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Research Alive 2021-22

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

12 January, 2022

Julie E. Cumming, Professor, Music History/Musicology;
Ichiro Fujinaga, Associate Professor, Music Technology

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

When: 25 January, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

25 January, 2022

Matthew Zeller,
Post-Doctoral Fellow in the ACTOR project

"The colourful quartet: Anton Webern and Klangfarbenmelodie"

When: 25 January, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

8 February, 2022

Imri Talgam, piano,
Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

When: 8 February, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

16 March, 2022

Chelsea Komschlies, composer,
[Winner of the 2021-2022 Research Alive Student Prize]

"Crossmodal correspondences in composing and listening to music"

When: 16 March, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

23 March, 2022

Tong Wang, piano,
{Finalist of the 2021-2022 Research Alive Student Prize]

"Cuteness speaks up to cynicism: Recreating Japanese animation music in North America "

When: 23 March, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

8 April, 2022

Stephen McAdams, Professor, Music Technology;
Guillaume Bourgogne, Associate Professor, Orchestral Conducting

"The ACTOR Composer-performer Orchestration Research Ensemble project "

When: 8 April, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00

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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