Wednesday, February 12 2020
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
MUSIC IN ANCIENT EGYPT – MUSICAL LIFE, INSTRUMENTS AND ATTEMPTS AT RECONSTRUCTION

François Filiatrault, lecturer

Even if, for lack of notation, nothing remains of the music of ancient Egypt, we know of the instruments played by its inhabitants as well as their ritual and secular uses. The harps, wind, and percussion instruments found in tombs and seen in bas-reliefs, frescoes, and papyruses have been reconstructed; some specialists, well aware of their possibilities, have attempted to play music on them that is plausible in terms of ancient musical scales and consistent with written evidence. Furthermore, it has been possible to derive certain melodies from the gestures made by figures acting as conductors in some images…

This conference, accompanied by images and sound, will allow you to discover this enigmatic musical tradition.

IN FRENCH
Duration: 90 minutes

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall.

 

Tuesday, March 24 2020
17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
REFLETS SYMBOLISTES: LES MÉLODIES DE FAURÉ ET L’IMAGINAIRE DES PEINTRES – SYLVAIN CARON

Conference in the Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium, in Conncertion with the Concert by Le Vent du Nord

The turlutte is a form of musical expression specific to Quebec folklore that consists of singing onomatopoeia on the tunes of traditional songs. From its Italian origins to the inventiveness of La Bolduc, from the straightforward imitation of reels to virtuosic vocal agility, rediscover this homegrown musical idiom.

Nicolas Boulerice, lecturer

17:30 - 19:00
Duration : 1h 30
Films
REFLETS SYMBOLISTES: LES MÉLODIES DE FAURÉ ET L’IMAGINAIRE DES PEINTRES – SYLVAIN CARON

A treasure trove of beauty, imagination, and diversity, Bach’s Cantatas are a delight! But of what do they speak with such a persuasive force? Of life and death, heaven and earth, God and man, good and evil… And above all else, they provide infinite sources of peace, fulfilment, and serenity.

Lecture presented at Bourgie Hall.

IN FRENCH

Duration: 90 minutes

Gilles Cantagrel, lecturer