Victoria Score Reading Club: Butterfield, Godlovitch, and Tzanetakis

Victoria Score Reading Club: Butterfield, Godlovitch, and Tzanetakis

Genre: New music/education
Event: Victoria Score Reading Club
Presenters: Christopher Butterfield, Daniel Godlovitch, and George Tzanetakis
Place: Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Admission: By donation

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, starting at 2:30 p.m., Open Space will host another edition of the Victoria Score Reading Club, featuring presentations by Christopher Butterfield (associate professor at UVic), Daniel Godlovitch (electronic music composer/producer), and George Tzanetakis (associate professor at UVic).

The Score Reading Club is an opportunity to come and listen to music you may have never heard before. Collectively, we listen to the music and discuss elements that fascinate us, puzzle us, and resonate with us in emotional ways. In each session, presenters offer a look to a musical work of their choice. The works are presented and then discussed—revealing new insight and understanding for the pieces. Join us and discover hidden gems or new perspectives through engaging discussion with fellow new music enthusiasts.

There is no preparation necessary for attendees, and everyone, regardless of musical capabilities, is invited to come and listen—it's like a book club without the homework.


The Victoria Score Reading Club is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre.

The Canadian Music Centre holds Canada’s largest collection of Canadian concert music. The CMC exists to promote the works of its associate composers in Canada and around the world. The centre makes available on loan over twenty thousand scores and works of Canadian contemporary composers through its lending library. The CMC sells more than 1300 CD titles featuring music of its associate composers and other Canadian independent recording producers. The centre also offers an on-demand publishing service and music repertoire consultations, and is easily accessible through five regional centres across Canada, as well as through its website:

The CMC is a non-government, non-profit organization.



Christopher Butterfield is associate professor of composition and theory at the University of Victoria. He studied composition with Rudolf Komorous at the University of Victoria (BMus 1975) and with Bülent Arel at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (MA 1977). He lived in Toronto between 1977 and 1992, where he was active as a performance artist, rock guitar player, and composer. In 1979/1980 he taught in the graduate visual arts department at Concordia University in Montreal, and in 1986 and 1989 he taught in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

Daniel Godlovitch is a composer, music producer, and DJ. He is the synth player for local experimental music group The Krells (along with John Celona and Kirk McNally) and moonlights as dance music producer and DJ as one half of Laggards. He holds a doctorate of applied mathematics from the University of Victoria and is highly regarded as a digital signal processing (DSP) and synthesizer guru.

George Tzanetakis is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Victoria and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) of computer analysis of audio and music. He is an accomplished saxophonist and composer whose background in DSP influences his electro-acoustic pieces, including Red + Blue = Purple—composed and performed on Trimpin's robotic piano installation (CanonX+4:33=100) at Open Space on April 27, 2012.

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Victoria, British Columbia

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