We live in worlds of sound. Our everyday lives are made up of thousands of actions whereby we learn to muffle, amplify, avoid and live with the promiscuous sounds that surround us. This talk by Professor Brian Larkin will explore these ecologies of sound – what it means to live with them and the machines that make them. This talk will be held in English.
Entre Nous Series In-Person Event | January 19 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
For the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival of 1957, the American composers Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn created Such Sweet Thunder, a jazz concert honoring Shakespeare. This talk will examine scores and recordings of Duke and Strays’ dark bluesy “harlemizations” of certain Shakespearean scenes and characters. This event will be held in English.
Book Launch In-Person Event | January 24 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
After Maestro and Une fille de passage, les éditions Mercure de France present Cécile Balavoine's latest novel,Au revers de la nuit. This book launch will feature a discussion in French between author Cécile Balavoine and editor Isabelle Gallimard.