Fun Facts about President Ravi S. Rajan
Curious about the fourth president of CalArts? Here's a short Q&A that reveals a few fun facts and tidbits about President Rajan that won't be found in an official bio.
Favorite pieces of music?
So What (Miles Davis); Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (folk song/Luciano Berio/Nina Simone); Spinning Wheel (BS&T); Appalachian Spring (Copland); Rite of Spring (Stravinsky); Concerto for Orchestra (Bartok); The Unanswered Question (Ives); Black Angels (Crumb); Aftertones of Infinity (Joseph Schwantner)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison), The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), Things Fall Apart (Achebe), Beloved (Morrison), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Márquez)
Citizen Kane, 2001 A Space Odyssey, La Dolce Vita
The New Yorker and The Atlantic
New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Times of India
Star Trek TNG
Cuisine and favorite dish?
Mexican Food; Steak Tartar
Part of the world to visit...
Africa (as much as he has been able to see of it)
Favorite part of parenting...
Holding my boys in my lap and hugging them.
Family highlights from recent coast-to-coast road trip...
Utah… “What an amazing place. The light. The layers.”
Tennis. “Kind of.”
First musical instrument played?