Massey College Music Club
The Music Club meets after dinner, twice each term, to explore the creation and performance of music across different cultures and in different times.
Programming is decided by a committee of Junior and Senior Fellows, Alumni, and Quadrangle Society members. It is eclectic and varied, and is intended to be both entertaining and enlightening.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Behind the Bellows: The twisted history of the accordion … and where it’s going
with Michael Bridge
In less than 200 years since its invention, the accordion has become an icon of folk music from Finland to China to Brazil. Yet its history is chock-full of plot twists: the 1950s U.S. government ad campaign “Accordion Is Unpatriotic”; the business reasons behind the slightly embarrassing phenomenon of many great composers who wrote for the accordion only once; the story of the only German instrument manufacturer whose factory was not nationalized during WWII; and the stories go on.…
In a lighthearted evening, accordion virtuoso and doctoral candidate Michael Bridge will recount the unlikely history of the accordion, sprinkled with music from across centuries and borders, and explore the future of the instrument.
*This event will be broadcast online and is open to all – there is no login or registration required to tune in from the comfort of home. Event details here: https://www.masseycollege.ca/event/fall-2020-music-club-michael-bridge/
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
It’s a Hip Hop World: Explorations of hip hop music and culture
with Dalton Higgins
“It’s a hip hop world, and you’re just living in it,” says Dalton Higgins, Canada’s foremost expert on hip hop. Author of the acclaimed book Hip Hop World, which is carried in Harvard University’s hip hop archive and was nominated for the 2010 Hip Hop Scholar of the Year award by Washington DC’s WBLINC, Higgins joins us to talk about the impressive history of hip-hop music and the significant and expanding influence this genre has on culture today.
**This event will be broadcast online and is open to all – there is no login or registration required to tune in from the comfort of home. Event details here: https://www.masseycollege.ca/event/fall-2020-music-club-dalton-higgins/
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tuesday, March 2, 2021