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Capturing Music: The Invention of the First Recording Technology

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Fri Sep 29
Graduate Colloquium Series
Thomas F. Kelly

Capturing Music: The Invention of the First Recording Technology
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, Barnett Hall
FREE

Thomas Forest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University; J. V. Clyne Lecturer at UBC, hosted by Green College.

This event is an illustrated talk, with music, about the daring venture of recording sound by making marks on parchment; what we call musical notation is the gradual refinement of a brilliant idea. We will trace its development and meet the pathbreaking medieval people who made it possible for us to hear the music of the past.

This event is part of the series "Transforming Sounds / Altered Selves: How Music Changes in Time, Changes Us, and Changes Our Worlds", presented by Green College, Early Music Vancouver, the SSHRC-funded “Early Modern Conversions Project” and the UBC School of Music.

Later Event: September 29
Lucas Wong, piano