Shende says his new work is in part inspired by “the rising level of xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric in our recent political discourse. Such rhetoric strikes me as being deeply un-American.”
Whether you’re talking music or cuisine, music professor Shende says the phrase “East meets West” is over-used, with the “Eastern” ingredient often just a superficial offering. But with his latest composition, Shende aims for true structural integration of Indian classical music with western musical tradition.
When some members of Bowdoin Orchestra took a weekend retreat to the Coastal Studies Center, James Jelin ’16 followed with his video camera.
Bowdoin faculty and former students pay tribute to jazz percussionist, composer and educator Steve Grover, who died earlier this month.