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Native America: The Choctaw Music of Charles ShadleCapturing contemporary classical music by a living Choctaw composer
Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and BabbageA punk-rock mentality breathes new life into a 350-year-old art form
The Hammer and the Feather is an immersive audio and visual installation, developed at MIT by technical instructor Christian Frederickson and visual artist and filmmaker Greg King. Bridging humanistic and scientific inquiry, the piece uses gravity as a poetic and conceptual departure point for musical, visual, and sonic material. Photo by Danny Goldfield https://bit.ly/3a8YjxW Please ask before use
The Hammer and the FeatherExploring the sonic poetry of gravity
Sean Jones, Jazz at the Bistro. Courtesy of the artist.
Sean JonesUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
Braxton Cook. Credit Tom Van Scoyoc.
Braxton CookUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
Terri Lyne Carrington. Credit: Jacobs.
Terri Lyne CarringtonUnder the auspices of CAST’s MIT Sounding series, It Must Be Now!, led by Fred Harris, brings together three leading musicians to collectively compose a large-scale work for MIT musicians on the overall theme of racial justice.
2023 Hearing Amazonia
Hearing Amazônia–The Responsibility of ExistenceExploring the plight of the natural world through Brazilian and Amazonian music
VALIS. Courtesy of Tod Machover.
VALISReimagining live performance interactivity for a new generation
Lupe Fiasco. Courtesy of the artist.
Lupe FiascoBreaking down and building up the languages of rap
Iva Bittová. Courtesy of the artist.
Iva BittováCzech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer
Glenn Branca. Credit: Maria Jose Govea.
Glenn Branca EnsembleHonoring a pioneer of the avant-garde
Songs from Extrasolar Spaces featuring Boston's Lorelei Ensemble, 2019.
Elena Ruehr’s Songs from Extrasolar SpacesTranslating the cosmos into music
CAST Visiting Artist Billy Novick performs in The Great Clarinet Summit. Credit: Sham Sthankiya/MIT.
Billy Novick"Sincerity... elegance... a lovely celebration of tunefulness" — Downbeat
David Bowie's Blackstar performed by Maya Beiser with the Ambient Orchestra, 2017.
2018-19 MIT Sounding
Contemporary music with a global cast
The 2018–19 season of the innovative annual performance series MIT Sounding continues to blur musical boundaries. Curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), this season of MIT Sounding presents unique artists who push the envelope of their respective genres, creating new evolving music for the 21st century.
Anat Cohen. Credit Shervin Lainez.
Anat CohenA virtuoso widely recognized as one of the most vital clarinetists working today
Luciana Souza. Credit Kim Fox.
Luciana SouzaBrazilian-born vocalist and Grammy winner "organically crosses genre borders"
Joe Lovano. Photo: Jimmy Katz.
Joe Lovano“One of the greatest musicians in jazz history”—New York Times
Kaynak Pipers Band. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
Kaynak Pipers BandTraditional kaba gaida folk music of Bulgaria
Simon Smith plays Stockhausen. Photos: Simon Smith (left), Credit: Delphian Records. Karlheinz Stockhausen (right), ©Getty Images, Credit: Erich Auerbach.
Simon SmithMasterful and intrepid Stockhausen concert
Nik Bärtsch's Mobile. All rights reserved © 2015 by Christian Senti and Ronin Rhythm Productions
Nik Bärtsch’s MOBILERigorously conceptual zen-funk
duoJalal. Courtesy of the artists.