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Ghosts in the Machine : Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano

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Blüthner Phonola Flügel
Author Melvin Besbrode

Ghosts in the Machine : Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano

Cornell University, Ithaca NY, May 4-6, 2017

The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies welcomes abstracts for its forthcoming conference on player-pianos to take place at Cornell University, May 4-6, 2017. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Professor Georgina Born (University of Oxford) and Rex Lawson, director of the Pianola Institute. It will also include workshops and scholarly panels ranging across multiple disciplines and perspectives, including: technological, cultural and trade histories; cultural and musical mediations; the analog/digital dichotomy; computational technology; media storage; reproducibility and inscription; sound archives and the preservation of instruments. Ghosts in the Machine : Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player-Piano weiterlesen

Conference Gérard Grisey , the spectral moment and its legacy

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The premature death of French composer Gérard Grisey (1946–98) cut short one of the most productive and creative musical careers of the twentieth century. Starting in the 1970s, Grisey and other musicians associated with the ensemble l’Itinéraire developed a radically new musical approach that took the physical characteristics of sounds (their acoustical spectra) as a source of inspiration. Conference Gérard Grisey , the spectral moment and its legacy weiterlesen

The Challenge of Studying Music and History Together

americanhistoricalThe Challenge of Studying Music and History Together
AHA Session 44
Thursday, January 2, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Marriott Balcony B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Abstract

“The Challenge of Studying Music and History Together”

This panel will bring together musicologists and historians who have been involved in collaboration between the two fields. Designed as a Roundtable, the session asks the participants to be frank about the challenge posed by working with scholars from another discipline. Even though historians have often mentioned aspects of music, and musicologists necessarily trace historical narratives, it is another matter to work directly with people and methodologies from the other discipline, tolerating intellectual differences between them. The Challenge of Studying Music and History Together weiterlesen