Interludes

Georgian Polyphony Workshop with Carl Linich
[Friday 09:00 am, Blum Hall, Jazz Room N211]
Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears & hearts, and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.

Physics of Sound with Matthew Deady
[Friday 11:30 am, Blum Hall, Seminar Room N210]
Why is a piccolo so small and a tuba so large?  This session will explore how the size of a musical instrument determines the pitches that it can produce. By comparing strings, winds, and percussion, we will find the quantitative relationships that determine pitch in each case.  These ideas form the fundamental basis for much of instrument design.

Sound Walk with Todd Shalom
[Friday 11:30am and 2:30pm, László Z. Bito Conservatory Auditorium]
Todd Shalom invites participants to re-visit and re-arrange the classic soundwalk pioneered by Vancouver-based acoustic ecologists over forty years ago. With an emphasis on active participation, this walk will use sensory-based techniques, re-invented folk rituals and other exercises to investigate and intervene in the daily life of the Bard campus and the politics of individual and group identity.

Oral History Workshop with Suzanne Snider
[02:30 pm, Blum Hall, Seminar Room N217]
This one-hour interlude will serve as an interactive, hands-on introduction to oral history through a series of short exercises and prompts. What makes oral history different from other interview styles and traditions? Oral History Summer School founder/director Suzanne Snider will guide participants through some essential principles of an interview form that seeks to integrate ideas—in the very act of conversation––from fields including psychoanalysis, trauma studies, feminist theory, and disability studies.

Deep Listening Workshop with Pauline Oliveros
[05:00 pm, Avery Integrated Arts Room]
Pauline Oliveros will introduce her Deep Listening practice with a brief talk and two exercises: The Extreme Slow Walk and The Extreme Slow Song. These exercises will be followed by a Q & A.