Music Research Colloquia

2020-21 events

The Leeds Music Research Colloquia take place on Thursdays, 1.00–2.00pm, via Microsoft Teams. All are welcome.

Links to access the Colloquia will be posted to the website before each session, and in future email reminders.

Semester 1

Thursday 8th October

Dr Aleysia Whitmore (Lamont School of Music, University of Denver)

(Re)structuring Musics: How are music cultures shaped by creative & contentious labour within the cultural industries? (And how might we work to reshape them?)

Teams link

Thursday 22nd October

Dr Paula Wolfe (Singer–songwriter, independent researcher)

Women in The Studio: creativity, control and gender in popular music sound production

Teams link

Thursday 29th October

Dr Monique Charles (University of Warwick)

Analytical Approaches to Grime Music

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Thursday 19th November

Dr Sylvia Bruinders (South African College of Music, University of Cape Town)

The Christmas Bands tradition in the Western Cape, South Africa

Teams link

Thursday 3rd December

Dr Shzr Ee Tan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Challenging the myth of “The New Yellow Peril” in conservatoires and music departments

Semester 2

Thursday 4th February

Dr Diljeet Bhachu - School of Music, University of Edinburgh; Musicians’ Union (MU); University and Colleges Union (UCU)
Musician, Educator, Researcher, and Activist

Decolonising the Musical University

Thursday 18th February

Prof Jane Ginsborg – Royal Northern College of Music
Professor of Music Psychology and Associate Director of Research

The experiences of mid-career and seasoned orchestral musicians in the UK during the first COVID-19 lockdown

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Thursday 4th March

Prof Bryn Harrison – School of Music, University of Huddersfield
Professor in Composition

Imagining the past through the present: questioning notions of sameness and difference

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Thursday 25th March

Dr Moses Nii-Dortey – Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana
Research Fellow and Lecturer

Historical and cultural contexts of folk opera development and impact in Ghana

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Thursday 29th April

Dr Clive McClelland – School of Music, University of Leeds
Associate Professor of Music

Terrifying trees and frightening forests: Signifying the supernatural in Nature in German Romantic music

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