May 16th, 2012
'Music Is Society' presents documentation of the 2012 pilot program for the West-Eastern Divan Institute, a site which will engage creative minds through the integration of a world-class musical training with a broader education in history,...
February 26th, 2012
***For you aesthetes out there: you may watch the video more beautifully in High Definition by clicking on the VIMEO symbol on the bottom right of the video player. The Global Conversations website does not support HD video playback. -Dylan ****...
February 26th, 2012
I recommend taking a moment to read through this exchange between a coalition of women's rights groups and the Human Rights Campaign Team led by Kenneth Roth. The reader-submitted responses are also worthwhile. In the following post, I attempt to...
September 11th, 2011
The working title for my Global Conversation project is "The Impossibility of Knowing". I travelled for two months, media equipment on my back, to explore music education by and for Palestinians living in The West Bank and Israel. Rather than...
July 9th, 2011
Here is the second aspect which led me to Palestine/Israel. My relationship to the Barenboim-Said project, an initiative that includes the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Jews and Arabs, conservatories in Nazareth (Israel) and Ramallah (Palestine,...
July 7th, 2011
documentation of my undergraduate thesis. ---- Iberia is an installation artwork that stages an encounter between poems composed by a Jewish philosopher, a Christian traveler, and a Muslim king living in 11th century Iberia. The politics of this “...
July 6th, 2011
I will use my first three Global Conversation posts to give some background into my "Humanity through Music" Project. Here is the first aspect which led me to music education in Palestine/Israel: My insatiable love of music: from bluegrass to...
- 2011 Brown graduate
- Calls his documentary project "Humanity through Music"
- Working for an artspace in Berlin
- Believes that everyone is a musician
While a student at Brown, I studied music history, technology, culture, and practice. I played with rock, bluegrass, jazz, traditional Ghanian, electronic avant-garde, classical and metal bands. My introduction to Arabic music came in Spain last summer, both as it was translated into Flamenco and maintained by the Arab musicians I played with.