All sessions are on Wednesdays, 4.30–6.00 in the Armstrong Building, Room 3.38 (Third Floor) unless otherwise indicated
6 February, Magnus Williamson (ICMuS, Newcastle University) :'Seeds of sorrow: pathos and execration in an early Tudor motet'
20 February, Martin Clayton, (Durham University), :‘Interaction and joint action in musical performance: some examples from India’
27 February, Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building (Ground Floor), John Irving (Institute of Musical Research, University of London) ‘Mozart on the Hass Clavichord’
13 March, Thomas Astley (ICMuS, Newcastle University):‘“A Cuban Aleph”: Reflections of a National Identity in the Work of a Cuban Punk Band’
17 April, Sean Bonney (freelance researcher) :‘“Enraged Sociologies”: Amiri Baraka's Interpretation of John Coltrane’
1 May, Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool):‘Ubiquity’
8 May, (Joint seminar with Medieval and Early Modern Studies), Christopher Marsh (Queen’s University Belfast):'How to write a hit song in seventeenth-century England'
15th February, Dr Desi Wilkinson (Lecturer, Newcastle University): From Donegal to Senegal: An experience of the process of collaboration in intercultural ensemble practice.
February 22nd, Dr Phillip Tagg, (Senior Professor (retired) Université de Montréal): Troubles with Tonal Terminology and the Symbiosis of Epistemic Inertia.
February 29th, Dr Vic Gammon (Senior Lecturer (retired) ICMuS): Approaches to the history of Bell ringing in the Nineteenth Century.
March 7th, Internal Assessment Seminar.
March 14th, David Stackenas with Bennett Hogg (Leading Swedish improvising guitarist David Stackenas with Bennett Hogg, Lecturer ICMuS): Improvisation and extended guitar techniques.
22nd April, Dawn Weatherston (ICMUS staff and Doctoral candidate at Durham University): The pursuit and creation of opportunity: perspectives from a study of entrepreneurial music students in the North East of England.
2nd May, Dr Martin Iddon (Senior Lecturer in Music, School of Music, University of Leeds): The Accidental Serialists, or, the Darmstadt School and how it got that way.
May (date tbc), Ed Cross (PhD candidate Newcastle University): Musical timing in early-twentieth century violin playing.
12th October, Dr Jamie Savan (Lecturer and Head of Performance, Newcastle University): From hornet to cornett: in search of the ‘missing link’.
26th October, Marie Thompson (Doctoral candidate, Newcastle University): Productive Parasites: Thinking of Noise as Affect.
2nd November, Professor S. David Wall (Criminology, SASS, Durham University): 'Intellectual property’ Copyright law and music.
16th November, Dr Tony Langlois (MI college, University of Limerick): "Reggada": Tradition, Pop Music and Islam in Eastern Morocco.
23rd November, Elodie Roy (Newcastle PG student): Ghost Box Records- Phantoms in the Phonograph.
30th November, Dr Martin Parker, (Lecturer, Edinburgh University): Strategies for improvisation with live electronics.
7th December, Professor David Clarke, (Newcastle University): Consciousness in Indian thought and Indian classical music.
January 19 (Research Beehive 2.20): Mini-symposium on medieval song hosted in association with the Medieval & Early Modern Studies research group:
• Helen Deeming (RHUL): Songs and Sermons in Thirteenth-Century England
• Margaret Connolly (St Andrews U.): The Nun, the Squire and the Great Letter: Visionary Devotion and Intercession in Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire
February 9 Vic Gammon & Emily Portman (Newcastle U.), Five-Time in English Traditional Song
February 16 Martin Pickard (Opera North), J. N. von Poißl and Opera in Early Nineteenth-Century Munich
February 23 Yvon Bonenfant (Winchester U.), Making Work from Touch/Making Work that Touches
March 2 Fintan Vallely (Dundalk Institute of Technology/TCD), Head Space, Community and Place in Traditional Music
March 16 Martin Stokes (Oxford U.), How Big is Ethnomusicology? An Inquiry into the Category of Scale
March 23 Holly Rodgers (Liverpool U.), Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music
May 4 Francisco J. Mora Contreras (University of Alicante, Spain), Carmen Dauset Moreno: First muse of American cinema
February 3 Dr Simon McKerrell, University of Glasgow
Borderlands, Dreams and Archie Fisher
February 10 Alex Nowitz and Sabine Vogel
The Interdependence of Composing, Interpreting and Improvising
demonstrated within a selection of works by flutist Sabine Vogel and singer/voice artist Alex Nowitz
February 17 Dr Stefan Östersjö
Gestural-Sonorous Objects in Rolf Riehm’s Toccata Orpheus
March 3rd Dr Richard Elliott and Dr Lars Iyer (University of Newcastle)
Songs of Fate
March 10th Dr Ann Davies (School of Modern Languages, University of Newcatsle)
Singing of Dubious Desire: Spanish Folkloric Films and Nazi Germany's Exotic Other.
