The Organ Department in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance is holding a student contest to arrange or transcribe music for carillon that amplifies the presence of systemically less audible, overlooked, or underrepresented social groups on campus. Specifically, we seek settings, arrangements, or transcriptions of songs and pieces that address student identities not primarily defined by a single ethnicity, such as (but not limited to) the LGBTQ community, DREAMers, veterans, first-generation college students, multiracial students, or the working class.
CFP: Trailblazers – Women’s Impact on Organ, Harpsichord, Carillon, and Sacred Music. Presentations, performances, lectures, lecture-recitals welcome.
The jury for our 2018 composition and arranging contest, Carillon Music for an Inclusive Soundscape, features Mathieu Daniel Polak, Joey Brink, and U-M alumna Linda Dzuris.
How to organize your own open-culture carillon remix contest.
Program and abstracts of 2017 Interdisciplinary Campanology Symposium (3/31-4/2)
Spencer Haney and Karl Ronneburg have won the $1,000 Hack The Bells 2017 prize to realize their proposal, “Reclaim,” for the U-M Bicentennial this fall.
Zackery Belanger, Carolyn Chen, Linda Walker Pointer, Frank Steijns, and Jeff Treviño
Keynote speaker Steven Feld: “Inspired by Bateson’s playful excursions into knowledge production, my foray into the material and affective “what-ness” of bells–their relational ontologies– starts with a series of listening conversations with my daughter, Clochanda, and two of her good friends, Mikhail Bakhtin and Michel Foucault.”
Students, what would you do with a bell tower? Tell us!