Please join us for a lunchtime discussion with Amy Cimini, Assistant Professor of Music; Integrative Studies.
Amy Cimini is a violist and historical musicologist. Her research, teaching and performance practice engage 20th century philosophy and political thought with an emphasis on theories of the body and the ethics of experimental practice. She earned her doctorate in Historical Musicology at New York University in 2011. Prior to her appointment at UC San Diego, she held an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania from 2011-2013 as well as a visiting position in Music Theory at the College of William and Mary from 2010-2011. Her dissertation, “Baruch Spinoza and the Matter of Music,” proposed Spinoza’s ethics as a new resource for theorizing embodied musical projects and as a means of overcoming persistent constructions of Cartesian mind-body dualism in contemporary musical thought. She has published work drawn from this research in Contemporary Music Review, Gamut and a number of edited volumes. As a violist, Cimini moves fluidly between improvisatory, contemporary classical, noise and rock idioms. Recently, she has premiered Anthony Braxton’s opera, Trillium J with the Tri-Centric Orchestra and her improvising duo Architeuthis Walks on Land (with bassoonist Katherine Young) released their third record, The Surveyors, on the Carrier imprint.
The conversation with Dr. Cimini will be moderated by Roshanak Kheshti, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies.
This event is part of an ongoing series of Monday lunches made possible by a gift from Gay Lester. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.