Presented by the festival artists, the MIGF Lectures provide students and all community members opportunities to expand their understanding of a variety of musical subjects. Each lecture is free and open to public.
David Dolata‘s lecture Baroque Guitar Tablature and Alfabeto will tour the audience through the stunning variety of clever notational methods Spanish, Italian, and French guitarists created to convey rasqueado and/or punteado textures in both accompaniments and solo music for Baroque guitar.
Martin Pedreira Rodriguez‘s lecture Ergonomics of Guitar Playing will deal with specific aspects of placement, procedures, and technical resources of the instrument, focused from a physiological and perceptive standpoint to favor the economy of effort and fluency of movements in performance. Keywords: Body awareness, perception, posture, mechanism, technique, effort economy, mobility.
Frank Koonce‘s lecture How to Make a Recording will focus on important aspects that need to be considered when making a recording, such as obtaining permission to record copyrighted music, production cost considerations, post production mastering, authoring and assigning ISRCs, manufacturing, and selling your recording.
Maestro Leo Brouwer will present his musical journey as a composer from the early 50s. His compositional style ranges from the early works in Cuban traditional rhythms to aleatoric and avant-garde music. His guitar works, which include five concertos, numerous solo pieces, and arrangements, are part of the international repertory. Among his other works are orchestral compositions and film scores.
Sean Samimi‘s lecture Music Management and Business covers various areas of arts management as it relates to the performing arts sector. It aims to provide general overviews as well as more in depth answers to some of the most frequently known challenges in the arts from management of an arts organization, music performance career, marketing, branding, networking, advancement, and grants.
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