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Talea Plays Billone: Great Musicians You Haven’t Heard (Yet)

Bold, beautiful, bro, Ross Chapman usually plays a brass instrument, but on Wednesday night he opted to sit back and listen. Heres what he got.   At our weekly meeting on Sunday, Bwog’s Arts Editor (through proxy) pitched a pair of concerts. I could either go to a performance of Bach on Tuesday or a recital […]

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Get Your Aural Fixation From Penn Masala

Bwog music guru Shreyas Manohar brings you his coverage of the world’s first Hindi a cappella group, Penn Masala. The Penn Masala concert organised by club Zamana was a difficult concert to sit through because of all the important life choices I had to make. Do I get up on my chair and cheer like a […]

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Drawing a Blank

Update, 8:30 pm Parida sends us this follow-up message to you, dear readers, to clarify your questions/concerns/finals-induced-rants: “Hey guys this was a joke. I turned it in and then turned in a real assignment afterwards. Good luck on your finals. Don’t do what you thought I did. That would be bad.” Parida, CC ’15, submitted four […]

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How To Ace Your Art Hum/Music Hum Midterm

Art Hum and Music Hum: two of the spaces where the normally intelligent, talented citizens of Columbia can gather together and make some of the dumbest comments you will ever hear in a classroom. If you’re nervous about your midterm tomorrow, Bwog’s found some shining examples of visual and aural analysis for you to be […]

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Professor Playlists: Music You Can Actually Hum To

If you’re one of the many Columbians currently packed into Butler like sardines, chances are that you’ve long-ago exhausted whatever antiquated 90s slow jams got you through midterms seasons. The good news is this: there’s no better way to drown out that girl with noisy heels as you try to cram for finals than new and […]

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Room Change Notification: Music Hum Will Now Be Held In the Stairwell

There are just better acoustics! Interesting learning experience tipped by Jacki Bryk

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Overheard: Subtlety Is Key

A Music Hum professor to his class: “Boom. I just knowledged. All over you.” Damage Control from Wikimedia Commons

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Music Hum in a Day (Or Two Hours)

Most students are content to sit through Music Hum, listen to some great music, and get the easy A.  But not so with the members of Columbia Classical Performers and fourbythree.  These students, with the help of a few special guests, organized and performed Music Hum in a Day.  Bwog reports on the musical madness. […]

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Music Hum in a Day

Slackers and music enthusiasts take note! From the Columbia Classical Performers comes Music Hum in a Day, a one-hour Sparknotes version of an entire semester of Music Hum and one more opportunity to write your concert report. The Core-tastic program excerpts 14 pieces spanning 800 years of music. Columbia musicians, including members of the illustrious […]

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CULPA Unleashes the Oracle, Makes Life Easy

Today, CULPA unleashed the Oracle: the culmination of several years’ work trying to determine when Core professors teach. In other words, you may no longer have to stumble in the dark as you pick your CC, Music Hum and Art Hum sections. The Oracle matches up predicted professors, the times they usually teach, and the […]

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Music Hum Does Not Take Kindly to Your Laptop

Bwog’s heard multiple reports on “an edict from on high,” as one Music Hum instructor put it, that Music Humanities has banned laptops in class this semester. The reasons given are frankly not too surprising: the laptops are seen as far more of a distraction/procrastination tool than a help. Who knew? It’s unclear yet if […]

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Culture Alert: The Lewis Nash Quintet at Miller Theater

Studying for Music Hum midterms often can taint a student’s passion for music.  If this sounds all too familiar, take advantage of some world-class live music right here at Columbia.  The Lewis Nash Jazz Quintet is playing at Miller Theater tonight at eight. Nash may not be one of the Masters of Western music that […]

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LectureHop: Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia

Filling our Hearts with the Sound of Music, Fu Foundation Bureau Chief, Tony Gong shares his comments on Oliver Sacks’ lecture. At 11:00 a.m. yesterday, I ventured out of my room far too early for a Friday morning to catch Oliver Sacks’ Core-wide Music Hum lecture in Roone. But discovering new evidence to prove that not […]

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Cheating season

Looks like the first-years aren’t the only ones taking shortcuts. A tipster forwarded us an e-mail from a nameless, irate Music Hum teacher, threatening dire consequences for the miscreant who swiped a pile of final papers. Bwog cowers on your behalf, paper-thief. Here’s the e-mail: “Dear all– “I apologize that there has been a delay […]

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