Welcome to Listening Parties, the library’s online music discussion group!
Every month, Librarian Michael Farley presents a solo artist, a band, a time period or style. Active listening is the focus. What do you hear? What do you like, what does it mean to you? Tell us why! Sharing your thoughts is encouraged.
Expect to see a wide range of genres represented: pop, rock, jazz, classical, country or folk. Suggestions are welcome!
Discussion topics will be introduced by background material to help set the context, with biographical information, and how the artists fit into the history of music. Some songs will be highlighted as critical examples.
APRIL: American Originals, Moondog and Harry Partch
MAY: Beatles vs. Stones
JUNE: Be the DJ
Past Online Listening Parties
MARCH: Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring
FEBRUARY: John Abercrombie, jazz guitarist
JANUARY: Pete Seeger
NOVEMBER: Aaron Copland
SEPTEMBER: 10th Anniversary! The Beatles’ White Album revisited
JULY: 1982 and Kate Bush’s “The Dreaming”