Intercultural Residency Series
Fall 2016

September 26 – October 1

Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm with Dr. Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

Artists will visit classes across campus, open to the community. Dr. Monius is speaker and residency curator and most of the classes and public events.

Residency Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, September 26

2:00 – 4:50 pm FA 14a Intermediate Painting
Professor Lichtman
Painting Studio TBD

6:00 – 7:30 Informal Lecture-Concert (off campus)
Comments by Dr. Ann E. Monius
Harvard Divinity School TBD

Tuesday, September 27

2:00 – 4:50 pm CAST 150b Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation
Professor Cohen
Slosberg 212

6:30 – 9:20 pm MUS 86a Improv Collective
Professor Hall

Wednesday, September 28

12:00 – 1:00 pm Informal Concert - Music at Mandel
Sandeep Das, tabla, and Rajib Karmakar, sitar will give a short concert of music drawn from the Indian Classical tradition. Comments by Dr. Ann E Monius
Mandel Center for the Humanities

2:00 – 4:50 pm MUS 195a Music and Meaning
Professor Keiler
Slosberg Recital Hall

5:00 – 6:20 pm THA 109bPhysical Theater, Body, Gesture, and Character
Professor Dibble
Dance Studio, Spingold This class will include music and dance instruction

Thursday, September 29

3:30 – 4:50 pm ANTH 184b Cross-Cultural Art and Aesthetics
Professor Urcid
Slosberg 212

Friday, September 30

9:00 – 10:00 am Waltham Public Schools Performance
Waltham High School

11:00 – 12:20 pm
HIST 178b Britain and India: Connected Histories
REL 107a Intro to World Religions
SAS 100a India and Pakistan: Understanding South Asia
Professors Muller, Lucken, Anjaria
Slosberg Recital Hall

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Open Workshop with Guest Artists. Bring your instrument. Opportunity to interact and learn from guest artists. Special invitation to players of Indian instruments (tabla, vin, sarod, sitar, etc.) but all are welcome. Don't be shy!
Email: to register.
Slosberg Recital Hall

From India: Rhythms of Life

Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm with Dr. Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions,
Harvard Divinity School
Post-concert reception

Sandeep Das, tabla
Rajib Karmakar, sitar
Mike Block, cello

According to ancient Hindu treatises, it is believed that the universe was created when Lord Shiva danced with his drums in hand. The idea that sound itself can connect us to the cosmos and to each other is at the heart of Indian classical music. This evening’s journey calls to the ancient Gods, evoking rain, thunder and lightning through the polyrhythms of Das’s tabla and magical resonances of Karmakar’s sitar. Guest artist, cellist Mike Block joins in a celebration of rocking improvisation, “half dance, half dare.”

The 2016-17 MusicUnitesUS Intercultural Residency Series is supported in part by the Brandeis Arts Council, Music Department, the Waltham Public Schools and many other on and off campus supporters.

For more information

For World Music Concert: BRANDEIS TICKETS:
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Senior Citizens and the Brandeis Community, and $5 for students.