Special thanks to our generous alumni who volunteered this semester, sharing their expertise with our students, faculty, and staff. Some served as guest speakers in classes; others supported our student organizations at meetings and events; and others visited campus to screen professional work.
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Joshua Bonnetta, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, has been invited for a second term to serve as a Composer-in-Residence in Electroacoustic Studio ALPHA at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden from December 21, 2012 until January 18, 2013.
The Visby International Centre for Composers (VICC) – on the Island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea – is a working and meeting place for composers, dedicated to promoting contemporary music through residencies, concerts, conferences, seminars, educational and co-operation projects – the only specialized centre of its kind within the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM), of which VICC is a member.
Bonnetta an interdisciplinary artist working across film, video and sound will be creating a series of new electroacoustic compositions for audio-visual performance, theatrical exhibition, installation and forthcoming musical publications in 2013.
A film by Cathy Lee Crane, associate professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, was selected for the International Panorama at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema of Montreal.
Her film, Pasolini's Last Words (2012), combines staged and archival material in an elegiac essay, which considers Pier Paolo Pasolini's brutal murder in 1975 alongside of the texts he published or left unfinished during his last year. This experimental biography documents the final words of one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century.
The festival runs October 10-21 and will feature two screenings of Crane's film. Ithaca College alumni Amanda Setton has a role in the film.
In the words of Frederick Douglass: " We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications will be supporting The History Center, in partnership with the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, to bring to life Frederick Douglass’ impassioned 1852 speech. A dramatic reading of Douglass’ speech will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, 116 Cleveland Ave Ithaca, New York.
While stumping on behalf of abolitionist Gerrit Smith in his bid for Congress, Douglass visited a number of areas in Central and Upstate New York, delivering impassioned speeches excoriating the inability of politicians to address the evils of slavery and describing a post-slavery America based on the core ideals of opportunity, equality, and democracy.
First Death in Nova Scotia a short film by John D. Scott based on a poem by Elizabeth Bishop premiered at The Atlantic Film Festival in September and will play three more festivals in October including The Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin where First Death was one of only thirty projects chosen to play in competition chosen from 870 entries from 63 countries. It will also play the Visible Verse Festival in Vancouver and the Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival in Minneapolis.
Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.