Music & Public Life
Lectures and Discussions
Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical PracticeWednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6, 2013
Tickets required and available through the box office.
The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group directed by Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Music Jane Alden, explores idiosyncratic notation as a form of social practice, the scores supplying open-ended vocabulary for collective discourse. The group will be in residence for a three-day festival dedicated to the performance and interpretation of graphic and text scores. Featured composers will include Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, and Wesleyan Music Department faculty Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. Events will include student workshops, an evening concert, and a symposium of scholarly papers.