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 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.