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Institute of Musical Research events summer 2013


Institute of Musical Research events programme - summer 2013 music.sas.ac.uk photo: Edward Baran

Welcome to the Institute of Musical Research. The institute is funded to promote research from all UK institutions of Higher Education, facilitate research networks and provide training for postgraduate students. It provides links to the wider musical community, encourages cross-disciplinary projects, and enhances research impact through public events. I look forward to welcoming you to the Institute of Musical Research. Paul Archbold

The Institute of Musical Research is one of ten research institutes forming the School of Advanced Study, University of London, which is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Commonwealth Studies Institute of English Studies Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies Institute of Historical Research Institute of Musical Research Institute of Philosophy Institute for the Study of the Americas The Warburg Institute

Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK 020 7664 4865 cover photograph: A Russian soldier tinkles on a piano left behind in a central park in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia on February 6, 1995. ŠReuters Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War, The Mansion House, 28-29 June 2013. Promoted by The Musical Brain in partnership with The City of London Festival and in association with The Army, IMR and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Funding organisations Higher Education Funding Council for England Higher Education Academy Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Hepner Foundation Academic collaborators AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice Birkbeck College, University of London Birmingham Conservatoire British Forum for Ethnomusicology Brunel University Canterbury Christ Church University City University London Goldsmiths University of London Guildhall School of Music & Drama King’s College London London College of Music Middlesex University Royal Academy of Music Royal College of Music Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Northern College of Music Royal Musical Association School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London University of Birmingham University of Cambridge University of Cardiff University of Huddersfield University of Liverpool University of Manchester University of Nottingham University of Oxford University of Southampton With thanks to BBC Symphony Orchestra Barbican Centre British Museum Arditti Quartet Ensemble ExposÊ Elision


Directions in Musical Research A series of seminars exploring new directions in musical research Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required Monday 15 April, 17:00 - 18:30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Barry Ife (Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama) Chair: Penelope Cave Scarlatti in Barcelona Anthologies and compilations of texts pose particular problems for the study of text transmission and editing. This lecture will compare and contrast two manuscript compilations - one poetic and one musical - to illustrate these problems and discuss their implications. The poetic source is a collection of late fifteenth-century song texts in the British Library (Add MS 10431) and the musical source is a collection of Scarlatti sonatas that has fairly recently come to light in Barcelona (BC M1964). How important is this latter source and how does it fit into the great Scarlatti jigsaw? Monday 22 April, 17:00 - 18:30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Georgina Born (Oxford) Chair: John Deathridge (KCL) For a Relational Musicology: Music and Interdisciplinarity, Beyond the Practice Turn What would contemporary music scholarship look like if it was no longer imprinted with the disciplinary assumptions, boundaries and divisions inherited from the last centuries? This paper proposes that a generative model for future music studies would take the form of a relational musicology. The model is drawn from the author’s work; but signs of an incipient relational musicology are found scattered across recent research in musicology, ethnomusicology and jazz and popular music studies. In support of such a development, the paper calls for a reconfiguration of the boundaries between the subdisciplines of music study – musicology, ethnomusicology, music sociology and popular music studies – so as to render problematic the music/social opposition and achieve a new interdisciplinary settlement, one that launches the study of music on to new epistemological and ontological terrain. Monday 3 June, 17:00 - 18:30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Paul Archbold (IMR) Chair: Arnold Whittall (KCL Emeritus) Mirrors and Labyrinths: microtonal explorations The last fifty years have seen an explosion of music employing microtonal temperaments. This lecture outlines Archbold’s investigations of quarter-tone pitch class set theory, with illustrations from his music. Thursday 6 June 17:00-18:30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Michael Haas Chair: Paul Archbold (IMR) Forbidden Music - the Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis To mark the publication of his book of the same title by Yale University Press, Michael Haas examines the contribution of Jewish composers in Germany and Austria before 1933, their forced emigration before and during the war, and their contributions within the radically changed post-war music environment. Followed by book signing and refreshments.


