This listening session will re-create neues Musikfest in Menschel Hall. The program will include early compositions from the Studio for Electronic Music at WDR in addition to a series of experimental pieces by French composer Pierre Schaeffer, Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), which was referenced in the original broadcast.
In this evening’s lecture, artist Fernando Bryce will describe his artistic practice as it pertains to some of his works, including his multipart installation The Book of Needs, currently on view in the University Research Gallery.
Cage Shuffle is a 50 minute dance/theater solo. In Cage Shuffle, Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by Annie-B Parson.
Join us in welcoming Anne Eder to the lectern to tell us about her interdisciplinary studio practice. Anne uses clay as a sculptural element in her installations and photographic work. Anne is a familiar face at the Ceramics Program as a staff member.
To mark the opening of the exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001 (May 19–August 12, 2018), the Harvard Art Museums will present a conversation between artist John Schabel and printer and artist Gary Schneider.
Lamont Library, Forum Room, followed by a viewing of the exhibition "Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration" and reception, Houghton Library
Artist, freelance illustrator and educator Andrew DeGraff discusses how objective can a mapper be when the subject itself is subjective? It is an exercise that is revealing of the artist, the storyteller, and the story itself as the story is translated from medium to medium.
Arturo O’Farrill, the six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, educator and founder and artistic director of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, visits Harvard to workshop his latest project Little Tiny Walls. A panel discussion with O’Farrill, Cornel West, Roberto G. Gonzales and other will follow -- on how art and politics interact around issues of immigration policy, identity and the undocumented in America.
Join us in welcoming California-based sculptor Michelle Gregor to the Ceramics Program for an evening demonstration and slide lecture. Gregor will lead students in sculpting the human figure in clay with a live process demonstration, improvisational exercises, and a slide presentation. Participants will learn the construction techniques to help push past the common stumbling blocks of proportion, movement, and balance in constructing the human figure. All skill levels welcome.
Fred Herbst: Material Collaborations: A unique woodfired kiln was developed by ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. This kiln design was built in order to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously using renewable wood fuel. Two kilns have been built, one at Corning Community College in Corning, New York and one at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, where they both continue to reveal new possibilities with clay and glass.