OrchView score annotation platform (Stravinsky room)
Performance applications (Studio 5)
18th-19th C analysis (Shannon room)
Demonstration of the OrchView score annotation platform (Baril/Bohelay) [Stravinsky room]
OrchView is a software dedicated to orchestration analysis and research. It includes a large number of advanced tools for music annotation and reads PDF scores as well as MusicXML. The first half of the presentation will explain OrchView’s features, how it was conceived, and how it connects to the Orchard database. The second half will consist of a software demonstration of the most recent version.
Instrumental timbre and applications in music performance (Delisle/Hérold) [Studio 5]
This working group will focus on practical aspects of music performance and the ways instrumental timbre can be used in order to enhance musical expressivity and the perception of formal and/or semantic aspects of music. We suggest a working session with musical instruments, but there will also be room to explore the various conceptions of timbre among instrumental families (strings, wind instruments, piano), and to discuss the role of specific aspects of timbre in music performance, such as the use of different vibratos, attacks, spectral variations, and dynamics.
Orchestration analysis in 18th-Century and 19th-Century music (McClelland/Lee) [Shannon room]
This working group will consider the current state of research into orchestration and timbre in 18th- and 19th-century music and identify key questions that might be investigated, through individual or collaborative projects. Examples of topics for discussion might include the relationships between orchestration/timbre and the projection of large-scale musical form, the identification of formal functions, the communication of musical meaning, the creation of distinctive compositional language, and aesthetic discourses of timbre and sound.