Colloquium on Mixed Acoustic/Electronic Music


A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, CA

Colloquium on Mixed Acoustic/Electronic Music

The combination of acoustic sounds with live electronics is an increasingly central feature of contemporary music. This colloquium explores the challenges and rewards of mixed acoustic/electronic music through research talks by composers, musicologists, and performers, as well as live demonstrations of interactive electroacoustic techniques. Featured in this colloquium are guest speakers Hae-Sun Kang (violinist, Ensemble Intercontemporain), Luis Naón (composer, Paris Conservatory), and Jonathan Goldman (musicologist, Université de Montréal), McGill faculty members Robert Hasegawa and Philippe Leroux, and graduate student researchers from McGill's performance, theory, and composition areas.

This colloquium is part of a two-day series including live@CIRMMT concerts featuring McGill's Contemporary Music Ensemble:

April 2nd colloquium schedule

  • 10:00am Chester Howard: Performance of Hans Tutschku’s Still Air 1 for bass clarinet
  • 10:15am Mylène Gioffredo: The role of the electronics in Stockhausen's Mantra
  • 10:45am Robert Hasegawa: Open form and performance networks in Luciano Berio’s Laborintus II
  • 11:15am Hae-Sun Kang and Jonathan Goldman: Boulez’s Anthèmes 2 (1998): Structure and performance practice in a classic work for (hyper) violin and electronics 
  • 12:00pm LUNCH
  • 12:45-1:00pm Carly Gordon, performance of Hans Tutschku’s Still Air 2
  • 1:00pm Luis Naón: Introduction to Pájaro contra el borde de la noche (Bird against the edge of night) for cello, electronics, and ensemble
  • 1:30pm Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière: Correspondances sonores : extrapolations musicales à partir d’un motet d’Orlando di Lasso
  • 2:00pm Carly Gordon and Chester Howard: Electroacoustics in the Practice Room: A performance-practical approach to mixed music. Performance of Hans Tutschku’s Still Air 3
  • 2:45pm Coffee break
  • 3:00pm Brice Gatinet: La spatialisation en musique mixte : utilisation compositionnelle de la bibliothèque HOA (High Order Ambisonics Library)
  • 3:30pm Laurence Willis: Approaches to Electronics in Haas’s String Quartets No. 4 and No. 7
  • 4:00pm Philippe Leroux: Introdution to Quid sit musicus for four voices, guitar, cello and electronics
  • 4:30pm Landon Morrison: Technomorphic Transcriptions in Philippe Leroux’s M (1997), m’M (2003), AMA (2009)
  • 5:00pm Reception

Contact Information

Robert Hasegawa
Workshop organizer
robert.hasegawa [at]
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