Music & Public Life
A year-long campus and community-wide exploration
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 is celebrating and studying 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 engage the campus and Greater Middletown communities.
To the left are links to pages with the full details about all of the Music & Public Life events: concerts, lectures and discussions, symposia and colloquia, John Cage & Public Life, and MiddletownRemix.
Music & Public Life is supported by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is co-sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the American Studies Department, the Center for African American Studies, the Center for the Arts, the College of the Environment, Iguanas Ranas Restaurant, the Middletown House Concert Series, the Music Department's George Jackson Fund, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of the Dean of the Arts and Humanities, the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs, the Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns, and Wesleyan Writing Programs.
Music and Public Life on River Valley Rhythms
Pamela Tatge, Director of Wesleyan University Center for the Arts and Erinn Roos-Brown, Program Manager for Creative Campus Initiative visit today to talk about the Initiative, Music & Public Life, and the Middletown Remix project.
2nd Segment: The Bones Mixdown
Here N' Now Radio Show
1st Segment: Meet the Hosts
In this segment, the listeners meet the hosts of the Hear N' Now broadcast, hear the music they've been making, the multiple organizations their involved with, as well as their ideas on freestyle-rappings, hip-hop at large, and the ideal role of the music critic. This segment features music by Max Breezy and E. Oks.