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Music Research Talks Series: Sandeep Bhagwati (Concordia)

DATE & TIME
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
COST

FREE

WHERE

John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Room 8.225

WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE

Yes

wording music, musicking words

When music and words come together, they mostly do so in missionary position – as a song. But might there not be a richer erotic, ‘twixt verbal & sonic? For over 40 years, in poems, compositions, libretti, operas, essays, installations and spatial theatres of sound, light, and words, Sandeep Bhagwati has creatively toyed with such fertile engagements – works of adult entertainment to both heart and mind. Come prepared to listen through poems, to read into music – and to discover new sonopoetic delights in their intertwined moves.

Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, conductor, theatre director and media artist [Studies: Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikhochschule München and IRCAM Paris]. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas and experimental music theatre works) are regularly performed worldwide. He has curated several festivals and long-term inter-traditional projects with Asian musicians. A Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University 2006-16, he also was Professor at Karlsruhe Music University, Composer-in-Residence/Fellow/Guest Professor at IRCAM Paris, ZKM Karlsruhe, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, IEM Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University, University of Arts Berlin and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. At Concordia, he directs matralab, a research/creation center for performance arts. His current work centers on comprovisation, inter-traditional aesthetics, gestural&sonic theatre and situational scores. From 2008 to 2011, he also was the director of Hexagram Concordia. He also has founded and is the musical director of three inter-traditional ensembles in Berlin, Montréal and Pune.

Snacks will be served after the lecture, with a chance for you to meet and chat with the speaker.

Free entry, everyone welcome!


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