Monday, March 12, 2007

Congratulations To Sebastian Currier On His Award For His Newest Work Which Will Never Be Heard On Sharon Rockefeller's Anti-American CLASSICAL WETA

2007 - Sebastian Currier

March 8, 2007

“Static,” a chamber music work by American composer Sebastian Currier, has earned the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

The name of the six-movement piece for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano reflects “different meanings of the word ‘static,’ which can be a state of quiet balance or the erratic noise between radio stations,” said Marc Satterwhite, a UofL music professor who directs the music award.

“This emotionally complex work explores a huge range of instrumental color within a fairly small ensemble,” Satterwhite said.

Currier, who teaches at Columbia University, studied at the Manhattan and Julliard schools of music. His winning work was commissioned by Copland House of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., for its resident ensemble, Music from Copland House, with funds from Meet the Composer, a national organization supporting new works by composers.

The ensemble premiered the piece at Columbia’s Miller Theatre in February 2005 and recorded it for Koch International Classics....

University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, 2007


2007 - Roland Paris
At War’s End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict

Nov. 28, 2006

The alliance of nations trying to keep Afghanistan from reverting to a haven for terrorists needs to “go big or get out” if it is serious about solving the problem.

So says Roland Paris, associate professor of public and international affairs at University of Ottawa and winner of the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

NATO needs to shift its strategy in Afghanistan or face failure there, said Paris, author of the award-winning book, “At War’s End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict.”

Destroying poppy crops is not slowing insurgency in Afghanistan, said Paris, who has worked as a foreign policy adviser and think tank director in Canada. Instead, NATO should focus on training police in the country, rooting out official corruption, building a competent Afghan army and stemming the flow of Taliban fighters from Pakistan.

If the alliance cannot do these things, it should withdraw, Paris said.
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Roland Paris is widely considered an expert in international security, international governance and foreign policy.

A native of Canada, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, a master’s of philosophy degree from Cambridge University and a doctor of philosophy degree from Yale University.

His Grawemeyer Award-winning book, “At War’s End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict” was published in 2004 by Cambridge University Press. The book has claimed two other prizes, including the 2005 Chadwick Alger Prize from the International Studies Association for best book on multilateralism." ...

University of Louiville Grawemeyer Award On Improving World Order, 2007

Sebastian Currier

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