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Monday, December 29, 2008

Reactions to the Record II

Stanford University's Music Department is putting on a second Reactions to the Record Symposium. It's in just a couple of weeks, January 14 to 17, 2009.

I didn't get email or a mailing about this, despite having attended the 2007 symposium (groan). I am not sure whether I can go - it's opposite the Saariaho and Andriessen premieres at LAPO (groan). But I had a wonderful time at the 2007 symposium, and if you're interested at all in old performance styles or old records and what we can learn from them, I urge you to attend.

11 comments:

Empiricus said...

Thanks for the reminder! I'm planning on checking out Rosen's concert, for sure. The pianola concert looks totally cool, too. In fact, they all look pretty cool. I hope I have the time.

Hope you had some good holidays. Cheers!

Lisa Hirsch said...

The last time I looked they hadn't even POSTED the concert info!

calimac said...

They've posted it now, but I got fuller information (though not a full schedule) from the Stanford Music Dept's winter quarter mailer before there was anything on the website.

Lisa Hirsch said...

David, did you get a separate email from them? Amy Franzblau, who is organizing this year's symposium, says there was email around Thanksgiving.

calimac said...

What is this "email" that you speak of?

No, not a thing, but I don't recall giving them an e-dress when I signed up for the first symposium. The Music Dept has mine, and I used to get regular event mailings from them which seem to have ceased sometime last year, but that's a different beast anyway.

calimac said...

(clarifying: the "event mailer" of comment 3 is a physical flyer in the snail-mail, which is issued quarterly and came last week; the "regular event mailings" of comment 5 were weekly emails)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Huh, interesting, but why didn't the Music Dept. send email about Reactions to the Record to everyone they know?

calimac said...

Because they seem to have stopped sending event e-mails. Apparently the person in the department office who was managing the list retired.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Head, bang, wall.

I once lost hundreds of dollars in insurance company reimbursements because I was misinformed about health insurance benefits by an undertrained administrator at a university. The school could not have her trained by the previous jobholder because they could not have two people with the same job at the same time. It sounds as though this Stanford personnel transition was not handled well.

calimac said...

Aha! Now I get an e-mail on the Symposium from Amy Franzblau.

I get the impression that the Music Dept. mailing list was a personal project of the person who did it, and nobody else was able to take it on. That's a lot more common a situation that rules prohibiting training.

It was not well-organized; I had a difficult time persuading them to change my e-mail address when I left Stanford.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Oy.