Speaker: Dr. Kris Ho
ZOOM Meeting ID: 489 839 3418 Password: 589576
Abstract of the talk
This talk is to give a brief idea of minimalist music history and development after the 1960s. Minimalism, as a visual art movement, began in the 1960s and early 1970s. It has become a term now applied to many fields such as visual art, sculpture, painting and architecture in the twentieth century. Minimalist music is a musical art that represents a reaction in contrast to other music styles such as serialism and expressionism. This talk will demonstrate how minimalist ideas and skills are utilized by selected composers. It will also illustrate how these skills and ideas have been expanded into popular music.
About the Speaker
Kris currently works as Acting Programme Director of MUS and an associate professor of Music at UIC. Kris has received a PhD in violin performance from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She specializes in violin performance, string pedagogy and contemporary music. Her research focuses on contemporary violin music, music history and music technology including works by George Crumb, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Robert Davidson.