Denis Smalley (City University) – Spectral Lands

Music Research Forum Denis Smalley (City University) Spectral Lands Thursday 26th January, 1 – 2pm, University Theatre (PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT VENUE FOR THIS SESSION) An opportunity to listen to Denis Smalley’s latest multi-channel electroacoustic work diffused on a high-quality loudspeaker system, and to discuss the music with the composer. Professor Denis Smalley is a composer specialising in…

Joseph Hyde (BSU) – MADE in Europe: a multi-site, multi-national, multi-media installation project

Music Research Forum Joseph Hyde (BSU) MADE in Europe: a multi-site, multi-national, multi-media installation project Thursday 19th January, 1-2pm, MTG18 This presentation will focus on Joseph Hyde’s current year-long project, me and my shadow, which won the 2010/11 commission from MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts In Europe), an initiative of four digital arts organisations across Europe,…

Matthew Spring on Bath’s 18th Century Proprietary Chapels

Matthew Spring delivered a paper to the 2011 BSECS conference at St Hugh’s College Oxford (Jan 2012) entitled ‘The Music and Musicians of Bath’s Eighteenth-Century Proprietary Chapels’. One aspect of Bath’s changing urban environment in the second half of the eighteenth century was the proliferation of Anglican proprietary chapels. Added to existing St Mary’s (1735)…

James Saunders presents paper in Oxford

James Saunders presented a paper at the Symposium for Experimental and Electronic Composition (SPEEC) at University of Oxford on Saturday 7 January. SPEEC is an interdisciplinary forum for composers and musicologists to examine new developments in experimental music and how this is manifested in electronic and instrumental contexts. James’s paper, titled ‘Specific objects? Distributed approaches to…

Charles Wiffen (BSU) – Thieves at the opera: new perspectives on performing operatic piano transcriptions and fantasies

Music Research Forum Charles Wiffen (BSU) Thieves at the opera: new perspectives on performing operatic piano transcriptions and fantasies Thursday 12th January, 1-2pm, MTG15 This paper investigates the body of virtuoso piano transcriptions and fantasies derived from operatic sources during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I make particular reference to the function and performance history…