NCUR and RASC
I not only will be presenting my research on the Electronic Music of Steve Reich at NCUR in a few weeks, but I also recorded two presentations for Western Carolina University's Research and Scholarship Conference (RASC). This is a virtual conference where presenters can discuss any topic they wish to. I wanted the opportunity to research something that I had looked at briefly last semester: The Shining and the two powerful women behind its score. I did a deep dive into the lives of Carlos and Elkind-Tourre and their work with Kubrick on the movie. I ended up with a lot of information that got distilled into a 5 minute video.
Here is a link to WCU's website if you want to view the presentations by other researchers: https://affiliate.wcu.edu/rasc/
I highly recommend checking out Kendall Rhymer's research on Bata Drumming!!
Electronic Music of Reich
Wendy Carlos, Rachel Elkind-Tourre, and The Shining
Music In the American Culture
I also had the wonderful opportunity to fill in for Dr. Christina Reitz while she was presenting at a conference. While she was away, I taught a section of each of her Music in the American Culture classes during their protest unit. We discussed Bob Dylan, We Shall Overcome and the Civil Rights Movement, Childish Gambino's This is America, Michael Gould's A World Without Ice and a piece that I put together for a scholarship.
Both classes had wonderful insight into what they would protest, why they believe that people protest, and what it means to be human. I'll be sure to include some of the ideas from this discussion when I make a video about this or when I share the slides.
I will also have the opportunity to present for two class periods to the same group of students on minimalism in music. (coming soon)
These are just a few highlights of things that I was presenting at the end of my time at WCU.
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