Category: College of Fine Arts

Art of the earworm: Why some songs get stuck in your head

Christian Science Monitor Victor Coelho, College of Fine Arts Sure, cockroaches are bad. But there may be one pest that’s loathed even more – the earworm… Expert quote: “I would hate to simplify the idea of the earworm,” Victor Coelho, chair of Boston University’s department of musicology, tells the Monitor in a phone interview. “These […]

A Renaissance man, in tune with technology

Boston Globe (subscription required) Victor Coelho, College of Fine Arts Technology might seem antithetical for Renaissance musicologist Victor Coelho. But this lute player and early music scholar finds no discord in tuning for 16th and 17th century music scores with an iPad. A Boston University educator and performer, Coelho discussed integrating art with the latest […]

An Art Professor With a Minor in Whimsical Magazines

Wall Street Journal (subsscription required) Dushko Petrovich, College of Fine Arts For adjunct professor and artist Dushko Petrovich, long commutes between teaching assignments are a fact of life… Expert quote: “It’s quite lonely and quite alienating to be traveling so much, and in the case of adjuncts, they are sometimes second-class citizens within the university.” […]

Italian composer Billone brings musical quest to BU

Boston Globe (subscription required) Joshua Fineberg, College of Fine Arts When Boston University’s Center for New Music was founded in 2012, one of its aims was to provide a cooperative focal point for the city’s abundant but disparate new-music happenings… Expert quote: “He essentially learns the instrument to be able to reinvent the instrumental technique […]

The Conversation US – Toni Pepe Dan

Gordon Parks exhibit offers intimate glimpse into segregation-era life for African Americans By Toni Pepe Dan, Boston University In the spring of 1950, Gordon Parks, the first African-American photographer for Life Magazine, returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. On assignment for the magazine, Parks photographed his middle school classmates, who were dispersed among […]