This program took place on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
How to Talk About Vibrating Air Molecules: A Crash Course in Music Theory
Everyone wants to understand and share music, but some people find words lacking when they attempt to come to terms with the musical experiences they love most. Interested in becoming more skilled in your musical vocabulary? Join Carleton Connects and Professor of Music Jeff Treviño as he presents “How to Talk About Vibrating Air Molecules: A Crash Course in Music Theory.” With examples, he will introduce basic vocabulary in music theory with the aim of enabling listeners to describe what’s going on in the music they love.
About the Speaker
JEFFREY TREVIÑO, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, received the B.A. in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University’s CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Composition from the University of California at San Diego. His electronic and acoustic works have been premiered internationally by acclaimed soloists and ensembles around the world. His reviews and research into philosophies of musical expression, the design of electronic instruments, and automated data visualization for historic performance practice have been published in Computer Music Journal (MIT Press) and the Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage (Association of Computing Machinery) and presented at the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. His work reinvents performing, composing, and listening through the novel application of technology.