CMPCP/IMR Performance/Research seminars Sponsored by the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) and the Institute of Musical Research (IMR) Open to the public, free of charge; no booking required Monday 29 April, 17.00 - 18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Roger Vignoles Creative dualities - the interpretative world of the accompanist In this illustrated lecture, Roger Vignoles will explore the ‘creative dualities’ involved in the piano accompanist’s profession: words and music, poet and composer, singer and pianist. Drawing on a wide repertoire from Schubert to Britten he will elucidate how to read the essential decisions made by composers in relation to setting a particular text, and the balance between analysis and imaginative empathy that goes into creating a performance. Monday 20 May, 17.00 - 18.30 Room 104, Senate House Simon Zagorski-Thomas (London College of Music) Performance in the studio Despite the fact that recording has been a vital part of a musician’s working practice for over a century now, conservatoires and other forms of performance pedagogy rarely treat it as central to musical training. This seminar will present some research on the ways in which musicians have to adapt their performance practice when they work in the studio. Monday 10 June, 17.00 - 18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Joanna MacGregor (Royal Academy of Music) On practising No pianist steps onstage without practising for, literally, years, yet it remains one of the most shadowy and guarded spaces of a musician’s life. If a performance is a glistening tip of an iceberg, beneath the water there lurks a history. Joanna MacGregor explores the physical, historical and psychological narratives of long-distance practising, and demonstrates with performances of music by Bach, Chopin, twentieth-century and contemporary composers. Monday 24 June, 17.00 - 18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Daniel Leech-Wilkinson (King’s College London), Mine Doğantan Dack (Middlesex University) with Diana Gilchrist (soprano) How creative can a musical practice be? Creativity in classical music performance, like freedom of speech, is welcomed so long as nobody is too upset: on the whole, the most successful performers are those who represent the score conventionally but who do so particularly vividly. A system combining education – from first lessons through conservatoire – and oversight – from examiners to critics, producers and promoters – aims to maintain the interpretative status quo. But in fact, and partly through those more vivid mutations, performance style evolves over time. The tradition is an illusion: our sense of a composer’s soundworld is temporary, shifting gradually.


Conferences and Symposia Thursday 4 April - Saturday 7 April Performance Studies Network Second International Conference University of Cambridge For further details please visit: www.cmpcp.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice with support from the IMR Saturday 20 April 10:15-17:30 Thinking and singing conference Room 349, Senate House Convenors: Sara Clethero, David Henson, Simon Zagorski-Thomas Keynote speaker: Peter Wiegold (Brunel) For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by IMR In association with the London College of Music Saturday 11 May 10:15 - 17:00 Latin American Music Seminar Room G22/26, Senate House Convenor: Henry Stobart For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Promoted by IMR in association with Institute for the Study of the Americas Tuesday 14 May 10:00 - 18:00 Crisis, creativity and the self, 1550-1700 Room 261, Senate House Convenor: Stephen Rose Keynote speaker: John Butt (Glasgow) For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by IMR in association with Royal Holloway, University of London Monday 17 June - Wednesday 19 June With Four Hands: music for two pianists Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Convenor: Mine Doğantan Dack Keynote speaker: Peter Hill Public concerts: Peter Hill & Benjamin Frith, Mine Doğantan Dack & Victoria Tzotzkova For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by IMR in association with Middlesex University and CMPCP Saturday 1 June 09:30 - 16:30 Workshop on the Orchestra in Global Perspective Room G22/26, Senate House Convenor: Tina K Ramnarine By invitation. Enquiries to tina.ramnarine@rhul.ac.uk Promoted by IMR in association with CMPCP


Friday 28 June - Saturday 29 June Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War The Mansion House, London EC4N 8BH Convenor: Ian Ritchie Keynote speakers: Stephen Johnson, Lt Col Bob Meldrum, Nigel Osborne, Sir Simon Wessely Public concert: The Royal Artillery Band, Adrian Thompson, tenor, Captain Craig Hallatt, director For further details please visit: www.themusicalbrain.org Promoted by The Musical Brain in partnership with The City of London Festival and in association with The Army, IMR and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Sunday 7 July - Monday 8 July Mechanical Musical Instruments and Historical Performance Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street, London Convenor: Emily Baines Keynote speakers: Peter Holman, Arthur Ord-Hume For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in association with IMR and National Early Music Association. Friday 19 July - Saturday 20 July 3rd Annual Conference of the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group Embodiment and the Physical King’s College London, Strand, London Keynote speakers: Georgina Born (Oxford), Stephen Davies (University of Auckland) For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the Royal Musical Association in association with King’s College London, University of Nottingham, British Society of Aesthetics, and IMR Wednesday 7 August - Saturday 10 August Word and Music Studies: Ninth International Conference Silence, Absence and Ellipsis in Literature and Music Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Convenors: Robert Samuels, Walter Bernhart For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the International Association for Word and Music Studies in association with the Institute of Musical Research and the Institute of English Studies Thursday 19 September - Saturday 21 September Royal Musical Association 49th Annual Conference Senate House The Peter Le Huray Lecture: Gianmario Borio (Università di Pavia) The Edward J. Dent Medal Lecture: Michel Duchesneau (University of Montréal) For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the Royal Musical Assocation in association with the IMR


