Bringing the study of orchestration practice into the 21st century and developing new tools for analyzing, creating, and teaching orchestration

ANALYSIS,
CREATION,
and TEACHING
of ORCHESTRATION
(ACTOR)
PROJECT

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Orchestration practice in the 21st century:
New methods and tools for analyzing, creating, and teaching orchestration

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Orchestration involves the choice, combination or juxtaposition of sounds to achieve a musical end.
— Stephen McAdams, ACTOR workshop, July 2018
Photo credit: Peter Matulina

Photo credit: Peter Matulina

About the ACTOR Project

ANALYSIS, CREATION, and TEACHING of ORCHESTRATION

The ACTOR project involves an interdisciplinary team of composers, music theorists, musicologists, computer scientists, psychologists, signal processing scientists, sound recordists, and conductors who will engage in the analysis, creation and teaching of orchestration in contemporary classical, popular, film and video game music. As the project progresses, results and tools for creation and teaching will become available on this website. So stay tuned! 

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Photo credit: Tam Lan Truong

Photo credit: Tam Lan Truong

ACTOR Partners and Members

ACTOR is an international partnership involving 21 academic and private-sector institutions in 5 countries. 

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Photo credit: Tam Lan Truong

Photo credit: Tam Lan Truong

ACTOR Projects and Resources

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Photo credit: Schulich School of Music archives

Photo credit: Schulich School of Music archives

ACTOR News

Find out current news from the ACTOR Project

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Timbreducation Blogs

Timbre Term of the Week (TToW)

Timbreducation Blogs

Amazing Moments in Timbre

 
 

Multitrack Orchestral Recording Sessions

Studying the performative aspect of orchestration through interdisciplinary recording sessions. 

 
 
 
 
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