Ithaca Music Forum presents talk on music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw

By Peter Silberman, November 26, 2023

Dr. Crystal Peebles presents "Gestural Analysis of Caroline Shaw's Entr'acte"

The Ithaca Music Forum will sponsor a talk by Dr. Crystal Peebles, Associate Professor of Music Theory, on the music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.  Dr. Peebles' talk, entitled "Gestural Analysis of Caroline Shaw's Entr'acte" will be take place on Friday, Dec. 1, at 5 pm in the Nabenhauer Recital Room in the Whalen Center for Music.  This talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

Caroline Shaw's string quartets are physically evocative.  When listening to her works, I find myself invited to dance along with the performative gestures and musical gestures.  In this talk, I will analyze Shaw's Entr'acte through this lens of invited motion.  Different qualities of movement define formal structures and create and embodied narrative of this piece.

Dr. Crystal Peebles

Dr. Crystal Peebles

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