Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions

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Juan Orrego-Salas "My Life in Music: A Century of Relationships through Musical Notes"

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The Latin American Music Center (LAMC) celebrates the life and music of its founding director, Juan Orrego-Salas, on his 100th birthday, with an exhibit that highlights his impact as a composer, educator, scholar, and advocate of Latin American music. The exhibit includes materials from the Juan Orrego-Salas Legacy Collection, donated by the composer in 2011 as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Center.

The Collection consists of Orrego-Salas’s musical works and ephemera such as letters, photographs, concert programs, and writings by and about Orrego-Salas. It includes sketches, manuscript scores, and published scores by the composer. A variety of program notes, concert programs, reviews, and articles, as well as Orrego-Salas’s scrapbooks comprise part of the Collection. Other items include personal and professional correspondence to and from Orrego-Salas, scholarly writings by and about Orrego-Salas, papers and compositions written by his students, as well as photographs and artwork, all of which provide insight into the life and music of the composer.

This online exhibit complements a physical exhibit on display at the Indiana University William and Gayle Cook Music Library from January 18-February 26, 2019.

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The Sounds of México


Beginning in the autumn of 2018, the Indiana University Latin American Music Center participated in Mexico Remixed, a festival presented by the Arts & Humanities Council at Indiana University. Like previous Global Arts & Humanities Festivals, Mexico Remixed was designed to interact with the art, culture, and history of Mexico through a series of exhibits, performances, films, and other events. The LAMC participated in events throughout the festival year with exhibits that highlighted Mexico’s rich musical culture.

Follow the links below to learn more about our activities at the events!

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Ibero-American Centennials Project (1920-2020)


A collaboration between the Latin American Music Center at the Jacobs School of Music and the William and Gayle Cook Music Library and the Iberian and Latin American Collections in the Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University Libraries, the Ibero-American Centennials Project honors cultural luminaries born or deceased in 1920 for their landmark contributions to the arts, humanities, and social sciences in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.  

The curated virtual exhibition showcases selections of the robust print, electronic, and manuscript collections at the IU Libraries for each of the prominent Ibero-American artists, intellectuals, and writers featured on the exhibition. Selected open-access resources, from original works to scholarly criticism to musical recordings, complement the exhibition. Novice learners and seasoned scholars will hopefully find both scholarly and non-scholarly content for furthering intellectual inquiry and learning on this site.

A view of the picturesque wave-patterned limestone pavement of Praça do Rossio in Lisbon graces the site banner. Introduced to Lisbon in the mid-nineteenth century, this traditional paving method has been adopted in Brazil and throughout the Lusophone world. In Brazil, the iconic Copacabana Beach sidewalk, or Calçadão, is perhaps the best-known example of black-and-white patterned stone mosaics. Reflecting Portugal’s maritime tradition, the wave pattern shown in the image is suggestive of the multiple artistic, cultural, and intellectual intersections not only between countries and nations on both sides of the Atlantic, but also between the IU Libraries’ rich collections and the communities of learners and researchers, locally and globally.

The Ibero-American Centennials Project seeks to promote learning, research, and the use of the IU Libraries collections on campus and beyond as well as to provide new perspectives on Ibero-American artists, intellectuals, and writers as we celebrate their remarkable lifetime achievements on their centennial.

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