Research Alive 2018-19

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

October 10, 2018

Martha de Francisco
Associate Professor, Sound Recording

"Recording the Magic of the Piano - a complex interdisciplinary affair"

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5pm in Tanna Schulich Hall

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November 22, 2018

Edward Klorman and Nicole Biamonte
Associate Professors, Music Theory

"Who's on first?" Interpreting thematic relationships in a Brahms Sonata for clarinet and piano

When: Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall

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30 January, 2019

Lena Heng
[Interdisciplinary, Winner of the Research Alive Student Prize]

"Semiology beyond the score; Making meanings from gestures, timbres, and tropes in Chinese music"

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building.

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13 March, 2019

John Rea, Professor, Composition
Stéphane Lemelin, piano

Secrets, lies, and memory sticks in the art of composition

When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building.

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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 2017-18 Research Alive events

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