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From "Updates"-column; archived 05-10-2013

 

December 10, 2012: Concert: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 12 noon - 1 p.m. on the Campus Square (Campustorvet) University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Nu er det jul with Nikolaj Nottelmann, tenor, and Cynthia M. Grund, piano. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE. The seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Anne Helle Jespersen,Research Librarian in Music, Head of Music Section; Library of the University of Southern Denmark, entitled 'Rhythmical Building Blocks': Creating Creativity which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 13, 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, IS BEING RESCHEDULED AS PART OF OUR SPRING SERIES.PLEASE WATCH FOR NEW DATE DURING THE SPRING! Poster for the seminar available HERE. For fall 2012 series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

December 1, 2012: Matthias Bode, Associate Professor, Dept. of Marketing & Management, U. of Southern Denmark. On the Meanings of the Sounds of Commerce, Thursday, December 6, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. NOTE: M. BODE RESCHEDULED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE DURING THE SPRING! Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the twelfth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 25, 2012: Oded Ben-Horin, Associate Professor, Stord Haugesund University College, Norway, Faculty of Learning and Culture (Music Dept.) - via Skype. Write a Science Opera on Thursday, November 29, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the eleventh seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

-forskning i æstetiske læreprocesser gennem lyd i krop, kultur og kunst

(Soundtracks - research in aesthetic learning processes involving sound in the body, culture and art) please see HERE; poster available HERE. The course is offered in Danish by IKV-SDU on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Pages with course materials HERE.

 

 

 

November 19, 2012: Concert: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 12 noon - 1 p.m. on the Campus Square (Campustorvet) University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Den første koncert i Syddansk Musikkonservatorium & Skuespillerskoles Kammermusikfestival 2012. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE. Followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Tom Eide Osa, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, The Grieg Academy. The seminar is entitled Wittgenstein and Music Performance as Aesthetic Practice and takes place, Thursday, November 22, 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the tenth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 11, 2012: Tomas McAuley, PhD Candidate, Department of Music, King's College London (via Skype). Music and Epistemology: The Case of Friedrich Schlegel on Thursday, November 15, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the ninth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2012: S. Alex Ruthmann, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Department of Music; Faculty Fellow in Residence, Commonwealth Honors Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell; President, Association for Technology in Music Instruction; Co-Editor, International Journal of Education & the Arts: Aesthetics and Pedagogies for Making Music with New Media (Via Skype)on Thursday, November 8, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. (NOTE: A. RUTHMANN RESCHEDULED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE! On November 8, Oded Ben-Horin gives us a "preview of coming attractions" for his talk on November 29.) Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the eighth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

October 27, 2012: Concert: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 12 noon - 1 p.m. on the Campus Square (Campustorvet) University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Martin Vestergård Hansen, piano, & Josefine Opsahl, cello, play Cassadó, Bach and Debussy. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE. Followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Matias Vestergård Hansen, currently studying piano with Amalie Malling at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. The seminar is entitled Composition as Inquiry and takes place, Thursday, November 1, 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME OF THE SEMINAR HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 4:15 P.M. SO AS NOT TO COLLIDE WITH THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN ACADEMY ANNUAL LECTURE AT SDU AT 3:00 P.M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the seventh seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 5, 2012: Niels Chr. Hansen; Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital; Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom; Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.

Elucidating the Significance of Statistical Learning in Music Cognition through Behavioural Experiments and Computational Modelling on Thursday, October 11, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the sixth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

September 29, 2012: Thursday, October 4, 2012,

12 noon - 1 p.m. in , University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Minako Jensen, piano, performs works by Chopin, Schubert og Liszt. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE. Followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Inge Bjarke entitled Improving Sight-Reading by Combining Ear, Eye and Instrument and taking place Thursday, October 4, 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the fifth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21, 2012: Daniel John Carroll, BA, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Music, Boston University (Via Skype). Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture as an Example of How Semiotics Can Inform Hermeneutics on Thursday, September 27, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the fourth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

September 14, 2012: Ludim R. Pedroza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music, Texas State University School of Music (via Skype). Music as Communitas: Ecstasy and Dogma in the Performance Aesthetics of Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann on Thursday, September 20, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Audience participation via Skype is also welcome. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the third seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester may be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2012: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12 noon - 1 p.m. in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Morten Heide, piano, performs Tchaikovsky's The Seasons.Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE. Followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Morten Heideentitled The Search for Musical Perfection When Preparing a Piece for Recording – Beyond the Musical Score and taking place, Thursday, September 13, 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the second seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the fall of 2012. The schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 3, 2012: Welcome back from summer vacation! Updates are now in the process of being uploaded throughout the site. Please pay special attention to the "kick-off" for the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound on September 6 and have a look at the schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester HERE.

 

 

 

Markus Becker, Professor in the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing & Management, SDU and Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Esbjerg, will present The Role of Routines in Music Performance and in the Accomplishment of Work in Organizations on Thrusday, September 6, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2012: NNIMIPA joins with the RMA-MPSG for a four-day multi-event in London July 19-July 22, 2012 on the occasion of the second annual conference of the RMA-MPSG held at King’s College London on 20-21 July 2012. Please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 5, 2012: NNIMIPA joins with the Grieg Research School in Inter-disciplinary Music Studies for the June 2012 event UNDERSTANDING MUSICALITY in Bergen, NorwayJune 22, 2012. Please see HERE for information. This event is in extension of the GRS international research seminar Researching Music Practices – Methodological Approaches, June 18-21. For more information on the GRS seminar, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

From "News"; archived 01-02-2013

The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

FROKOSTKONCERT

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

Poster available for download here.

