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Paris Confidential: Presenting Early Music in Private Homes in a Digital Age

Paris Confidential: Presenting Early Music in Private Homes in a Digital Age
91 Charles St. W., rear entrace; Senior Common Room, Burwash Hall
Time: Mar 10th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 10th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 1500-1800
Lecture by Alison Mackay, Tafelmusik

The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium is pleased to present:

Alison Mackay, Tafelmusik

Paris Confidential: Presenting Early Music for Private Homes in a Digital Age

This talk will explore new ways of using images and narration to place the music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods in its social context, heightening its emotional impact for a modern audience.

Besides playing violone and double bass for Tafelmusik since 1979, Alison Mackay makes prize-winning contributions to the performance of early music by programming sounds and sights into lively multimedia thematic concerts. Programs for Tafelmusik, like the Galileo Project and The Four Seasons: A Cycle of the Sun, have travelled internationally in live performance and have been captured on film. Mackay will talk about how she develops these sensory kaleidoscopes to enrich the twenty-first-century audience's experience of early music and will use illustrations from a recent program for the Toronto Consort on medieval and Renaissance Paris.

This event is free and open to all.  For further information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer of the TRRC, Professor Konrad Eisenbichler.

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This lecture is presented in partnership with the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


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