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This year we present three parallel research seminar series at Canterbury Christ Church University and Turner Contemporary in Margate:
Research Series in Music: Based in Canterbury, covering topics such as historical performance and Musicology.
The seminars are held on Thursdays, 17:00–18:00 in the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University (please note that the 29 Oct. will be in the Laud Building, Lg16). These lectures last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. They are open to the public and are followed by an informal reception.
- 15 Oct. Dr. Geoffrey Chew (Royal Holloway) ‘Humoresque? You must be joking’
- 29 Oct. Dr Robert G. Rawson (CCCU) ‘Žižek, Freud and Kafka—analysing matriarchy in Janáček’s Jenůfa and Káťa Kabanová’
- 12 Nov. Dr. Ann Van Allen-Russel (Trinity-Laban) ‘The 18th-century origins of musical copyright law’
- 3 Dec. Dr. Vanessa Hawes (CCCU) ‘: ‘What can empirical musicology do for analysis?’’
Oscillate at Turner Contemporary: based at this world-leading art gallery in Margate, this series of public events is designed to share ideas and creative work in the areas of sound, music, and listening in the 21st century.
Through talks, performances, and screenings, the series aims to create a platform for thinkers and practitioners at the forefront of their fields to share their work. Building upon an already strong foundation of visual art and design activity in Thanet, these events will explore the significance of sound and music in contemporary culture. Timings of events connect with various exhibitions at Turner Contemporary: please see below for details.
- 10th October, 18.00-19.00 –Oscillate at Turner Contemporary: Evan Parker (free for CCCU staff and students)
(Part of the ‘Risk’ opening day celebration at Turner Contemporary )
World-renowned saxophonist Evan Parker has devoted his career to free improvisation, a musical practice situated at the edge of the unknown. In this special session at Turner, Parker will respond to the exhibition theme of ‘risk’ through a personal take on Samuel Beckett’s 1958 work,”Krapp’s Last Tape”.
- 2nd December, 18.00-19.00 –Oscillate at Turner Contemporary: Matthew Herbert (free for CCCU staff and students)
Matthew Herbert’s use of sound to engage directly with social and political issues has made him one of the most relevant musical voices of his generation. This artist’s talk will reflect on a creative practice that is characterised by risk on multiple levels.
‘Performing Arts Series: In Dialogue with…’ Based in Canterbury, will focus on ‘Affective Engagement through Performance’. Each seminar will explore this in relation to a subsidiary area such as affect and risk, body, technology and will culminate in a one-day symposium in July.
- Wednesday 26 Oct 2015, 13.00-14.30 – Members of CCCU Staff
- Wednesday 25th Nov 2015, 13.00-14.30 – Dr. Angela Pickard with guest speaker
- Wednesday 24th Feb 2016, 13.00-14.30 – ‘Psychophysical Acting’ Dr. Kene Igweonu with Philip Zarrilli
- Wednesday 23rd March, 2016: 13.00-14.30 – Affective engagements in British Theatre Marissia Fragkou and Martin Heaney
- Wednesday 11th May, 2016: 13.00-14.30 – Andy Hurst with Melissa Trimingham
- Early July (tbc) ‘Affect, Risk and Performance’ one day symposium