Meet the Researchers Open Lecture Series (for schools and public): "Ghosts in the Machine: 9/11 and Music Technology"
|Starts:||17:30 21 Oct 2015|
|Ends:||18:30 21 Oct 2015|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
|Speaker:||Dr Kevin Malone|
A talk by Dr Kevin Malone (Department of Music) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "Meet the Researchers".
Since 2001, Kevin Malone has composed music about the events of 9/11 based on oral histories of witnesses recalling the events. Using a variety of sources from broadcast news bulletins to recording his own interviews with witnesses, Kevin has listened carefully to how people related their experiences - their exclamations, hesitant recollections, pensive asides - and then notated the music within their voices. He captured their pitches, rhythms and phrases to make instrumental melodies, resulting in tunes which sound more like speech than song, thus preserving the original emotions but without the words. Six of his seven compositions about 9/11 use this technique, and they have been featured in newspapers, television interviews, radio broadcasts, dozens of internet news outlets, embassies' publications, two CDs, Spotify, iTunes and through Amazon. The lecture includes historical background of the events, video and audio examples of the music, explanation of the technique, ethical issues, and a live demonstration with audience interaction on how this works.
Free of charge, but please book a place via our website: http://man.ac.uk/9mTV30
Dr Kevin Malone
Role: Senior Lecturer in Composition
Organisation: Department of Music
Travel and Contact Information
John Casken Lecture Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama