Chinese pipa player Gao Hong and klezmer violiinist Steven Greenman were unexpectedly asked to improvise together at a folk music festival. That sparked a musical collaboration that will be showcased this Friday, January 15 in the Carleton Concert Hall.
London has internationally co-researched paper published11 January 2016
Justin London, Professor of Music, recently published an article in Acta Psychologica, “Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo.” This work, done in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, uses motion-capture technology combined with perceptual judgments to show that vigorous dancing makes the music seem to go faster.
Hong receives honorable mention for new CD11 January 2016
Gao Hong, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments and Director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble, received an Honorable Mention for her newest CD “Pipa Potluck” that esteemed author and musician Ted Gioia deemed a “recording of distinction” alongside CDs by Itzhak Perlman & Emanuel Ax, Terry Riley, Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker, Queen Latifah, Brian Wilson, and Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard. “Cluck Old Hen” from “Pipa Potluck” was also listed in Gioia’s “201 Favorite Tracks of 2015” that included selections from Adele, Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, Kronos Quartet, Weather Report, and others. Ted Gioia—who has been called “one of the outstanding music historians in America”—listened to over 1,000 CDs in all styles and genres before determining “The 100 Best Albums of 2015.”
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Hong given award by Minnesota State Arts Board9 September 2015
Gao Hong, director of the Carleton Chinese Music Ensemble and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded an Artist Initiative grant and an Arts Tour Minnesota grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Hong will produce and perform Storytelling in Chinese Music from the Ancient Past to Modern Times in seven greater Minnesota communities.
20 March 2015
The Carleton College Singers, conducted by professor of music Lawrence Burnet, will perform six times in the Boston area next week (March 22-25). The program features Minnesota composers, including Alex Freeman, Gao Hong, Carol Barnett, Brent Michael Davids, Rene Clausen, Robert Morris, and the late Stephen Paulus.
Area alumni, parents, and friends are encouraged to attend. All performances are free and open to the public.
8 April 2014
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