Research Training A series of research training days and seminars designed for postgraduate students

Research Training Seminars Advance booking required. For further details visit: music.sas.ac.uk Monday 29th April 09.30 - 16:00 Popular Music Senate House, Room 104 Convenor: Dr Tom Perchard (Goldsmiths) 09:30 Registration and coffee 10:00 Dr Jason Stanyek (Oxford), Diaspora, Memory and Technology 11:30 Prof. Keith Negus (Goldsmiths), Interpreting the Popular Song: Authors, Audiences and Meaning 13:00 Lunch break (lunch not provided) 14:30 Prof. Anahid Kassabian (Liverpool), New Media, Ubiquitous Listening 16:00 Tea A training seminar for postgraduate music students and all musicians Supported by the Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Centre This day school is free of charge Thursday 23 May 14:00 - 18:00 Ethnomusicology and Religion Senate House, Room 246 Speakers: Martin Stokes (KCL), Katherine Schofield (KCL), Monique Ingalls (Cambridge), Sara Manasseh A training seminar for postgraduate music students and all musicians Supported by the Middle East, South and Central Asia Forum This day school is free of charge NAMHE travel grants Students of UK Higher Education Institutions may apply for a grant to travel to Research Training events organised by the IMR. Please apply in advance to music@sas.ac.uk This funding has been made available by the National Association for Music in Higher Education


Research Training Reading Group: Classic Texts in Music and Culture A reading group dedicated to the study of classic text in music and culture, led by Prof. Anahid Kassabian (Liverpool) Friday 19th April 14:00 - 17:00 Room 261, Senate House Bogost, Ian Alien Phenomenology, or What it’s Like to be a Thing, Chapter 1 “Alien Phenomenology” Friday 24th May 14:00 - 17:00 Room 261, Senate House Clough, Patricia et al “Notes Towards a Theory of Affect-Itself” For further details please contact a.kassabian@liv.ac.uk

Sound & Music/BBCSO Embedded Project: Composer Workshop Monday 22 April 10:30 – 17:30 Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London W9 2LG Students are invited to attend the following composition workshop organised by Sound & Music and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Garry Walker. The following works will be rehearsed:

Tom Coult Aaron Holloway-Nahum Benjamin Oliver

Advance booking required Please contact: music@sas.ac.uk

Codex (Homage to Serafini) The deeper breath to follow Lullaby for Joni


New Music Insight A new resource for the academic community Research documentaries, performances and lectures hosted on the London University platform of iTunesU music.sas.ac.uk/music-video/new-music-insight Forthcoming: photo: Martin Lengemann

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Master of the Queen’s Music

Changing Face of New Music Sir Peter Maxwell Davies re-evaluates Anton Webern’s lecture The Path to the New Music with perceptive insights into the contemporary cultural world. Lecture supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund

photo: Hanya Chlala

Sir Harrison Birtwistle & David Harsent in conversation with Fiona Sampson

Sir Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent discuss their recent dramatic collaborations, with particular reference to The Minotaur and The Corridor. Lecture supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund and the Hepner Foundation. Film supported by a grant from the Higher Education Academy.

Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera Lecture by Jonathan Cross Roundtable discussions with: John Casken, Michael Symmons Roberts, Robert Saxton and Andrew Watts, chaired by Paul Archbold & Fiona Sampson Conference supported by the IMR, IES and the Hepner Foundation. Film supported by a grant from the Higher Education Academy.


