Research seminars

These seminars are normally held on Wednesdays from 4pm until 5.30pm. The series includes papers by visiting speakers, as well as presentations by University of York staff and current research students.

Recent events

Rhythm in the asylum: Priscilla Barclay and the development of Dalcroze Eurhythmics as a form of music therapy’

Wednesday 8 March 2017

For Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), his method of rhythmic gymnastics (known in Anglophone cultures as Dalcroze Eurhythmics) could be summed up on the five digits of the hand: music, movement, the theatre, arts in education and therapy. Priscilla Barclay (1905-1994) was one of many Dalcroze Eurhythmics practitioners whose work encompassed all of these, but focused on the last.

Dr Ruth Davis

Wednesday 1 March 2017

‘Remembering (and Unremembering) the Jewish Past through Popular Song in Tunisia’

Piano and Electronics

Monday 27 February 2017

Megumi is an award-winning pianist who specializes in the performance of Canadian music and new works. She is especially interested in exploring how sound, image, text and movement can be integrated in live multimedia performance and how the creative application of new technologies and approaches can expand how concert music is created, performed and received.

From Theatre to Ritual: A Study of Naphat Melody of the Khong Wong Yai.

Wednesday 22 February 2017

This paper explores a number of aspects of Thai traditional music, in particular, the melodic organisation of the khong wong yai (Thai gong-kettle) and its systematic arrangement of hand techniques and musical expressivity within the ritual naphat wai khru repertoire.

The Corposition of MusAIc: from MIRsic to CritAIcs

Wednesday 15 February 2017

Artificially intelligent musAIcians can gain much from the existence and automatic analysis of large audio file corpora. In this presentation, the general backdrop and trends of such work will be examined, as well as detailing specific compositions based in associated techniques.

Learning to accompany

Wednesday 1 February 2017

This seminar presents the perspectives of student pianists learning to accompany peer instrumentalists at a UK university.

The Auditory Palimpsest

Wednesday 25 January 2017

This seminar will examine how a physical sound recording medium may be intentionally transformed into an auditory palimpsest containing multiple traces of sounds.

Unspeakable Truths: Musical citizenship and transformative justice in South Sudan

Wednesday 18 January 2017

This presentation invites critical scrutiny on the place of music ethnography in current discourses about alternative frameworks for transformative justice in post-conflict and fragile states

Research seminar: ‘Towards a history of pop music in the British home’

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Dr Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Research seminar: ‘Silent Terrains: Purity and Play in Post-war German Poetry and Music’

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Professor Martin Iddon (University of Leeds)

Research seminar: ‘Serve with Curry and Rice: the Ghoemaisation of Jazz at the Cape.’

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Dr Jonathan Eato (University of York)

Research seminar: ‘Interpretation and Performance Practice in Early Electronic Music’

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Dr Sean Williams (University of Kent)

Research seminar: ‘Varieties of Viols’

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Professor John Bryan (University of Huddersfield)

Research seminar: ‘The Rehearsal’

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Professor William Brooks (University of York)

Research seminar

Wednesday 8 June 2016

Dr Ann Warde (Fulbright Scholar, University of York)

Image, Instrument, and Sound: Music Archaeology in Ancient China

Monday 6 June 2016

Professor Jianjun Fang (Vice-President, Tianjin Conservatory of Music)

Research seminar

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Dr Zeynep Bulut (King’s College London)

Research seminar

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Professor John Bryan (University of Huddersfield)

Research seminar

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Dr Andy Fry (King’s College London)

Research seminar

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Dr Helena Daffern (University of York)

Research seminar

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Nguyen Thanh Thuy (Malmö Academy of Music)

Research seminar

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (Wits University, Johannesburg)

Research seminar

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Prof Trevor Pinch (Cornell University)

Research seminar

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Paul Elvers (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics)

Research seminar

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Professor John Irving (Trinity Laban Conservatoire)

Research seminar

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Dr Sam Aaron (University of Cambridge)

Research seminar

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Oliver Larkin (University of York)

Research seminar

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Dr Jonathan Eato (University of York)

Research seminar

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Richard Elliott (University of Sussex)

Research seminar

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Dr Hauke Egermann (University of York)

Research seminar

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Dr Ann Warde (Fulbright Scholar, University of York)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Dr Catherine Laws (University of York)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Mary Emmett (PhD candidate, University of York)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Professor John Butt (University of Glasgow)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Professor Stephanus Muller (University of Stellenbosch)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Dr Katarina Karlsson (University of Gothenburg)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Professor Williams Brooks (University of York)

Research Seminar

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Dr Jonathan Eato