Wesleyan University, 5–6 April, 2013
Notation is a rich, mutable, and complex area of musical practice, in which composition, theorization, writing, and performance overlap and converge. This festival-conference brings together musicologists, performers, composers, and theorists to consider the nature of notation in the early 21st century.
Time Stands Still combines talks, workshops, discussions, and performances. Featured composers include Mark Applebaum, Pauline Oliveros, Michael Parsons, Christian Wolff and Wesleyan composers Anthony Braxton, Ronald Kuivila, and Paula Matthusen. The Vocal Constructivists, a London-based choral group directed by Jane Alden, will be the ensemble-in-residence. The first concert will also feature the debut performance of the Toneburst Laptop & Electronic Arts Ensemble, directed by Paula Matthusen.