SU Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates one of his intonarumori instruments. He recreated the instruments from Luigi Russolo ’s original designs. This one is a wooden box with a lever, hand crank, and a cone-like attachment designed to create unusual-sounding “music.”
A century ago an unusual musical experiment took place that generated howls of protest and actual fistfights from the audience. Now in 2014 that same experimental music genre is making a comeback at Syracuse University – and is still raising eyebrows.
In a career that has spanned seven decades, pianist, singer and composer Bob Dorough has maintained his carefree approach and wonderful sense of humor. At the age 0f 90, he recently released a new album titled Eulalia. In Part 1 of this episode of Jazz Journeys, we explore the mind and the world of the man who gave us Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Bob Dorough.
The green stripe has been painted on Salina Street. Parade-goers are getting their green on. It's time again for St. Patrick's Day Syracuse-style. The 32nd annual parade gets underway Saturday at noon, and focuses on Ireland's 32 counties and four provinces. But amid the revelry, floats, green beer, and Irish dancers is the the poster designed with a piece of Irish history.
LeMoyne college is presenting an award-winning documentary tonight on poverty that also includes some surprises. “What Matters?” is the story of three friends living on $1.25 a day to experience and document what it’s like living in extreme poverty.
Director and subject Dan Parris says, “What Matters?” lacks the guilt-trip of your typical documentary on poverty. He says it's the film's realist attitude and sense of adventure that turned the movie into a success - and, he hopes, inspires viewers to make a difference.