Date: September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Location: Bronfman Building
This program is designed for health professionals to improve their knowledge in the field of oncology. The course is offered in two parts: Oncology I, which started April 1 and is currently active and Oncology II, which will be released in the near future. Click here to see a description, take a demo or to REGISTER for the new accredited McGill University Oncology for Practicing Physicians course.
Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Date: August 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Location: Bronfman building
For more information, please visit: www.musfrosh.com
The following seminar can be cross-referenced as a composition seminar.
MUTH 652 (001) Seminar in Music Theory 1 – CRN 12099
Tuning and Temperament: Historical and Speculative Approaches
In this seminar we shall investigate the changing ways in which musical scales and other organising principles of intonation for western music have been conceived, modelled, and evaluated, from antiquity to the present. The emphasis will be more on musical systems than on the repertoire they support. On the historical side we shall examine, among other issues: Platonist vs. Aristoxenian notions of pitch division in Ancient Greece; the Just Intonation debates of the sixteenth century; the development of circulating temperaments in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; and the effects of acoustical science on theories of harmony after the scientific revolution. Modern components of the seminar will touch on the field of scale theory (e.g. Clough; Carey & Clampitt), as well as on the speculative approaches of twentieth-century composers and experimentally-minded theorists who have proposed novel tuning systems as a means of increasing available sonic resources. We will conclude with an introduction to systems of microtonality as used by selected twenty-first-century composers, benefitting from two guest lectures by the composer Lasse Thoresen. As part of our aural familiarisation with musical materials drawn from outside 12-tone equal temperament, we will incorporate hands-on exploration of alternative tuning systems through the use of retunable software instruments.
Course assessment will include in-class presentations, a short test, and a research paper of 15-20 pages.
MUGT 610 (001) Seminar - Music Education – CRN 19576
Research in Music Performance
This course will deal with recent research in music performance.
The premature death of French composer Gérard Grisey (1946–98) cut short one of the most productive and creative musical careers of the twentieth century. Starting in the 1970s, Grisey and other musicians associated with the ensemble l’Itinéraire developed a radically new musical approach that took the physical characteristics of sounds (their acoustical spectra) as a source of inspiration.
Due to preventive maintenance, there will be no electricity in Laird Hall on Macdonald campus on Wednesday, July 23 from 6 to 10am.
While emergency power will still be available, power will not be available for other services (such as wireless) or for computers.
If you work in the building, you are advised to shut down your computer before leaving on Tuesday, July 22.
The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry
Marilyn Nonken, New York University, USA
For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website.
In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Robert Leckey has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law, for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2014.