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Faculty update: Nov. 2016

Wondering what our faculty members are up to? Here's a brief snapshot of some of the activities.

Music instructor Dr. Friedmann Sallis presented a paper, co-authored with Martin Ritter, entitled "Signalverarbeitung und Bewegungsaufnahme: das kreative Potential von Live-Elektronik-Musik für die heutige Musikpädagogik," was presented on November 11 in Brixen Italy (Südtirol) at a conference on twentieth-century music as a resource for music education.

Dance and Drama professor Pil Hansen Presented at the Congress of Research in Dance conference (CORD) in Los Angeles on "Embodied Learning in Performance Generating Systems." on November 5. She also Dramaturged two interdisciplinary residencies at Theatre Junction Grand (TJLABs) in October and November. Crave, a choreography by Karen Kaeja that Hansen dramaturged in 2013 was remounted and presented November 10-12 at the SÉRIE DANSE 10 / SERIES DANCE 10 Programme #25 for Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD)

Patrick Du Wors participated in a three-week Director's Laboratory at the Stratford Festival, where he worked as a design collaborator with director Eric Rose on the integration of live camera video feed in the performance of Shakespeare's Trolius and Cressida.  Patrick is currently designing set and costumes for Vertigo Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's the Hollow, which opens on Nov 18.  Patrick will also travel to Taipei, Taiwan at the end of November to select the finalists for World Stage Design 2017, as part of the international jury, in the emerging artists category.

David Eagle will be visiting Japan for the world première of his new composition Refracted Tones for quarter-tone free-bass accordion, performed by Stefan Hussong at the Tessera Festival in Tokyo on November 5, 2016.  While in Japan he will also give a presentation on his music entitled Sonic Expression and Interactive Composition at the Tokyo College of Music.

Laura Hynes performed as the soprano soloist in Rossini's "Petite Messe Solenelle" with Luminous Voices at the Bella Auditorium on October 16th. "Hynes' flexible voice was heard to fine effect... and her singing was technically assured and expressive throughout." (Kenneth DeLong, Calgary Herald)