Verwandlung. A Lecture by Gordon Williamson

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Contemporary Music Lab presents a lecture by the Canadian composer Gordon Williamson on Verwandlung: inspiration vs. influence in the creative process. Gordon Williamson is a composer and professor at the Hochschule für Musik, Medien und Theater at Hannover, Germany and he is visiting Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under the Learning Mobility Erasmus+ educational program.

November 1st 16.00  Room 10 – A.U.Th – Music Department (Thermi)

Biographical Info

Gordon Williamson (b. 1974, Ottawa) is a Canadian composer currently based in Hannover, Germany.  Recent activities include commissions and performances by RSO Stuttgart, Swedish Radio Choir, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal+, Asian Art Ensemble and Trio Alpha, as well as artist residencies at Künstlerhof Schreyahn and Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany, the Styria Artist-in-Residence Program (Graz) and the Centre Récollets (Paris).

The recipient of several awards and prizes for his work, Williamson has most recently been awarded a 2017 Casa Baldi Residency from the German Academy in Rome.  Further recognitions include prizes from the C4 Ensemble and the Esoterics in the USA, a 2012 SWR Orchestra Prize, young composer awards from CBC/Radio-Canada, SOCAN and ASCAP as well as grants and artist stipends from the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the Canada Council for the Arts.  The Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, CBC/Radio-Canada, SWR and the Canada Council for the Arts have all commissioned works from him and his music been broadcast over the radio across Europe and North America.

Gordon Williamson studied composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, and Dalhousie University, and his main teachers were Johannes Schöllhorn, Sven-David Sandström, Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen and David Dzubay. He began teaching composition at the Hochschule für Musik, Medien und Theater Hannover in 2010 and he is Guest Professor of Composition and Director of the Incontri Institute for New Music there since 2015.   He also serves as vice-chairman of the Hanover Society for New Music (HGNM) and his works have been published by Edition Gravis (Berlin) since 2012.

Το Εργαστήριο Σύγχρονης Μουσικής παρουσιάζει μια διάλεξη του Καναδού συνθέτη Gordon Williamson με θέμα Μεταμόρφωση: η έμπνευση έναντι της επιρροής κατά την δημιουργική διαδικασία.

Ο Gordon Williamson είναι συνθέτης και καθηγητής στο Hochschule für Musik, Medien und Theatre στο Ανόβερο της Γερμανίας και επισκέπτεται το Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης στο πλαίσιο του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος Erasmus + Learning Mobility.

1η Νοεμβρίου 16.00 Αίθουσα 10 – Α.Π.Θ. – Τμήμα Μουσικών Σπουδών (Θέρμη)