American Weird Listening Party

Tuesday, July 21 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Virtual Event

A casual and free-wheeling spelunking expedition into the margins of the 20th century music history with Professor Kyle Bruckmann. Open to all Pacific students.

Less a “canon” than a web of tangents, what’s sometimes called “the American Maverick Tradition,” links Ives and Cowell to free jazz and outsider rock just as much as to Cage and Minimalism. We’ll enjoy sampling some challenging sounds while discussing the myths of rugged individualism and realities of dogged collectivism tangled up in experimental music.

Professor Bruckmann is Assistant Professor of Practice in Oboe and Contemporary Music at Pacific. Composer and performer, his work extends from a western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock.

Tuesday,  June 9, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

These events are part of the Conservatory's Summer Intermezzo Series.

Incoming students should email for link information. Returning students can find link information on Canvas.

Event Type

Speaker, Lecture/Presentation, Arts and Culture, Admission, Admitted Students and Families

Sponsoring Department

Admission, Conservatory of Music




Free admission

Conservatory of Music


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