Dr. Janice Haworth, associate professor of music at Bemidji State University, will deliver an Honors Council Lecture on her project of creating a musical notation system for traditional rhythms and using the system to compare and study the rhythms within four regions of Guinea.
Haworth’s presentation, “Implementation of a Circular, Spatial Notation to Compare the Traditional Rhythms of Guinea,” will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex’s Thompson Recital Hall on the Bemidji State campus. Honors Council Lectures are open to the public free of charge.
The lecture will include photos and stories detailing her experiences in Guinea and opportunities for audience members to read and play Guinean rhythms.
Haworth spent two years as a Fulbright Scholar in Guinea, West Africa. Her first Fulbright project was to create a notation system allowing traditional rhythms to be notated in a musical way. Her second project was to take that notation system and use it to study and compare the rhythms of the four geographical regions of Guinea.
The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program comprised of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives also are elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.
For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, please contact the honors program at (218) 755-3984.