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The mathematics of music

Posted 3 months 5 days ago
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There's a lot more to the arts and sciences than meets the eye, especially when the great artists or inventive scientsts combine the two to let us all see something beautiful:

Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own innovations. Coltrane gave the drawing to...

BTE Experience: A Celebration of Diversity

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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The UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble presents A Celebration of Diversity, a three-day festival at the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens that will be a showcase of multiple different organizations and performers across campus to celebrate the arts:

April 6: Celebration Kickoff will begin the festival and will entail an art/fashion exposition as well as a tabling opportunity for all organizations participating in the festival. Admission is free, but attendees must pick up ticket from Tate Box Office.

April 7: "Celebration of Theatre" is night one and will include performances of...

The Innocents Project

Posted 6 months 5 days ago
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People who have been wrongly processed through the justice system are focus of a three-day residency at the intersection of the arts, civil rights, and social justice begins today on campus:

“The Innocents” is an intersection of numerous artistic disciplines and social subjects, so Frigo’s aim was to reflect that in the programming of UGA’s “Innocents” multi-day residency. To that end, she reached out to the Georgia Innocence Project, the Willson Center, UGA’s Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts, the School of Law...

Hodgson Wind Ensemble presents "American Guernica" Oct. 6

Posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
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The October concert by the Hodgson Wind Ensemble is built around a special program drawing on jazz, salsa and gospel:

The concert comprises several exciting and provocative 20th century works, including Dana Wilson’s “Concerto for Trombone,” featuring Joshua Bynum, associate professor of trombone at the School of Music.   The program begins with Ingolf Dahl’s “Sinfonietta,” written in 1961. The Swedish-German composer intended the work to conform to no single classification.   “I wanted it to be a piece that was full of size, a long piece, a substantial piece,” said Dahl. “...

Hodgson School of Music project in Kenya

Posted 1 year 5 months ago
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A music education and piano performance outreach project took Hodgson School of Music students and faculty to Kenya in March:

Eldoret, Kenya – Many of UGA’s 35,000 students traveled somewhere over spring break, but most didn’t leave the country. Fewer still crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Only six flew to Nairobi, then took a seven-hour van ride to Eldoret, Kenya, to teach music.

A group of eight from the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music’s music education and piano performance areas are in Africa from March 10-21, setting up distance learning and orchestra programs for a...

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