Brown University assistant professor of music Eric Nathan blogs about his early fall residency at Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music in Putney, VT. While in residence, Nathan and his artistic collaborators further developed and recorded his new composition, Some Favored Nook, inspired by the writings of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Nathan received a Research and Development grant from the Brown Arts Initiative in support of this work.
Learn more about the BAI's collaboration with Performa and the first co-commision of a new work of performance art by Kelly Nipper in the ArtDaily.org article posted here.
The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) and Performa have teamed up to co-commission a new multi-media performance work by artist Kelly Nipper, the first project of a three-year collaboration between the two organizations. ArtNet News journalist Sarah Cascone reveals the impetus behind the work and discusses its development, made possible by a BAI-sponsored and student-supported artist residency this summer at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.
Dance Magazine has named Sydney Skybetter, lecturer in Brown's Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, as one of the most influential people in the dance world for his work that investigates, among other things, how movement and culture is influenced by technology. Congratulations, Sydney! Read the article here.
Vinay Parameswaran '09, former member of the Brown Orchestra, who distinguished himself as a student by winning two Concerto Competitions on different instruments (timpani and piano), was named assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Hats off to Vinay! Read the announcement here.