Public talks and lectures
The School of Music hosts regular talks and lectures on a wide array of topics in music, featuring faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers from all over the world.
October 18th, 2019
“Helen Keller: Music, Deafblindedness, and the Political”
October 11th, 2019
“Rhythm in Real Time”
October 4th, 2019
“Text-Music Relationship in Un-texted Music of the Sri-Lankan ‘Up-Country’ Tradition”
April 5th, 2019
“Rythmic Ambiguity in Popular Music, 1950–2000: Challenges and Prospects for Corpus Building and Text Analysis Using R”
March 29th, 2019
“Narrowing the Aperture: Focus on Cyclic Music”
March 22nd, 2019
“Music in Search of Daughters”
March 15th, 2019
“Laughing Through Tears: Harlequin in Viktor Ullmann’s The Emperor of Atlantis"
March 8th, 2019
“…But the Nazis Love(d) Music, Too”
Friday, Feb. 15th
"The Impact of Digitization on Rhythm and Groove in African-American Popular Music”
Friday, Feb. 8th
"Score and Parts: A Balinese Composer Writes His Way Beyond Tradition”
Friday, Feb. 1st
“Unruly Women: Music, Theatre, and Cross-Dressing in Early Modern Spain”
Friday, Jan. 25th
“Enclosed in the Golfo Mistico: The Orchestra Pit at the Teatro alla Scala, 1907”
Friday, Nov. 30th
“Music and the Book of Nature: Vincenzo Galilei on the Conundrum of Musical Consonance"
“Sharing Control during Joint Rhythm Production: Cues and Consequences”
“Braiding Sounds in Time: An Introductory Change-Ringing Workshop”
"Heterophony: The Chinese System”
Wednesday, Oct. 17th:
”Nine Doors: Life Has No Boundaries — Projecting Tradition into the Future & the Creative Voice Within”
Friday, Oct. 12th:
“Decolonizing Music Programs in Higher Education”
Friday, Oct. 5th:
“Trans-Diatonic Harmony in Hugo Wolf’s Songs”
Friday, Sep. 28th: "Hector Berlioz’s Neurophysiological Imagination"
Friday, Sep. 14th: "Theory and Practice: The Music of South India"
Friday, Sep. 14th: "Investigating the Oral Transmission of Beompae in Contemporary Korea: A Case Study at the Okchun Buddhist Music School"
Friday, April 6th: "On Rousseau's Pygmalion and the Limits of Operatic Expression"
Friday, March 23rd: "Delius and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism"
Friday, March 16th: "Theory and Performance Practice: How Ideas about Meter Have Influenced the Ways We Play Rhythms"
Friday, March 9th: The UBC Rhythm Research Cluster's Exploring Musical Time Symposium Series: "Microtiming and Musical Motion: Four Lightning Talks and Discussion"