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Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 19:00 Taipei Youth Folk Group Pollack Hall

 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, August 23, 2014 (All day) MISQA - McGill International String Quartet Academy Pollack Hall

See www.misqa.com for details

Thursday, August 14, 2014 (All day) Deadline for all students to Enter Registration Confirmation Course numbers (Note: Winter REGN RCGR should read 2262)
Thursday, August 28, 2014 (All day) Orientation

Orientation and Advising Day

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 20:00 Master's Recital: Thomas Fortner, cello Redpath Hall

Class of Elizabeth Dolin

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (All day) Deadline for Adding/Dropping Courses: Fall Semester
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00 CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series: Douglas Eck - Music recommendation and discovery at scale Tanna Schulich Hall

Music recommendation and discovery at scale
Douglas Eck, Google, USA

Please note that this lecture takes place on a TUESDAY, which differs from the usual CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture schedule.

For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (All day) Deadline for Withdrawing from a Course: Fall Semester
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00 CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series: Marilyn Nonken - The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry Tanna Schulich Hall

The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry
Marilyn Nonken, New York University, USA

For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 (All day) - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (All day) Conference - Gérard Grisey, the spectral moment, and its legacy

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. This new aesthetic, later dubbed “spectral music,” grew from the intersection of science and art, combining the enhanced understanding of sound made possible by technological advances with an aesthetic exploration of the phenomenological experience of musical time and sound colour. Through immersion in the scientific disciplines of acoustics and psychoacoustics, spectralist composers learned to create chords that melted into timbres, illusory combination tones and interference effects, and complex orchestral hybrids blurring the boundary between acoustic and electronic sounds. As the late composer Jonathan Harvey remarked, “spectralism is a moment of fundamental shift after which thinking about music can never be quite the same again.”

This event features an international colloquium and three concerts dedicated to exploring the contemporary legacy of Grisey’s music and compositional thought. The colloquium will take place over three days (19–21 October 2014), with presentations at both the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Faculté de Musique of the Université de Montréal. Invited speakers include scholars from the fields of composition (Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Hurel, Philippe Leroux), musicology (François-Xavier Féron, Bob Gilmore, Jonathan Goldman, Robert Hasegawa), and music psychology (Stephen McAdams).

The concerts, featuring three prominent Montreal new music ensembles—the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (Lorraine Vaillancourt, dir.), Sixtrum, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (Guillaume Bourgogne, dir.)—will explore Grisey’s creative legacy through live performance. In addition to major works by Grisey (Vortex temporum, Le temps et l’écume and Tempus ex machina) the concerts will feature works by composers associated with the legacy of spectral music including Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Hurel, and Philippe Leroux.

For more details, please visit the Grisey Conference website

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 20:00 McGill Percussion Ensemble Pollack Hall

Aiyun Huang and Fabrice Marandola, coordinators

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 16:30 - 18:00 CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series: Robert Godin - Growing a global business from a small factory Tanna Schulich Hall

Growing a global business from a small factory
Robert Godin, Owner and founder, Godin Guitars, Canada

For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 20:00 Guitar Class Concert Tanna Schulich Hall

Class of Gary Antonio

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 20:00 McGill Percussion Studio Class Concert Tanna Schulich Hall

Classes of Aiyun Huang and Fabrice Marandola

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (All day) Deadline for Adding/Dropping Courses: Winter Semester