Stephen Whittington – Extended Durations

Music Research Forum Stephen Whittington (Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide) Extended Durations Thursday 6th December, 1-2pm, MT.G18 Drawing on personal experience performing music of extended duration, including the late works of Morton Feldman, John Cage’s ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible), Satie’s Vexations, and long improvised performances, Stephen will discuss the particular demands placed on…

Richard Parfitt (BSU) – I Was A Teenage Gwent Boy

Music Research Forum Richard Parfitt (BSU) I Was A Teenage Gwent Boy Thursday 29th November, 1-2pm, MT.G18 In 1995 the New York Times shone a light on the small but fiercely intense hard rock scene that emerged from Newport in South Wales. Typified more by US Hard Core than the idiosyncratic stylistics of an over sentimentalized Cool Britannia,…

Georgian Pleasures – a two-day conference on 12-13 September 2013

The CMR is working with the Centre for History and Culture in planning a two-day conference on 12-13 September 2013 entitled Georgian Pleasures. This interdisciplinary event takes the diversity of the experience of Georgian Pleasures as its theme and invites new and established academics, period performers and musicians to come together for a lively cross-disciplinary conversation exploring…

Amanda Bayley – Composer-performer dialogues surrounding notation

Music Research Forum Amanda Bayley Composer-performer dialogues surrounding notation Thursday 22nd November, 1-2pm, MT.G18 In composed traditions research into rehearsal processes focuses on the pivotal relationship between notation and performance. Ethnographic research surrounding Michael Finnissy’s Second and Third String Quartets (completed in 2007 and 2009 respectively) has involved interviews and collections of ‘fieldnotes’ gathered from participant…

Conference presentations and performances at INTIME 2012

Two members of staff and a research student from the Music Department presented their work at the two-day annual INTIME Symposium hosted by Coventry University. Professor Amanda Bayley gave a keynote presentation, with the British composer Michael Finnissy, on ‘Communicating Through Notation’ in which she provided illustrations from her multimedia software DVD, Evolution and Collaboration: the composition, rehearsal and performance…