Program with notes available for download here.

SEMINAR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012

RESCHEDULED! PLEASE WATCH FOR THIS SEMINAR AS PART OF OUR SPRING SERIES.

‘Rhythmical Building Blocks’: Creating Creativity

Anne Helle Jespersen, Research Librarian in Music, Head of Music Section; Library of the University of Southern Denmark. MA in Ethnomusicology and Cultural Communication.

In 2011, Anne Helle Jespersen produced the set of teaching materials, Rhythmical Building Blocks – from J.S. Bach to James Brown together with co-author Marc Bernstein, saxophonist, composer and educator. The book includes a CD and it is aimed at music teaching in primary schools. It presents principles and tools, however, that can be used in a variety of music teaching situations and institutions.

 

 


In this seminar, Anne will present and discuss aspects of this project:

a) the main purpose of the book which is to stimulate children and young people through rhythmical music to be creative, artistic and intuitive

b) her role as a communicator and “cultural translator” of the work and teaching of an artist

c) the collaboration between artists, higher schools of music in Denmark i.e. music conservatories, and the public school system.

Rytmiske Byggesten. Fra J.S.Bach til James Brown
Book incl. cd (80 pages, 22 tracks)
ISBN: 978-87-7612-681-0

Poster for the seminar available here.

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 10-12-2012

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SEMINAR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012

RESCHEDULED! PLEASE WATCH FOR THIS SEMINAR AS PART OF OUR SPRING SERIES.

 

Thursday, December 6, 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

On the Meanings of the Sounds of Commerce

Matthias Bode, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark

www.sdu.dk/ansat/mat.aspx

 

Commerce always has had a certain sound, a certain song to play. The historical relationships are much more intertwined than the more common antagonistic myths try to argue. Recent socio-cultural and economic changes led to a new phase in this configuration. Market phenomena such as brands have become cultural resources, while a cultural system such as the production and consumption of music became immersed explicitly into branding. Based on this background, this presentation will highlight the changed socio-historical context of the sounds of commerce and give an overview of the embedded practices of “acoustic branding” from a socio-semiotic perspective.


Audience participation via Skype is also welcome.

 

Poster for the seminar available here.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 01-12-2012

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SEMINAR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012

 

Thursday, November 29, 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

Write a Science Opera

Oded Ben-Horin, Associate Professor, Stord Haugesund University College, Norway, Faculty of Learning and Culture (Music Dept.)

www.thesciencefair.net

(Via Skype.)


Write a Science Opera (WASO) is a newly-developed approach to multi-disciplinary and creative science education which brings together the opera genre and the traditional science class. WASO is based on the widespread and well-documented pedagogical methodology Write an Opera which is led in Europe by the Royal Opera House (London): a professional development methodology enabling teachers to instruct pupils of all ages during the creation and performance of completely self-written operas. WASO integrates science education into the original methodology by involving scientists as mentors, providing real-world complex scientific challenges on which students will collaborate creatively, creating a need to learn. Scientific information is personally introduced to pupils as inspiration for WASO productions by a scientist whose function is to lead and inspire an inquiry-based scientific as well as artistic process, thus demonstrating the common impulses shared by science and the arts.

Poster for the seminar available here

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 01-12-2012

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012: PhD COURSE (in Danish)

offered by the Institute for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark:

- forskning i æstetiske læreprocesser gennem lyd i krop, kultur og kunst

(Soundtracks - research in aesthetic learning processes involving sound in the body, culture and art)

Ph.d.-kursus ved Institut for Kulturvidenskaber, Syddansk Universitet,

tirsdag den 27. november (på dansk).

Kursusansvarlige:

    • Lektor i børne- og ungdomskultur Herdis Toft

    • Lektor i filosofi Cynthia M. Grund, Institut for Kulturvidenskaber, Syddansk Universitet

Se HER for detaljeret information og tilmelding og HER for plakat.

Tilmeldingsfrist: Senest den 15. november 2012.

 

 

From "News"; archived 26-11-2012

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LUNCHTIME CONCERT AND SEMINAR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

12:00 NOON-1:00 P.M.

THE CAMPUS SQUARE/CAMPUSTORVET

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

ADMISSION IS FREE.

Program available as PDF-file here:

Posters availabe as PDF-files here and here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

follows the Lunchtime Concert on November 22, 3:15 -5:00 p.m. in

U73:

 

 

Wittgenstein and Music Performance as Aesthetic Practice

with Tom Eide Osa, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, The Grieg Academy. (Via Skype.) Abstract here. Poster for the seminar available here.

 

Wittgenstein emphasizes that familiarity with a concept is to apply it correctly in action, knowledge is found in the correct use of the concept. Learning a concept is to obtain proper use within established conventions, to master the practice that is the concept’s grammar. To describe a concept is to clarify the usage rules in the current context.


In music performance different sets of ways of playing constitute communities of practice. Being able to play in specific ways in a specific musical context shows that the player has knowledge in his playing. He is conversant with the current aesthetic practice and demonstrates knowledge of and sensitivity to the rules that apply. He is able to apply performance practice conventions to repertoire, such as a specific style in American jazz, Western art music or Norwegian folk music.

