Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

  • Seminars – semester 2 2013 document_iconThe following seminars were held during Semester 2, 2013 1 August, Georg Corall, University of Western AustraliaThe eloquent hautboy: Rhetoric and diction for singers and instrumentalists in the 17th and 18th centuries 8 August, Rob Stove, Monash UniversityWhom the gods love, die young: An introduction to Guillaume Lekeu 15 August, Margaret Kartomi, Monash UniversityHow do the musical arts reflect ...
  • International jazz legend premieres new work at Monash 362461a82ace90a39c0838a77ff944b5_nOne of the world’s leading voices in contemporary jazz will grace the stage at the Monash University Music Auditorium at Clayton this Saturday.  Prolific trumpeter, composer, educator, and two-time Grammy Award nominee Dave Douglas will present the world premiere of his latest work – an untitled composition created specially for the Monash Art Ensemble (MAE) by Mr Douglas himself.  Improvisation ...
  • Call for Papers. Street Music: An International Conference Cuba-bigstock-HAVANA-JULY-Unidentified-me-35507579Street Music: An International Conference 8-9 December 2014: Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne, Australia Convened by Dr Paul Watt, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University  Confirmed invited speakers: Professor Bruce Johnson, Macquarie University/University of Turku/University of Glasgow Professor Carolyn Stevens, Monash University About the Conference For centuries, the street has been a site for making music. Itinerant musicians, street-vendors, buskers ...
  • Dave Douglas @ Monash University Screen-Shot-2014-02-27-at-11.12.12-PM-1024x416Dave Douglas and Monash Art Ensemble Saturday 15 March, 7.30pm Monash University Music Auditorium, Clayton World Premiere of new composition by Dave Douglas Venue: Music Auditorium, Monash University Cost: $20 / $15 Bookings and enquiries: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mapa/events/dave-douglas-andmonash-art-ensemble/ or 03 9905 1111 Prolific trumpeter, composer, educator and two-time Grammy Award nominee Dave Douglas will collaborate with the Monash Art Ensemble on Saturday 15 March at Monash University’s Music Auditorium in ...
  • Flayed Identities – Thomas Reiner Flandersfield2009-300x212Thomas Reiner’s performance project Flayed Identities has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts through the Lake Bolac Eel Festival in the Western District of Victoria. The project focuses on Indigenous involvement in Australia’s wars, particularly in WW1. The performance of Flayed Identities will take place on Saturday March 22 this year at the yearly Lake Bolac Eel ...
  • Accolades for classical recording by Monash lecturer The Trio Anima Mundi - Romantic Piano Trios recording features Dr Kenji Fujimura on piano, Rochelle Ughetti on violin, and Miranda Brockman on cello.A new classical album by Monash University Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Senior Lecturer Dr Kenji Fujimura has made it into the 2013 Musicweb International Recordings of the Year list. The album, Trio Anima Mundi – Romantic Piano Trios, was selected for the Musicweb list in November last year, and continues to garner favourable reviews from ...
  • Call for Papers: Conference on Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics IMR - domino jpegInstitute of Musical Research, University of London, 17–18 July 2014 Convened by Dr Paul Watt, Monash University Dr Sarah Collins, Monash University Dr Michael Allis, University of Leeds Keynote Speaker: Dr Delia da Sousa Correa, Open University ‘Fictions about Music: From George Eliot to Janet Frame’ Though the relationship between music and words has occupied a prominent position in philosophical and aesthetic ...
  • Call for Papers: Words about Music waterhouse_the_magic_circleMonash University Law Chambers Saturday, 12 April 2014 Convened by: Dr Paul Watt (Monash University) and Dr Sarah Collins (University of New South Wales) Keynote speaker: Dr Michael Allis (University Leeds / Monash University): ‘The Diva and the Beast: Susan Strong and the Wagnerism of Aleister Crowley’ About the conference Since antiquity, music has been a fascinating and problematic topic for philosophers, critics, biographers, novelists, ...
  • Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents: MACHINE MUSIC Screen-Shot-2014-01-28-at-10.18.38-PM-1024x724Friday 14 February 12.00pm Music Auditorium Professor Paul Grabowsky Yamaha Disklavier piano (Melbourne) Yamaha Disklavier (Melbourne – running Voyager software on Mac)Courtney Bryan Yamaha Disklavier (New York)Yamaha Disklavier (New York – running Voyager software on Mac) Machine Music is a daring project, showcasing the fusion of different musical dimensions, such as cutting-edge computer technologies, improvisatory instrumental practice and experimental sound installations. Several years ...
  • Music alumni nominated for a Grammy award hi-620x349-604x270Recent Monash Music graduate  Simon Mavin  has been nominated for a Grammy award as part of the band Melbourne soul band Hiatus Kaiyote for the 56th Grammy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on January 26 – 2014. The Best R&B Performance nomination for their song, Nakamarra, featuring A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-Tip, marks the first ...
  • Jazz students make beautiful music Monash Sessions albums are the result of some of the world class performance opportunities the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music provides its students.Monash University jazz students have lent their music skills to three new international collaborative albums. The albums, the first three in theMonash Sessions collection, feature performances by Monash University music students, along with legendary Brazilian musician Hermeto Pascoal and New York tenor saxophone jazz giant George Garzone. Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Associate Professor Rob Burke said ...
