Category Archives: Presentation

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

On Growth and Form 100 October 2017 Dundee and St. Andrews, Scotland This conference celebrated the centennial of the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s seminal book On Growth and Form. Its focus on formal similarities across biological and geological phenomena has … Continue reading

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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 September 2015 Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium This event explored Wolff’s music via paper presentations, performances of solo and chamber works, and an interview with … 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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Erasing the Glitch

f(Glitch) – The Function of Glitch March 2014 cDACT, Stony Brook University Our perception of what is a “glitch” may depend on the history and on the purposes of our listening. Through accumulating deeper, focused listening experiences, and through examining … Continue reading

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Listeners are Observers and Musicians

Deep Listening: Art/Science July 2013 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Deep Listening to African Forest elephants, presented in collaboration with Katy Payne, and contributions to a Round Table Discussion about Hearing vs. Listening, Artistic and Scientific Perspectives, with Pauline Oliveros, … Continue reading

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