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McGill Colloquium 2011

The Ghost in the Machine: Technologies, Performance, Publics
2-3 February 2011
New Music Building at McGill University, Tanna Schulich Hallt

The Ghost in the Machine will focus on recent research and analysis into the diverse ways in which technological change has and continues to affect the meaning and experience of music in the long twentieth century.

Hosted by IPLAI, Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (SSHRC-MCRI) and the Schulich School of Music.

Keynote speakers and performers (events will take place in Tanna Schulich Hall):
Professor Georgina Born (University of Oxford)
Professor Paul Theberge (Carleton University)
Professor Tom Beghin (McGill University)
Dr. D. Andrew Stewart (Concordia University)

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.