Postgraduate Forum 2018

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 9.00AM to 18:00

The Music Department will hold its annual Spring Postgraduate Forum, entitled "Music in Context" on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:00, in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building. 

The day promises to showcase a fascinating collection of presentations, including papers, compositions, a lecture recital (in advance of an evening performance of a brand new concerto), as well as poster presentations. This forum reflects the current, multi-faceted nature of research in Music, where there is an increasing tendency towards inter-disciplinary work. 

The forum is open to all postgraduate students and there will be opportunities for more informal discussion as part of the lively postgraduate community here at York. 


9:00 – Coffee – The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

10:00 – Paper Session 1 – The Treehouse (Chair: Charlotte Armstrong)

  • Catherine Fahy – "Quis, quid, ubi, quibis, auxiliis, cur, quomodo, quando [qualis]": Music, Melancholia and historical affectivity in Samuel Beckett's Watt
  • Lusha Li – Listen to what the space is playing-----Case studies of several examples of Chinese traditional-music performance spaces
  • Jack McNeill – Articulating Space on the Dancefloor: Temporary Autonomous Zones 

11:30 – Coffee – The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

12:00 – Carlos Zamora/ Carmen Troncoso: Joint composition / performance 
talk – The Treehouse (Chair: Jennifer Cohen)

Concerto for Recorders and Chamber Orchestra

13:00 – Lunch – The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

14:00 – Paper Session 2 – The Treehouse (Chair: Leonard Sanderman)

  • Samantha Caffull – Motivational goals in the School Music Classroom: How much impact can teachers have on the motivational goals and practice behaviour of pupils in their instrumental learning? 
  • Claire McGinn – ‘An incarnation of the unexpected'?: contextualising Percy Grainger
  • Liam Maloney – Hip Bop: Imaginary Collaborations of [name] and Miles Davis  

15:30 – Coffee – The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

16:00 – Composition Seminar – The Treehouse (Chair: Neil Luck)

  • Andreas Tsiartas – Memory and Rite: Re-defining Sound and Identity
  • James Williamson – The collaboration process of writing Fault-Klang
  • Carlo Estolano – Re-harmonization and arrangement as tools for conveying a self musical ambience

17:30 – Wine reception – The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building