University of Pittsburgh

Lecture Series

January 20, 2012 - 4:00pm

While Disney has long dominated animation, its supremacy has been challenged of late by Pixar, its greatest competitor (and now subsidiary). Among the many things that puts Pixar ahead is a very holistic approach to creating the world of the cartoon, both visually and sonically.

November 1, 2011 - 3:00pm

Gordon Thompson, Professor of Music at Skidmore College

In May 1967, the Beatles unveiled their landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on the same day that British newspapers carried the BBC announcement that the band would represent the United Kingdom in the world’s first global television broadcast.  Simultaneously, internal correspondence at the BBC reveals that censors had reached a decision to ban the recording, “A Day in the Life” believing that the song promoted drug use.

September 23, 2011 - 3:00pm

Steven Stucky, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2011–12 Composer of the Year, will discuss his works during a free lecture at Pitt's Department of Music. Stucky is the recipient of numerous commissions from orchestras, performing groups, individuals, and foundations both at home and abroad.

April 8, 2011 - 12:00pm

Peranakan Music and Multiculturalism in Singapore

April 1, 2011 - 4:00pm

Co-citation Contour Maps and Aleatoric Space in Louis Couperin’s Unmeasured Prelude(s) in F Major

March 22, 2011 - 11:00am

Sherrie Tucker, Associate Professor in American Studies at University of Kansas
Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Cosponsored by Women’s Studies and Cultural Studies Programs. Reception to Follow.

December 10, 2010 - 4:00pm

Reaching toward a Multimedia Ethnomusicology: Lessons Learned from American Taiko

November 19, 2010 - 4:00pm

Reform Reconsidered: Du Tillot’s “French Project” and Traetta’s Operas for Parma

October 15, 2010 - 4:00pm

Dialogo della Musica Antica et della Moderna, Take 2: “The Old” at the Roots of the Early 20th-Century Modernism

Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies

October 8, 2010 - 4:00pm

Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music, McGill University
From Two-Part Framework to Movable Module: Changes in Compositional Process in the Fifteenth Century

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