Monday, November 24, 2008

International Lectures

In 2009, I will be giving lectures and workshops on music at universities and conservatories in 10 nations. These will be for music institutions in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the United States, Japan, Mexico, and France.

Click HERE for a tentative schedule.

Click HERE to view my current homepage at Sibelius Academy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nordic Research in Music Technology


In 2009, the Nordic Network for the Integration of Music Informatics, Performance and Aesthetics will hold a week-long masters-level course in Esbjerg, Denmark:


http://www.sdu.dk/~/media/Files/Om_SDU/Institutter/Ifpr/Cynthia/MIPA.ashx

I am giving a lecture and interactive workshop there on new music technologies in Japan and the USA.

Recently, I am also designing a proposal for a multi-national research project on the use of new music technologies in targeted urban centers of Europe, Asia, and North America.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kampin Laulu and Panula


Last night I sang for a recording session with the Kampin Laulu Chamber Choir at Jorma Panula’s house. We recorded Panula’s recent choral works for small men’s chorus. Panula is one of Europe’s most respected conducting pedagogues, and his former students serve as conductors for several of the world’s leading symphony orchestras and choirs. Panula’s new works feature attractive harmonies and textures – a challenge to sight read, but well worth the effort. I have been singing as a member of Kampin Laulu for about 2 months, and we have concerts coming up in a few weeks.

Related websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorma_Panula

http://www.jormapanula.com/

http://www.kampinlaulu.fi/


At its next concert, Kampin Laulu will perform some very attractive and interesting new choral pieces by Finnish composer Tapani Lansio: http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/mainframe?readform&lansio+tapani

More information on Finnish music may be obtained from the Finnish Music Information Centre:
http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/naviframe?readform&f=mic1f3.htm&m=5.1&ct=0