nief-norf Research Summit on music and technology (post-1945)
May 31 - June 1 at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Friday May 31
7:00-7:30pm Conference Registration in Daniel Music Building, Furman University, outside Daniel Recital Hall
7:30pm: nnRS Opening Remarks, Daniel Recital Hall
7:30pm: nnRS Opening Concert, performed by nief-norf Summer Festival Performance Fellows, featuring works by Kate Neal, Steve Reich, John Cage, Mark Applebaum, John Luther Adams, Louis Andriessen, Bryan Christian, and Travis Alford. RSVP here.
Saturday, June 1
8:30am Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:45am: Opening Keynote: Scott Deal, "Stepping Through the Door"
(IUPUI Professor of Music and Director of the Donald Tavel Arts Technology Research Center)
Session 1. Modern Tech: Loops, Virtual Choirs, and Skeuomorphs
10:00am: Heather Holmquest (University of Oregon) "Layered Improvisation and the Theory of Musical Forces in the Music of Andrew Bird"
10:30am: Joanna Helms (Indiana University) "Conflicts of Participation and Inclusivity in Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir"
11:00am: Michael Austin (Missouri Western State University) "Digital Music Interfaces: The Political Economy of Skeuomorphic Design"
Session 2. Electronics and the Process of Production/Composition
11:45am: Adam Shanley (University of Oregon) "Electronics as Necessity to Compositional Evolution and as Binding Agent"
12:15pm: Ilario Meandri (University of Turin, Italy) "1967: The Year of the 'Ambient Machine': Local Adaption of Global Technologies in the Italian Film Sound Post-Production Process of the Late Sixties"
12:45pm-2:15pm LUNCH (provided for nnRS presenters)
Session 3. Technology in Composition and Performance
2:15pm: Michael Drews (IUPUI) "Idiomatic Compositional and Performance Strategies for Computer-Based Instruments"
2:45pm: Kerry O'Brien (Indiana University) "Steve Reich and Technology in the 1970s"
Session 4. Composing and Performing with Tech
4:00pm: Mike Truesdell (The Juilliard School) "Performing Kontakte"
4:30pm: D. Edward Davis (Duke University) "passing lands: Technology and Storytelling (in the Digital Age)"
passing lands (performance excerpts, featuring Mark Carlson)
5:30pm Scott Deal: nnRS Guest Artist Feature Concert
Daniel Recital Hall - RSVP here
7:30pm: Downtown Greenville: dinner, drinks, hang
On Sunday, June 2 (2pm-7pm), pianist R. Andrew Lee will perform Dennis Johnson's 5-hour piano solo November. Full details and RSVP here.