Decision making at ESCOM 2015

James Saunders presented a paper on the role of heuristics and decision making in open form compositions at the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, held in Manchester at the RNCM from 17-22 August. James has been exploring the application of ideas drawn from game studies, behavioural science and decision making…

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…

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…

Oskar Fischinger seminar

Illustrated Seminar – Professor Joseph Hyde, Bath Spa University, UK Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) is a key figure in early abstract cinema. He is associated with many creative and technical innovations, but perhaps best known for his music-based works, often known as visual music. Professor Joseph Hyde will present findings from a six month study of…

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)…