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"Cadences: Instrumental Music, Computation, and Text"

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Scott Lindroth, Professor of Music, Duke University
CMAC Rendez-Vous

Cadences (2016) is an instrumental sextet that uses the rhythms of spoken phrases excerpted from Richard Powers' novel Orfeo as source material. Extended rhythmic and melodic phrases in Cadences are generated algorithmically with open source music synthesis software called SuperCollider and notation software called LilyPond. Related musical concerns include the resolution of rhythmic dissonance, approaches to repetition, and instrumental textures derived from speech rhythms.

The talk will take place in room A266 Bay 10 on the second floor of Smith Warehouse. Cava, beer, sparkling water, and snacks will be served. Free and open to the public.

Contact: David Massung