From Helmholtz To Hard Drives: Music's Material Legacy And Digital Future

 
 

FROM HELMHOLTZ TO HARD DRIVES: MUSIC'S MATERIAL LEGACY AND DIGITAL FUTURE

One-day conference, involving 7 papers, a roundtable discussion, and an evening concert


15 May 2010, 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (conference), 7.30 to 9.00 pm (concert)

Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

£15.00 (conference, including refreshments), £5.00 (concert)


This study day in the Cambridge Faculty of Music will focus on sound media aesthetics from historical, aesthetic-technological, sociological, and compositional perspectives. The varied expertise of the speakers will serve to bookend the central subject: music as media. Topics will range from Helmholtz’s Tonempfindungen and the new materiality of sound ca. 1850, to digital interactivity of the present day, via studies of the development of new media during the twentieth century. Speakers include: Georgina Born, Nick Collins, Nicholas Cook, Nick Prior, Alexander Rehding, Maureen Thomas, and David Trippett.


The day will finish with a concert of digital music by Nick Collins and Julio d’Escriván, including works for acoustic instruments and electronics, generative music and live coding. Also featuring Gareth Stuart on clarinet, and Iñigo Ibaibarriaga from Klem/Bilbao on saxophone.


FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE BOOKING: http://www.mus.cam.ac.uk/events/conferences/digitalfutureconference/

Please note that we must receive your booking by ***11 May***.