Cuomo vs. Copland

Preface: Last week, I presented the paper, “From Copland to Weezer: Variations on a Shaker Theme” at the SWPCA conference in Albuquerque, NM. Below, I’ve modified the presentation to fit the format of a blog (somewhat), focusing on Cuomo’s use of Simple Gifts and apparent homage to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. The embedded Prezi contains […]

Southwest PCA/ACA

Below is the abstract for a paper I’ll be presenting at the 2014 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, NM. Over the next few months, portions of the paper will be posted on this site as well. From Copland to Weezer: Variations on a Shaker Theme Simple Gifts has been arranged for a wide […]