Orchestra Tech: National Conference
October 10 - 14, 2001 / New York City

Conference & Symposia Schedule

Oct. 10 | Oct. 11 | Oct. 12 | Oct. 13 | Oct 14

Wednesday, October 10

7:00pm Pre-Concert Discussion
John Schaefer, moderator
8:00pm CONCERT
American Composers Orchestra:
Orchestra Tech Opening Concert
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Broadway and 116th Street

10:00pm OPENING RECEPTION (by invitation only)
Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Thursday, October 11

8:30am - 10:00am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN (coffee)
The Lighthouse Conference Center
Benay Venuta Hall
111 East 59th Street, New York

10:00am - 12:00pm OPENING SESSION
Technology and the Orchestra:
The Composers Vision-Past, Present, Future
Leading composers and musical pioneers offer their perspectives on the history, problems and promise of uniting technology and the orchestra.
Frank Oteri, moderator; Mario Davidovsky, David Felder, Gil Rose, Tod Machover, Roger Reynolds, Morton Subotnick, Randall Woolf

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm - 3:30pm SYMPOSIUM
Extended Instruments/Extended Ensembles
The advance of music technology offers extends the sonic possibilities of traditional instruments and can redefine the limits of conventional ensembles. Leading composers share their vision, techniques and musical explorations.
Robert Beaser, moderator; Joshua Fineberg, Tod Machover, Tristan Murail, Rand Steiger

3:45pm - 5:30pm SYMPOSIUM
Sampling & Borrowing
Since the 1940s development of Musique Concrète, composers have worked with pre-existing sounds. With the digital age has come an explosion of possibilities and questions. Composers who use digital sampling techniques discuss and illustrate their music.
John Schaefer, moderator; Ingram Marshall, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), John Oswald, Mark Wingate, Randall Woolf

5:15pm - 7:00pm Dinner (on your own)

8:00pm CONCERT
Orchestra Tech presents Speculum Musicae
Merkin Concert Hall

10:00pm RECEPTION (open to the public)
Merkin Concert Hall lobby

Friday, October 12

9:00am - 10:00am REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN
The Lighthouse Conference Center
Benay Venuta Hall
111 East 59th Street, New York

10:00am - 12:00pm SYMPOSIUM
New Forms & New Sounds
Today's digital technologies allow composers to conceptualize and create compositional structures and fresh sonic possibilities that were previously unimaginable. Composer working on this ever-changing aesthetic turf, present their ideas and music.
Robert Beaser, moderator; Edmund Campion, Ricardo Dal Farra, James Mobberley, Roger Reynolds

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm - 3:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Orchestras in the Digital Age
How have symphony orchestras adapted to the digital age? What are the challenges and opportunities that technology provides to Americas orchestral institutions. Leading figures from the world of orchestra programming and management share their thoughts.
Jesse Rosen, moderator; Joseph Kluger, Evans Mirageas, George Steel, Martin Verdrager

3:15pm - 5:15pm SYMPOSIUM
The Internet, Interactivity, Multimedia: New Artistic Definitions
How does the rapid growth of the World Wide Web and multimedia impact on the composer's work and the audience's experience? Composers, multimedia artists, and technology innovators offer their perspectives.
Joe Paradiso, moderator; Jason Freeman, Mari Kimura, Golan Levin, Pete Rice, Robert Rowe

5:15pm - 7:00pm Dinner (on your own)

7:00pm Pre-Concert Discussion
Tod Machover, moderator
8:00pm CONCERT
Ethel: Electric Quartet
Great Hall, Cooper Union

Saturday, October 13

9:00am - 10:00am REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN
Provincetown Playhouse
New York University
130 MacDougal Street, New York

10:00am - 12:00pm COLLOQUIUM
New Paradigms in Publishing, Copying, Dissemination and Distribution
Technology has opened up new possibilities in the preparation, publication and dissemination of orchestral music. Representatives from the worlds of music publishing, distribution, copying and musical notation, discuss the current state-of-the-art, legal questions and upcoming developments.
Richard Kessler, moderator; Corey Field, James Kendrick, Charles Mann, Robert Sutherland

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm - 3:00pm SYMPOSIUM
New Scientific Frontiers
Scientists, software and hardware engineers, are continually pushing the technology envelope. Often their work means not only new possibilities for composers, but new working methods as well. What might the future look like? Technological innovators demonstrate their work and share their thoughts.
Tod Machover, moderator; Perry Cook, Peter Otto, Joe Paradiso, Miller Puckette, David Wessel

Technology and the Orchestra: New Ideas on the Conductor-Composer Collaboration
How has technology changed the role of the conductor, and how orchestras work with composers? How might it in the future? An open session in for forward-thinking maestros to share their experiences, concerns and ideals with composers whose work redefines the collaborative music-making process.
Greg Sandow, moderator; Paul Lustig Dunkel, Dante Anzolini, Tod Machover, Neil Rolnick, Jonathan Sheffer, Rand Steiger

4:30pm - 8:00pm Free Afternoon/Dinner (on your own)

8:00pm CONCERT
Electro-Acoustic Composers Out Front!
The Knitting Factory

Sunday, October 14

Free morning, Breakfast/Lunch on your own

2:30pm - 5:30pm OPEN REHEARSAL
ACO: Technology and the Orchestra
Carnegie Hall [use stage door entrance on 56th Street, east of Seventh Ave.]

6:45pm Pre-Concert Discussion
Robert Beaser, moderator
8:00pm CONCERT
American Composers Orchestra
Technology and the Orchestra
Carnegie Hall

10:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION (by invitation only)

please note: conference schedule is subject to change without notice.

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