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The Periodic Table: A Conversation on Primo Levi with Composer Jessi Harvey

Apr 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
On Campus Event - Old Library, London Room
Composer and Alumna Jessi Harvey, Class of 2009
Composer and Alumna Jessi Harvey, Class of 2009

The Department of Transnational Italian Studies cordially invites you to a conversation on Primo Levi with composer and alumna Jessi Harvey. Students from Prof. Roberta Ricci's course "Italian Culture and Society" (ITALB201) will engage in a conversation with the artist about "The Periodic Table", their concert in memory of Nicholas Patruno and Primo Levi, which will have its world premiere in Great Hall on April 11. This event is open to the broad BMC community and to anyone interested, and light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

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The event is co-sponsored by the President's Office and by the Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and North African Studies Program

About the Composer

Jessi Harvey '09 is a freelance composer and teacher. Their compositions take inspiration from science and nature, and integrate social curiosity, humor, and a love of knowledge. Jessi has worked with Opera Elect, the Art Song Collaborative Project, Strange Interlude, the Onomatopoeia Trio, Karin Steven’s Dance, Julia Lougheed, Olivia Valenza, the Live Music Project and others. Jessi was also a selected composer at Unheard//of Ensemble’s Collaborative Composition Initiative (2021), Laboratoire de musique contemporaine de Montréal (2019), and the Waterloo Contemporary Music Sessions (2018), and they were an artist-in-residence at the Rensing Center (2021), Open AIR (2022), and the Denver Botanic Garden's Landline Residency (2022). Since 2022, Jessi has been part of the Emlen Artist Co-Lab, a collaboration with choreographer, Julynn Wildman, Open AIR, the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, the University of Montana's Music Department, as well as the Emlen Evolutionary Biology Lab. Their works received several accolades, such as the first place at the 2020 Darkwater Womxn in Music Festival and an honorable mention for the 2020 Splinter Tongue Call for Proposals.  

Transnational Italian Studies


President's Office

Audience: BMC Community
Type(s): Discussion, Reception
Roberta Ricci

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the full participation of all individuals in all aspects of campus life. Should you wish to request a disability-related accommodation for this event, please contact the event sponsor/coordinator. Requests should be made as early as possible.