John Bird Lecture Series

We host regular public lectures covering current research in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition and performance. Talks are given by guest lecturers from the UK and abroad, as well as by School of Music staff.

Lectures take place in the Boyd Lecture Theatre in the Music Building at 4:30pm.

Spring 2020 schedule

6th February
Naomi Waltham-Smith (Warwick University)
‘Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red’

13th February
Elen Ifan (Cardiff University)
Welsh Festival Music (1924): Translating Wales for Wembley’s ‘Welsh Week’

20th February
Tim Summers (Royal Holloway University of London)
‘Music and Video Games: Musicking Through Virtual Worlds’

5th March
Elina Seye (University of Helsinki)
‘Music and dance or sound and movement? – Developing choreomusicology’

12th March
Ben Curry (University of Birmingham)
‘Normativity and Musical Works’

19th March
Laure Schnapper (EHESS-Paris)
‘The French Strauss’

26 March
Aidan Lang (Director General, Welsh National Opera)
‘The Opera Business’
Event sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

See previous lecture schedules here.