photo: Alex Rumford

Documentaries and performances Arditti Quartet perform Jonathan Harvey String Quartet no. 2 A film by Paul Archbold and Colin Still of a performance of Jonathan Harvey’s String Quartet no. 2 at St Giles’ Cripplegate, London in January 2012. Arditti Quartet perform Jonathan Harvey String Quartet no. 4 A film by Paul Archbold and Colin Still of a performance of Jonathan Harvey’s String Quartet no. 4 at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London in January 2012. Jonathan Harvey String Quartet no. 4: Notes towards an analysis Michael Clarke discusses Jonathan Harvey’s String Quartet no. 4 with illustrations by the Arditti quartet and Gilbert Nouno Arditti Quartet perform Wolfgang Rihm String Quartet no. 13 A film by Paul Archbold and Colin Still of a performance of Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet no. 13 at St Giles’ Cripplegate, London in January 2012. Wolfgang Rihm in conversation with Lucas Fels Wolfgang Rihm discusses his string quartets Arditti Quartet perform Brian Ferneyhough String Quartet no. 6 A film by Paul Archbold and Colin Still of a performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s String Quartet no. 6 at Donaueschinger MusikTage in October 2010. Climbing a Mountain: Arditti Quartet rehearse Brian Ferneyhough String Quartet no. 6 A film by Paul Archbold and Colin Still tracing the Arditti Quartet’s rehearsals for the premiere of Brian Ferneyhough’s String Quartet no. 6 Christopher Redgate ‘Multiphonia’ Christopher Redgate performs his virtuoso work on the new Redgate/Howarth oboe system, accompanied by several films in which Christopher Redgate discusses the creation of the new oboe, supported by an AHRC Creative and Performance Research Fellowship. Paul Archbold ‘Fluxions’ Christopher Redgate and Ensemble Exposé perform Paul Archbold’s Fluxions, accompanied by a documentary in which Christopher Redgate and Paul Archbold discuss the composition of the work. Liza Lim ‘The Navigator’ ELISION ensemble perform Liza Lim’s opera


Lecture podcasts (2011-12) Symposium- The Instrument in Musical Performance Neil Heyde (RAM)

Choreographing the Instrument, Body and Ensemble

Anthony Rooley ‘Music is nothing more than a Decoration of Silence’ (Marsilio Ficino, c.1485) Mine Doğantan Dack (Middlesex) ‘The least expressive instrument’ (Harold Bauer, 1917) Conference- (M)other Russia: Evolution or Revoultion Sir Rodric Braithwaite (former UK Ambassador to Russia) Russia Now Conference- Musical Geographies of Central Asia Saida Daukeyeva (IMR)

East vs West: regional styles of dombyra performance and their representation in music practice and discourse in modern Kazakhstan

Theodore Levin (Dartmouth College) The Geography of Possibility: Mapping the Future of the Past in Central Asian Music Megan M Rancier (Bowling Green State University) Narratives of Ancientness and Kazakh Nationhood in the Music of the “Turan” Ensemble Stephanie Bunn (University of St Andrews) The body and the landscape in Kyrgyz poetics: topography resonance and image in contemporary Kyrgyz epic IMR Directions in Music Research (forthcoming) Keith Howard (SOAS)

‘Sea of Blood’: a night at the North Korean opera

Paul Griffiths

in conversation with Bob Gilmore

François-Bernard Mâche

in conversation with Bob Gilmore

Arnold Whittall (Professor Emeritus, KCL) Distressed surfaces: British musical expressionism since 2001 Naomi Waltham-Smith (Indiana University) Music and the deconstruction of touch, 1700-1900 Caroline Potter (Kingston)

Satie & Mechanical Music


Middle East, South and Central Asia Forum The Middle East, South and Central Asia Forum is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the regions.

Friday 24 May Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House ‘Labour, livelihood and culture: crafts and music in the Middle East and South and Central Asia’ Convenors: Anna Morcom (RHUL) and Neelam Raina (Middlesex) This one-day conference explores arts, crafts, music and dance of the Middle East, South and Central Asia through a focus on labour and livelihood. This focus aims to bring to light littleresearched angles of social and political economies of culture, and ways in which they have changed and shifted in different historical eras and different political, economic and social formations. For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk All welcome. Delegate fee payable Organised by The Middle East, South and Central Asia Forum (MESCAF), Institute of Musical Research (IMR), School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Art and Design Research Institute, Middlesex University, London.


