TV and Media
September 26, 2011: A TV-documentary in English about a Lunchtime Concert with pianist Gustav Krogh Hansen Piekut earlier this year at The University of Southern Denmark, SDU, at Odense airs throughout the week of September 26 - October 2, 2011 on ALT, Aabenraa Lokal TV on the TV Sønderjylland (TV-SDJ) network. The program is permanently available HERE. In addition to concert clips, the program features interviews in which Gustav Krogh Hansen Piekut, Assoc. Prof. Cynthia M. Grund and Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, PhD participate.
Airing on ALTV Danish television November 22, 2010 - November 29, 2010 and available online from November 22 HERE: TV-documentary: "Musik for folket!" (in Danish) on SDU's lunchtime concert series.
Airing on ALTV Danish television September 6, 2010 - September 13 2010 and available online at ALTV's homepage HERE: William Westney's lecture as Hans Christian Andersen Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense: "Experience and Inquiry - A Musical Journey."
Learning the skills of concert performance in private, and presenting music in public, are both highly distilled and specialized activities. Due to the fact, though, that musical processes involve so many aspects of a person, all working together – physical, analytical, emotional, aesthetic, practical, communicative, epistemological, etc. – the implications for philosophy and pedagogy can be wide indeed. Although the material of music is abstract and non-verbal, musical experiences are strikingly real and immediate, and musical content communicates with uncanny power. This lecture presents some ongoing findings from observing this realm of experience, as well as its intriguing relevance to the work of H.C. Andersen. Solo piano performances are included. (Lecture given at The University of Southern Denmark in Odense on November 17, 2009.)
For a video presentation of ongoing research being done on music, meaning and motion capture within NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics, of which The Aesthetics of Music and Sound is a partner, please see
Jensenius, Alexander Refsum; Kristian Nymoen; Cynthia M. Grund; William Westney; Ståle A. Skogstad (2010). "Video Suite - in Three Movements: Jensenius-Westney-Grund on Motion capture, Music and Meaning." Multimodal webpage presentation of original motion capture video with accompanying audio as well as original documentary- and interview-video and audio of the motion capture labwork. Webpage: http://www.nnimipa.org/JWG.html on the website for NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics, a network funded under The Nordic Council of Ministers' NordPlus Program. NNIMIPA Webmaster and Network Coordinator: C.M. Grund
During the week of February 1 - February 22, 2010, ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV aired "Music and Meaning: Duets and Dialogues" with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney and Cynthia M. Grund, Research Director for The Aesthetics of Music and Sound (AMS). To view the documentary on ALTV's homepage, please click HERE. This program includes interviews with Westney and Grund, gives an overview of the activities of AMS, tells the story behind William Westney's connection with the Institute of Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions at The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), and includes clips from the conference held at SDU-Odense on November 6, 2009: Art and/or Entertainment? The Fifth Anniversary Conference on Philosophy and Popular Culture.
A documentary about William Westney's Un-Master Class, filmed at Alsion Concert Hall in Sønderborg November 24, 2009 was broadcast for the first time on ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV during the week of February 8, 2010. To view the documentary, please click HERE in order to access the segment directly on ALT's homepage.
At the beginning of January 2010, ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV broadcast a concert with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney recorded live on November 24, 2009 and performed for an audience of around 350 people at Alsion Concert Hall, Sønderborg. To view the program as a pdf-file, please click HERE. To see and hear the concert, please click HERE. The broadcast is of the concert in its entirety and divided into two parts. The first part contains music by Haydn, Fauré, Liszt, Harburg/Arlen, and Arlen as well as the first piece by Gershwin. The second part contains the Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on Porgy and Bess and the Burgmüller encore.
At the end of November 2009, ALT-Aabenraa Lokal TV broadcast the first of a series of interviews with H.C. Andersen Guest Professor William Westney. To view the clip, please click HERE.
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