News and events

Upcoming events

Tue
15
Oct

Warm-up exercises and good music editions for vocalists

Learn approaches to vocal warm-up exercises.

Wed
16
Oct

The brain that learns to sing and is changed by it

In this talk, Dr Boris Alexander Kleber will introduce you to the fascinating world of cognitive neuroscience using the example of singing. You will learn about the basic hierarchies in the brain’s vocal control centers, how neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods are used to understand how singing can change your brain, and see novel data on the neural correlates of musical style and musical creativity.

Fri
18
Oct

Autumn Week 3 Seminar: HERA

Artistic collective

Tue
22
Oct
Tue
22
Oct

Guitar sounds in the 21st century

Discover some useful processing chains for both live and recorded work.

Wed
23
Oct

Creating space and detail

How to create enough space and detail so that all key elements in a mix can be heard.

Wed
23
Oct

From ethnographic research to multisensory experience through digital curation

Professor Insook Choi presents her work connecting research with creative practice and production

Wed
23
Oct

Autumn Week 4 Research Seminar: Insook Choi

Professor of interdisciplinary arts, University of Salford

Fri
25
Oct

Autumn Week 4 Seminar: Michael Finnissy

Seminar with Michael Finnissy

Tue
29
Oct

Autumn Week 5 Clarinet Masterclass: Jerome Comte

Clarinet masterclass with Jerome Comte

Tue
29
Oct

Performance class for clarinetists

This class will feature selected music students in a masterclass format.

Tue
29
Oct

Autumn Week 5 Seminar: Jerome Comte

Clarinet, Ensemble InterContemporain

Wed
30
Oct

Disruptive innovation in sound design and audio production

Professor Josh Reiss presents his research on the world of sound perception and its practical implications within audio design.

Wed
6
Nov

Staff research meeting

Members of the department discuss their own research projects in an informal setting

Tue
12
Nov

Piano accompaniment in the duo context

In this open session three of four duos will be coached.

Wed
13
Nov

Automatic identification of high-level music-theoretic concepts

Tom Collins presents his research on automatic identification of high-level music-theoretic concepts

Fri
15
Nov

Autumn Week 7 Seminar: Kaffe Matthews

Electroacoustic composer and performer

Tue
19
Nov

Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery workshop

Join the monks for a workshop in the use of the chant in traditional prayers.

Fri
22
Nov

Sherril Dodds (Title TBC)

Research topic to be confirmed at a later date.

Fri
22
Nov

Autumn Week 8 Seminar: Lawrence Dunn

Composer: 'Disappointment and okayness'

Tue
26
Nov

Introduction to musicians’ health and wellness

An introduction to how musical activities can affect health and wellness.

Wed
27
Nov

Rachel Cowgill (Title TBC)

Research topic to be confirmed at a later date.

Wed
4
Dec

Caroline Waddington-Jones (Title TBC)

Research topic to be confirmed at a later date.

Previous events

The Role of Singing Accuracy and Imagery Self-Report in Auditory Imagery Tasks

Friday 11 October 2019

This talk examines whether trying to sing a familiar melody helps the poor pitch matcher and the relationship of subvocalization to pitch matching ability. These results can be understood in the context of singing as a particularly interesting sensory-imagery-motor loop.

How do people listen to music in the digital age? Explaining the Audio Repertoires of the German normal population and their change during the advent of music streaming services

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Dr Steffen Lepa presents his research on listening habits of the modern day, exploring the embrace or rejection of streaming technologies.

Voice science works

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Join VoiceScienceWorks for a one-of-a-kind workshop.

Autumn Week 2 Seminar: Catherine Laws

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Pianist and musicologist

Autumn Week 1 Seminar: Richard Barrett

Friday 4 October 2019

NB this seminar is not in the Rymer Auditorium.