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Colloquia series 2016-17

On Wednesday afternoons at 17.00 in room SWB21, the Music Department hosts colloquia by speakers both from within and outside the Department.
All postgraduate students are expected to attend.

The events are free and open to the public, and refreshments are served. The colloquium series is organised by Professor Roger Parker


28 September 2016
Julian Johnson (Royal Holloway): “Debussy and the Aesthetics of Appearing”

5 October 2016
Oskar Cox Jensen (King’s College London): “How the Ballad-Singer Lost Her ‘Woice’”

12 October 2016
Dominic McHugh (University of Sheffield): “Frank Loesser and the Business of Broadway”

19 October 2016
Silvina Milstein, Rob Keeley and John Fallas (University of Leeds): “…to set one line against another: Afterlives of Counterpoint”; to be followed by a drinks and snacks 6:00-6:45 (Chapters) and a concert in the Great Hall featuring works by Benjamin, Birtwistle, Keeley and Milstein

26 October 2016
Tim Taylor (UCLA): “Taking the Gift out and Putting it Back In: From Cultural Goods to Commodities”

9 November 2016
Uri Smilansky (King’s College London): “Composing c. 1400 and the Problem of Medieval Expressivity”

16 November 2016
Suzanne Aspden (University of Oxford): “The Idea of the Past in British Eighteenth-century Music”

23 November 2016
Helene Neveu-Kringelbach (University College London) (MS): “Dance and the Politics of Self in Urban Senegal”

30 November 2016
Justin Williams (University of Bristol): “Punk Aesthetics in UK Hip-hop”

7 December 2016
Chris Banks (Imperial College): “Publishers and Publishing in an Open World”



18 January 2017
Isabella van Elferen (Kingston University): “Timbre: Aesthetics of Vibration”

25 January 2017
Joe Fort (King’s College London): “From the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor: Minuet Arrangements in Eighteenth-Century Vienna”

1 February 2017
Guy Dammann (TLS, Guardian): “ ‘Dancing about Architecture’ and Other Silly Things to Want to Do: How and Why We Write about Music”

8 February 2017
Gavin Williams (King’s College London): “Geographies of the Gramophone: Recorded Sound and Urban Space”

15 February 2017
Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh): “Missing Centres and Absent Subjects: Temporal Displacement and Phantasmagoria in Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39”

1 March 2017
Christopher Marsh (Queen’s University Belfast): “Best-selling Ballads and Their Significance in Seventeenth-century England”

8 March 2017
Danuta Mirka (University of Southampton): “Harmonic Schemata and Hypermeter”

15 March 2017
Sean Curran (Trinity College, Cambridge): “Music and Pictures—Real, Destroyed, and Imagined—in a Thirteenth-Century Psalter”

22 March 2017                                                                                                             Ann R. David (Froebel College, University of Roehampton): “Legacies and Imaginations: Exploring Indian Dancer Ram Gopal’s Dance and Music Performances, 1938-1960”

30 March 2017
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