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Composition seminars: 2021/22


Going North: collaborations with composers and engineers

In this seminar, celebrated Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi will perform live for the audience and talk about the different paths music collaboration have opened in her artistic journey.

Previous seminars

Talking with statues: language, memory and history in Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretations’

Tuesday 18 January 2022

In 2010, Hans Zender commented on his creative reworkings of Schubert and Beethoven (among others): 'we always think that the past is past, but the past is not past, we can take it up again and send it in a different direction’. Can we? How? To what purpose? Join Dr Mark Hutchinson in this engaging seminar to find out.

Experimental approaches to composition, production and performance: Gazelle Twin

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Experimental composer and performer, Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) will discuss her work; sharing thoughts on how and why she pursues an alternative approach to composition, production and performance, with a focus on specific projects, including her recent collaboration with Ben Eyes for the A/V project 'Absent Sitter', commissioned by York Mediale / XR Stories in 2020.

CMRC Autumn Week 9 seminar: Mira Benjamin

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Why I’m once again ready to listen to more than intonation... (Research Narratives in the embodied practice of ‘microtonal' music) (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

Composer, performer, curator… why not?

Tuesday 16 November 2021

In this session, cellist, music producer/curator, and composer, Lucy Railton, will discuss professional and creative identities and the the interpreter/creator clash.

CMRC Autumn Week 7 seminar: PGR student research presentations: Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg

Tuesday 9 November 2021

PGR students Robin Haigh and Loré Lixenberg present their research. (In-person, with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 5 seminar: Ed McKeon

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Making Art Public: Musicality and the Curatorial. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 4 seminar: Amandine Pras (in person) and Jonathan Kay (online)

Tuesday 19 October 2021

A Home Away From Home: Sounds of Jazz-Hindustani Conversations. (In-person with simultaneous Zoom link.)

CMRC Autumn Week 3 seminar: Ceiri Torjussen

Tuesday 12 October 2021

New Tools of the Trade: Using Extended Instrumental Techniques and Custom-Made Sampled Instruments in Music for the Screen. (Online, via Zoom.)

CMRC Autumn Week 2 seminar: Christopher Fox

Tuesday 5 October 2021

'The beautiful and permanent forms of nature': thinking about musical meaning, abstraction and subject-matter. (In-person, with simultaneous zoom link.)

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