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Pert: An Affirmative Action Dialogue (2021) – for string quartet and fixed electronics - (7:00)


Written for the Yale Women Faculty Forum

Text spoken by Jacqueline Wei Mintz and Florence Minnis



Program Notes: 


“Pert: An Affirmative Action Dialogue” is a continuation of the work I began in 2019, combining archival interview materials with music. These quotes are excerpted from a 2008 interview between Jaqueline Wei Mintz and Florence Minnis as part of a series documenting oral histories of Yale University Women. Mintz was the first Affirmative Action officer of Yale, and her story offers a valuable insight into the process and obstacles along the way.


I want to thank Mintz and Minnis for allowing me permission to set their interview text to music. I would also like to thank the Yale Women Faculty Forum, who generously supported this project through their Seed Grant.

Pert: An Affirmative Action Dialogue

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