"Grassroots Approaches to New Music in the Community " with Dan Becker, Marc Mellits, Carolyn Yarnell, and John Halle (Common Sense Composers Collective)

Event Date: 

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UCen Flying A Studios Room

Members of the Common Sense Composers Collective will discuss their individual and collective experiences in exploring alternative ways of conceiving, developing, and presenting new musical works. Founded in 1993, the group is a SF/NYC based collective of eight composers. Although well 'pedigreed', completing music programs at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell, they emerged from their schooling dissatisfied and restless. The impetus for the group's creation can best be described by the slogan, coined by a West Coast radio station: "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." This catch-phrase, along with the name Common Sense, helps to define the spirit of the group.

Sponsored by: the IHC's Visiting Artist Program, Iridian Arts, College of Creative Studies, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) and the Music Department