Spring Postgraduate Forum 2015

Tuesday 24 February 2015, 9.30AM to 5:30

9.30 - 10.00: Welcome Coffee (Sally Baldwin D003)

10.00 - 11.15: Paper Session 1 (D008) - Chair: James Williamson 

  • James Cave ‘God's Keyboard: responding musically to Martin Luther King's ‘How Long? Not Long?’ speech’
  • Omar Peracha ‘Composition by research - a tragedy in three acts’
  • Erik Knudsen ‘Historical Pronunciation in the Performance of Elizabethan Lute Song’

11.15 - 11.45: Tea & Coffee served in D003

11.45 - 1.00: Paper Session 2 (D008) - Chair: Áine Sheil

  • Catherine Fahy ‘An aural account of the abject: Diamanda Galas’ ‘Leviticus’ from Plague Mass’
  • Charlotte Armstrong Naturalism in Salome
  • Zoe Spencer ‘Too little, too late: A look at female characters as victims in biblical opera' 

1.00 - 2.30: (D003) Free Buffet Lunch 

2.30 - 3.30: Lecture Recital (Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall) 

  • Members of the MA Vocal Ensemble perform and discuss some of their recent repertoire
  • + Informal Q+A session with the ensemble for current undergraduates considering the MA course. 

3.30 - 4.00: Tea & Coffee served in D003 

4.00 - 5.30: Composition Seminar (Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall) 

  • John Cummins talks about his recent PhD Compositions
  • Patrick John Jones ‘Shapeshifting - an evolving view of musical form based on recent compositions’

5.30: Drinks Reception (MRC Foyer)

Location: Various