I understand ways of playing and sets of such as concepts and areas of knowledge. Knowing and practicing ways of playing as concepts are the knowledge in the communities of practice. Music performance cultures can be identified as representatives of historically and geographically localized styles and genres, characterized and constituted by their distinctive ways of playing.


Music performance per se can, due to its primary identity as art, to a limited extent be scientifically articulated by words and numbers, or by sheet music. In musical performance there can still be talk of concepts and knowledge, which in practice are articulated nonverbally as sounding music. Such knowledge is to use ways of playing (concepts) correctly in the music performance.


A subject didactic approach to the concept of aesthetic practice, offering viewpoints on concept formation, appreciation, judgement and communication in art worlds, will contribute to the understanding of learning and knowledge in music performance.

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 19-11-2012

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SEMINAR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Seminar 3:15- 5 p.m. in U73

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Participation by Skype also welcome!

 

 

Music and Epistemology:
The Case of Friedrich Schlegel

Tomas McAuley, PhD Candidate, Department of Music, King's College London. (Via Skype.)

In a 1798 fragment from the journal Athenaeum, Friedrich Schlegel asks that his reader ‘consider a certain tendency of pure instrumental music (reine Instrumentalmusik) toward philosophy as something not impossible in itself.’ In a notebook entry from around the same time, Schlegel is much more forthright: ‘All pure music must be philosophical and instrumental (music for thought).’ These suggestions, tentative in public, forthright in private, are amongst the very first statements of a new view of music that arose in German-speaking countries in the years around 1800. The core of this new view was the belief that instrumental music is able to provide insight into central philosophical questions such as the nature of subjectivity or of the ultimate ground of being. According to a still standard presumption, this view arose in response to developments in contemporary composition. In this talk, however, I show that, in the case of Schlegel at least, the birth of this new view was driven not by any particular music, but by philosophical speculation regarding the nature of knowledge.

www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/

people/students/mcauley/index.aspx

 

Poster for the seminar available here.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 11-11-2012

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SEMINAR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012

(A. RUTHMANN RESCHEDULED - WATCH FOR NEW DATE!

On November 8, Oded Ben-Horin gives us a "preview of coming attractions" for his talk on November 29)

Seminar 3:15- 5 p.m. in U73

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Participation by Skype also welcome!

 

 

Aesthetics and Pedagogies for

Making Music with New Media

 

S. Alex Ruthmann, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Department of Music; Faculty Fellow in Residence, Commonwealth Honors Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell; President, Association for Technology in Music Instruction; Co-Editor, International Journal of Education & the Arts.

www.alexruthmann.com/
performamatics.org/
atmionline.org/
www.ijea.org/

(Via Skype)

 

This presentation will share contemporary exemplars of new tools and musical practices for making music with new media. Online communities of youth practice are also emerging alongside, and embedded within, these new tools and platforms. More and more, children are learning from and teaching each other mediated by online fora and shared media exemplars. In the process, children are building shared understanding and distributed expertise often in semi-private environments not accessible to their teachers. Given that children increasingly have access to these musical tools (e.g., Noteflight.com, MIT's Scratch, GarageBand, inbflat.net, BohemianRhapsichord.com, etc.) and are actively using them to create music with new media, how should school- and community-based music educators respond to these innovations? How can school music educators make space for and facilitate these new forms of musicianship in their classrooms? In many cases, these new tools and practices raise pedagogical and technological issues that challenge notions of musical aesthetics and practices held dear by formally trained educators and musicians. Processes and practices which used to be only accessible to the most expert practitioners after years of practice now seem to be available to any child at the flick of a finger. These issues, and others, will be raised and problematized.

 

Poster for the seminar available here.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 02-11-2012

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1: LUNCHTIME CONCERT AND SEMINAR

Lunchtime Concert 12:00 noon -1 p.m. on Campustorvet - The Campus Square -

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

 

Concert program with program notes available as pdf-file HERE .

Poster for the concert available as pdf-file HERE .

 

 

 

Seminar 4:15-6 p.m. in U73

 

Composition as Inquiry

 

Matias Vestergård Hansen, currently studying piano with Amalie Malling at the Royal Danish

 

Conservatory of Music.

 

For me, composing music has always been a byproduct of all my musical endeavors; and do I mean composition in the literal sense, that is, the joining together of disparate musical elements. Apart from film media, music is the only art form that evolves temporally, and is capable of doing so on many planes at once. This we call counterpoint, something that deeply interests me.
I have always been fascinated with the idea of the inherent possibilities of any given musical subject. Some subjects are constructed in such a way so as to be able to withstand the enormous strain of a very sophisticated compositional order; witness, for example Johann Sebastian Bach’s die Kunst der Fuge, eighteen canons and fugues all constructed from a deceptively simple theme in d-minor. In my seminar, I will expound on my way of working around a compositional process that is clearly indebted to Bach’s contrapuntal art. I will do this by drawing examples from the first movement of my Piano Quartet in D major, a work that has been long in the making. I will also share examples from the four earlier revisions to which I have subjected my work, explaining the thoughts that go behind the alterations, and demonstrating my passion for exploring what naturally arises from any given juxtaposition of a select group of musical elements and motifs; this, to me, constitutes an inquiry into the nature of the musical material at hand.

 

Poster for the seminar available HERE.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME OF THE SEMINAR HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 4:15 P.M. SO AS NOT TO COLLIDE WITH THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN ANNUAL ACADEMY LECTURE AT SDU AT 3:00 P.M.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 21-10-2012

 

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SEMINAR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Seminar 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

Participation by Skype also welcome!

