Shine On You Crazy Diamond analysis and lecture on Sunday
Written by Ed Lopez-Reyes   
Friday, 06 March 2015

Bereavement map of Shine On You Crazy DiamondPink Floyd academic, composer, and pianist Gilad Cohen's studies of the band and performances of his compositions are to be featured at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas this weekend.

Following his two lectures in early February at two prominent Illinois universities, titled "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs' and 'Shine On'" and "Large-Scale Structure in the music of Pink Floyd: 'Dogs'", Pink Floyd academic Gilad Cohen will be featured in a one-hour talk titled "The Shadow of Yesterday's Triumph: Shine On You Crazy Diamond and the Stage Theory of Grief".

The lecture will take place this Sunday, March 8th at 11AM at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region 6 Conference at Henderson State University, Room 134, Russell Fine Arts Building (northwest corner of campus), Arkadelphia, Arkansas and will consist of an expansive analysis of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

The conference will also feature the world premiere of Cohen's new piece for violin and piano "Parsley's Hammer", commissioned by ASCAP and the Society of Composers Inc. That performance will take place Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 8PM, (also at the Society of Composers, Inc. Region 6, Henderson State University, Department of Music Russell Fine Arts, Arkadelphia, Arkansas).

Guests who are not Society of Composers, Inc. members can enter Cohen's lecture for free but if they attend a large amount of the events in the conference will be expected to pay a registration fee. If you wish to register for fuller participation, please visit