William Poland Lecture in Music Theory

November 1, 2012

The 2012 William Poland Lecture in Music Theory will be held Thursday, November 15, 5:30 pm in Room 090 of SEL (Science and Engineering Library basement).

This year's lecture will be given by Guerino Mazzola, professor of music theory at the University of Minnesota.  The title of his talk is "Facts, Processes, and Gestures in Music: Theory and Software for Creativity."  Guerino Mazzola is a Swiss mathematician, music theorist, jazz pianist, composer, and professor of music at University of Minnesota.  His lecture will give an overview of recent work in the theory of musical gesture, and present gestural approaches to music composition offered by the software he has pioneered, Rubato Composer and Presto.

The lecture is free and open to the public.