 

Elucidating the Significance of Statistical Learning in Music Cognition through Behavioural Experiments and Computational Modelling


Niels Chr. Hansen
; Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital; Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom;Royal Academy of Music Aarhus.


This presentation provides a general introduction to an on-going, EPSRC-funded research project on the Information Dynamics of Music (www.IDyOM.org). Since the launch of this interdisciplinary project in 2005, researchers at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths Colleges (University of London) have applied a wide range of methods spanning from behavioural experiments, computational modelling, musicological analysis and advanced neuroimaging to explore the relation between dynamic changes in the information-theoretic structure of music with cognitive and neural processes in the listener. The initial part of my talk will focus on the rationale behind the IDyOM project, briefly present the computational procedures which are typically used to model listener responses, and discuss some of the key findings thus far.


In the second part of the talk, I will delve more thoroughly into a recent IDyOM experiment which tested the cognitive validity of the information-theoretic concept of Shannon entropy as a model of predictive uncertainty in auditory cognition. This work was motivated by the proposal that schematic expectations arise from automatically internalised probabilities in our sensory input.


More specifically, 24 melodic contexts were selected from two repertoires differing in rhythmic and tonal complexity (i.e. complex Schubert songs and simple isochronous hymns). The contexts were assigned to low- and high-entropy categories according to predictions of an unsupervised, variable-order Markov model. Musicians and non-musicians listened to the stimuli and provided explicit judgements of perceived uncertainty (explicit uncertainty) and an implicit measure computed as the entropy of expectedness ratings obtained using a classical probe-tone paradigm (implicit uncertainty).


The findings from this experiment support the notion that domain-relevant training leads to an increasingly accurate cognitive model of probabilistic structure. Furthermore, the efficacy of entropy as a model of predictive uncertainty is enhanced by: (a) simplicity in sensory input, (b) domain-relevant training, and (c) implicitness of uncertainty assessment. It is argued that these factors facilitate the generation of more accurate perceptual expectations.

Poster for the seminar available here.

 

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 05-10-2012

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4: LUNCHTIME CONCERT AND SEMINAR

Lunchtime Concert 12:00 noon -1 p.m. on Campustorvet - The Campus Square -

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

 

We celebrate our 20th concert in the Lunchtime Concert Series by holding the concert on the Campus Square.

 

Concert program with program notes available as pdf-file HERE .

Poster for the concert available as pdf-file HERE.

 

 

 

Seminar 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

Improving Sight-Reading by Combining Ear, Eye and Instrument

 

Inge Bjarke, Lecturer in aural training at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark; Educated as a pianist, a piano teacher and a teacher in aural training. The author of three textbooks: Musikkens Grundbegreber (“The Fundamental Concepts of Music”) (MUFO 1991); Rytmer med Toner (“Rhythms with Tones”) (MUFO 1994); SNAPSHOT- An Introduction to Sight-Reading (MUFO 2009, English version 2011)

 

Sight-reading is an important part of professional musicianship, and to be able to imagine the sound in advance of playing is a necessity for good phrasing and intonation. The connection between sign and sound is trained in sight-singing as a part of aural skills, but to many students, this may be quite difficult, and not corresponding to their instrumental level. It seems as if there is a missing link in the way we learn music - compared to text reading, where the sign immediately gives an impression of the sound.

Learning the language of music mostly happens through playing an instrument, with quite much focus on the technical mastering of the instrument. In this process, the written notes might be seen merely as a sign of where to put the fingers on the instrument, rather than being perceived as symbols of sounds.


This one-way access to the music is not adequate for a professional musician, and to achieve an all-round mastering of the musical language, you have to work equally with reading, listening, playing and singing.

 

To help the student to develop all these skills, I have written the textbook SNAPSHOT – An Introduction to Sight-Reading, which consists of a large number of short exercises and examples from classical, tonal music.


My presentation will contain also a demonstration of how to work with exercises from SNAPSHOT, and musicians among the participants are invited to bring their instruments.

Poster for the seminar available HERE.

 

Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 29-09-2012

 

Seminar Series: Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 207

Seminar 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture as an Example of How Semiotics Can Inform Hermeneutics

 

Daniel John Carroll, BA, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Music, Boston University.

(Via Skype)

 

The literature on the narrative potential of instrumental musical compositions (those without a written text) encompasses a wide spectrum between the extreme formalists who believe that such works do not have any semantic nature at all but are purely “tonally moving forms,” and those who posit that they can indeed be interpreted for their underlying narrative structures which convey not only a plot in musical language, but even implicit ideological endorsements. As for the ability for music to fulfill the latter condition, the two main modes of interpretation are semiotics, which generally focuses on the individual musical gestures as they can be said to be signs in a signifier-signified relationship, and hermeneutics, which generally entails the discernment of larger narrative schemes that encompass the entire composition.


While many musicologists not unjustifiably lament the inherent complexity of many semiotic systems that are applied to musical works, it seems that their consideration is very beneficial to the hermeneutic enterprise involving the entire composition. A comparatively simple way of discerning the signifying capacity of individual musical gestures is employing the principle of “mapping” in space, a method described by semioticians as the way the notation of the gesture itself conveys the impression of the object or idea it purports to signify. For this presentation, I shall discuss the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky, both in terms of its entirety and in terms of many notable specific musical gestures, with respect to how this tendency for musical-visual “mapping” contributes to a clearer and more tenable understanding of the underlying themes of internal and interpersonal conflict and resolution within the work as they are applied from Shakespeare’s play.

