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March 2017

John Rea, Doctoral Colloquium

March 17 @ 16:15 - 18:00
Room A-832, Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3 Canada
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Professor John Rea, McGill University

Is Predictive Orchestration simply Paleo-Orchestration? Professor John Rea presents at this Colloquium. His talk will center on a topic that arises from within the discourse about timbre perception, and about the various conclusions one may draw after testing subjects and analyzing data: the notion of predictability. His four-part presentation will discuss: a) the notion of predictability; b) what he understands paleo-orchestration to be and its link to both orchestration compendia and the notion of predictability; and c) the recent interest…

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January 2017

Berlin Interdisciplinary Workshop on Timbre

January 12 - January 13
Berlin, Germany + Google Map

Stephen McAdams will be presenting "Timbre perception and auditory grouping as a foundation for a theory of orchestration."

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November 2016

Journées de la Société Française d’Analyse Musicale

November 21, 2016 - November 22, 2016
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France + Google Map

Stephen McAdams et Moe Touizrar présentent "Timbre et groupement auditif en relation avec les décisions d'orchestration dans The Angel of Death de Roger Reynolds." Résumé: Les traités d'orchestration révèlent l'absence de théorie sous-jacente. Nous développons une base théorique de l'orchestration fondé sur le rôle structurant du timbre. L'analyse de scènes auditives—le groupement simultané, séquentiel et segmental—contribue à la structuration musicale. Les rôles joués par le timbre dans ces processus seront ici pris en considération comme éléments d'une théorie de l'orchestration et…

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September 2016

McGill Association of Student Composers (MASC) Forum 1

September 29, 2016 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Room A-832, Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3 Canada
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Free

Stephen McAdams and Meghan Goodchild will be presenting "The Orchestration and Perception Project: Developing a psychological foundation for a theory of orchestration."   Abstract: Despite the integral function of instrumentation and timbre on the structure and expression of music, orchestration theory has not attained the same depth or precision achieved in other musical fields. The aim of the Orchestration and Perception Project is to develop a psychological foundation for a theory of orchestration practice based on perceptual principles associated with…

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July 2016

14th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition

July 5, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA United States
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The Orchestration and Perception Project presents several new papers at this year's ICMPC in San Francisco, California.

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June 2016

Manifeste 2016

June 29, 2016 @ 14:30 - 17:00
IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Stravinsky room, 1, place Igor-Stravinsky
Paris, 75004 France
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Free

During this workshop, an international team of both researchers and musicians will introduce a long-term project whose goal is to produce an interactive orchestration treatise based on state-of-the-art orchestration to support computer-based technologies.

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Orchestration and Perception: Year 3 Meeting

June 8, 2016 @ 15:30 - 17:30
CIRMMT, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H3A1E3 Canada
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Research, theory and technical applications Stephen and Meghan presented on the progress over the first two years of the grant, including the development of analysis categories, the progress of the score analyses and treatise analyses, the ongoing database development, and the results of the perceptual studies. Attendees discussed the plans for the last year of the grant and for potential future collaborations related to extensions of the current work.

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February 2016

Research Alive: Revealing the perceptual mysteries behind orchestration practice

February 18, 2016 @ 17:00 - 19:30
Pollack Hall, 555 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, Quebec Canada
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Free

with Stephen McAdams and Alain Cazes. This talk preceded the Wind Symphony Concert of that evening, being held at 7:30 p.m., also in Pollack Hall. February 18th, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. in Pollack Hall. 

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