Forum speakers for the 2011-12 academic year are listed below: please follow the title links for more information.
6 October 2011: Joe Bennett (BSU) – Livin’ in a box – the constraints of mainstream popular song form.
13 October 2011: Andy Keep (BSU) – Practical approaches for sonic improvisation
20 October 2011: Richard Parfitt (BSU) – Music and Myth
27 October 2011: Jaroslaw Kapuscinski (Stanford University) – Sculpting with Sounds, Images, Words Composer
10 November 2011: Owen Lloyd (BSU): Building Materials
17 November 2011: Stephen Callear (BSU): Audiovisual Particles: Parameter mapping as a framework for audiovisual composition.
24 November 2011: James Saunders (BSU): Group Behaviours: : some methods for the contingent organisation of large ensembles
1 December 2011: Jem Finer (Bath University, Artist-in-Residence): Lucky Dip
8 December 2011: Shirley Pegna (Oxford Brookes University): The Transit of Sound
15 December 2011: Aaron Williamon (Royal College of Music) – Fit to perform: Profiling musicians’ physical and mental health
12 January 2012: Charles Wiffen (BSU) – Thieves at the opera: new perspectives on performing operatic piano transcriptions and fantasies
19 January 2012: Joseph Hyde (BSU) – MADE in Europe: a multi-site, multi-national, multi-media installation project
26 January 2012: Denis Smalley (City University) – Spectral Lands
2 February 2012: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King’s College, London) – Shape and Musical Performance
16 February 2012: Alexis Porfiriadis (BSU) Composing for improvisers with verbal and graphic notation
23 February 2012: Steve Cottrell (City University) – Music, Mediation and Identity in Middle England: Seven Decades of Desert Island Discs
1 March 2012: Liza Lim (University of Huddersfield): Composing with improvisational strategies
8 March 2012: Jon Pigott (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
15 March 2012: Kathy Hinde
22 March 2012: Ralf Dorrell (BSU)
29 March 2012: Trevor Wishart (Durham University): Music from Speech: Voices and Technology
26 April 2012: Roger Heaton (BSU): Boulez Domaines: composition, performance and tradition
3 May 2012: James Dickinson (BSU)
17 May: Cassandra Miller
Music Think Tank
Music Think Tank takes place on Mondays from 2-4pm in the University Theatre. It runs as part of the Commercial Music course and features a series of visiting music industry professionals talking about current issues and contexts. Music Think Tank is open to all BSU staff and students.
16 January 2012: Jessica Keeley Carter – Digital Executive from Universal Music Group will be looking at how the music business can make money from digital, with recent figures from the USA showing a rise in music sales for the first time in 10 years.
23 January 2012: Ralph Salmins – session drummer extraordinaire for UK films, the Water Boys, and lecturer at Goldsmiths will be talking about working with film composers, making connections and how to get as good as you can as a player.
6 February 2012: Paul Brindley CEO of Music Ally will be discussing the latest developments across the music business post MIDEM.
20 February 2012: Paul Gray from the Musicians Union and Vick Bain from BASCA will be outlining how these organisations can help you.
27 February 2012: Chris Carey from EMI will cover two topics: Making money out of music – TV, Radio, Games, Film and Mobile, and Key Differences between Key Music Markets.
5 March 2012: Kobalt music will present why music publishers have changed and how they have helped change the market.
12 March 2012: Will Page, the chief economist from PRS for music, will present ‘Rockonomics: Understanding all the rights, revenues and relationships within the UK music industry.’
26 March 2012: John Minch CEO (Boosey and Hawkes/Imagem) will be discussing recent developments from the perspective of the fifth largest player in UK music publishing.