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.

See previous lectures here.

For further information on the John Bird Lecture Series, contact Dr Carlo Cenciarelli, Jeff Paul Charest, or Alessandra Palidda.

Spring 2018 schedule

All lectures will be held in the Boyd Lecture Theatre (unless otherwise specified) in the School of Music.
Tuesdays, 4:30pm

6 February
Arlene Sierra (Cardiff University)
‘Composing a Nature Symphony’

13 February
Derek Scott (University of Leeds)
‘A Forgotten Transcultural Entertainment Industry: Early Twentieth-Century Operetta from the German Stage’ Sponsored by CIRO
The event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

20 February
John Richardson (University of Turku)
‘From Analysing to Producing Music Videos’

3 March
Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘Schoenberg and Mozart’

13 March
Roy Howat (Royal Academy of Music)
‘Debussy, Chopin and Chabrier: Musical and Structural Interrelations’ – Debussy Centenary Series
Please note that this event is part of a festival of concerts and lectures exploring different facets of Debussy’s work, influence and legacy. The talk will be followed by a Piano Recital by Roy Howat at 7pm.

20 March
Laudan Nooshin (City, University of London)
‘Whose Alternative Public Space? Gender Dimensions of Music on the Internet in Iran’

17 April
Julian Horton (Durham University)
‘Prospects for a Theory of Romantic Form’