Nexus is a social space where international thought leaders exchange and share insights and ideas.
Each thought-provoking lecture is followed by a Q&A with the speaker and an opportunity to mingle and discuss over hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
Nexus is sponsored in part by Kontokosta Winery and Plain-T.
Carter Burwell – Oscar nominated Film Score Composer
Carter Burwell is among the most acclaimed and distinctive composers of film score working today. During the 1980's Carter pursued a parallel career in music, playing with a number of bands in New York City, particularly The Same, Thick Pigeon, and Radiante. He was also writing music for dance (RAB, which premiered at the Avignon Festival in 1984), theatre (The Myth Project at Naked Angels in 1989) and film (Blood Simple, Psycho III, Raising Arizona). Since this time he has scored a number of feature films including Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Rob Roy, Fargo, The Spanish Prisoner, Gods and Monsters, Being John Malkovich, Before Night Falls, Adaptation, Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Burn After Reading, Where The Wild Things Are, Twilight, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, Seven Psychopaths, Carol and Anomalisa while teaching and continuing to compose dance (The Return of Lot's Wife), theatre (Cara Lucia, Theater of the New Ear) and other work.
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The Nexus Lecture Series continues Ross School’s tradition of collaborating with the world’s leading thinkers.
The impetus for the series was to contribute to the Ross mission to continually expand and reshape our notion of schooling. Providing a multidisciplinary platform to the community at large allows guests to discover connections between disciplines, ideas, and phenomena. The format of the series is dynamic; some speakers opt for a lecture and Q & A while others design more participatory workshops. All speakers are encouraged to integrate their presentations with or respond to the speakers who came before them creating a network of insight and meaning.