Research Alive 2017-18

Unveiling what makes music so magical in the ears and minds of the listener through live performance and dialogue between researchers and musicians.

Research Alive Series

March 28, 2018

Vanessa Blais-Tremblay:

"Jazz music and theatrical dance in Montreal's interwar years" [Research Alive Student Prize]


When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.

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February 28, 2018

Lisa Barg:

"Gender, sexuality and collaboration in jazz: A view from behind the scenes"


When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall. If you can't attend, watch the webcast.

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January 31, 2018

Denys Bouliane:

"X-rated vs. IN-rated music. Anchors, driftage, parallel worlds: The paths to the Anticostian saga"


When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.


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October 11, 2017

Jacqueline Leclair:

A reedy obsession: A glimpse into an oboists's workshop

Woodwinds Area Chair Jacqueline Leclair discusses and demonstrates the intricacies of double reed making for woodwinds.

When: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall. If you can't attend, watch the webcast.

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About Research Alive

The public face of the Schulich School of Music consists, in large majority, of performances by our excellent faculty and student musicians, at times performing works by our own composers. These performances provide a great glimpse into the talent at the School, but they don't fully represent everything that goes on in the music faculty. So the aim of the Research Alive series is to bring alive the research in music theory, music history and musicology, music education, and sound recording, as well as the many faces of musical science and engineering that make up the music technology area. In performance and composition, much research goes on behind the scenes that leads up to the final product, and that research process will also revealed.

Each event is given by a member of the School to bring to light their research, amply illustrated with live musical examples, and ending with a small piece performed by the faculty and students to tie it all together. So, our motto is "Bring alive the research with music."

This series is curated by Prof. Stephen McAdams and composition student Kit Soden.

Watch the 2016-17 Research Alive events

Watch the 2015-16 Research Alive events