NJIT Newsroom tagged with "music" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 NJIT Author's New Book "Bug Music" Makes Case How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-150.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-150.phpThu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their 17-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal.  Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse.  NJIT Professor David Rothenberg's newly-released and latest opus, Bug Music:  How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise (St. Martin's Press), looks at this unending rhythmic cycle. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of humanities, david rothenberg


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NJIT's David Rothenberg To Be Part of Morris Museum's Lecture Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-125.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-125.phpTue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 David Rothenberg, professor of Philosophy and Music, will present “The Survival of the Beautiful” as the final lecture in the spring series at the Morris Museum on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Tagged: csla, department of humanities, david rothenberg, music, philosophy


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Industry Speak Design Series To Feature Talk by Rooster Design Group Principal http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-114.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-114.phpThu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 Fernando Music, principal from The Rooster Design Group in New York City, will be speaking on April 4 at 11:30 a.m. as part of the ongoing Digital Design Industry Speak Seminar Series hosted by NJIT's School of Art + Design. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, school of art design


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Information Technology Program To Host Seminar in Interactive Music Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-386.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-386.phpFri, 29 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 V.J. Manzo, director of Music Technology at Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music, will discuss "Interactive Technology for Music Composition and Performance" on Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3730. Manzo is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music learning. 

Tagged: college of computing sciences, department of information technology, interactive music technology


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Information Technology Program To Host Seminar in Interactive Music Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-371.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-371.phpThu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 V.J. Manzo, director of Music Technology at Montclair State University's John J. Cali School of Music, will discuss "Interactive Technology for Music Composition and Performance" on Nov. 3, 4-5 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 3730. Manzo is a composer and guitarist with research interests in theory and composition, artificial intelligence, interactive music systems, and music learning. 

Tagged: college of computing sciences, department of information technology, interactive music technology, artificial intelligence


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NJIT Board of Overseers Awards Third Annual Research Prize and Medal To Interspecies Music Expert http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-337.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-337.phpThu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The exotic world of interspecies music was revealed yesterday when the third annual NJIT Excellence in Research Prize and Medal was bestowed upon David Rothenberg, PhD, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. "As an NJIT Overseer, I am especially appreciative of David's accomplishments in reaching out and building relationships with readers and listeners beyond what is generally considered the traditional boundary of academia," said NJIT Board of Overseers Chairman Emil Herkert.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, board of overseers, david rothenberg, excellence in research prize and medal, whale music, emil herkert, interspecies music


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Exotic World of Interspecies Music Spotlighted as NJIT Professor Is Honored: Whale and Bird Song Experts Join Jazz Musicians for Unique Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-316.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-316.phpMon, 20 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The exotic world of interspecies music will be revealed on Oct. 6, 2010 when the New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal is bestowed upon David Rothenberg, a member of NJIT's faculty, best-selling author and acclaimed jazz clarinetist, by the NJIT Board of Overseers. “Harmonic Connections in Nature, Science and Music,” held at 5 p.m. at the Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall, will include a presentation by Rothenberg, PhD, professor of philosophy and music, on how and why music enables him to communicate with birds and whales—the subject of his two best-selling books. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, donald sebastian, board of overseers, david rothenberg, excellence in research prize and medal, interspecies music, marilyn crispell


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Music Improvisation Software: An Interface for People with Severe Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-310.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-310.phpTue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Music has many virtues — including the potential to benefit individuals whose mobility is severely impaired by cerebral palsy and spinal injuries. In the first of NJIT's new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros and colleagues from the Deep Listening Institute will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. This software extends the expressive, holistic and therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation to both adults and children.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, department of biomedical engineering, technology and society forum, jay kappraff, deep listening institute, music improvisation software, pauline oliveros


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Music Improvisation Software Expert To Kick Off Fall 2010 Technology and Society Forum Series http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-303.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-303.phpTue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 In the first of a new series of Technology and Society Forum presentations, Pauline Oliveros, founder of the Deep Listening Institute Ltd.and Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will demonstrate software that makes it possible to improvise music with slight head movements. The presentation will take place on Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, music improvisation software, pauline oliveros, deep listening institute


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NJIT's David Rothenberg Performs Whale Music on Scandinavian Tour http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-268.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-268.phpMon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Professor of Humanities and interspecies music expert David B. Rothenberg, PhD, is on tour this week performing whale-related music throughout Finland, Sweden and Arctic Norway with Whale Kit, a group of electronic musicians from Russia. Rothenberg will receive the third annual NJIT Board of Overseers Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, david rothenberg, excellence in research prize and medal, whale music, njit board of overseers, interspecies music


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NJIT Board of Overseers To Present 3rd Excellence in Research Prize and Medal to Best-Selling Author and Acclaimed Clarinetist http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-194.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-194.phpThu, 20 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the third New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal on October 6, 2010, to best-selling author and acclaimed clarinetist David B. Rothenberg, PhD. Through music and writing, Rothenberg, a professor of humanities at NJIT, explores the world of interspecies music.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, awards, board of overseers, david rothenberg, excellence in research award, whale song, interspecies music, medal


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NJIT's David Rothenberg To Discuss Whale Music on April 13 in NYC http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-109.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-109.phpThu, 08 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg will bring his unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music at a free lecture on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union in New York City. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, birdsong


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Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department To Present Spring Musical http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-052.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-052.phpWed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500 "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim, will be presented by the Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Department on March 3, 4, 5, 6 at 7 p.m. and on March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. Michael V. Kerley of NJIT's Humanities Department directs.  Reservations: theatre@njit.edu; 973-596-3457.

