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Spring 2017 schedule

Tuesday 31st January
Dieter Mack (Musikhochschule Lübeck), ‘Gamelan Influences in Western Music – Between Mythos, Hubris and Reality’

Tuesday 7th February
Catherine Tackley (University of Liverpool), ‘From the Dance Bands to the Big Bands: Jazz as Popular Music in the UK’

Tuesday 14th February
Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Creating a Middle-brow Cinema Culture? Popular Cinema Entertainment Meets High Art at the Royal Opera House, 1921-22’

Tuesday 21st February
Rob Fokkens (Cardiff University), ‘Towards a New Opera’

Tuesday 14th March – CIRO Sponsored
Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University), ‘Science, Timbre, and Wagner’s Gong’

Tuesday 21st March
Emilio Sala (Università degli Studi di Milano), ‘Music and Carnival in the 19th Century: The Case of Milan’

Tuesday 28th March
Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Privileges, Pirates and the Commons: Musical Ownership in the 17th century’

 

Autumn 2016 schedule

Tuesday 4th October
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University), ‘Historic Recordings vs. Urtexts’

Tuesday 18th October
Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork), ‘“Strangers in Paradise”: Performing Rebellion and Embodying Postcoloniality on the Emerald Isle’

Tuesday 25th October
Kenneth Gloag (Cardiff University), ‘Bill Frisell’s Disfarmer: Music and Photography’

Tuesday 8th November
Anne Hyland (University of Manchester), ‘Reconsidering Juvenilia: Schubert’s pre-1820 String Quartets’

Tuesday 15th November
Dorothea Redepenning (Universität Heidelberg), ‘King Albert’s Book: A Tribute to the Belgian King. An International Project at the Beginning of the First World War’

Tuesday 22nd November
David Cline (Independent Scholar), ‘Morton Feldman, Wild Rice and the Origins of the “Cage Shock”’

Tuesday 29th November
Ilana Webster-Kogen (SOAS), ‘Urban Sounds of Otherness: Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv’

 

Spring Semester 2016

Tuesday 26 January
‘In the Valley of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall: Beethoven’s Ninth and the Consecration Concert (1963)’, Stephen Hinton (Stanford University)

Tuesday 2 February
‘The Neo-Classical and the Rhetorical Sublime: Gellert’s and C. P. E. Bach’s Musical Renderings of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)’, Keith Chapin (Cardiff University)

Tuesday 9 February
‘Beethoven, Truth, and the Canon: Rehabilitating an Emancipatory, Feminist Hope’, Paul Harper-Scott (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Tuesday 16 February
‘Once More with Singing (and Dancing): Musical Episodes in Television Series’, Guido Heldt (University of Bristol)

Tuesday 1st March
‘The Movements of the Old Hundredth, ca. 1854’, Jonathan Hicks (King’s College London),

Tuesday 8 March
‘Harmonic Function in Post-Tonal Music: Redefinition and Compositional Practice’, Pedro Faria Gomes (Cardiff University)

Tuesday 15 March 
‘Negotiating Anti-Semitism on the opera stage: Wäinö Sola’s adaptation of La Juive at the Finnish National Opera (1925)’, Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala (The University of the Arts Helsinki)

The event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO).

Tuesday 19th April
‘On so-called diegetic music’, Stefano Castelvecchi (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday 26th April
‘Cultures of exclusion: the changing socio-cultural spaces of female hereditary and transgender dancers in India’, Anna Morcom (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Autumn Semester 2015

6 October
Exploring Polyrhythm and Polyphony: Case Studies from Uganda
Peter Cooke (SOAS, University of London)

13 October Words in Song in the Music Criticism of Robert Christgau
Dai Griffiths (Oxford Brookes University)

20 October Music Analysis and Sketch Studies: a Hocketing Game
Mark Delaere (KU Leuven)

27 October Opera, Modernism, and the Failure of Language
Amy Bauer (University of California)

17 November Telemann in Paris: The Issue of Genre from the Perspective of Cultural Transfer
Thierry Favier (Université de Poitiers – Oxford University)

24 November Revisiting Edward Loder (1809-1865): the Operas Reconsidered
Paul Rodmell (University of Birmingham)

1 December A ‘Pleasing Rape’: John Dennis, Male Sovereignty and the Queer Sublime
Matthew Head (King’s College London)

 

Spring Semester 2015

3 February Village – Environment – Studio: ‘Doga için Çal’ and the Cartographies of Modern Turkey
Eliot Bates (University of Birmingham)

10 February ‘An Epistle to Mr Philip Glass’ and other Verse-Music Encounters
Christopher Norris (Cardiff University)

17 February Envisioning Portugal: Music and Nation
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

3 March ‘Music Industry and Digitization: no single factor explanation for defining change’
Michael Jones (University of Liverpool)

10 March Music Sans Frontieres
Matthew Shlomowitz (University of Southampton)

17 March Jean Cocteau’s Cinematic Parallax: Reframing Wagner’s Tristan between Nietzsche and Debussy. The case of L’éternel retour (1943)
Mauro Bertola (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

21 April The Burning Fiery Furnace and the Redemption of Religious Kitsch
Christopher Chowrimootoo (University of Notre Dame (USA))

 

Autumn Semester 2014

7 October Effeminate Vibrato: Vitalist Discourses of Violin Pedagogy in the Early Twentieth Century
Stefan Knapik (Cardiff University)

14 October ‘A man of many hobbies…’: Alan Adair and the concerts of the Adair War Wounded Fund
Katy Hamilton (Independent scholar)

28 October Between Conscience, Family, and the Nation: Hubert Parry and the First World War
Toby Thacker (Cardiff University)

25 November (Re-) Theorising Schubert’s Reliquie: Precedents, the ‘Great’ Symphony, and Narrative
Cameron Gardner (Cardiff University)

2 December Sensibility Triumphant: C.P.E. Bach and the Art of Feeling
Annette Richards (Cornell University)

9 December The Anti-Economy of Improvisation
Dana Gooley (Brown University)