Senior Lecturer Martin Marks will play the original score for "Metropolis" at the Harvard Film Archive's screening of the film on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 18-19, at 7 p.m. The elaborate score, which was played at the film's 1927 German premiere, is by German film music pioneer Gottfried Huppertz. Marks has been playing his piano version, which he received from the State Library in East Berlin, since the late 1970s.
The Tucson Citizen's Daniel Buckley gave an emphatic thumbs-up to Professor Evan Ziporyn's latest CD, "This is Not a Clarinet," a compilation of contemporary solo clarinet works, two by Ziporyn (who is the performer) and one each by Michael Tenzer and David Lang. Buckley wrote, "[Ziporyn's] sense of melodic invention and, at times, sheer funkiness, is uncanny ... But it is his panoramic notion of music that makes this disc gel. From Eastern and Middle Eastern accents to the whole of Western classical music, jazz, the avant-garde and pop music, Ziporyn seamlessly and organically allows the music to evolve ... 'This Is Not a Clarinet' is a thing of absorbing beauty, exquisitely pushing the boundaries of the known clarinet world as it soars to an exotic, lofty perch of its own."
The Boston Globe's Cate McQuaid reviewed "Facing South," an exhibition of photographs of Charleston, S.C., by Laura Moses, administrative assistant in the Provost's Office. McQuaid called Moses "an artist with an eye for color, pattern and line" and praised her "strong, abstracted vision of this sunny Southern city." The exhibit closed last week at the Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 12, 2001.