 

Poster for the seminar available HERE.

Schedule HERE for the entire series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule HERE for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 21-09-2012

 

Seminar Series: Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Seminar 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

Music as Communitas: Ecstasy and Dogma in the Performance Aesthetics of Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann

Ludim R. Pedroza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Music, Texas State University School of Music.

(Via Skype)

 

Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann have each been historicized as representatives of performative dichotomies: Liszt as the uninhibited virtuoso who drove audiences into wild ecstasy, Schumann as the “priestess” who upheld the dogma of the Werktreue and delivered the “pure” musical work in the most sober manner. Nevertheless, closer inspection into the writings and performative lives of each challenges their stereotypical personae and reveals an interesting interplay between the emotional and the conceptual, between ecstasy and dogma. Through the lens of anthropologist Victor Turner’s concept of Communitas we see these artists negotiating both experience and idealization; we encounter a Liszt who idealized musical experience as the basis for societal transformation, and we also envisage Schumann’s private, emotional relationship with music, which drove her to idealize the musical work as an autonomous entity. Ultimately my goal is not to synthesize a philosophy of performance but to offer a socio-historical framework within which we can expand the dialogue on our own performative approaches and the lingering echoes of Liszt and Schumann’s aesthetics in them.

Poster for the seminar available HERE.

Schedule HERE for the entire series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

Schedule HERE for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

From "News"; archived 14-09-2012

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: LUNCHTIME CONCERT AND SEMINAR

 

Lunchtime Concert 12:00 noon -1 p.m. in Cafeteria 4,

Campusvej 55, University of Southern Denmark, Odensen

 

Concert program with program notes available as pdf-file here.

Poster for the concert available as pdf-file here.

 

 

Seminar 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

The Search for Musical Perfection When Preparing a Piece for Recording – Beyond the Musical Score

 

Morten Heide,  Pianist and Choral Director, NNIMIPA delegate-at-large representing The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark (AMDA), Odense, Denmark. http://mortenheide.dk/home

 

(Expanded version of a talk originally given at NNIMIPA Network Meeting, King's College, London, July 22, 2012: http://www.nnimipa.org/

PROGRAM_LONDON_2012_A5.pdf)

 

After several years of performing Messiaen's music, I decided to record his vast piano cycle Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus/ Twenty Gazes upon the Infant Jesus. 2010 was the year of preparation for this recording which I completed in the early summer of 2011. During the process of preparation, recording and finally the editing of many hours of recorded material, I found myself obliged to make many choices and to engage in much serious contemplation.

 

My goal with this short presentation is to shed some light on the process I (we) as (a) musician(s) go through when recording a piece of music - from the very first note played (when we perhaps hadn't even thought of recording the piece later on) until the final result. It's not so much the final result that is important in this lecture, but the process, since it's a process of trying to approach perfection. And my idea of the "perfect" Messiaen recording surely differs from that of other musicians or musicologists.
As with most other composers there's not just one "true" way of playing Messiaen's music, but several ways.  What then makes a recording "perfect" and might not this aim for perfection when recording Messiaen's music differ from when recording say music of Bach or Mozart? What is perfection in the context of recording ?To what degree is one as a musician obliged to stay true to the musical score and to what extent is one allowed certain freedoms? Does performance practice (tradition) apply to contemporary music like that of Messiaen? When editing, what makes one "take" better than another if both contain all the right notes?

 

Those were but some of the many questions and considerations that consciously and unconsciously went through my mind during these three steps (preparing, recording and editing) of completing the recording. A lot of this is very difficult to put into words since, as always with music, it's to a great extent a matter of feelings, sense and emotions, of culture and traditions/schools, etc. In other words please don't expect this presentation to provide any final answers regarding the search for perfection in recording, but rather to work towards providing an articulation of some of the relevant questions which should be asked.

 

Poster for the seminar available as pdf-file here.

 

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "News"; archived 08-09-2012

 

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September 3, 2012: Welcome back from summer vacation! Updates are now in the process of being uploaded throughout the site. Please pay special attention to the "kick-off" for  the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound on September 6 and have a look at the schedule for all 13 seminars during the semester here

 

Thursday, September 6, 3:15-5 p.m. in U73

 

The Role of Routines in Music Performance and in the Accomplishment of Work in Organizations

 

Markus Becker, Professor  in the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing & Management, SDU. www.sdu.dk/ansat/mab

 

Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Design and MediaTechnology, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Managing Editor of JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning. www.orkesterfilosofi.dk, www.musicandmeaning.net

 

How do groups coordinate their actions in a successful performance? This question is essential not only for music ensembles, but also for workplaces and organizations in general with regard to performing any group task.

 

In this conversational lecture, we build on our study of music performance and of performing work in firms, respectively. We consider the different mechanisms ensembles and firms use to coordinate the actions of their members. We especially focus our attention on one mechanism that appears to play an important role in both contexts, i.e., routines. In this lecture, we explore the emergence, prerequisites, role, and implications of routines from the perspectives of a music philosopher and an organization scholar.

 

Poster for the seminar available as pdf-file here.

 

 . . and we will soon be back this fall with the Lunchtime Concert Series!

 

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

All are welcome both to the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound and to the Lunchtime Concert Series.

