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Music and New Media at the Crossroads

A two-day festival and symposium presented by the School of Journalism and the School of Music, in partnership with the University Concert Series, with support from Mizzou Advantage and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program.

Thursday, October 18

3:00 pm: Keynote Presentation: “Mediated Music: From Robotic Opera to
Guitar Hero and Beyond” (free)
  Tod Machover, composer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
   
7:00 pm: Concert: “Beyond Bach” (tickets required)
  Matt Haimovitz, cellist
  Jesse Auditorium
   
 

Program:
J.S. Bach: Suite III, Prelude
Tod Machover: Dadaji in Paradise
John Cage: Etude Borealis IV
Tod Machover: VinylCello, fourth movement
David Sanford: Seventh Avenue Kaddish
J.S. Bach: Suite VI, Prelude
Tod Machover: Flora
Elliott Carter: Figment
Improvisation on Machover's VinylCello (with Tod Machover)
Beatles/Woolf: Helter Skelter

 Friday, October 19

3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: “New Media and the Future of Classical Music” (free)
  Matt Haimovitz, cellist
  Tod Machover, composer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Tim Page, author and music critic (University of Southern California)
  Greg Sandow, blogger, composer, and music critic (The Juilliard School)
  Members of eighth blackbird, new music ensemble
  Robert Shay, moderator (University of Missouri)
  Fred Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute
   
7:00 pm: Concert: “shifted during flight” (tickets required)
  eighth blackbird
  Jesse Auditorium
   
  Program:
Derek Bermel: Tied Shifts (2003)
Anna Clyne: Rapture
Aaron Jay Kernis: Pieces of Winter Sky (2012)
György Ligeti: Études (1985/arr. 2012)
Jacob TV: The body of your dreams (2003)
Steve Mackey: Lonely Motel (2008/12)

Concerts are presented by the University Concert Series.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Participant biographies (click on the names below):

Tod Machover
Tod Machover

Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Tim Page
Tim Page

Greg Sandow
Greg Sandow

eighth blackbird
eighth blackbird

 

About Music and New Media at the Crossroads:

New media and technologies are profoundly changing the way we create, disseminate, and receive music.  Electronic, digital, and networked creative processes are rapidly finding their place alongside traditional production methods, and new delivery systems are similarly changing the way music reaches the public. Understanding these new media and technologies will be essential for anyone wanting to participate in today’s rapidly evolving cultural conversations.  By exploring these developments, we expect to stimulate a conversation that can lead to future planning, answering the question, What must MU do today to prepare the campus and—more broadly—Missourians for the music of tomorrow?

Our thanks are due to Mizzou Advantage, Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program, School of Journalism, School of Music, and the University Concert Series.

Andrea Heiss (School of Journalism), co-principal investigator
Robert Shay (School of Music), co-principal investigator
Matthew Pierce (School of Music), graduate assistant