Seminars – semester 2 2013The 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 MonashOne 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.
Call for Papers. Street Music: An International ConferenceStreet 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 UniversityDave 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 ReinerThomas 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 lecturerA 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 AestheticsInstitute of Musical Research, University of London, 17–18 July 2014
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 MusicMonash University Law Chambers
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Dr Paul Watt (Monash University)
Dr Sarah Collins (University of New South Wales)
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 MUSICFriday 14 February
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 awardRecent 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 musicMonash 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
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 successA 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 researchersResearching 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 futureMusic 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 noteComposing 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 WernerIn 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 NightA 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
Original Mozart piece to be performed at MonashThe 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 SumatraMargaret 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 winThe 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 homeThe 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 BookA 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 UniversityMonash 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 LectureWhy 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 ...