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2020/21 research seminars

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Music Coding Collective, Summer week ten

Friday 25 June 2021

Coding session 4

Music Coding Collective, Summer week nine

Friday 18 June 2021

Max for Live AI plugins with Electron

Music Coding Collective, Summer week eight

Friday 11 June 2021

Transcription project

Research seminar On Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Performance on the Saxophone

Wednesday 9 June 2021

This week's music research seminar will be given by Kurt Bertels (Royal Conservatoire of Brussels)

Music Coding Collective, Summer week seven

Friday 4 June 2021

Coding session 3

Research Seminar: Sniffin’ Glue and Ripped & Torn: Two case studies as to why fanzines matter

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Historian of punk Professor Matthew Worley discusse3s Sniffin’ Glue and Ripped & Torn, two of the most influential fanzines to emerge through British punk in 1976-77.

Music Coding Collective, Summer week six

Friday 28 May 2021

Mary Emmett - Exploring the Hunting Songs of the Lakeland Fell Packs

Research Seminar: Electrosexual Music

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Danielle Sofer, co-founder of LGBTQ+ Music Study Group, discusses how electroacoustic music is suited to capturing and expressing sex.

Music Coding Collective, Summer week five

Friday 21 May 2021

Mark Hanslip. JUCE/C++ for making audio apps

Music Coding Collective, Summer week four

Friday 14 May 2021

Coding session 2 - Python

Research Seminar: Postgraduate Research Students

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Two of our postgraduate research students, Philip Boardman and Gaia Blandina, present their latest work

Music Coding Collective, Summer week three

Friday 7 May 2021

Led by Cobi Van Tonder

Music, Theatre and Dancing at The Cave of the Golden Calf (1912-14): Performing Internationalism at London's 'First Nightclub'

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Rachel Cowgill (University of York) discusses Frida Uhl Strindberg's subterranean experimental cabaret-club on the edge of London's pre-war Bohemian district.

Music Coding Collective, Summer week two

Friday 30 April 2021

Led by Michele Pizzi

Research Seminar: To Sound or Not to Sound? What is Gained and Lost in Musical Performance of the Hurrian Hymn

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Stef Conner (University of York) discusses contrasting modern interpretations of the Hurrian Hymn.

Music Coding Collective, Summer week one

Friday 23 April 2021

Coding session 1 - spatialisation, guitar pedals, or sensors into

Research Seminar: ‘A very clever falla indeed’: The Three-Cornered Hat in 1919 London

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Chris Collins (University of Aberdeen) explores the first performance of The Three-Cornered Hat by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in London in July 1919.

Music Coding Collective, week ten

Friday 19 March 2021

Presentation on composing game audio: A case study.

Music Coding Collective, week nine

Friday 12 March 2021

Coding session 3

Research Seminar: Beyond the Nightingale: Beatrice Harrison's Creative Collaborations

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Rebecca Thumpston (University of Nottingham) explores British cellist Beatrice Harrison's creative collaborations.

Music Coding Collective, week eight

Friday 5 March 2021

Presentation on using Max for Live with old synth and drum machines.

Research Seminar: Music, Party, and Art Culture in New York City, 1970–83: Marginalised Histories, Community Writing, and Exploring the Margins in the Metropolitan Centre

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Tim Lawrence (University of East London) discusses Music, Party and Art Culture in 1970s New York.

Music Coding Collective, week seven

Friday 26 February 2021

Presentation on analysing symbolic music representations with JavaScript/Node.js.

Research Seminar: Migration and the Sounds of Continents: Japanese Tango Musicians in China, 1930-45

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Yuiko Asaba (University of Huddersfield) discusses music and migration in the context of Japanese Tango musicians in China from 1930-45.

Music Coding Collective, week six

Friday 19 February 2021

Coding session 2

Research Seminar: Creative Health: Researching STROKESTRA

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Elaine King (University of Hull) provides insights into current policies on research in arts, health and wellbeing and discusses the STROKESTRA project which investigates the effectiveness of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s stroke rehabilitation programme.

Music Coding Collective, week five

Friday 12 February 2021

Book club: Mike Monteiro, “Ruined by design”

Music Coding Collective, week four

Friday 5 February 2021

Presentation by the creator of Citizen DJ (a wonderful way to make music from existing free-to-use audio and video) and many other wonderful things!

Research Seminar: Postgraduate Papers

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Fourth-year PhD candidate Diana Kayser considers whether physiological changes accompany the emotions people typically report when listening to music, and PhD candidate in Historical Musicology Myles Hartley explores the compositional and performance techniques of the Italian ‘new-style’ in the context of seventeenth-century English motets.

Music Coding Collective, week three

Friday 29 January 2021

Coding session 1

Research Seminar: Curating Diversity in European Classical Music Performance

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Uchenna Ngwe explores how careful and considered curation can be used to challenge stagnant notions of representation, diversity and inclusion in classical music.

Music Coding Collective, week two

Friday 22 January 2021

Presentation by the creator of Tweakable (a really beautiful site for making interactive music in the browser).

Music for wellbeing? Reflections on research and implications for practice

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Caroline Waddington-Jones (University of York) explores the relationship between musical participation and wellbeing.

Research Seminar: ‘Every man sings for himself’: What we can learn from/about the principles and practices of nineteenth-century orchestral string sections

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Claire Holden (University of Oxford) considers why 19th-century string sections sound different to those of modern and 'period-instrument' orchestras today.

Research Seminar: ‘Getting it right’: Classical Music as a Middle-class Social Practice

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Anna Bull will draw on her recently published book, Class, Control, and Classical Music, to discuss why classical music remains predominantly played by white middle-class people in the UK.

Research Seminar: Reviving the Brave Belgians: Mechanical recording practices as a guide in historical performance

Wednesday 25 November 2020

This talk introduces Leverhulme-funded research project '(Re)constructing Early Recordings: a guide for historically-informed performance', which focuses on the reconstruction and simulation of the mechanical recording process to capture instrumental performances using wax cylinders and discs, alongside digital technologies.

Research Seminar: Fenced In! Imagining Musical Whiteness on the American Western Frontier

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Marta Robertson explores the iconic American ballet Appalachian Spring (1944) through the lens of Japanese American influences on the initial production.

Locked Up: Overcoming the challenge of making electronic music remotely during the lockdown

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Lockdown has presented musicians with a problem. No longer able to enjoy music in the same space, how do we listen to music, collaborate and create? Some would say electronic musicians are uniquely placed to explore how we can work together. In this presentation, Ben Eyes (University of York) will look at some of the work he has done to overcome the challenge of how we make music remotely and how we might enjoy music together.

Research Seminar: Elgar in York

Wednesday 7 October 2020

This talk will seek to examine the significance of some of Elgar's notes and annotations.