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Research Alive 2022-2023

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

February 21, 2023

17h - 18h30 | Tanna Schulich Hall
Free Admission

Finding Consilience in The Vibrato Wars: Hearing, Seeing, & Analyzing the Spectrum of Variability Across Genres 

Theodora Nestorova, soprano, current PhD, winner of the 2022–2023 Research Alive Student Prize

March 14, 2023

17h - 18h30 | Tanna Schulich Hall
Free Admission

Choreomusical conversations in Montreal’s swing dance community 

Megan Batty, musicology, master's student in conducting, finalist of the 2022–2023 Research Alive Student Prize

October 4, 2022

17h - 18h | Tanna Schulich Hall
Free Admission

Performing Ligeti's polymetric Études: A perception-informed approach

Imri Talgam, piano, post-doctoral fellow

November 15, 2022

17h - 18h30 | Tanna Schulich Hall
Free Admission

Search and ye shall find: Medieval music manuscripts in the digital age 

Julie E. Cumming, Professor, Music History and Musicology
Ichiro Fujinaga, Associate Professor, Music Technology
with Ann Marie Holland, Rare Books Librarian

Presented in collaboration with ROAAr, McGill Library

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.

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