Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Music News

Rhapsody now allows downloading and listening on iPhones.

HBO TV show Treme about New Orleans' musicians has music guides for each week's episode.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time and Space in Words & Music

Call for Papers: “Time and Space in Words and Music”
The 1st Conference of the Word and Music Association Forum Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund, Germany, November 4-6, 2010

The Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF), founded in 2009 under the auspices of the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA), offers 'emerging scholars' additional opportunities to present papers – including but not limited to work in progress – and establish a scholarly network of those who share an interest in word and music studies. The central event of the Forum will be a biennial conference, held in alternating years with the WMA international conferences.

The first conference of the WMAF will be held at the Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund from November 4 to 6, 2010.
The conference will consist of two parts: one will explore the theme “Time and Space in Words and Music,” raising questions about the relationship of time and space in intermediality, exploring their role in such phenomena as beginnings and endings, in repetition, in cyclical versus linear time, or in narrativization/musicalization of time and space. The other part will include a number of open colloquia devoted to a discussion of works in progress. We are very pleased that Prof. Peter Rabinowitz of Hamilton College will hold the keynote address at this inaugural conference.

In order to allow adequate time for discussion papers must not exceed 20 minutes. Please submit abstracts of ca. 300 words plus a brief biographical statement (ca. 50 words) to by May 10, 2010.
You should also indicate whether your paper is intended for the conference topic or for the open forum of works in progress.

Organizing Committee:
Emily Petermann (Konstanz)
Mario Dunkel (Dortmund)
Beate Schirrmacher (Stockholm)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Alumni Double Feature

Come see two of USC's alumni in recital!

Katie Thigpen and Russ Zokaites will be giving recitals in South Carolina next week. It has been almost two years since they have performed at USC. Currently they are both studying at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Katie is currently in the first year of her DMA and Russ is finishing the second year of his masters degree. These recitals are a chance for them to perform their degree required recitals one more time.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm
USC School of Music Recital Hall

Russ Zokaites, Bass Trombone
Aimee Fincher, Piano

Etoile Des Profounders (1999) Naulais
A Quick Trip with Lots of Baggage* (2010) McComas
Dona Nobis Pacem (1977) Fetter
Concerto for Bass Trombone (2006) Bourgeois

Katie Thigpen, Trombone
Winifred Goodwin, Piano

Doolallynastcis by Brian Lynn
Sang til Lotta by Jan Sandstrom
Piece in Eb minor by J. Guy Ropartz
Sonata by Donald White

For more information, visit here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Madonna on Glee

Did you see the Madonna episode of Glee?

Did you know that the Music Library has some Madonna items available?

Madonna : an intimate biography
ML 420 .M1387 T37 2001

Compact disc 8745

Shout, sister, shout! : ten girl singers who shaped a century
ML400 .O74 2001

DVD 159

Music News

An Evening of Chamber Music
Date: April 21, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Building: School of Music (813 Assembly St., next to the Koger Center for the Arts)
Room: Recital Hall, rm. 206
Event Admission: Free
Contact: 803-777-2480

Paul McCartney takes his catalog from EMI to a new label. Read more here...

`Cloud' music plans no longer just pie in the sky. Read more here...

Great article on TV show theme songs.

How loud do you listen to your iPod? This article suggests turning down the volume!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Composer of the Day

Own an iPod Touch or iPhone? Like music? You may be interested in this app- Composer of the Day.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Guess the collection

Today's "Guess the Special Collection!" image might be difficult for some of you to identify. The image is actually part of one of our digital collections, so that might narrow it down for you.

Good luck and post your guesses in the comments!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guess the collection

Here's another "Guess the Special Collection!" image:

This watercolor is part of a collection belonging to a composer and artist. Post your guess in the comments!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Guess the collection

Here's another image in our series, "Guess the Special Collection!"

As always, your guesses go in the comments!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Guess the collection

Today's "Guess the Special Collection" is a super tricky one! This image actually is a part of two different collections:
Good luck!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Guess the collection

It's time for another "Guess the Special Collection!"
Here's today's image:

This image is deeply embedded in one of our most frequently used special collections. As always, leave your guesses in the comments!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Guess the collection

It's time for yet another "Guess the Special Collection!"
Here's today's image:

Leave your guesses in the comments! Good luck!