The Unquiet Library
The Unquiet Library is a time to sit back, unwind and “spin the black wheel” at Hiebert Library. During these events, our hosts will discuss and play some amazing music (much of it from our extensive vinyl LP collection). As proof that the library is not just for books or silent contemplation, the Unquiet Library programs are designed to share music in reflective, engaging and sometimes even loud ways. Please join us from 12:40 to 1:50 on the dates indicated below.
Thursday, February 7: The Art of the Album Cover
The vinyl LP cover provided a more expansive visual canvas than was available with CDs, and that may entirely disappear in the era of digital downloads. Kevin Enns-Rempel will highlight some of the albums that made particularly effective use of this visual component.
Friday, March 1: Women in Rock Music
Throughout most of its history, rock music has been a male-dominated genre. In this session, we’ll look at some of the women who have managed to break through that gender barrier.
Thursday, March 21 : "Dinner: A Record of Madness"
What would a dinner party attended by some of history's most eccentric individuals be like? Chris Janzen, FPU art and music faculty member, and Jesse Nathan, bay area poet and McSweeney's editor, created a vinyl-only recording in the summer of 2011 called "Dinner: A Record of Madness" which explores this concept. The record was commissioned by the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco as part of their celebration of the poet Gertrude Stein (who is one of the many dinner guests in the story) and was accompanied by three live performances at the museum. Janzen will play the record, explain the narrative explored on each song, and explain how the music was composed and recorded. Recommended for fans of jazz, rock, funk, experimental music, poetry, and story-telling.
Thursday April 4: The Music Career of Barry McGuire
Mark Royce will present music from the long and varied career of his old friend Barry McGuire. Famous for his 1960s protest song “Eve of Destruction” which sold over a million copies, McGuire later became a singer and song writer of contemporary Christian music.
Thursday, April 18: Concept Albums
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