(Re)Phrasing-Shaping Music with Modern Instruments

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
  • Ends: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Boston University School of Music presents Christian Stene, who will share his presentation on (RE)PHRASING—SHAPING MUSIC WITH MODERN INSTRUMENTS and then give two masterclasses. Christian's description of his research and presentation: In this artistic research project, I want to develop new knowledge about phrasing with modern instruments. Modern instruments are often very different from their historical predecessors. In different eras, varying materials, key-work systems, and construction methods have been used, which prioritize certain functions. For modern instruments, evenness through the registers and projection are some of the most important parameters. Because of this, it turns out to be a great challenge to play works on a modern instrument as we think it was intended from previous centuries. Has phrasing become a victim of evenness? A development and possible change in the art of phrasing is relevant for all modern instrumentalists. This event is free and open to the public.
CFA, 855 Commonwealth Ave
Marshall Room