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2018-19 research seminars archive

Loving and Thinking about Music, Mathematics, and Robert Schumann

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Tom McLeish discusses the recent project on creativity in science and its comparison to the creative process within arts, for the book The Poetry and Music of Science (OUP 2019).

Angelo Notari (1566/1573–1663): Spy, Copyist, Composer, Para-Composer and Arranger

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Professor Jo Wainwright examines Notari’s life and compositions.

Intransigent play: exploring Derek Bailey's practice through his practise

Wednesday 15 May 2019

In this seminar I will explore some aspects of the work of improvising guitarist Derek Bailey (1930-2005), drawing on his recorded output and his published writings as well as on unpublished manuscripts from his archive. I will explore Bailey's musical practice by looking at his "practise" in the straightforward sense familiar to all musicians: the material that he practised.

Voice Metamorphosis: How does travelling between languages and practices transform artistic voice?

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Component one of a two-part seminar. Merit Stephanos discusses her work.

Music, Temperament, and Emotion Induction

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Component two of a two-part seminar. Firat Altun discusses the emotional qualities of temperament systems.

Using Data and Machine Learning to Support Human Musical Practices

Wednesday 1 May 2019

It’s 2019, and machine learning seems to suddenly be everywhere: playing Go, driving cars, serving us targeted advertising. Machine learning can compose new folk tunes and synthesise new sounds. What does this mean for those of us who compose or perform new music, or who create new interactions with sound? What does our future hold, besides sitting at home all day listening to algorithmically generated music after robots take our jobs?

Ham-Handed: lecture recital for pianists, live and on screen, and captions

Wednesday 24 April 2019

This lecture recital is growing out of research I began as a Fellow at Cornell University's Society for the Humanities in 2015-16, in which I reflected on my role and possibilities for ethical artistic statement as a ‘Euro-American’ trained primarily in a ‘Western’ art music that has long drawn material from outside of itself in order to perpetuate itself.

Research Seminar. Thor Magnusson: Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic and Signal Inscriptions

Wednesday 13 March 2019

In this lecture Thor will present recent research which explores how contemporary music technologies trace their ancestry to previous forms of instruments and media.

Naomi Norton: The Health and Wellness of Educators

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Dr Naomi Norton discusses the health and wellness of educators.

Research Seminar. Vicky Armstrong: When ‘Good’ Work Turns ‘Bad’: Creative Labour and the Working Lives of Female Classical Musicians

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Dr Victoria Armstrong offers a critical analysis of the working lives of female UK-based classical musicians, ranging in age from mid-twenties to mid-60s, and working as composers, conductors and performers.

Gesture, imagery and meaning in North Indian classical music.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Dr Laura Leante explores the connection between sound, discourse and gesture in North Indian Classical music.

Research Seminar. John Sloboda: Understanding the concert experience: implications for research and artistic practice

Wednesday 30 January 2019

What do audiences seek from live concert experience, and why do many classical concerts fail to provide this? This presentation will show how a proposed framework has been applied to a range of artist-involved research projects.

Research Seminar. Clare Lesser: Deconstructive Approaches to Vocal Music

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Clare Lesser (University of York PhD Student)

Research Seminar: William Brooks: Past, Pasting, and Paster

Wednesday 16 January 2019

William Brooks will be looking at his work on the music of World War I and talking about his new interest in African-American songwriters between 1880 and 1915.

Research seminar. Dan Wilson: '‘Mangled Music’: (Very) Experimental acoustics at Delawarr Laboratories, Oxford, 1949–1969'

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Daniel R. Wilson (Independent Researcher and Radionics Radio)

Research seminar. Jon Hughes and Stef Conner: 'Hearing Lost Worlds'

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Jon Hughes and Stef Conner

Research seminar. Catherine Laws and others: 'Morton Feldman Art Films'

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Catherine Laws and others (University of York)

Research seminar. Hairul Hasnan: 'Nonlinear mixing'

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Hairul Hasnan (York PhD student)