Category Archives: Presentation

Doubtful Sound

Seminar: The Power of Musical Networks Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium Talk, 22 February 2018

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Non-Human Temporalities

Songs of Black-capped Vireos and Blue Whales Out of Time Conference Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Talk, 10 November 2017

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Experimental Music & D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form in Experimental Composition and Analysis Analysis of music by Pozzi Escot and James Tenney Talk presented at the Univerisity of Dundee, 15 October 2017 Also as an invited Research Seminar at the University of York, 18 … Continue reading

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Music, Animal Sounds, Perception

Animal Voices in Three Compositions: Olivier Messiaen, VI. L’alouette lulu (Excerpt With WoodLark) (1956_58) Dawn’s Chorus (2008) Imagined Environments (2016) Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Composition Seminar Invited Presenter, 25 April 2017

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VCCA 2017

At the Virginia Center for the Contemporary Arts, along with field recording in the Blue Mountains, an overnight autonomous recording (through an open window) unexpectedly captured coyote voices. And during preparation for a performance, just-audible links appeared between John Cage’s … Continue reading

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Toward a Critical Musical Practice

Sound Work: Composition as Critical Technical Practice Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium Talk,  23 November 2016

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Scientific Listening

DisPerSion Lab York University, Toronto, Canada Invited Presenter,  10 November 2016

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Spectromorphology, Human Affinities, Animal Voices

MuSA Conference Karlsruhe, Germany Talk, 1 July 2016

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“My God! What has sound got to do with music?”

Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff Christian Wolff Study Days Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium This event explored Wolff’s music via paper presentations, performances of solo and chamber works, and an interview with the composer. … Continue reading

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Humpback Whales: Composers of the Sea

19 May 2014 This Monday Night Seminar, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was a collaboration with Katy Payne, who, through listening, discovered the evolving patterns of humpback song.

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