Culture Connect Featured Event
The first of two “Time Stands Still” concerts will feature the U.S. premiere of the London-based choral group Vocal Constructivists, directed by Wesleyan Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, alongside Wesleyan students in the Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble and students from “Visual Sounds: Graphic Notation in Theory and Practice.” The ensembles will perform works by Mark Applebaum, John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan Anthony Braxton, Cornelius Cardew, and Pauline Oliveros, and the U.S. premieres of both “A City of No Allusions” (2012) by Wesleyan University Professor of Music Ronald Kuivila, and “in words of one syllable” (2012) by Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music Paula Matthusen.
Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. The “Time Stands Still” festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century. “Time Stands Still” combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Paper sessions and roundtable discussions will be held on both days, all open to the general public.
“Time Stands Still” is part of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.
Concert begins at 8pm.