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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)

Autumn 2019 schedule

10th October
Monika Hennemann (Cardiff University)
‘Felix Mendelssohn’s Oper Und Drama’

24 October
Laura Moeckli (University of Bern)
‘Bootleg Opera’
This event will be sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

14 November
Ben Curry (University of Birmingham)
‘Normativity and Musical Works’

28 November
Stephen Millar (Cardiff University)
‘From Belfast to the Somme: Legitimising Loyalist Paramilitaries Through Political Song’

5 December
Fiorella Montero-Diaz (Keele University)
‘Fusion as Inclusion: Music Class Identity and New Citizenships in Post-war Lima’

Spring 2019 schedule

Tuesday 29 January
Jonathan Roberts (Cardiff University)
‘Sound and Music in a Javanese City: Sociality and Signalling, Power and Public Affect’

Tuesday 19 February
Kate Guthrie (Bristol University)
Title TBC

Tuesday 26 February
Adam Harper (City, University of London)
‘Out of Touch? Yearning for Tangible Music in the Digital Age’

Tuesday 12 March
Cliff Eisen (King’s College London)
‘Mozart’s Chamber Music, 1789-1792, and the Notion of “Late Style”‘

Tuesday 19 March
Jonathan Burton
Title TBC
This event will be sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

Tuesday 26 March
Inja Stanovic (University of Huddersfield)
‘Performing, Recording and (Re)Constructing: A Guide for Historically-informed Performance’

Tuesday 2 April
Holly Rogers (Goldsmiths University)
Title TBC

Autumn 2018 schedule

Tuesday 9th October
Lorraine Byrne Bodley (Maynooth University)
‘Franz Schubert and the Making of the Self’

Tuesday 16th October
David Toop (London College of Communication)
‘Listening is Intimacy’

Tuesday 23rd October
Ian Cross (University of Cambridge)
‘Musics, Selves, Societies: The Value(s) of Music(s)’

Tuesday 13th November
Laudan Nooshin (City University)
‘Whose Alternative Public Space? Gender Dimensions of Music on the Internet in Iran’

Tuesday 20th November
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)
‘The Sopranos, Parisian style, 1869’

Tuesday 27th November
CIRO Sponsored
Alexandra Wilson (Oxford Brookes)
‘Opera: Highbrow, Middlebrow, Lowbrow … Elitist?’
This event will be followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Cardiff University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Opera and Drama (CIRO)

Tuesday 4th December
Mark Berry (Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘Complementary Opposition: Wagner and Mozart in Schoenberg’s Musical Thought’

Spring 2018 schedule

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’

6 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’

Autumn 2017 schedule

17 October
Marina Frolova-Walker (Cambridge University)
‘Stalin’s Playlist’
Followed by a piano recital by Peter Donohoe (7pm) and pre-concert talk by Frolova-Walker and Donohoe at 6:15pm.

24 October
John Butt (University of Glasgow)
‘Monteverdi, the 1610 Vespers and the Beginnings of the Modern Musical Work’

31 October
Danijela Špirić-Beard (IMR/Cardiff University)
‘Rocking the Party Line: Socialist Pop in 1970s Yugoslavia’

14 November
Lucy Duran (SOAS)
‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Musical Children in the Mali-Cuba Project, and Film as Field Notes’
**N.B. This talk will be held in the Large Lecture Theatre at the School of Music

21 November
Sarah Hibberd (University of Bristol)
‘Cherubini’s Elisa: Alpine Virtue and the Revolutionary Sublime’

28 November
Abigail Gardner (University of Gloucestershire)
‘Music and Ageing’

5 December
Stephen Walsh (Cardiff University)
‘Debussy: On the Naming of Preludes and Other Musical Creatures’
Followed by a piano recital by Caroline Rae and Iwan Llewelyn Jones at 19:00

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)