Aarhus, Denmark



Neo-Folklorism in Contemporary Music

August 11, 2018  |  4pm

"Neo-Folklorism in Contemporary Music," as exemplified by the music of Lars Petter Hagen and Øyvind Torvund

Lecture by composition faculty Eivind Buene (Norwegian Academy of Music)

The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus
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Eivind Buene studied pedagogics and composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music from 1992 to 1998, and in 1999 and 2000 he was composer in residence with the Oslo Sinfonietta. Since 2000 he has been a freelance composer living and working in Oslo, writing for a wide array of ensembles and orchestras. He has recieved commissions from among others Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Fondation Royaumont and a variety of Scandinavian orchestras and ensembles. Buene's music has been performed at prestigous venues like Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Centre Pompidou. His debut as a stage composer came in august 2006 with the one act chamber opera September, based on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Buene is currently working on an opera for the new opera in Oslo, together with writers Jon Øystein Flink and Rasmus Munch.

In addition to music, Buene has written music critique and essays, and he made his literary debut with the novel Enmannsorkester in 2010. His second novel was released in October 2012, and a collection of essays was published in March 2014. His third novel, Oppstandelse, is released in Spetember 2016.

To learn more about Buene, visit www.eivindbuene.com



Many Folks, Many Musics:
American classical music in the 20th and 21st centuries

August 16, 2018  |  4pm

Lecture by Professor Judith Lochhead, Stony Brook University New York

The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus
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Judy Lochhead is a music theorist and musicologist whose work focuses on the most recent musical practices in North America and Europe, with particular emphasis on music of the western classical tradition.  Lochhead has articles appearing in such journals as Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of the American Musicological SocietyMusic Theory Online, Theory and Practice, In Theory OnlyPerspectives of New Music, and in various edited collections. Book-length publications include:  Reconceiving Structure: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis (Routledge, 2015); Music’s Immanent Future: Beyond Past and Present, co-edited with Sally Macarthur and Jennifer Shaw.  (Forthcoming, Ashgate 2016);   Sound and Affect: Sound, Music, World, edited by Stephen Decatur Smith, Judy Lochhead, and Eduardo Mendieta (Forthcoming, University of Chicago Press 2017); and Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought, co-edited by Judy Lochhead and Joseph Auner (Routledge 2001).  

Many of Lochhead’s publications may be accessed at:  www.judylochhead.com