Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha

Reediana Omnibus Musica Philosopha

Reed's annual symposium on music and
the liberal arts.


Conversation: How Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (1912) Shaped a Century of Music

February 10, Friday, 4 p.m.,
Eliot Hall Chapel

Cellist Fred Sherry and composer David Schiff in conversation.

Concert: Chamber Music Northwest “Music from 1912: Celebrating the Reed Centennial”

February 10, Friday, 7:30 p.m.,
Kaul Auditorium

Apollo Trio

Commemorating 1912’s most progressive musical output, this concert marks the premier of “Class of 1915,” a suite of foxtrots, blues, and rags, arranged by David Schiff. Also performed are Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio (1914) and Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire op. 21 (1912) with musicians Jeffrey Swann, piano; Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano; Ida Kavafian, violin; Fred Sherry, cello; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; and David Shifrin, clarinet.

Talk: “Moonlight, Synaesthesia, and the Arts”

February 11, Saturday, 10 a.m–noon,
Psychology 105

Kimberly Jannarone, associate professor of theatre arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the author of Artaud and His Doubles (University of Michigan Press, 2010). She received her MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama and has published essays and reviews on experimental performance in Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, French Forum, Modernism/Modernity, TDR, and New Theatre Quarterly, and chapters in The Exquisite Corpse: Collaboration, Creativity, the World's Most Popular Parlor Game (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), and Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange (Palgrave, 2011). For essays she wrote on Artaud, she received the 2006 Gerald Kahan Scholar's Prize and the honorable mention for the 2009 ASTR Essay Prize, both awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research. She recently was a Camargo Fellow in Cassis, France, working on her next book, The Crowd in the Theatre.

Talk: “1912: Music and Art on the Eve of the Great War"

February 11, Saturday, 1–3 p.m.,
Psychology 105

Olivia Mattis, a musicologist specializing in the links between music and the visual arts, is coeditor with art historian James H. Rubin of Rival Sisters: Art and Music at the Birth of Modernism (Ashgate/Lund-Humphries, forthcoming) and coauthor, with a team of art historians, of Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (Thames and Hudson, 2005). She is a recipient of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is completing the first comprehensive biography of the composer Edgard Varèse. She also is a cofounder of the Sousa Mendes Foundation and works in academic administration at Stony Brook University.