Activism in the Arts: AIDS and Classical Music Exhibition


Contemporary classical music provided its responses to, and sources of support during, the early years of the AIDS epidemic: music that addressed the rampant fear, anger, frustration, defiance, longing, and loss from that time.

The exhibition “I’ve Got U Under My Skin: AIDS & Classical Music” at University of British Columbia in Vancouver includes work by Bob Ostertag, Pauline Oliveros, Lyle Chan, Meredith Monk, Julius Eastman, winners from a Malawi choral composition competition themed on AIDS prevention, and much more.

If you have any questions contact Kevin Madill, UBC Music Librarian: [email protected]