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PechaKucha Presentation

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Neil Middleton

VP Marketing & Sponsorship, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Winnipeg

All About Timing

PRESENTED ON SEP 14, 2016
IN WINNIPEG @ VOL 27

There is something amazing about an entire hall filling with the uproar of applause and the silent resonance of music from 100 years ago following.  

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iOrchestra

BY SANDRA WING SHAN CHAN
@ VOL 16 ON MAY 25, 2013

iOrchestra is an innovative take on ensemble performance using keyboards, synthesizers and Apple computers to simulate the sound of an acoustic orchestra. Sandra Wing Shan Chan expands on the pros and cons of electric orchestras, and tells us a little about their history.

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Experiments with the Theremin

BY WYNNE PALMER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Wynne Palmer is part of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra. This group explores what can be done with the unique Theremin instrument, including use of new techniques and collaboration with other performers. Wynne gives us a brief history of the instrument, and discusses her desire to incorporate the instrument in her independant art practice. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 26, 2014.

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First Timing

BY FERID SANAA
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

His first animation, his first digital graffiti, his first time coding, his first video game, his first animated character, his first short film, his first time working with nudity, his first performance- in his presentation, Ferid Sanaa talks about the experiences he has had working for the first time with different types of media.

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The Orchestra in Transition

BY STEFAN ROSU
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 15, 2014.

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BIT20 - Past, Present and Future

BY TRUDE BRUKET
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

The history, activity and future plans of BIT20 - the contemporary orchestra company.

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Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra

BY TROY PETERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 23, 2016

"You have to forge meaningful connections with the communities you are in. Ultimately...we want everything we do to matter to people in this town."
 
In Rethinking the Role of the Orchestra from PechaKucha Night San Antonio Vol. 21, Conductor Troy Peters poses the question, "How does one know a good orchestra?" He thinks your neighborhood policeman just might know the answer.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 21st, 2017. 
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Kofi Boakye - Pianist

BY KOFI BOAKYE
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 06, 2016

Kofi Boakye shares on his passion for the piano. Boakye is a 16 year old pianist born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States, having performed in the Gospel Music Workshop of America as the organist for the National Children’s and National Men’s Choirs, as well as performing for the Ohio-Pennsylvania District Mega Assembly. Locally, Kofi regularly serves as musical director for church choirs, praise teams, and is often recruited to oversee the music production for stage plays. Although many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir.
While music remains at the core of who Kofi is, he’s far from one dimensional.

In 2014, President Barack Obama and The White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence” and he earned it while balancing school and his blossoming music career.

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Yakima Music Creates Action

BY JENNY HUMPHREY
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 20, 2017

Bringing music to the lives of the young children of YAMA (Yakima Music en Accion) has taught Jenny Humphrey that life is worth overcoming  her personal fears. Many of these children, affected by the current presidential administration put their own fears aside to make music, build bonds and strengthens character.

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Big Ears – Listening and Changing the Conversation

BY ASHLEY CAPPS
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Big Ears Festival has become one of the most anticipated cultural gatherings in the world.  Bringing thousands of visitors to town, Big Ears not only hosts many of the world’s leading artists, but showcases Knoxville’s symphony, jazz orchestra, local music scene, poets, theaters, clubs, churches, museums, galleries, restaurants, shops…the texture and character of the city. It brings the world to Knoxville and it showcases Knoxville to the world. In this presentation Ashley Capps discusses how Big Ears is changing the conversation about Knoxville - how the world sees the city as well as how Knoxvillians see themselves and their possibilities as a community.