Tagged: department of humanities, theatre, michael kerley, spring musical


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Black History Month at NJIT Opens with Free Concert Featuring Pianist Richard Alston: Program to Focus on Composers of African Descent http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-004.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-004.phpThu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 NJIT will usher in Black History Month with a free concert on Feb. 3, 2010 featuring local pianist Richard Alston. 

Tagged: technology and society forum, essex county college, jay kappraff, black history month


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NJIT's David Rothenberg To Appear on PBS Documentary on June 24, 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-222.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-222.phpThu, 11 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg will appear in the upcoming PBS documentary “The Music Instinct” airing June 24, 2009 on Channel 13 and affiliate stations throughout the state and the NYC region. He is also a participant through this week in the second annual World Science Festival in New York City. Various scientific luminaries in this week's events include Lisa Randall, E.O. Wilson, Brian Greene, and celebrity science fans like Harrison Ford and Alan Alda.

Tagged: department of humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, book, thousand mile song, why birds sing, american library association, pbs, documentary


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NJIT Humanities Professor To Explore the Worlds of Whale and Bird Song at Technology and Society Forum http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-114.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-114.phpFri, 27 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Humanities Professor and clarinetist David Rothenberg brings a unique perspective to interpreting our relationship with nature through words and music—a perspective he will share when he performs at NJIT on April 1, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event, which wraps up the Spring 2009 Technology and Society Forum Series at NJIT, is free and open to the public.

Tagged: technology and society forum, humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, birdsong


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Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Program To Present Spring Musical http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-060.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-060.phpFri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 The Rutgers-NJIT Theatre Arts Program will present its spring musical, Pippin, directed by NJIT Humanities Professor Michael Kerley, on March 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and on March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at NJIT's Jim Wise Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for students and senior citizens. 

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Public Invited To Free Performance by Members of NJ Symphony Orchestra at NJIT Feb. 25, 2009 http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-048.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-048.phpFri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Music is an expression of creativity that spans all eras and cultures.  On Feb. 25, 2009 at the NJIT Campus Center Atrium from 3-4:30 p.m., the NJIT Technology and Society Forum will celebrate this aspect of creativity when artists from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) will perform the work of five noted composers.

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Sustainability, Whale Music, Plus More Highlight Upcoming Free NJIT Lectures http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-007.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-007.phpTue, 13 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 There's something for everyone this spring at NJIT's semi-annual Technology and Society Forum Series.  In two weeks, Ralph Izzo, chairman and chief executive officer of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) opens the event with a closer look at sustainability.  

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, seminar, department of humanities, technology and society forum, david rothenberg, workshop, murray center for women in technology, lecture, sustainability, jay kappraff, whale music, ralph izzo, public service enterprise group, new jersey symphony orchestra


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American Library Association Names NJIT Prof’s Whale Music Book a Top Ten http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-438.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-438.phpWed, 10 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Thousand Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound (Basic Books, 2008) by NJIT humanities professor, author and clarinetist David Rothenberg, has been named one of the ten best science and technology books for 2008 by Booklist on Line, a publication of the American Library Association.   

Tagged: department of humanities, david rothenberg, book, whale music, thousand mile song, why birds sing, american library association


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NJIT’s Department of Humanities Professor, David B. Rothenberg, PhD, Receives Excellence in Research Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-329.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-329.phpWed, 17 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0400 David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the NJIT Humanities Department, received at NJIT's recent annual awards convocation, NJIT's Excellence in Research Award.

Tagged: department of humanities, convocation, award, david rothenberg, excellence in research award, whale music


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NJIT Humanities Professor To Perform Music of the Natural World on May 3 http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-173.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-173.phpFri, 25 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Humanities Professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg, PhD, will share his insights into the music of the natural world at a recital on May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, NY. There is no admission charge, but registration is required. For reservations, contact Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 x 101. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, why birds sing


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Humanities Professor To Perform Two One-Man Shows on Whale Song Research http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-006.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-006.phpTue, 08 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 David Rothenberg, PhD, professor in the department of humanities at NJIT, will perform two one-man shows presenting his upcoming CD Whale Music and forthcoming book Thousand Mile Song (Basic Books) at the Garage Theatre's SoloFest on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Puffin Foundation and on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Garage Theatre on the Fairleigh-Dickinson Teaneck campus. Call 201-569-7710 for reservations or log on to www.garagetheatre.org.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, department of humanities, david rothenberg, whale music, thousand mile song


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Society of Musical Arts To Present Winter Concert http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-444.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-444.phpFri, 30 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500 The Society of Musical Arts (SOMA) and the NJIT Campus Center will present a Winter Concert featuring three promising young musicians on Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. There will also be an art exhibition. Contact Jay Kappraff.  Read more (pdf).


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Music To Their Ears http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-495.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-495.phpTue, 05 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar.

Tagged: alumni, mechanical engineering, seminar series, dee clarke, gail clarke


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NJIT Humanities Professor Explains Bird Songs With Science, Poetry, Music http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-172.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-172.phpTue, 19 Apr 2005 00:00:00 -0400 A better understanding of why birds sing has led David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), on a journey into the seemingly disparate worlds of science, poetry and music. The result is the publication this month of Why Birds Sing (Basic Books).

Tagged: humanities, david rothenberg, science, poetry, music, birds


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Watchung Couple Give the Gift of Music to New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-132.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2004/2004-132.phpTue, 07 Sep 2004 00:00:00 -0400 Dee and Gail Clarke, of Watchung, have given the gift of music to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The Clarkes, long-time supporters of the university, have donated a carillon and a supporting bell tower to NJIT. The bells of the carillon now sound from a site near NJIT's new Campus Center.

Tagged: music, carillon tower, gail clarke, dee clarke


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