 

From "Updates"-column; archived 08-09-2012

 

April 28, 2012: Concert -Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12  noon - 1 p.min Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. The piano quartet PAÏAN - Martin Vestergård Hansen, piano; Peter Andreas Nielsen, violin; Josefine Weber Hansen, bratsch & Josefine Opsahl, cello, play Bach, Vestergård Hansen and Korngold.  Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HEREFollowed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Daniel Bonevac (via Skype), Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.  The seminar is entitled Rhetorical and Musical Structures and takes place, Thursday, May 3, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the concluding seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring of 2012. For spring series information and updates, please see HERE. Planning is in progress for the fall 2012 series. Please keep an eye out for updates here on www.soundmusicresearch.org.

 

 

April 23, 2012:

Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Is Narrative in Music Possible? -presented via Skype by Malgorzata Pawlowska, Assistant in the Department of Theory and Interpretation of the Musical Work of the Academy of Music in Kraków; Lecturer in Music History, Musical Analysis, Music Literature and Ear Training; PhD student in Music Theory. Thursday, April 26, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the twelfth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

April 22, 2012: Friday, April 20, 2012, Cynthia M. Grund represented The Aesthetics of Music and Sound and NNIMIPA: Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics in The Festival of Research coordinated by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation. Cynthia gave  presentations about cross-disciplinary music research for 7th and 8th graders at Breum  School in Northern Jutland and for music and theatre students (college age) in Toftlund, Southern Jutland, at The Danish Music and Theatre folk high school. For description of the presentation, please see here.

 

 

April  13, 2012:

Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Research Initiatives in the Study of Music, Meaning and the Body -presented by William Westney,
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Piano, Browning Artist-in-Residence School of Music, Texas Tech University (via Skype) and Cynthia M. Grund, Associate Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Education, and the Study of Religions; University of Southern Denmark.
Thursday, April 19, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the eleventh seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

April 3, 2012: Concert: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12  noon - 1 p.min Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Janus Araghipour, piano. Concert poster available HERE. For concert program please see HEREFollowed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Janus Araghipour, Pianist, Bachelor of Fine Arts, currently enrolled in the Master’s Program in Performance at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Odense. The seminar is entitled Performing Debussyand takes place, Thursday, April 12, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the tenth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2012: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound: Witttenstein and the Limits of Musical Grammar(via Skype).  Presented by Hanne Appelqvist,Postdoctoral Fellow (Academy of Finland); Theoretical Philosophy, University of Helsinki.Thursday, March 29, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the ninth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2012:

Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound The Polyfunctionality of Music in Some Dramas by Henrik Ibsen, presented via Skype  by Sofija Todić, PhD Student in Studies of Culture and Part-time Lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Thursday, March 22, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the eighth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2012: Concert: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12  noon - 1 p.min Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Martin Vestergård Hansen, piano, & Josefine Opsahl, cello, play Bach, Brahms, Busoni and Debussy Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HEREFollowed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Peter Møller Juhl, Assoc. Prof., Institute of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark. The seminar is entitled Room Acoustics – How Does the Room Influence Speech and Music? and takes place, Thursday, March 15, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the seventh seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

March 5, 2012: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound: Reflections on Improvisational Artistry and Style in Live Dance and Music Performance (via Skype). Presented by Aili W. Bresnahan,PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia; Editor, American Society of Aesthetics Graduate E-journal (ASAGE); and former professional-level ballet dancer and lawyer. Thursday, March 8, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the sixth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2012: Annual Meeting of the Danish Philosophcial Association, March 2 & 3, 2012 Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. For general information, please seeHERE. For presentations by members afffiliated with The Aesthetics of Music and Sound, please see HERE and HERE.

 

 

 

February 25, 2012: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound: Is Music Healthy for Your Ears? Presented by Jesper Hvass Schmidt, M.D., PhD. Center for Musicians' Health, Clinical Institute, U. of Southern Denmark; Dept. of Audiology, Odense University Hospital; Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Odense University Hospital. Thursday, March 1, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the fifth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

February 19, 2012:

Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound
Wagner and Žižek on the Revolutionary Potential of Music
, presented via Skype  by Tere Vadén, Professor, Department of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki.Thursday, February 23, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the fourth seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2012:

Concert: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12  noon - 1 p.m in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Sound Seeds: Live Concert with Jensen-Georges. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE.

Followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with Kristoffer Jensen, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University Esbjerg, and Laurent "Saxi" Georges, musician, composer, researcher. The seminar is entitled Sonification: From Signal to Sound and takes place, Thursday, February 16, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the third seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

February 3, 2012:

Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with 

Composing as Adventurous Applied Science , presented by Jan Flessel, composer and instrumentalist, Thursday, February 9, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar availableHERE. This is the second seminar in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

 

 

January 31 2012:

The spring semester 2012 begins on February 1, 2012 in Denmark, and we get off to a running start on February 2 in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound with On Sound Segregation and Music, presented by Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Sound Communication, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark on Thursday, February 2, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE. This is the first in a series of 13 seminars during the spring. For series information and updates, please see HERE.

 

 

December 31, 2011: The Aesthetics of Music and Sound wishes everyone a very Happy New Year and hopes that 2012 will be a healthy and rewarding year for all!

 

January is examination month at Danish universities and the spring term officially begins on February 1. Please watch the website for updates regarding activities during 2012.

 

 

December 12, 2011: Concert: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 12  noon - 1 p.m in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Nu er det jul with Nikolaj Nottlemann, tenor, and Cynthia M. Grund, piano. Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE.

