Durrell Bowman

  • ”Effectively Navigating That Difficult Space between Academia and General Readership”
  • Books, Articles, Papers, Talks, Program Notes, Instructional Videos, and Courses Taught
  • Choral Singer, Vocal Soloist, Pianist, and Song Leader — Web Database & other Websites

Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion (forthcoming book)

The book comes out in November 2014, but you can pre-order it now! Introduction: Why Rush? The Canadian rock band Rush has mainly ...

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The Spring in Springfield: Songs and 'Mini-Musicals' on The Simpsons (paper)

[See also the paper's Handout.] In a 2004 book called Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture, David ...

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Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United - Chapter 2

Rush and Philosophy: Chapter 2 (Tributes) (PDF)

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Dark Mirrors and Dead Ringers (article)

Dark Mirrors and Dead Ringers: Music for Suspense Films about Twins (PDF)

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Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United - Chapter 13

Rush and Philosophy: Chapter 13 (Technology) (PDF)

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Public Music History & Culture

As I sit here starting to put together Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion (2014) and look back over my dissertation ...

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Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United - Chapter 21

Rush and Philosophy: Chapter 21 (Canadianness) (PDF)

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Appropriation, Covers, Versions, and Parody

Appropriation, Covers, Versions, and Parody (course outline) (PDF)

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American Film Music, 1954 to 1974

American Film Music, 1954 to 1974 (course outline) (PDF)

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Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (article)

(adapted in October 2013 for choristers in the Grand Philharmonic Choir, from DB's lecture presented for a non-music-major course at ...

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Individualism, Rush, and the Progressive/Hard Rock Alloy (book chapter)

“Let Them All Make Their Own Music:” Individualism, Rush, and the Progressive/Hard Rock Alloy, 1976-77 (PDF)

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The Future of Higher Education?

December 2113, at breakfast: Dani (14): Hey, Daddums. What's "philosophy?" Dad: Something about the meaning of existence; your great-grandma studied it. Dani: Where ...

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Permanent Change - dissertation

Permanent Change: Rush, Musicians’ Rock, and the Progressive Post-Counterculture (PDF)

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Compositions & Recordings

A. Compositions "Gonna Make You Stand (Everybody Handel)" DB - Kitchener, ON, 2013: meta-remix of: Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus (Messiah 1741; Gardiner recording) C + C ...

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Interviews with DB about Rush's Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On April 18, 2013, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That morning, I did a ...

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A Few Photos (& links to many more)

Maine, part 6 - August 12 - 13, 2010 Maine, part 5 - August 1 - 8, 2010 Maine, part 4 - ...

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Famous People I've Met or Seen in Public

People have asked me which famous people I've met or seen, especially given that I've lived in LA. I thought ...

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Genealogy

Baumann/Bowman - Brubacher - Gingrich - Kraemer Ancestors up to Wendel Santmann Baumann (11 generations, b. 1369-1681) Ulie "Julius the Farmer" Buman, b. ...

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