Pussy Riot, John Doe among music icons to celebrate PunkFest at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Four generations of punk luminaries – including John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Ian MacKaye, Aaron Cometbus, Shonen Knife, Victoria Ruiz and members of Pussy Riot – will gather at Cornell University Nov. 1-5 for a weeklong celebration of the profound cultural, political and historical impact of punk. Punkfest Cornell will feature film […]

Rolling Stones’ songs are musical equivalent to Trump’s misogyny

Judith Peraino is a musicologist at Cornell University where she studies queer music theory as well as medieval music. She believes that the ‘misogynistic machismo’ in some of the Rolling Stones’ songs fits Trump’s tone and language. Bio: http://music.cornell.edu/people/faculty/profile/judith-a-peraino/ Peraino says: “The Rolling Stones may be horrified that Donald Trump’s campaign has been warming-up the […]

Pioneer and independent – Prince defied culture, gender and race

Judith Peraino, a professor of musicology at Cornell University and an expert in music and queer theory, comments on the sudden death of Prince and says the iconic singer defied musical, cultural, and racial categories. Bio: http://music.cornell.edu/people/faculty/profile/judith-a-peraino/   Peraino says: “Prince was a pioneer in demolishing musical and cultural categories. His unique revolutionary sound fused Jimi Hendrix-style […]