  • Monash Art Ensemble – New CD review – 5* The Australian Screen-Shot-2013-11-30-at-10.00.30-AM-300x296 Monash Art Ensemble (Australian Art Orchestra & Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music)  THIS comprehensive album consists of two complete works composed and conducted by Paul Grabowsky: a 10-part suite of Variations, based on a theme by Marin Marais (16561728) and Tall Tales, a piece in three movements. A melody by gamba virtuoso Marais, D’un Gout Etranger ...
  • Pianist tickles the ivories to success Keyboard Keys Close UpA Monash University jazz pianist has impressed the judges to take top prize at the prestigious Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. PhD student Joe O’Connor from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music took the risk of performingSotto Voce, a dissonant ballad he wrote, as one of three pieces performed in the final round of Australia’s ...
  • Indonesian performing arts attracts three generations of researchers Professor Margaret Kartomi, Jesse Kartomi Thomas, and Dr Karen Kartomi Thomas (far right) with performers and musical instruments in Daik-Lingga.Researching Indonesian music and theatre has become a family concern for three Monash researchers. Dr Karen Kartomi Thomas, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of the Performance Research Unit in the Centre for Theatre and Performance, her mother Professor Margaret Kartomi from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, and her daughter Jesse Thomas, a second- year ...
  • Archiving for the future Professor Anthony SeegerMusic archives, like seed banks, are not so much about storing the past as creating important resources for our uncertain future, according to a visiting ethnomusicologist. Renowned anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Professor Anthony Seeger from the University of California at Los Angeles will discuss Archiving for the Future: Heritage Seeds and Heritage Culture for an Uncertain Future at a ...
  • Joint efforts help films hit right note 327bafc48cd836505a5b2fa0e2da93a3_nComposing music for film is a collaborative experience according to an internationally renowned composer and Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow. Professor Mary Finsterer, recognised as one of Australia’s most original orchestral composers, will speak to the collaborative nature of composing music for film at a free public lecture next week. She will draw on her personal ...
  • Recording in NY with pianist Kenny Werner Kenny-Werner-BW-II-300-dpi-300x180In the first week of October (2013) music academic Rob Burke will be recording with legendary pianist Kenny Werner. Repertoire will include original compositions from Rob Burke, Werner and Paul Grabowsky. The recording will be held at the James Dolan Recording Studio New York University (NYU) and engineered by Paul Wickliffe who is a leading figure in the ...
  • Mullum Mullum Creek – Morning Noon Night Kalinda8-265x300A concert featuring music from composers in the Sie Zelman Cowen School of Music written in collaboration with students of Kalinda Primary School. October 25, 2013, 7pm, Kalinda Stadium, 39-49 Kalinda Rd, Ringwood Find out more:  Composition and Jazz Composition  Music
  • Original Mozart piece to be performed at Monash The Monash Academy Orchestra. Image credit: Greg Ford.The Monash Academy Orchestra (MAO) will be joined by Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music staff and a visiting international pianist to perform an original piece by Mozart. Mozart’s Concerto in F major for Three Pianos and Orchestra, No.7, K.242 will be performed by the MAO, Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music staff members Tamara Smolyar ...
  • Review: Taking a musical journey in Sumatra Traditional_indonesian_instruments04Margaret Kartomi’s life-long devotion to bringing Sumatran music to the world is revealed in her major contribution to analysing and preserving this musical heritage. This is a delicious book – to be savoured, appreciated for its richness of detail and admired for its texture and cohesion. It made me greedy for more. I thought I could ...
  • Monash student triumphs with Sutherland Bursary win James-RUSSO-photo-233x300The Faculty congratulates second-year Bachelor of Music student James Russo on his winning the Margaret Sutherland Bursary. The Margaret Sutherland Bursary is an annual music competition held under the auspices of The Lyceum Club where the top nominated performers from Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian ...
  • Music archive has new name and new home Second year Arts student Nalanda Robson will don wings and perform the Thai manohra (mythical bird) dance at the launch.The Monash Music Archive has undergone a make-over with a change of name and new, larger premises to provide better access to the Archive’s rare collections. The re-named Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU), located on the fourth floor of the recently refurbished Menzies Building at the University’s Clayton campus, will allow Archive staff to increase the number ...
  • Monash Musicologist, Dr Sarah Collins, Publishes New Book 97818438380742A new book by Dr Sarah Collins, The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott, was published by Boydell and Brewer in March. Prolific and personable, innovative and contentious, Cyril Scott (1879–1970) was considered to be one of the most promising young talents in modern British music at the turn of the twentieth century. He was a member of the ...
  • The Ian Potter Foundation makes $10m grant to University 6fa58f4f7bf21a20ed995ecd9bfd302f_nMonash University today officially thanked The Ian Potter Foundation for the $10 million philanthropic grant to the planned new building for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.  The grant is one of the largest ever made by the Foundation.  In recognition of the grant, Monash will name the building’s 800-seat performance venue ‘The Ian Potter Concert ...
  • Professor George Lewis – Distinguished Scholar – Public Lecture GeorgeLewisWhy do we want our computers to improvise? The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music  proudly presents: Professor George Lewis (Columbia University  - New York) Professor George Lewis is the School of Music’s distinguished Scholar for 2013 and will be artist in residence from the 11th – 19th Aug 2013.  Professor Lewis will be taking workshops/masterclasses as ...
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