Musical Visualization, The Path to Creator’s Subconscious, a Lecture-Concert

Event time: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
William L. Harkness Hall WLH, Sudler Hall See map
100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
George Borisov (USA) and Konstantin Semilakovs (Austria)
Event description: 

Musical Visualization, The Path to Creator’s Subconscious, a Lecture-Concert, featuring George Borisov (USA) and Konstantin Semilakovs (Austria)

Location: Sudler Hall, 2nd fl, William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.

Visualization of music allows us to sneak into deep level of the creative process and explore something that may not be the composer’s deliberate intention but perhaps dictating by unknown, mystical powers. We invite you to discover with us the amazing meanings and nuances of some controversial music canvases by Alexander Scriabin, Claude Debussy, and Olivier Messiaen.

Sponsored By: The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and the European Studies Council of the Yale MacMillan Center

George Borisov was born and educated in Russia, a citizen of the USA since 1992. Concert pianist, educator, and musicologist. In focus of my musicological interests are reflections in music of the 20th century the processes of Russian Empire disintegration. Author of a few books, music albums, and article published in the USA, Russia, Australia, and Argentina. I have been given lectures and concerts at universities and other organizations in the United States, countries of the European Union, Australia, and China.

Konstantin Semilakovs, born 1984 in Riga, Latvia, is a classical pianist, piano professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and first prize winner of the International Piano Competition in Porto. He is particularly interested in studying the phenomenon of color perception in the classical piano repertoire as well as in synaesthetic performance of the music of 19th and 20th centuries.

Konstantin Semilakovs has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at the International Beethoven Festival Bonn, the Braunschweig Classix Festival, and at the music festivals of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Semilakovs was awarded the Classical Music Prize of WDR Radio and the City of Münster, the Hans Sikorski Memorial Award, and the Sponsorship Award of the Ingolstadt Concert Association.

Semilakovs studied with Wolfgang Manz at the University of Music in Nuremberg and with Michael Wladkowski at the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris.

Preceding the professorship in Vienna, he taught at the Universities of Music in Salzburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg.

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