Past Features

February 5, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 1)

City and Humanities Spring 2007 Lecture Series

Sonic Pass Blue

Celebrated architect and musician Christopher Janney will help kick off the City and Humanities spring lecture series on Thursday, February 8, at 12:30 p.m., in Room B04 of Carman Hall. If you're not already familiar with his work, just take a walk through Carman Hall's "Sonic Pass Blue," located in the main corridor of the Information Technology Center. Installed in 1999, the design features an interactive light and sound system that translates motion into sound.

Known for his work combining space and sound, Janney has toured the United States and Europe with his interactive sound/architecture installations. His work has graced the covers of Architecture Record and his design of a residence in Kona, Hawaii was featured in the August 2002 issue of Architectural Digest.

The lecture series, which will run from February through May, will feature talks by writers and artists, as well as musical performances. All events are free and open to the public. Scheduled dates, performances and locations are subject to change. For more information on any of these events, call (718) 960-8715.

Following is the full schedule of events:

Thursday, February 8
Carman Hall, Room B04
Christopher Janney
Architect and musician Christopher Janney demonstrates his methods for creating space with sound.

Thursday, February 22
Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306
Con Brio Ensemble
A concert of chamber music for our time

Thursday, March 1
Studio Theatre (Theatre Building, lower level)
American Classical Orchestra
A demonstration of the art of the canon instruments for which it was written

Thursday, March 8
Music Building Recital Hall, Room 306
BMC Jazz Trio
A concert by a prominent musical group

Thursday, March 15
Studio Theatre (Theatre Building, lower level)
Arthur Aviles Typical Theater
A performance by the Bronx dance troupe

Thursday, March 22
Carman Hall, Room B04
Studio Museum in Harlem
A presentation of comic art from Africa

Thursday, March 29
Carman Hall, Room B04
Lewis Porter
A lecture on John Coltrane by a professor at Rutgers

Thursday, April 2
Carman Hall, Room B04
Sam Pollard
The Emmy award-winning producer of When the Levees Broke discusses his work on the Spike Lee documentary.

Thursday, April 19
Carman Hall, Room B04
Rosalba Rolon
The founder of the Pregones Theater Company describes her bilingual Bronx productions.

Thursday, April 26
Lehman College Art Gallery
Sugar Buzz
A tour of the current exhibit, with talks by some of the artists

Thursday, May 3
Studio Theatre (Theatre Building, lower level)
Michael Spierman
The director of the Bronx Opera, with special guest singers, introduces the Company's spring production of Carmen.

Thursday, May 10
Carman Hall, Room B04
Theatre for a New Audience
Ted Rogers, with guest performers, explains TNA's approach and presents a dramatic reading of excerpts from Oliver Twist.

Thursday, May 17
Carman Hall, Room B04
Addie Rimmer
A Professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism discusses her methods.