Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Adventures of Prince Akhmed with live Theremin performance

On Monday October 3, there will be a presentation of the classic stop motion animated feature film, "The Adventures of Prince Akhmed" by German animator Lotte Reiniger,  with music arranged and performed by Theremin virtuoso Pamela Sticky and pianist Marie-Theres Rauba

The performance takes place at Gallery 345, Sorauren Ave., in Toronto's west end. The film begins at 7:30 and will be preceded at 5 pm by a demonstration of the Theremin electronic instrument by Ms. Stickney.


More Information: http://www.gallery345.com/performances.php#oct3


Friday, September 9, 2016

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE FALL 2016


  1. Week 1 - September 8 - Lecture - Introduction & Musical Nationalism
    1. (no student presentations)
  2. Week 2 - Sept. 15 - Lecture  - Musical Storytelling 
    1. (no student presentations)
  3. Week 3 - Sept. 22 Lecture - World Traditional Music
    1.  Xiao Han - World Traditional Music  - Chinese "Ancient" music
    2.  Siraj Hamza - Music Technology: The Loudness War
    3. Paul Daniel Torres - World Traditional Music: Reggaeton
    4. Michael David Towers: TBA
  4. Week 4 - October 29
    1.  Tofe Olatunde - World Traditional Music: K-Pop comparison to traditional Korean music
    2.  Stephan Guschewski - Music in Video Games - Age of Empires
    3.  Stephanos Shino - Musical Storytelling - "Unsquare Dance" (Dave Brubeck)
  5. Week 5 - October 6
    1. Eleanor Chen - NATIONALISM: J.P.Sousa - (USA) 
    2. Kaden Panton - Korean Rap Music vs. American Rap
    3.  
  6. Week 6 - October 13
    1. Lucy Feng: WORLD MUSIC: Chinese Opera
    2. Andrew McClure - MUSICAL STORYTELLING: James Barnes’ “Lonely Beach Normandy 1944.”
  7. Week 7 - October 20
    1. Liam Moore: WORLD MUSIC: Tuvan Throat Singing 
    2.  Ashlee Bishop - MUSICAL STORYTELLING: music TBA
    3.  Jonathan Woodbury - Musical Emotion in Film 
    4. (---- READING WEEK -----)
  8. Week 8 - November 3
    1. Richard Joseph: WORLD MUSIC: Bollywood Cinema Music 1950-60s
    2. Michael Webster - NATIONALISM: Mily Balakirev (Russia)
    3. Jaimin Patel - WORLD TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Indian Classical Music 
  9. Week 9 - Nov. 10
    1. Karina Dywanski - Music and the Brain 
    2. Matthew Andrews: Musical Storytelling: John Carpenter cue
    3. Fahad Mirza: WORLD TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Persian Classical music
    4.  Akil McKenzie:  STORY-TELLING:  
  10. Week 10 - Nov. 17
    1.  Sarosh Ahmed - Traditional Music - Qawwali

    2.  
  11. Week 11 - Nov. 24
    1. JEREMY OCENAR - STORY TELLING: Final Fantasy 13 cue 
    2.  
    3.  
  12. Week 12 - December 1
    1. Remy Barranger - Traditional Music - Native American Music
    2. George Kavuma - Influence  of Internet on the  Evolution of HipHop and Dance Music 
    3.  Shawn Kadawathage - Origins, Characteristics & Evolution of Progressive Rock
  13. Week 13 - Dec. 8
    1. Shawn Kadawathage - Origins, Characteristics & Evolution of Prog.Rock (cont'd)
    2.  Alecson Yang: Musical Storytelling: Chalkboard (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
    3.  Hojung An: tab
    4.  Emma Frew - Vocaloid Singing Synthesizer
    5. Sylvia Hernandez & Giovanni Buda - MUSICAL STORYTELLING
  14. Week 14 - Dec. 15
    1.  Nicolas Digout - Musical Storytelling in a Game Environment
    2.  Michelle Guan - topic tba
    3.  David Lee - topic tba
    4.  Shuyuan Tan - topic tba
    5. Da Eun Song - topic tab
    6. Howard Maeve - topic tab
    7. Dalia Sayyar - (Iraqi Traditional Music)