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Tim Howell edits latest issue of Contemporary Music Review

Posted on 22 January 2015

The latest issue of Contemporary Music Review is edited by Dr Tim Howell and features contributions from York staff, recent alumni, and current research students.

The volume, entitled 'Musical Narratives: Studies in Time and Motion', explores the ways different composers deal with concepts of musical timescale and various temporal processes. In his introduction to the issue, Dr Howell explains how the creative environment at the Department of Music at York was crucial in its preparation:

Now approaching its 50th Anniversary year (in 2015), the Department at York has a well-established reputation for engaging with contemporary music – especially in relation to composition and performance. This publication perhaps reveals a rather different slant: that of musical scholarship, and more particularly musical analysis, though several of the authors are also active in terms of composing and performing new music. Hopefully something of this interdisciplinary, holistic element that typifies the York ethos – valuing an engagement with the musical experience above all else – will emerge from this collection of articles.

The contents of the volume are as follows:

  • Dualisms of Time – Michael Rofe
  • Magnus Lindberg: Narratives of Time and Space – Tim Howell
  • Speed and Slowness in the Music of Gerald Barry – Daniel March
  • Accessible Narratives: Continuity in the Music of John Adams – Richard Powell
  • Fragment, Time and Memory: Unity in Kurtág's Kafka Fragments – Martin Scheuregger
  • Dreams, Gardens, Mirrors: Layers of Narrative in Takemitsu's Quotation of Dream – Mark Hutchinson