 

December 12, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound, Thursday, December 15, 2011, 2:15 -4:00 p.min U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55.  5230 Odense M.   Sigrún Lilja Einarsdóttir, PhD student in Sociology – University of Exeter, England; Part time lecturer – Bifröst University, Iceland. Presentation via Skype: Bach in Everyday Life: ´Choral Capital´As Well-Being and the Socio-Musical Identities of Amateur Choristers Who Perform Art Music. Abstract available HEREPoster for the seminar available HERE.

 

December 7, 2011: ArtsIT-Second International ICST Conference on Arts and Technology, December 7-8, Esbjerg, Denmark. http://artsit.org/show/home

 

November 25, 2011:Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound, Thursday, December 1, 2011, 2:15 -4:00 p.min U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55.  5230 Odense M. David Clowney, Associate Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro,  New Jersey, USA  presents a talk entitled Limits, Risks and Accomplishment in Musical Performance. Via Skype. Abstract available HERE. Poster for the seminar available HERE. 

 

November 18, 2011: Concert: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 12  noon - 1 p.m in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Pianist and Professor William Westney plays a program of Bach, Scriabin, Albeniz and Brahms..Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE.

 

November 18, 2011:Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound, Thursday, November 24, 2011, 2:15 -4:00 p.min U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55.  5230 Odense M. William Westney (Texas Tech U) and Cynthia M. Grund (SDU) present a talk entitled David Hume's Theories of Beauty and Utility Applied to Issues of Musical Performance – A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue. Abstract available HERE. Poster for the seminar available HERE. 

 

November 18, 2011:  New Directions in Musical Performance. Workshop and seminar in the Concert Hall, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark/Syddansk Musikkonservatorium og Skuespillerskole (AMDA/SMKS), Islandsgade 2, Odense, Denmark. 9:30 -14:00,  November 21, 2011. For details, please see HERE.

 

 

November 14, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound, Thursday, November 17, 2011, 2:15 -4:00 p.min U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55.  5230 Odense M. We welcome Catherine Z. Elgin, Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, who will present a talk entitled Two Dogmas and the Arts via Skype. Abstract available HERE. Poster for the seminar available HERE.  

 

At 7:30 p.m. on November 17, 2011, William Westney will be giving a concert

in the Concert Hall at the The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark (AMDA), Islandsgade 2, 5000 Odense C. William Westney is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Piano and Browning Artist-in-Residence, School of Music, Texas Tech University and was appointed H.C. Andersen Visiting Professorial Fellow at The University of Southern Denmark during the 2009-2010 academic year, affiliated with The Aesthetics of Music and Sound. Dr. Westney's program will include works by Bach, Albeniz, Brahms and Scriabin. For detailed program, please seeHERE. For more information on Dr. Westney, please see HERE.

 

November 6, 2011: Concert: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 12  noon - 1 p.m in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Pianist Morten Heide plays a program of character pieces, the titles of which suggest that they have been inspired by the song of birds or the sounds of flowing water..Concert poster available HERE. Concert program available HERE.

 

The concert will be filmed for television broadcast and is followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound entitled: The Cognitive Semantics of Musical Tension with Jens Hjortkjær, PhD, Research Assistant, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. The seminar will take place on Thursday, November 10,  2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE.

 

October 29, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound- Romantic Ballet: Features, Conventions and Narratives with Dr. Astrid Bernkopf, Programme Leader Dance Studies, Dept. of Performing Arts, Middlesex U., Trent Park Campus, London. Presentation via Skype. Audience participation via Skype also welcome. Thursday, November 3, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

October 7, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Musicianship, Musical Interpretation, and Cultural Identity: Challenges for Philosophy and the Social Sciences with David G. Hebert, PhD, Professor of Music, Grieg Academy, Faculty of Education, Bergen University College. Presentation via Skype.Thursday, October 13, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

October 2, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Goals for Cross-Disciplinary Research and Education in Music and IT with Dr. Barry Eaglestone, Senior  Lecturer, U of Sheffield, UK (RetiredI). Presentation via Skype.Thursday, October 6, 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

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 will be permanently available HEREand during the broadcast week also 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.

 

September 24, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound -

Norms of the Performance Context with Søren R. Frimodt-Møller, PhD. Thursday, September 29  2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

Public lecture in fulfillment of the requirements for the magister degree. Stud.mag. Daniel Frandsen holds a public lecture addressing the following topic: Discuss the role played by authenticity in analysis of musical meaning and of musical value, taking into account considerations involving the connection between aesthetic value and ethical value. The lecture will be given in English and takes place on Friday, September 30 at 1:15 p.m. in U150, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M.

 

September 20, 2011: Musikkens og lydens æstetik: en tværvidenskabelig tilgang til nutidens Parnassus/The Aesthetics of Music and Sound: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to a Present-Day Parnassus with Cynthia M. Grund. Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy, University of Southern Denmark at Odense.  Opening lecture for the fall 2011 semester, Netværk for Kvinder i Filosofiske Fag (KIFF), Friday, September 23, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m, Room 1467-517, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, followed by a reception. Poster available HERE.

 

September 16, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Immanuel Kant and Eighteenth-Century Musical Thought withTomas McAuley, PhD Candidate, Department of Music, King's College, London (via Skype). Thursday, September 22  2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE.

