Indeterminacies: John Latartara
Indeterminacies welcomes experimental composer and musician, John LaTartara who closes out the fall season by premiering new work . John's latest compositions continue to feature primarily computers and synthesized sound. An audience conversation about the work will be moderated by musician, critical thinker, and managing editor of The Nashville Scene Jack Silverman.
Also featured in this evening's performance is video work from Mississippi-based artist Brooke White.
John Latartara is associate professor of music theory and music technology at the University of Mississippi. He received his doctorate in theoretical studies from the New England Conservatory of Music. His research interests include performance analysis using spectrographic technology and he has published on a wide variety of Western and non-Western music including Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Beethoven, Chopin, twentieth century computer music, the Chinese qin, and Japanese gagaku music.
Dr. Latartara's analytical essays have appeared in numerous journals including Indiana Theory Review, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Current Musicology, Journal of Musicological Research, and Ethnomusicology; he has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Thailand. He was granted a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to Thailand for 2008-2009 where he researched and lectured on traditional Thai music. Dr. Latartara is also a composer who specializes in the use of computer technology to create music. His music is released on the Centaur, Sachimay, and Visceral Media record labels.
(Again) A Hearty Thank You goes out to all who have helped to make Indeterminacies the Nashville Scene's best place to see contemporary classical/experimental performances in the city.
Visit Indeterminacies on Facebook for a complete calendar of events, photos, and video. The title Indeterminacies, is taken from a John Cage idea of processes whose outcome is not predetermined. The event will begin at 6:00 pm. There is no charge.
November 8, 2011