October 28, 2008, 7:00 PM
Musical Creatures: How Vertebrate Locomotion Shapes Human Music
Music Performance & Discussion
Participants: Stephanie Chase, Andrew Warshaw
How has music come into being? Why does music sound the way it does? Why do people make music the way they do? Though many ethnomusicologists object to "universal" explanations of musical activity that ignore cultural factors, a neurodevelopmental approach to the origins of music reveals species-wide correspondences linking human movement and musical activity. Andrew Warshaw's conception of Locomotion-Encoded Musical Patterns (LEMPS) advances a novel vocabulary and a graphic notation for deep correspondences between music and human movement. With Stephanie Chase, host of the ongoing Music and Imagination series, Warshaw will outline his ideas using musician-demonstrators and video examples, and engage in a discussion of their significance and applications.
Stephanie Chase is a violinist who has performed as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. She is also Artistic Director and co-founder of the Music of the Spheres Society, which is dedicated to exploring the links between music, philosophy, and the sciences. She teaches violin at New York University's Steinhardt School. In her spare time, she writes music arrangements and studies Stradivari violins. In late May 2008 she performed one of her signature works, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
Andrew Warshaw is Associate Professor of Music and Dance and Music Director of the Dance Department at Marymount Manhattan College. His recent work on Locomotion-Encoded Musical Patterns has been published in the Journal of Music and Dance and presented at conferences sponsored by Cambridge University's Center for Music and Science and L'Observatoire internationale de la creation musicale (OICM). Warshaw is a composer and writer whose music theater works, film and dance scores have been presented at venues throughout NYC and the U.S.
This forum allows for an ongoing discussion of the above
Philoctetes event. You may use this space to share your thoughts or
to pose questions for panelists. An attempt will be made to address
questions during the live event or as part of a continued online
Post a Comment
(URLs will display as links.)
If you are a Philoctetes subscriber, please log in below to post to our event discussions. Or sign up now
for a free subscription so you can post to our discussions and optionally receive our email announcements and our bi-monthly newsletter.