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Research Alive 2020-21

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

17 March 2021

Shanti Nachtergaele, PhD student in Musicology, Double Bass, Winner of the 2020-2021 Research Alive Student Prize

"Changing notes for notability: Re-enacting a legendary performance by Domenico Dragonetti and Ludwig van Beethoven"

When: 17 March 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30

24 February 2021

Jon Wild, Associate Professor, Music Theory

"Tale of a musical pattern: Josquin, Brahms, Brad Mehldau"

When: 24 Feb 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30

9 February 2021

Chris Paul Harman, Associate Professor, Music Composition
with Stéphane Lemelin, Professor, piano

"After Schumann"

When: 9 Feb 2021 - 17:00 to 18:30

1 December 2020

Laura Andriani, Early Music/Harpsichord, baroque violin

"Paganini FlamBOYAUant: The gut feeling"

When: 1 Dec 2020  - 17:00 to 18:30

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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