Richard Parfitt – No Guru, No Method, No Teacher

Music Research Forum Richard Parfitt No Guru, No Method, No Teacher Wednesday 30th October, 2-4pm, MT.G18 If we concede that a student can go to different lecturers and receive very different grades for the same performance or creative work, then we jeopardise the integrity of our courses and our credibility. Relativist approaches to the assessment…

Nick Sargent – Noise as expressive content in music

Music Research Forum Nick Sargent Noise as expressive content in music Wednesday 23rd October, 2-4pm, MT.G18 This discussion will explore the intentional inclusion of elements additional to pitch,timbre and rhythm as expressive elements in popular music. We will consider listening and interpretive boundaries. To hear this talk, please visit the CMR archive [BSU users only]

James Saunders – On Generality

Music Research Forum James Saunders On Generality Wednesday 16th October, 2-4pm, MT.G18 Notation varies considerably in the way it prescribes actions and results. While some approaches tend towards precision and the specification of events with great detail, others present generalised fields of possibility. This paper will explore ways of considering notation from a generalised perspective,…