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2019-20 research seminars archive

Compromised Solidarity: Joy Simpson Breaks the Cultural Boycott of Apartheid South Africa

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Juliana Pistorius will present a critical account of the gendered discourses of transgression, collusion, and demise inscribed into the relationship between Western art music and political protest.

Generating music in the raw audio domain

Monday 2 March 2020

Dr Sander Dieleman presents his research on the nature of realism in music generation.

Collaborative composition and wellbeing

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Caroline Waddington-Jones speaks on the positive wellbeing effect group music-making can have

Mixing live sound: Art or science?

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Annie Jamieson will present a talk on the perception of sound engineering in a live environment.

In praise of God or Plutus? A re-examination of the motivations behind the seventeenth-century Laudians' musical practices in the English Chapel Royal

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Hannah Rodger re-examines the Laudians' musical practices and re-evaluation of their motivations.

The queerness (or not) of vocal high notes

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Freya Jarman takes a journey through various genres of western music exploring the gendered valencies of high notes.

Exploring the perceived impact of collaborative composition and performance on older adults’ wellbeing

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Caroline Waddington-Jones presents her research on the wellbeing benefits of collaborative creation.

Big Girls Cry: Sia, Maddie and the Dancing Face

Friday 22 November 2019

Sherril Dodds presents her research on facial choreography within dance performance.

Automatic identification of high-level music-theoretic concepts

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Tom Collins presents his research on automatic identification of high-level music-theoretic concepts

Staff research meeting

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Members of the department discuss their own research projects in an informal setting

Disruptive innovation in sound design and audio production

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Professor Josh Reiss presents his research on the world of sound perception and its practical implications within audio design.

From ethnographic research to multisensory experience through digital curation

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Professor Insook Choi presents her work connecting research with creative practice and production

The brain that learns to sing and is changed by it

Wednesday 16 October 2019

In this talk, Dr Boris Alexander Kleber will introduce you to the fascinating world of cognitive neuroscience using the example of singing. You will learn about the basic hierarchies in the brain’s vocal control centers, how neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods are used to understand how singing can change your brain, and see novel data on the neural correlates of musical style and musical creativity.

The Role of Singing Accuracy and Imagery Self-Report in Auditory Imagery Tasks

Friday 11 October 2019

This talk examines whether trying to sing a familiar melody helps the poor pitch matcher and the relationship of subvocalization to pitch matching ability. These results can be understood in the context of singing as a particularly interesting sensory-imagery-motor loop.

How do people listen to music in the digital age? Explaining the Audio Repertoires of the German normal population and their change during the advent of music streaming services

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Dr Steffen Lepa presents his research on listening habits of the modern day, exploring the embrace or rejection of streaming technologies.