Ferrall Residency: Suzanne Thorpe12:00 AM
Keynote Artist Talk: Towards an Eco-logical Mode of Musicking
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm (Pearsons Hall: Moore Lounge)
Performance: Sounding Beloit
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30pm (Wright Museum: Courtyard)
Suzanne Thorpe is a sound installation artist, scholar, flutist, and improviser. Her Keynote Talk on acoustic ecology discusses her process of composing in relation to a place. The weeklong residency culminates in her performance among a constellation of sound installations by Beloit students.
Suzanne Thorpe is a composer, performer, scholar and educator. She creates site-oriented sound compositions that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American Composer and Deep Listening Founder Pauline Oliveros. Thorpe’s compositions draws upon traditions of acoustic ecology, soundscape, land art, and improvisation, and her research intersects with new materialism, systems theory, and environmental ethics.
She has performed and exhibited her work internationally, and has been awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in technology, along with grants from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, New Music USA, and the MAP Fund. Having earned her MFA at Mills College in Electronic Music & Media, Thorpe is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at University California, San Diego, and co-founder and director of TECHNE, an education organization whose goal is to close the gender gap in technology oriented endeavors. www.suzannethorpe.com/
Beloit Zen Community: Meditation and mindfulness4:15 PM
Join us for siting and walking meditation, with a Zen focus. Learn how to center yourself, manage stress, and achieve more peace and wisdom in your everyday life. All are welcome. We will provide instruction in mindfulness techniques and practices for beginners, and also for experienced meditators. Roshi Myoyu Susan Andersen, of the Great Plains Zen Center, leads our sessions.
International Early Grade Reading Efforts Talk w/Lesley Bartlett7:00 PM
Lesley Bartlett is a Professor in Educational Policy Studies and a faculty affiliate in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An anthropologist by training who works in the field of International and Comparative Education, Professor Bartlett does research in literacy studies (including multilingual literacies), migration, and educator professional development. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times, Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South, Critical Approaches to Comparative Education, Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers' Practices in Tanzania, and The Word and the World: The Cultural Politics of Literacy in Brazil.
Common Grant Workshop7:00 PM
Come learn about funding for student opportunities (e.g. projects, internships) for over the summer. We will be reviewing the application and have time for student Q & A.