In the News
Composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi's "Sideshow" had its US premiere at the Radcliffe Institute. The Boston Globe reports: "'Sideshow' was music theater. Visual elements—the striped false teeth the musicians surreptitiously slipped in, the dropcloth that suddenly unveiled a taxidermied fish in a bell jar—were as essential to the experience as the sonic."
The Boston Globe highlights balafonist Neba Solo who will give a rare concert at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute. Preceding it is a talk by Radcliffe fellow Monson, who has worked with Solo for many years. She studied balafon with him in Mali for six months in 2005 and accompanied the band as they played all over Mali. Her balafons are all his hand-crafted creations
Helen Horowitz explores Harvard University’s relationship with women—beginning with the University’s founding, and she contends that the fight for equity remains a work in progress today.
Fellow Anna Maria Hong says "This has been by far the most productive time in my writing life," who quickly surpassed her original goal of writing 40 sonnets during her academic year. Since the fall she has completed 85 works. "There is something about the magic of Radcliffe, the luxury of this time. And the incredible intellectual and creative stimulation has been really productive."
Radcliffe Institute fellow Susan Landau consulted as FBI seeks to amend wiretapping policies.