Cultural Identity and Post-exoticism in New Music: Round Table and Concert

 Cultural Identity and Post-exoticism in New Music: Round Table and Concert

 Following up on the “Glocal Music” symposium held in February 2013, matralab (Concordia University) will present, on March 25, 2014, between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm, a roundtable discussion on the themes of cultural identity and post-exoticism in new music. This event will take place at Concordia’s Loyola Campus Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. Room RF-110, Refectory, 7141, Sherbrooke Street West.

The following topics will be discussed: borrowings from traditional Inuit culture in contemporary music; discursive elements and stereotypes about Canadian music; the role of improvisation in hybrid or intercultural creative approaches; challenges while performing works of hybrid or intercultural aesthetics; the aesthetic negotiation in hybrid co-created works; how relevant is the question of cultural identity for electroacoustic music; the phonocultural approach in acousmatic music.

Participants: Martin Bédard, Sandeep Bhagwati, Marie-Hélène Breault, Claudine Caron, Gabriel Dharmoo, Jean-François Denis, Katia Makdissi-Warren, Shawn Mativetsky and Cléo Palacio-Quintin.

As a prelude to this roundtable, participants and audience will gather for a concert on March 24, 2014, at 5:00pm. This concert will take place in the matrabox (04.502 EV Building, 1515 St. Catherine Street West)

Concert Program:

Gabriel Dharmoo- Ainthu Maniyeccars (2011). Flute, vibra, tabla- performed by Marie Hélene Breault, Shawn Mativetsky, Isabelle Tardif

Sandeep Bhagwati- Nirgun Bhajan (2013). Flute, voice, percussion- performed by Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Ben Duinker, Sara Albu

Katia Makdissi-Warren- Algorythmes (2004). Recording (orchestral piece)- recording

Gabriel Dharmoo- Anthropologies Imaginaires (2013). Voice, video- performed by Gabriel Dharmoo

Martin Bédard- Champs de fouilles (2008)- Acousmatic

The round table and the concert are both closely related to the conversation “Music of Creativity”, between Sandeep Bhagwati and Jian Gomeshi, which will be presented in the series “Thinking out loud“, on March 25, 2014, at 7:00pm, Oscar-Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West. Free entry for all workshop participants.