ICONEA Near and Middle Eastern archeomusicology All seminars and reading groups are free of charge and open to the public. Wednesday 10 April, 17:00-18:30 ICONEA seminar Room G21A, Senate House Richard Dumbrill and Bruno de Florence ‘Howard Goodall’s Story of Music’: a critical examination Saturday 20 April, 10:30-12:30 Lacan Reading Group Room 102, Senate House Bruno de Florence Saturday 4 May, 10:30-12:30 Lacan Reading Group Room 102, Senate House Bruno de Florence Wednesday 15 May, 17:00-18:30 ICONEA seminar Room G21A, Senate House Pete Blumson AKA Pete Dello The Babylonian Root Two Method Saturday 1 June, 10:30-12:30 Lacan Reading Group Room 102, Senate House Bruno de Florence Wednesday 12 June, 17:00-18:30 ICONEA seminar Room G21A, Senate House Bruno de Florence Shofar Totemism and Voice: A Freudian-Lacanian Approach Saturday 29 June, 10:30-12:30 Lacan Reading Group Room 102, Senate House Bruno de Florence Saturday 13 July, 10:30-12:30 Lacan Reading Group Room 102, Senate House Bruno de Florence


DeNOTE: Centre for eighteenth-century performance practice

Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio: an eighteenth-century conversation Mozart Trio in Eb, for clarinet, viola and fortepiano, ‘Kegelstatt’ K.498 John Irving, Jane Booth and Peter Collyer Three films including a documentary on the work, a performance on historical instruments, and an introduction to the historical keyboards at Finchcocks Museum Available for download from iTunesU, and streaming via YouTube A DVD is available from the IMR. Please send an email to: music@sas.ac.uk

DeNOTE performances: Tuesday 30 April, 19:00 Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7 RT Ensemble DeNOTE Mozart Piano Quartets www.cobbecollection.co.uk Sunday 12 May, 15:00 New Malden Methodist Church, 49 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BY Hummel & Mozart for clarinet, fortepiano and strings Jane Booth (clarinet), John Irving (fortepiano), Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin), Elitsa Bogdanova (viola), Jennifer Morsches (cello). Hummel Clarinet Quartet in E flat Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478 musicinnewmalden@gmail.com Friday 14 June, 19:00 Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, London SE14 6NW Ensemble DeNOTE with The Amadé Players Vanhal Clarinet Sonatas In association with Goldsmiths College. Free Admission www.amadeplayers.com


An international network supporting resources for researchers interested in music criticism and in the more general musical culture of the nineteenth century in France. music.sas.ac.uk/fmc The Press is central to the understanding of French history in the 19th century, whether the inquiry is directed towards foreign affairs, transport, agriculture or the performing arts. Its various forms – daily newspapers, specalist publications and non-specialist periodicals – provide not only data about performances, artists and their mentalités but also permit close readings of the language underpinning their aesthetic and ideological judgements. The Francophone Music Criticism project started life in 2006 as an AHRC Network based at the IMR and led by Katharine Ellis (RHUL) and Mark Everist (University of Southampton). It brings together a worldwide network of around 160 bilingual scholars to create an openaccess online resource of music-critical texts from nineteenth-century France, and to provide an environment in which the group can take forward historical, linguistic and aesthetic concerns central to French artistic culture of the nineteenth century. We run a Jiscmail discussion list FRENCH-MUS-CRIT@jiscmail.ac.uk which ensures ready virtual contact (new members always welcome!), but our main public face is our collection of over 1500 press reviews (23 anthologies; approx. three million words). If you are interested in joining the project, please email: katharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk or katharine.ellis@sas.ac.uk Francophone Music Criticism Network Meeting

2 - 3 July 2013

For this year’s annual meeting of the Francophone Music Criticism Network we are pleased to be welcomed by the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, in the heart of the Marais quarter, on 2 - 3 July 2013. The workshop theme is ‘What the Papers Say?’, the focus being on ways in which we can reach informed readings of music criticism in its journalistic context and in light of other kinds of documentary information. All Network members are welcome to attend this meeting, for which there is no delegate fee. Please contact katharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk or katharine.ellis@sas.ac.uk to reserve a place.