March 17th Pete Dale (University of Newcastle)
Equal Rights, Karl Marx and Peter Tosh: Rasta Consciousness, Class Consciousness and Reggae Music
April 21st Dr Paul Attinello (University of Newcastle)
Who Dies? Musical/Textual Construction in Derek Jarman’s Edward II
April 28th Dr Stephanie Pitts (University of Sheffield)
Musical performance in school: a foundation for lifelong participation?
May 5th Sandra Kerr (University oif Newcastle)
' IP DOO, MAGAZOO, IT SHALL BE YOU ': The lore and language of school-children re-visited
September 30 Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway)
Constructing community in the home studio: indigenous VCD (DVD) production in the Bolivian Andes
October 7 Doris Leibetseder (Durham University)
Queer Tracks. Subversive Strategies in Rock- and Popmusic
October 21 Bennett Hogg (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Working Through the New: Consciousness, Embodiment, Gesture, and Intertextuality in Musical Practice
October 28 Agustín Fernández (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Chocolate, Coca and Compositional Copyright
November 11 Gerhard Stäbler (Germany)
“We live the opposite daring”
November 18 Fred Maus (University of Virginia, USA)
Songs about AIDS, by the B-52s and the Pet Shop Boys
November 25 Merrie Snell (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
From Backdorm Boys to Numa Numa Guys and Wannabes: Lipsynch Performance as Musical Practice
December 2 Iain Chambers (Oriental University in Naples, Italy)
Mediterranean Blues: musics, modernities and postcolonial melancholy
February: Elaine Kelly (Edinburgh University)
Composing the Canon: Narratives of the Past in the German Democratic Republic
11th February: Richard Wistreich (ICMuS, Newcastle)
Reading Between the Notes: Sight-Reading and Community in the Sixteenth Century
18th February: John Storey (University of Sunderland)
Opera and the 'Masses': revivals, revolutions, and broken remembering
25th February: Vic Gammon (ICMuS, Newcastle)
The Street Ballad Singer in Pre- and Early Industrial England
4th March: Atau Tanaka (Digital Media, Newcastle) and Jo Kazuhiro , University of Tokyo, and Research Fellow in Digital Media
Sensing instruments and Inaudible Computing
11th March: Trish Winter & Simon Keegan-Phipps (University of Sunderland)
Performing Englishness in New English Folk Music and Dance
18th March: Music and Psychoanalysis Reading Group
Group reading and discussion of texts by Roland Barthes, Freud and Elizabeth Wright
April 29: Phil Ellis (University of Sunderland)
Visual Music Vibration - improving quality of life for the elderly and children with special needs
1st October : Dr. Nanette de Jong (ICMuS, Newcastle)
Afro-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of Memory: Introducing Tambú
8th October: Ken Perlman (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
Fiddle Traditions in Prince Edward Island
15th October: Prof. Peter Nelson (Edinburgh University)
"...not how, but why?” Some Reflections on Music and Technologies
22nd October: Rosie Perkins (Royal College of Music)
Practice Makes Perfect? Busting Myths and Building Understanding of Expert Musical Learning
29th October: Dr Tiri Bergesen Schei (Bergen University College, Norway)
“Identitation”: a Foucauldian Perspective on the Moulding of Singers
12th November: Dr Jonathan Eato (York University)
‘Here, at home' 'Apha, ikhayani lam' 'Hier, in my tuiste': a Multi-Disciplinary Performance Perspective from the Western Cape
19th November: Dr Pamela Burnard (Cambridge University)
Situating the Development of Musical Creativity as Practice
26th November: Dr Sinéad Murphy (Cork University)
What is "Bob Dylan"?: A Question of Originality and Tradition
10th December: Dr Ian Biddle (ICMuS, Newcastle)
The Community to Come: Rethinking the Social Contract with Music
13th February: Dr Desmond Wilkinson (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Amazight Film Festivals 2006 and 2007: the Developing Role of 'Berberitude' in the Algerian State.
