Monthly Archives: September 2012

It’s Kule Dialogue Season!

Well, the semester has sprung and with it comes events and happenings all across the University of Alberta campus. KIAS is no different – we have events coming up like mad!

The first one of the season is the Kule Dialogue for one of our wonderful doctoral scholars, Sandra Joy Friesen, who works in the department of Music. The first Kule Dialogue will take place this Thursday in Convocation Hall in the Old Arts Building. If you aren’t in Edmonton, or have kids that are tying you down, or can’t get to campus, get online! KIAS will be live-streaming the presentation, with a liveblog so you can submit questions for the Q&A portion!

The Kule Dialogues program presents “…In Realms of Arts and Perception”, with KIAS Doctoral Scholar Sandra Joy Friesen. This lecture-recital is an invitation into evocative sound worlds and intriguing notations created by modern composers. It features three works that illustrate developments in musical form, technique, sound and notation, and how these artistic explorations are manifested through performance. The lecture highlights how contemporary pianists extend their musical understanding beyond conventional notation and their technique beyond the keyboard. The program includes Gilles Tremblay’s fascination with piano timbre in traçantes…auprès…au loin (1976), the pictorial score of Treatise by Cornelius Cardew (1967) and extraordinary sounds from the prepared piano in transplants (2004) by Scott Smallwood.

When: September 13, 2012 at 7:00pm

Where: Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.