during the early 20th century. He will discuss the impact of Caruso’s recordings on the worldwide success of Italian opera, the relationship between opera and the birth of Italian graphic design, and how the new music industry brought opera's golden age to an end.

Amy Villarejo, Cornell University

March 17, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Leslie Blasius, University of Wisconsin

March 3, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Martin Daughtry, NYU

February 26, 2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Betsy Jolas, Composer

October 27, 2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Gundula Kreuzer from Yale University

October 21, 2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm

Keisuke Yamada

September 23, 2014 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm
102 Music Building



Peter Szendy (Université Paris Ouest) The Art of Listening: Marking, Auscultating, Punctuating

February 25, 2014 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

19th-century claqueurs (what Berlioz called the system of "paid applause") should be studied seriously as an example of how listening essentially consists in marking aurally.

Christine Dang, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology, Colloquium: Contesting Sound: Music in the Senegalese Tijaniyya

February 18, 2014 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

This presentation explores the competition waged by religious voices for physical and ideological control of public space.

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