Items tagged "music"

Teen Media Awards 2020!

This moment, unprecedented in our lifetimes, confirms how indispensable creativity is to our life together. A pandemic requires that we navigate new forms of distance—so we explore new ways of forming connection. Young people are leading calls to address systemic inequity and racial violence in the streets and online—and so we ask ourselves, how can […]

Marybeth’s Story

Marybeth was one of the first patrons to use Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s REcollection Studio shortly after it opened in fall 2017. This free community resource provides all of the tools and software needed to digitize photographs, slides, and documents, as well as audio and video cassettes. Below, she describes the importance of capturing her […]

Emmai’s Story

“So…,” Emmai Alaquiva says, pausing for a moment. “Being homeless.” You’d never know it now. The guy with the title of CEO of YaMomzHouse multimedia studios. The one in the photo wearing the tux, holding the Emmy. Get Involved, Inc.’s “Man of the Year,” and recent appointee to the Council on the Arts for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You’d never think that’s where he was, twenty […]

Something Old Something New, Part 1: Animated Soundscapes

This past fall the Carnegie Library Music Department was approached by CMU professor and musician Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh to host a series of sound installations by her undergraduate students. Annie teaches an awesome class at CMU called Experimental Sound Synthesis (which I really wish I could take!) and past classes have toured the Music Department […]