UCLA lab asks: ‘What does your favorite song taste like?’
New program at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music questions everything we know about music and the senses
Commentary: Wadada Leo Smith moves the UCLA Medal into the avant-garde | LA Times
On Nov. 8 at the Herb Alpert School of Music, trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith was presented the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, for his decades of music-making. "The UCLA Medal may never be the same again. Its medal, like Smith’s notes, has become radioactive," wrote LA Times music critic Mark Swed, who covered the ceremony and related programs.
Wadada Leo Smith, musician and composer, receives UCLA Medal
The genre-defying artist whose career has highlighted a commitment to breaking barriers was awarded the campus’s highest honor.
Professor Nina Eidsheim in the NYT's - A Playlist for Commutes
"If a commuter’s goal is to de-stress or to have a productive workday using music, I’d encourage them to think about what music puts them in which mood and to create their own highly personalized commuting playlist with that purpose in mind."