ICE and Cornell composers will work to toy with different notions of sound production and the volatile relationship between performativity, theater, and sound. The way in which sound is produced and listened to within the concert hall is a grand performance in itself.
The CCA supports numerous arts-related events and projects each year.. Documentation from grant-supported projects completed and presented, artist award presentations, and CCA-initiated projects are archived, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, individual artist and department-generated projects, concerts, installations, and publications.
Listed below is a sample of projects supported by the CCA from 2001 to 2017.
Whispers from the Field: Ethnographic Poetry and Creative Prose is a visual and interactive anthropological and literary project that features original poetry and creative prose by Cornell University researches and students, presesnted in the form of a reading event, visual display, or in a chapbook.
The Momenta Quartet and master Javanese musician Darsono Hadiraharjo join forces with the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Christopher J. Miller, to perform new works for gamelan and string quartet by Cornell DMA students Can Bilir, Miles Friday, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert.
The Cornell Chorus & Glee Club collaborate with six world-class vocal soloists and thirty professional early music specialists drawn from around the country to present J. S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion. This epic, heartfelt oratorio has often been called the single greatest work in the western canon, yet it has not been performed on our campus in over sixty years.
Film is a migratory medium that has traveled across the globe ever since the Lumière Brothers first brought the world to the world in their films from 1895. More than a century later Shifting Frames: Migration and the Movies in India shows audiences and owners of Indian cinema halls are also migratory.
Shifting Ground presents a survey of landscapes from mid– to late–twentieth century American art. As imagined representations of place, landscapes are always mediated through artists. This exhibition explores how artists connected with and conceptualized landscape during this period. The works selected examine the significance of constructed place and the natural world by investigating landscape as a changing entity.
Twenty years ago, a musical collective of Cornell and Ithaca College faculty joined together to create an ensemble dedicated to presenting new musical works. Join Ensemble X as they perform a blockbuster concert of their season in celebration, featuring an arrangement of works from the last 20 years dedicated to the legacy of the late Given Foundation Professor of Music Emeritus Steven Stucky, a founder of Ensemble X.
What We’re Made Of is a textile and apparel design exhibition that uses only 100% biodegradable natural fibers, dyes, and findings. Looking at her own personal history, present, and future, as well as diving into the cyclical nature of existence, she asks the question, what are we made of?
This festival presents U.S. premieres of Roman Palester’s (1907–1989) chamber music, vocal works, and films. Among the most distinctive composers of mid-twentieth-century Poland, Palester was persecuted during the Second World War and subsequently fled communist Poland.
The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 34th annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.
Dans la zone libre / In the Free Zone is a three-act play, written by Yen Vu, that emerged as a creative project based on a history of colonial labor conscription during World War I & II. During the Second World War alone, 20,000 Vietnamese men were brought to France to assist in the war effort, first destined for factories and later for private industries. Set in the midst of the Vichy government, the story follows a group of Vietnamese workers in Southern France.