Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4 p.m.
The 2014 Marston LaFrance Lecture will take the form of a lecture/performance by Juno award-winning composer/percussionist and Associate Professor of Music in Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture, Jesse Stewart.
Stewart will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of his creative practice, focusing in particular on two recent large-scale compositional projects: “Gnomon Variations,” an extended work for drum set and string quartet and “Elements,” a generative compositional system based on the periodic table of elements.
Stewart will also use a new electronic instrument known as the “Reactable” to create a musical remix of his recent recording and compositional projects and of the lecture itself. He recently opened the 2014 edition of Winterlude with music on the Reactable in a live performance titled “Memories of Ice.”
“The Marston LaFrance Award is one of the best things that has ever happened to me professionally,” said Stewart. “Having time to focus on my own research allowed me to finish several large-scale compositional, recording, writing, and community music projects. I also used the time to develop an original theoretical framework and system of musical logic that will inform my compositional and performance practice for many years to come.”
Patterson Hall, Room 303 (College of the Humanities auditorium)