 

September 16, 2011:

With all that has been going on as the fall semester gets off to a start, we neglected to include this important update! The website for JMM10, the tenth issue of The Journal of Music and Meaning www.musicandmeaning.net was launched on July 20, 2011. From this issue and onwards, JMM will publish articles as they become camera-ready - a publication strategy we call ”rolling publication”. Two articles are already online and more are on their way.

     We are also delighted to announce that the Danish Council for Independent Research| Humanities (FKK) has recently renewed its support for JMM with a grant of 90,000 Danish crowns (ca. 17,000 US dollars at current rates of exchange) for 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. All of us at JMM are very grateful to FKK for its continuing support. 

    

September 9, 2011: Seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound - Markerless Motion Capture withAlex Czarowicz, Vice President of Sales for Organic Motion, Thursday, September 15  2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for seminar available HERE. The abstract for the presentation is available HERE.

 

September 2, 2011: Welcome back from summer vacation! Updates are now in the process of being uploaded throughout the site. Please pay special attention to the "kick-off" for both the lunchtime concert series and the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound on September 8:

 

Concert: Thursday, September 8, 2011, 12  noon - 1 p.m in Cafeteria 4, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Tango quintet RABO DEL GATO plays a program of Astor Piazzolla's tango compositions. Concert poster available HERE. Flyer introducing RABO DEL GATO (in Danish) HERE.

 

 

The concert will be filmed for television broadcast and is followed by a seminar in the series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound entitled: Lyric and Meaning in Tango’s Poetry with Claudio Cifuentes-Aldunate, Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of Southern Denmark. The seminar will take place on Thursday, September 8  2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in U73, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M. Poster for the seminar available HERE.

 

June 26, 2011: Four-day multi-event in London June 30-July 3 on the occasion of the inaugural annual conference of the RMA-MPSG which will be held at King’s College London on 1-2 July 2011. See HERE.

 

 

 

 

 From "News"; archived 03-09-2012

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

Summer is finally here, and our NordForsk-sponsored

 Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics (NNIMIPA)

hits the road, holding events in

 

 London, England

 Bergen, Norway 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click on the city names for information about the events.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

. . . and we will be back this fall with the Lunchtime Concert Series and the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful summer!

 

 

From "News"; archived 06-06-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT & SEMINAR , MAY 3, 2012

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT, May 3, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

Program with notes available as pdf-file HERE.

 

 

SEMINAR, May 3, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

 

A TV-documentary in English about a Lunchtime Concert with 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 will be permanently availableHERE and during the broadcast week also 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. 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 

 

 

From "News"; archived 27-04-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

  

SEMINAR

April 26, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 23-04-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

  

SEMINAR

April 19, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 13-04-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

APRIL 12, 2012: LUNCHTIME CONCERT AND SEMINAR

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

APRIL 12, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

Program with notes available as pdf-file HERE.

 

 

Program:

C. Debussy (1862 – 1918)
    

Études (1915), Prèmier Livre (25 min)


Étude 1 pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny
Étude 2 pour les tierces
Étude 3 pour les quartes
Étude 4 pour les sixtes
Étude 5 pour les octaves
Étude 6 pour les huit doigts

 

F. Liszt (1811 – 1886)

 

From Années de Pèlerinage, Italie (20 min)

Aprés une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata (1849) 

 

SEMINAR

April 12, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 03-04-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

  

SEMINAR

March 29, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 23-03-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

  

SEMINAR

March 22, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 16-03-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

March 15, 2012: Lunchtime Concert and Seminar

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

March 15, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

Concert program available as pdf-file HERE.

  

 

SEMINAR

March 15, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 09-03-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR

MARCH 8, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

 

  

   

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 05-03-2012

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR

MARCH 1, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

 

  

   

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 25-02-2012

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 23, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

 

  

   

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 19-02-2012

 

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

February 16, 2012: Lunchtime Concert and Seminar

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCHTIME CONCERT

FEBRUARY 16, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

 

Program available as pdf-file HERE

  

 

SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 16, 2012:

 

Poster available as pdf-file HERE.

  

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

From "News"; archived 12-02-2012

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 9, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-fileHERE.

  

 

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

 

From "News"; archived 03-02-2012

  The Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 Schedule for Lunchtime Concert Series

 Schedule for series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound

 

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR

FEBRUARY 2, 2012:

Poster available as pdf-fileHERE.

  

 

Audience participation via

Skype is also most welcome.

Please get in touch with Cynthia M. Grund in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

 

 

2012

For 2014, please see HERE;

For 2013, please see HERE;

For 2011, please see HERE;

For 2010, please see HERE;

For 2009, please see HERE; site construction began June 2, 2009.

 

 

                                 

 

 

Department for the
Study of Culture

 

 

 

Research Director for 

The Performances of

Everyday Living

Coordinator for

The Aesthetics of

Music and Sound

and

Editor and Webmaster for

www.soundmusicresearch.org:

Cynthia M. Grund

cmgrund@sdu.dk

 

 

Updates

 

PLEASE NOTE: During the month of March 2015 and possibly extending into April/May 2015, heavy construction will be taking place on this website behind the scenes as it "migrates" to new editing software. Please be patient with us during this period if occasionally some pages take on a strange appearance, or if updating seems to be a bit erratic. All efforts will be made to maintain the integrity of the page with the schedule for the seminar series Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound: Mostly Metal here, but it will nevertheless be a good idea also to keep an eye on our Facebook group here and the regularly occurring announcements of events on it during this period. Thank you for your patience!

     During March-May 2015 we will also continue to develop our new

channel, which we encourage you to visit here.

 

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