A message from our Director of External Affairs, Michael Palumbo:
I am extremely pleased to announce that CESSA will be hosting a new lecture series at Concordia this year. We have our first lecture this Wednesday, October 17th, featuring 2012 CEC Jeu de Temps / Times Play finalist Adam Basanta on “Composing semantics, music, and noise: Approaches to aural richness in Three Myths of Liberalism”. Audio examples during Adam’s lecture will be presented in Octophonic.
The event is free to attend, and open to students and faculty from all departments, and to the public. The lecture begins at 5pm. Please do not be late.
Location: Concordia University. MB Building, 1450 Guy Street; Room 8.245; Montreal, Quebec
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 5pm, 1 Hour.
Adam Basanta (b. 1985) is a multiple award-winning composer and media artist, whose work traverses electroacoustic, acoustic and mixed composition, audiovisual installations, interactive laptop performance, and innovative light design. His work often explores various modes of listening, cross-modal perception, the re-animation of quotidian objects, and the articulation of site and space.
His music has been described as “frantic, noisy and gutsy” (Words and Music), “an electrochemistry of the new and old” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), while “the richness and dynamism of colour in his pieces stirs questions” (Musicworks).
His concert works have been presented throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the UK, and have been awarded national and international prizes. His audiovisual installations have been presented in Canada, the USA, and Spain.
He holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University, where he studied extensively with Barry Truax, and is currently an MA candidate at Concordia University, supervised by Sandeep Bhagwati (Montreal/Berlin) and Chris Salter (Montreal/Berlin).