Joanna Bailie – Squeezing out the music from real sound

Music Research Forum Joanna Bailie (City University) Squeezing out the music from real sound Thursday 14th February, 1-2pm, MT.G18 I’m going to talk about what originally attracted me to making field recordings, and voice some questions I have concerning the aesthetics of using ‘real sound’ in a compositional context. I’ll then focus in on a particular…

Eric Clarke (University of Oxford) – Distributed creativity in musical performance

Music Research Forum Eric Clarke (University of Oxford) Distributed creativity in musical performance Thursday 31st January, 1-2pm, MT.G18 “It is different each time I play”, the pianist Emil Gilels has said. Musical performance is unavoidably ‘creative’ in the sense that if the analysis is sufficiently fine-grained, any performance is bound to differ from every other performance…

Charles Wiffen – Orgies and opportunities: programming, reception and impact of the Bath Festival (1948-2012)

Music Research Forum Charles Wiffen Orgies and opportunities: programming, reception and impact of the Bath Festival (1948-2012) Thursday 17th January, 1-2pm, MT.G18 During the 64-year history of the Bath Festival there have been 18 artistic directors, including Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Michael Tippett, Sir William Glock, Amelia Freedman and Joanna MacGregor. The trajectory of the festival may be seen…