document.write("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=15355&information_id=41799&type=&syndicate=syndicate\" target=\"blank\" \u003ePeter Gram Swing Lecture: Penny Boyes Braem and Thüring Braem\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e02/23/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e4:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e6:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003e\u003cdiv style=\"font-size: 13.3333px; background-color: #fdfdfd;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 18px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: garamond;\"\u003eThe music faculty is very pleased to announce that \u003cstrong\u003ePenny Boyes Braem\u003c/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003eThüring Braem\u003c/strong\u003e \u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 18px; font-family: garamond, \u0027new york\u0027, times, serif; color: #333333;\"\u003ewill be our Peter \u003cspan style=\"font-family: Garamond;\"\u003eGram Swing speakers this year, presenting their lecture “Interpreting the Gestures of Orchestral Conductors.”\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Garamond; font-size: 18px;\"\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cstrong\u003ePenny Boyes Braem\u003c/strong\u003e completed her MA at Harvard University and her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley with Dan I. Slobin and Ursula Bellugi (Salk Institute) as advisors. For her MA thesis, she completed one of the first studies of the acquisition of the handshape in ASL (Boyes Braem 1990b). Her doctoral dissertation looked at the issue of iconicity by analyzing iconic metaphors and metonyms underlying conventionalized ASL signs. In 2014, Dr. Boyes Braem received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zürich.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nBoyes Braem’s research focus uses methodologies and models developed for analyzing signed languages to the gestures which orchestra conductors make with their non-dominant hand, as well as to how non-signers interpret (as gestures) signs from a European sign language. Currently, she is doing a study with a colleague from Bristol University (Rachel Sutton-Spence) comparing the products and the processes of creating sign language poetry by deaf poets and pantomimic skits by hearing mimes.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nSwiss composer \u003cstrong\u003eThüring Braem\u003c/strong\u003e was born in Basel, Switzerland where he completed his studies in piano and orchestral conducting. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia (conducting) and the University of California, Berkeley (MA in composition). His studies in musicology were done at the Universities of Basel and Heidelberg. Braem was director of the “Regio-Chor” Binningen/Basel from 1977 to 2009 and was founder and principle conductor of the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz from 1987 – 2007.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nAs a composer, Braem has received numerous commissions and prizes and his more than 150 compositions include chamber music, orchestral and choral works, an oratorio, two operas, stage music as well as electroacoustic pieces. His works have been performed internationally.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eConcert Manager, concertmanager@swarthmore.edu, 610-957-6159\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eLang Music Building : Lang Concert Hall, Lang Music Building,\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&id=4390\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Penny Boyes Braem and Thüring Braem\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"http://calendar.swarthmore.edu/calendar/displaymedia.aspx?whatToDo=picture&thumbnail=thumbnail&thumbnailwidth=100&id=4390&square=N\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Penny Boyes Braem and Thüring Braem\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Arts & Culture, Home Page Highlight, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Public Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003eThis event is free and open to the public. This event will be available for live stream through the following link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swarthmore-college-channel-4\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003eDepartment of Music and Dance\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e02/23/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e");