20th February: Peter Dale (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
There is no authority but... : Crass and Anarcho-punk.
27th February: Dr Magnus Williamson (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Improvisation, Creativity and Cognition: a Tudor view
5th March: Dr Ben Harker (University of Salford)
Class composition: The Ballad of John Axon (1958) and the cultural politics of the British Left in the late 1950s
16th April: Dr Katherine Brown (University of Leeds)
The non-issue of identity and the British Asian female voice
23rd April: Dr Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh)
A Street Car Named Desire
30th April: Dawn Weatherston & Dr Felicity Laurence (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Transition and tracking of UG music students
7th May: Professor David Cooper (University of Leeds)
Music, Conflict and the Ulster Scots: Stanford and Le Fanu's Shamus O'Brien: Protestant Constructions of Irish Nationalism in Late Victorian England
October 10th: Dr Goffredo Plastino (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Jazz Napoletano: A Passion for Improvisation
October 17th: Professor Paula Higgins (University of Nottingham)
Stemming the Rose, Queering the Song: Brokeback Mountain, Old Hollywood, and the Radical Politics of Rufus Wainwright
October 24th: Richard Elliott & Dr Lars Iyer (ICMuS and Centre for Research in Knowledge, Science and Society, Newcastle University)
The Late Voice/ Posthumous Voice in Popular Music: Nina Simone and Jandek
October 31st: Richard Middleton, Emeritus Professor of Music (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Vox Populi, Vox Dei. Or, Imagine, I'm Losing My Religion: Musical Politics after God
November 7th: Professor Peter Hill (University of Sheffield)
Messiaen’s Birdsong Researches, from ‘Réveil’ to ‘Catalogue d’Oiseaux’
November 14th: Dr Will Edmondes (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
The Axis Collage and Improvisation
November 21st: Dr Paul Attinello (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
AIDS Rage: Paranoia and Anger in Music about AIDS
November 28th: Professor Simon Frith, Tovey Professor of Music (University of Edinburgh)
Can Music Progress? Reflections on the History of Popular Music
December 5th: Dr Caroline Bithell (University of Manchester)
The natural voice, community choirs and world songs: negotiating cultural and social capital
December 12th: Staff from the UK and beyond
Music and Machines Event: Improvisation: Freedom and Tradition - A Symposium
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October 4th: Ben Watson
When Zappa and Free Improvisation overlap/contradict, things can get interesting
October 11th: David Clarke (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Listening to Late Junction: The BBC, World Music and The Global Imaginary
18th October: Rachel Cowgill (University of Leeds)
Elgar's War Requiem
25th October: Johann Hasler and Paul Fleet (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Johann Hasler: Towards a Hermeticist Music: Deducting musical grammars from the Hermetic doctrine of correspondences
Paul Fleet: Ferruccio Busoni: An Introduction to a Phenomenological Approach to his Music and Aesthetics
1st November: Will Edmondes (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Materialism LIVE: From Virginia Pipe to Wildlife Producer, Will Edmondes presents and overview of his research projects
15th November Group discussion
Text for discussion: Carolyn Abate, 'Music- Drastic or Gnostic?'
22nd October: Pauline Fairclough (Bristol University)
The Old SHostakovich: Reception in the British Press 1932-1992
25th November: One-day Symposium Toward a Philosophy of the Vernacular? Reading Richard Middleton's VOICING THE POPULAR
29th November: Felicity Laurence (ICMuS, Newcastle University )
Music 'making friends'? Musicking, empathic response, and catalytic connections; when these work, and when they don't
6th December: Ian Biddle (ICMuS, Newcastle University)
Love thy neighbour?: toward a political economy of musical neighbours