Wed, January 18, 2023, 5:30pm the sounds of my dreams with Catherine Bevan, M.Mus While VR is poised to be an exciting medium for artistic expression, it's not without its share of uncertainties. the sounds of my dreams is a short interactive VR work(-in-progress) which aims to validate the immersive and socially-isolating nature of VR headsets as being uniquely conducive to reflective artistic experiences, while reappropriating the act of self-disclosure away from mass surveillance and corporatist exploitation.
Wed, February 8, 2023, 5:30pm The Composer as Process, or, for a Music History Without Protagonists with Dr. Fabio Morabito The nineteenth-century composer has a persistent image problem: inspired, unworldly, male, writing works of genius for posterity. If it has been the project of musicologists for the last 30 years to erode this checklist, he lingers still like a bad smell.
Wed, March 8, 2023, 5:30pm Artist talk and gallery opening with Dr. Stephan Moore, sound artist Stephan Moore is a sound artist, designer, composer, improviser, programmer, engineer, teacher, and curator based in Chicago. His creative work manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvisational outbursts, sound installations, scores for collaborative performances, algorithmic compositions, interactive art, and sound designs for unusual circumstances.
Wed, Sep 14, 2022 From the Voices of Children with Dr. Ardelle Ries and the FVC research team team Have pandemic responses impacted the desire for the next generation to freely engage in singing? Over the next two years, the From the Voices of Children (FVC) research team will assess the attitudes that children hold toward singing in a pandemic weary world. Come hear about our research and the prospects for the voices of the future!
Wed, Sept 28, 7:00 pm Untamed Melodies: Songwriting, Conservation, and the Music of Alberta Birds with Mallory Chipman, MacEwan University Join musician and researcher, Mallory Chipman (MMus, she/they), as she shares her recent observations and compositions formed at the intersection of zoomusicology and songwriting.
Thur, Sep 29, 2022, 5:30pm Special event: Listening to the Fur Trade with Dr. Daniel Laxer The trading post was a noisy nexus, populated by a polyglot crowd of highly mobile people from different national, linguistic, religious, cultural, and class backgrounds. Listening to the Fur Trade uncovers the songs and ceremonies of First Nations people, the paddling songs of the voyageurs, and the fiddle music and step-dancing at the trading posts that provided its pulse.
Wed, Oct 12, 2022, 7:00pm Ouroboros: tuning relations and invented systems of play with Imaginary Instruments Imaginary Instruments co-compose works existing between composition and improvisation that navigate sound using disparate instruments (14th -century portative organ and modular synth). The talk will explore questions of agency and materiality in performance, the creation of tuning systems, and psychoacoustic phenomena.
Wed, Oct 26, 2022 7:00pm SoundsOnline.ca: A collaborative web portal for sound studies online with Dr. Stephanie Archer The goal of the SoundsOnline project is to create a web portal for collaborative research on the perception and production of sound. Our aim is to provide a simple platform to engage participants across cultures and socio-economic status, thereby finding interest in the science of sound, and bring new participants to our campus.
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 7:00pm Wazaat? How speech changes as we age with Dr. Ben Tucker Does our ability to produce and understand spontaneous reduced speech change as speakers age, and if “yes”, how? Canada’s population is aging. Canada’s population is aging. Statistics Canada estimates that by 2030, one in four Canadians will be over 65. Spontaneous conversation is the way communication most often occurs. It is essential that we have an understanding of how aging affects the way in which words and sentences are produced and recognized.