Representing sounds - the sonic self
- Event Type:
- 45 mins
This lecture explores how electronic music, the use of computer technology and inventions changed music composition. How do new tools, new techniques, and new ways of thinking about music affect the end product, the compositional process, and the composer?
Composer Jean-Philippe Calvin will explore how the use of new technologies has become a part of his compositional process. A student of Iannis Xenakis, Jean-Philippe Calvin will also talk about Xenakis, the inventor, (most particularly the UPIC program) and how his teachings influenced his own compositional work.
About the speaker
French composer, conductor and academic Jean-Philippe Calvin is professor of composition, academic studies, orchestration, contemporary music and research at the Royal College of Music. He is also the director of Variable Geometry contemporary music ensemble in London.
This event is part of the Oramics to Electronica – Talks Series.