The nief-norf Research Summit (nnRS) on music and technology (post-1945) will be held from 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.
LODGING for nnRS participants:
A list of hotels in the Greenville area. When booking your hotel, be sure to ask for the "Furman Friends and Family" rate. These rates are only available by booking via the local telephone number provided on this website. The Hampton Inn in Traveler's Rest (not Greenville) has been a favorite of nnRS participants in the past.
REGISTRATION (for non-presenters):
nnRS full day pass (Saturday): $20. This pass can be purchased at the conference registration desk outside of Daniel Recital Hall.
nnSF concerts: all concerts are free of admission to nnRS participants. For visitors, we encourage a suggested $10 donation per concert.
See last year's nief-norf Research Summit Schedule (2012).
General nief-norf Summer Festival Information
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Last updated 31 May 2013