New environments, cultures, technologies, and other art forms have stimulated composers for centuries. According to Yo-Yo Ma, “The ‘edge effect’ is where those of varied backgrounds come together in a zone of transition; a region of less structure, more diversity and more possibility.” This site presents examples of these possibilities you can find in the Curtis Library.
Liberal Arts Chair Dr. Jeanne M. McGinn writes about this All-School Project here.
Yo-Yo Ma was the 2013 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He discusses the edge effect with Damian Woetzel, Aspen Institute Arts Program Director, in this excerpt from his talk, "Art for Life's Sake."