The Archive Runs Deep


Ashley Ogle attending her father David’s retirement show, October 2009.  David Ogle (standing, left) Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA. 1963     (photo courtesy of professor Ogle)

This Week in the Macabre


A spooky West Valley simultaneity? This week the Global Citizenship Committee, Anthropology’s Dr. Kindon, and the ASO have all expressed their appreciation for the unearthly and bizarre! (1)     The Global Citizenship Committee is hosting Art Historian Paul Koudounaris on Wednesday, March 7th, 7 pm in lecture hall Fox 120. Dr. Koudounaris will present his [...]

Music for Films


If you’ve ended up here in search of Brian Eno’s pioneering 1978 work, Music for Films, click again. If you’re searching for examples of excellent community college instruction in scoring music for film, television and gaming, you’re in the right place.  Here are two recent examples from the MU67a – Music for Film/TV/Gaming class. The video [...]

K-12 Collaboratives


Maestro Kambeitz is hosting not one but two high school special-guest bands in March. Pioneer High School Jazz Band, 8:00 pm, March 16th. Westmont High Symphonic Concert Band, 7:30 pm, March 22nd. Many parents, siblings and excited students rambling about.  That’s a good thing.

I Heart Heavy Metal

Do a fine job teaching the meaning of a thousand degrees Celsius and they in turn will do a fine job of learning to pay attention…