2016-2017 Research Seminars

Past events

Gawain Glenton (University of Southampton)

Wednesday 14 June 2017

‘Curlicues and whirligigs: Understanding the “flatulent virtuosity” of early modern Italy.’

Dr Kelly Jakubowski (University of Durham)

Wednesday 7 June 2017

‘Why is this song stuck in my head? The contribution of musical features to the ‘earworm’ experience.’

Dr Ruth Davis (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday 31 May 2017

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

Professor Pam Heaton

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Music Perception in Williams Syndrome and Autism

Times and Spaces

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Jez Wells discusses ways of interacting with impulse response data

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)