BBC Symphony Orchestra Students are invited to attend selected BBC Symphony Orchestra rehearsals in Maida Vale Studios as the Orchestra prepares for the following concerts at the Barbican Hall. Please note that the dates are for the concerts, not the rehearsals. To book a place, and for details of rehearsal times, please send an email to: music@sas.ac.uk Students are required to bring scores of repertoire works. The IMR will endeavour to provide scores of newly-commissioned works. Friday 12 April 2013, 7.30pm Jonathan Lloyd old racket Royal Philharmonic Society Elgar Bursary commission: world premiere Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor Tippett Symphony No. 4 Sir Andrew Davis conductor, Stephen Hough piano Friday 19 April 2013, 7.30pm Mark Simpson A mirror-fragment… London Premiere Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major Tippett Symphony No. 2 Martyn Brabbins conductor, Nicola Benedetti violin Friday 26 April 2013, 7.30pm Poulenc Les animaux modèles - suite Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges Stéphane Denève conductor, Jean-Baptiste Barrière video projection Students from the Royal Academy of Music, Stephen Mangan actor Friday 10 May 2013, 7.30pm Nico Muhly Outrage BBC co-commission: World premiere David Lang man made European premiere Paola Prestini Oceanic Verses European premiere concert performance Jayce Ogren conductor, Hila Plitmann soprano, Christopher Burchett baritone, Helga Davis vocalist, Claudio Prima vocalist BBC Singers, So Percussion Friday 17 May 2013, 7.30pm Jonathan Lloyd new balls Royal Philharmonic Society Elgar Bursary commission: world premiere Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Tippett Symphony No. 1 James Gaffigan conductor, Stephen Hough piano Saturday 25 May 2013, 7.30pm Wolfgang Rihm Nähe-fern-1 UK premiere Mahler Songs from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 Ingo Metzmacher conductor, Johan Reuter baritone


Forthcoming IMR events in autumn 2013 Thursday 19 September - Saturday 21 September Royal Musical Association 49th Annual Conference Senate House The Peter Le Huray Lecture: Gianmario Borio (Università di Pavia) The Edward J. Dent Medal Lecture: Michel Duchesneau (University of Montréal) For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Delegate fee payable Promoted by the Royal Musical Assocation in association with the IMR Thursday 18 October Opera, Digital Media, Translation Room G22/26, Senate House Wednesday 4 December - Friday 6 December ICONEA Conference Senate House

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Annual fee £45 (students £10) Donations welcome For further details, please see: music.sas.ac.uk


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Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War 2013 Conference Friday 28th/Saturday 29th June The Mansion House, London EC4N 8BH This conference brings together musicians, music therapists, arts practitioners, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, historians and soldiers to address the relationship between the arts, war and trauma over two days of lectures, workshops, discussion and performance. Speakers include: Stephen Johnson, Lt Col Bob Meldrum, Nigel Osborne, Alberto Portugheis, Ben Shephard, Sir Simon Wessely Saturday evening concert 6pm: The Royal Artillery Band, Adrian Thompson, tenor, Captain Craig Hallatt, Director

For full conference programme www.themusicalbrain.org   To book:  0208  404  1327 Concert  only  tickets:  www.colf.org  or  0845  120  7502

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Total Immersion 2013–14 The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Total Immersion days provide a unique opportunity to explore the creative worlds of living composers and of significant figures from the 20th century. Two of the days include expert introductory talks, fascinating films, choral and chamber music performances culminating in a major evening concert. This year, to mark the centenary of its premiere, we are including a special event celebrating Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. We also take a beguiling journey through the landscape of Thea Musgrave’s evocative music, and an exciting foray into the heady world of Brazil’s most famous composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos.

The Rite of Spring 1913 Sunday 22 SepTeMBeR 2013 The Paris premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet 100 years ago was a turning point in music history. The aftershocks have resonated down through decades, this masterwork leaving its imprint on every composer who ever heard it. The BBC SO presents films exploring the explosive event itself and the phenomenal Ballets Russes, and performs the work in the context of other music from the first performance.

Thea Musgrave SaTuRday 15 FeBRuaRy 2014 We celebrate the 85th birthday of this remarkable composer with a rich tapestry of her engaging and expressive music. A one-time student of Nadia Boulanger, Musgrave brings rigorous technique to her dramatic inspirations, drawing on the poetry of her native Scotland to create back-lit gems of atmospheric potency alongside big-boned works of energy and ingenuity.

Villa-Lobos SaTuRday 8 MaRCH 2014 As Brazil becomes an ever-more prominent player on the world stage, we take a timely look at the composer who did more than anyone to establish its national musical identity. Villa-Lobos’s unique blend of Rio café music, Western tradition, Amerindian folklore and his fascination with the sounds of the jungle produced a body of work like no other.

For full details and tickets visit bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra


Institute of Musical Research Summer 2013