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Colloquium Series 2018-19

On Wednesday afternoons at 16.00 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 Dr Arman Schwartz.


Semester one
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Katherine hambridge (University of Durham): "Popularizing the Popular"
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway): "Bolivia's Antiracism law: Indigenous Music and Dance as a Panacea?"
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol): "Cherubini's Elisa: Alpine Virtue during the Terror"
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Edward Nesbit (King's College London): "Genre and the Role of Soloist in my Piano Concerto"
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Ross Cole (University of Cambridge): "Popular Song and the Poetics of Autobiography"
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Roddy Hawkins (University of Manchester): "Michael Finnissy as Amateur Modernist)
Wednesday 14 November 2018
Laurie Stras (University of Huddersfield): "What Does it Mean for a Woman to Sing?"
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Yolanda Plumley (University of Exeter): "Music, Politics, and Material Culture in the Late Middle Ages"
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Rachel Beckles Willson (Royal Holloway): "Music, Asylum-Seeking, and the Mobile Phone: Accountability in a Post-Peace Era"
Wednesday 5 December 2018
Yvonne Liao (University of Oxford): " 'After Europe': Musical Institutions and Post / Colonial Hong Kong"

Semester two

Wednesday 16 January 2019
Axel Englund (Stockholm University): "Lulu Humanimal (Sing Like a Beast)"

Wednesday 23 January 2019
Gabriel Solis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): "Négritude, Indigénitude, and the Search for Common Cause in the Black Pacific: On Musical Affinity as a Force in Global Music Histories"

Wednesday 30 January 2019
Michael Fend (King's College London): "The Immigrant Composer as State Employee: Cherubini's Career in 1790s Paris"

Wednesday 6 February 2019
Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (Max Planck Institut): "Aesthetics from Below: Beautiful Passages in Music and how they Sound and Feel"

Wednesday 13 February 2019
Lawrence Davies (Institut für Jazzforschung Graz): "Blues Encounters and Exchange between London and Chicago, 1958-1960"

Wednesday 27 February 2019
Thomas Hodgson (King's College London): "Structuralism and Value in Spotify's Algorithmic Recommender Systems"

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Cliff Eisen (King's College London): "Mozart and Material Culture"

Wednesday 13 March 2019
Howard Skempton: "Comments on my Recent Works and Reflections on Reflections on my Musical Life"

Wednesday 20 March 2019
Katerina Levidou (King's College London): TBA

Wednesday 27 March 2019
Susan Rutherford (Manchester University): "Hearing Oneself Sing: Early Recording Technology and the Singer"

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