Music in the Moment

Monday, June 29, 2020

Music in the Moment || Radcliffe Institute

Music has played a large social function during the coronavirus pandemic: from the daily balcony concerts in Italy to the virtual performances of countless orchestras, it has helped tie communities together where social distancing has atomized us. During this Radcliffe webinar, we talk with musicians about their experience during the crisis—from the precarious position of performers without gigs to the healing role music can play.

PARTICIPANTS:
Terri Lyne Carrington, drummer and producer; founder and artistic director, Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Ganavya, vocalist and composer; doctoral candidate, Department of Music, Harvard University

Vijay Iyer, composer and pianist; Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts, Harvard University

Rajna Swaminathan, mrudangam artist and composer; doctoral candidate, Department of Music, Harvard University

Moderated by Alexander Rehding, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, Harvard University

VIDEO EXCERPTS:
Entrustment - ©2019 Vijay Iyer, Multiplicity Music (SESAC) All rights reserved
Recorded at ECAM, Festival Sons d'Hiver, Paris, France, January 17, 2020
Video produced by Oléo Productions/Samuel Thiebaut

Bells (Ring Loudly) by Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science
Courtesy of Berklee College of Music