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REF NO.: 127

SUBJECT: Lecture to explore digital recording technologies and new music-making practices
DATE: Feb. 5, 2004

Dr. Jan Marontate, one of Canada's leading researchers on new technologies and creative practices in music, will give a public lecture, titled Digital Recording Technologies and New Music-making Practices, on Friday, Feb. 13, 2004. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in room E-1002, located in the Education Building on Memorial's St. John's campus. Dr. Marontate teaches in the Sociology Department at Acadia University. This lecture will look at the changing place of recording in music-making, focusing on the use of new digital recording and audio creation techniques by young performers and composers, based on an on-going study of students in a music technology program in rural Nova Scotia. Digital technologies and the creative practices associated with them have revived performance as a "listening technique" and a "composition technique" in surprising ways. Not only do new practices blur the distinction between originality, emulation and replication, they also reposition geographical, physical and time factors in the creative process. This lecture is sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University.

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