PODIUM is a Canadian festival and conference about choral singing co-presented by Choral Canada and Choirs Ontario. The event is bilingual (French and English) and occurs every two years in a different city in Canada. This year, I was involved in two aspects of the event: an accessibility assessment, and a presentation about accessibility in choirs.
This presentation is based on the one given at York University, Toronto, Canada, on January 14th, 2022. It is in English and contains embedded subtitles. How does someone deaf hear music? Is there another approach to sound when the ears are not working? In this paper, based on the assumption that deafness is incompatible with sound, thus with music, I explore the interconnections between hearing impairments and music-making, from the nineteenth century to today.
Paper presented at York University, Toronto, on April 21st, 2022, during the MUSI 6010 PhD Colloquium. Extract: How do musicians with differently developed bodies make music? Like all musicians, they need a team of supporters. Their teams, however, also include instrument inventors and builders. In this paper, I explore the experience of three professional musicians who I have interviewed about their musical journeys, born without arms, with a different shape of body, or with a progressing disability.
Paper presented at York University, Toronto, on January 14th, 2022, and during the Carleton University Music and Culture Graduate Student Society 2022 Symposium, Ottawa, on March 26th, 2022. Abstract: How does someone deaf hear music? Is there another approach to sound when the ears are not working? In this paper, based on the assumption that deafness is incompatible with sound, thus with music, I explore the interconnections between hearing impairments and music-making, form the nineteenth century to today.
Article published in “Music & Politics in the Moment” – Issue No. 1, December 2021. In this article, I explain how Critical Disability Studies has changed the vision of disability thanks to artistic initiatives, and how different models of disability differ in relation to arts and culture.
Paper presented during the Carleton University Music and Culture Graduate Student Society 2021 Symposium on March 20th, 2021, the 2021 Midwest Graduate Music Consortium on April 11th, 2021, and the uOttawa Graduate Music Student Conference on April 16th, 2021. Abstract: It is often assumed that inquiry between music and disability is limited to the field…
Paper presented during the symposium “Music, Mediation, and Disability: Representation and Access” on November 21st, 2020. Abstract: This comparative study is part of a larger research project examining the life of professional musicians, conductors, or composers with a disability since the first documented case studies of musicians dealing with a handicap. The present article concerns…