Music & Public Life
A campus and community-wide exploration
2012 - 2013
Today, the private and public worlds of music often overlap and intersect in virtual networks, community musicking, and public policy. During the 2012–2013 academic year, Wesleyan University celebrated and studied the sounds, words and spirit of music in public at the local, national and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings and courses, all designed to cross disciplines and cultural boundaries. Music & Public Life engaged the campus and Greater Middletown communities through concerts, lectures and discussions, symposia and colloquia, John Cage & Public Life and MiddletownRemix, among many other exciting programs and events.
In celebration of the Wesleyan student music scene, several Wesleyan seniors produced and hosted a radio show called Hear 'N' Now that was broadcasted on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown. The show featured all-original music, sounds captured through the MiddletownRemix project, and the work of various campus music organizations. The hosts also discussed their ideas on freestyle-rappings, hip-hop at large, and the ideal role of the music critic. Tune in to a show below: