+++ Michel Pascal, Townsend Resident Fellow; “From Pleasure to Distress: How to Listen to Contemporary Music”; Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall +++

[http://www.crr-nice.org/enseignement/cv_profs/cv_pascal.htm|Michel Pascal] is a composer and a professor of electroacoustic composition at the [http://www.crr-nice.org/|Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CNRR)], France. During his residency, Professor Pascal will share with faculty and students his knowledge of the development of electroacoustic and electronic music in France, Pierre Schaeffer's role in characterizing sounds as objects of perception, Jean Etienne Marie's work on microtonality, and the history of Acousmatique concerts at Radio France. Michel Pascal's visit is supported by a Departmental Residency from the [http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/|Townsend Center].

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Thursday, March 10, 2011, 12:00am to 1:00am