Music Research Colloquia

2018-19 events

All events take place on Thursdays at 16:30 in the Clothworkers Foyer, School of Music. 

A wide-ranging programme of Research Colloquia, featuring invited guest speakers and staff from the School of Music, covering a broad view of current musicology and interdisciplinary research, including composition and technology; music and social sciences; music management; new approaches to music history; music psychology; and performance (analysis, history, pedagogy, practice).

Pre- and post-colloquium drinks

The School of Music foyer bar will be open from 16:00 each Thursday for informal drinks and discussion prior to the Colloquium. All are welcome to join us and meet the speaker.

Semester 1, 2018

4 October 2018
Moushumi Bhowmik, Independent Artist; Jadavpur University, Kolkata 
Music as a Translator’s Art: Reflections from Bengal and Beyond (a presentation-performance with Oliver Weeks)

11 October 2018
Mic Spencer, University of Leeds 
Spiralling Networks of Collaboration and the Creative Process

18 October 2018
Lee Patterson, Independent Artist 
Contact listening and the inner life of things

25 October 2018
Marina Frolova-Walker, University of Cambridge 
The curious case of Norman Cazden; or Musical Realisms across the Cold-War divide

1 November 2018
Beatrice Bretherton, University of Leeds 
Music, low-level electrical stimulation, & autonomic function

8 November 2018
Gary Sinclair, Dublin City University 
Too much choice and too little time: Music streaming, algorithms and the quest for emotional tension

15 November 2018
Michael Bonshor, University of Sheffield 
Building confident choral communities

22 November 2018
Owen Green, University of Huddersfield 
Interdisciplinary research as musical experimentation

29 November 2018
Tuomas Eerola, University of Durham 
Sweet sorrow: How can music associated with sadness bring pleasure to listeners?

6 December 2018
Tony Whyton, Birmingham City University 
Wilkie’s story: hidden musicians, cosmopolitan connections, and dominant jazz histories

13 December 2018
Claire Holden, University of Oxford
Transforming 19th-century historical performing practice

Semester 2, 2019

Thursday 31 January 2019
Mark Everist (University of Southampton) 
The Empire Strikes Back: Parisian Politics, Stage Music and the Second Empire

Thursday 7 February 2019
Daniel Herscovitch (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney) 

Thursday 14 February 2019
Michael Berkowitz (University College London) 
Emerging technologies of sight and sound: bringing colour to the world, 1917-1965

Thursday 21 February 2019
Ian Sapiro (University of Leeds) 
The Sound of Trevor Jones: Using Archival Materials to Explore Compositional Identity

Thursday 28 February 2019
Scott McLaughlin (University of Leeds) 
Fractal ideas in a Musical 'real'

Thursday 14 March 2019
Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat (Sheffield Hallam University) 
Singing in the streets: Shaping the city with music festivals

Thursday 21 March 2019
Catherine Tackley (University of Liverpool) 
The Impact of Jazz in Britain

Thursday 28 March 2019
Joanne Cormac (University of Nottingham) 
Networking the Symphony: Space, Connectivity, and Movement in the Nineteenth Century

Thursday 2 May 2019
Kate Wadsworth (University of Leeds) 
Title available soon

Thursday 9th May 2019
Arielle Bonneville-Roussy (Roehampton University)
Title available soon