By Sophia Kinne Sometimes music fits into delightful little boxes- helpful for searching, explaining, and referencing. Compared to What? can be categorized by its covers, and Eye Know can be discussed in terms of sampling. Some songs are just boggling, though, and it can be very hard to reference them in terms of musical mechanics such as… Continue reading “I’ll Be Missing You”
Last week, the Hop screened a live performance of the new musical, Allegiance, featuring George Takei. In addition to attending this performance at the Loew Auditorium, Paddock Student Worker, Betty Kim, created a list of resources for further research on the topic of Japanese Internment and music for Paddock.
Last month, Paddock Music Library and East Wheelock House hosted a series of sing-ins, teaching music from the civil rights movement. Tyné Freeman ’17 led each song, singing and playing piano. Faculty, staff, students, and community members sang along, regardless of their own races and religions. That doesn’t mean, however, that there was no conversation about the role of race, religion, or other matters of identity…
By Sophia Kinne A new song you don’t know. You don’t recognize the name or the lyrics. But then, wait, a familiar tune, bass line, hook. You think to yourself, “Haven’t I heard this before?” The answer is yes, you probably have. Sampling is a prominent part of music-making, and can be seen across wide… Continue reading “Eye Know” It’s Sampled
Sophia Kinne explores the evolving perspective of the listener through her own journey with the song “Compared to What?” as performed in versions by Roberta Flack, John Legend, Les McCann & Eddie Harris.
The Tradition of Bell-Ringing at Dartmouth College by Memory Apata, Music Library Supervisor As an employee and graduate student of the college, the bells of Baker Tower are a staple of my day to day life. When I hear them in the morning as I walk across the foggy green, the bells prompt me to… Continue reading Students as Bell Ringers
One of Paddock’s student workers, along with the Music Library Supervisor, recently made a trip across the hallway from Paddock to the Dartmouth Woodworking Shop to make diddley bows. /ˈdid-lē ˌbō/ a home-made zither consisting of a single string tensioned between two nails on a board. The inspiration for making these instruments came while curating… Continue reading Diddley Bow Blues