Intercultural Residency Series
Spring 2013

REMIX: New Sounds from the Arab Lands
A sublime mix of spontaneity and control rooted in a thousand-year-old tradition of improvisation. This music is as alive and in the moment as you’ll ever hear, but it’s also fraught with history. Moreover, it could only have been created by artists whose own musical journeys have zigzagged back and forth between the Middle East and the West in unique and remarkable ways.

Residency artists are at all residency events, performing and discussing their boundary-crossing fusion of traditional and contemporary musics of the world. All events open to the community.

Wednesday, February 27

9 – 10:30 am
Slosberg Recital Hall
PAX 250b The Arts of Building Peace (Professor Cohen)

11 – 12:50 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
ANTH 1a Intro to the Comparative Study of Human Societies (Professor Anjaria)
FA 3b Intro to Drawing II (Professor Kim)

3:30 – 6:00 pm
Reinharz Hall: Ridgewood A Commons
ENG 109a Directed Writing: Poetry (Professor Broumas)
THA 110b Modern Dance and Movement (Professor Dibble)

7 – 9:00 pm
Reinharz Hall: Ridgewood A Commons
MUS 88b Middle East Music Ensemble (Professor Lucas)

Thursday, February 28

10:30 – 11:30 am cancelled
Location TBD
THA 255b Movement II (Professor Dibble)

12 – 12:50 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
IGS 10a Intro to International and Global Studies (Professor Rosenberger)

2 – 3:20 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
MUS 116b Chamber Music (Professor Eissenberg)

Concert: New Sounds from the Arab Lands (ticketed event) 
Slosberg Recital Hall
7 – 7:45 pm Preconcert Talk (Residency Curator, Dartmouth Professor Theodore Levin)
8:00 pm Concert: New Sounds from the Arab Lands (ticketed event)

Friday, March 1

9:30 -10:30 am
Waltham High School Auditorium
Education Outreach Program for Waltham Schools

11 – 12:20
Slosberg Recital Hall
ANTH 129b Global, Transnational, and Diasporic Communities (Professor Lino e Silva)

12:30 – 1:50 pm
Slosberg Recital Hall
MUS 3b Intro to World Musics (Professor Eissenberg)
THA 109a Improvisation (Professor Krstansky)

This residency is presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, with support from the Brandeis Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The New Sounds project was developed in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The Music Initiative supports artists and artistic communities in the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, and South Asia that seek to reassemble and further develop diverse expressions of a shared musical heritage in contemporary forms. Working with partners and collaborators around the world, its performance, outreach, and production activities offer a broad platform for contemporary, tradition-inspired music. In parallel, it develops new models for community-based arts education that revitalize cultural heritage as a source of livelihood for musicians while promoting pluralism.