IMR events summer 2014
Institute of Musical Research events programme - summer 2014 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 Historical Research Institute of Latin American Studies Institute of Modern Languages Research Institute of Musical Research Institute of Philosophy 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 illustration: Harrison Birtwistle ÂŠHanya Chlala / Arena PAL. Birtwistle at 80: Institute of Musical Research Morning Symposium, Saturday 25 May 2014 10:30 Fountain Room, Barbican Centre. See inside back cover for details.
Funding organisations Higher Education Funding Council for England Higher Education Academy Aga Khan Trust for Culture Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Hepner Foundation Hinrichsen Foundation Academic collaborators AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice Birmingham Conservatoire British Forum for Ethnomusicology Brunel University Canterbury Christ Church University Cardiff University City University London Goldsmiths University of London Guildhall School of Music & Drama Kingâ€™s College London Middlesex University National Association for Music in Higher Education 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 Bristol University of Cambridge University of Huddersfield University of Liverpool University of Manchester University of Nottingham University of Oxford University of Sheffield University of Southampton University of Surrey With thanks to: BBC Symphony Orchestra Barbican Centre British Museum Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Arditti Quartet Ensemble ExposĂŠ
Elision Ensemble London Symphony Orchestra NMC Recordings Ltd Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Spitalfields Festival Third Ear Productions
CMPCP/IMR Performance/Research seminars Sponsored by the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice and the Institute of Musical Research Open to the public, free of charge Monday 12 May 2014, 17.00–18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Christian Wolff Chair: Paul Archbold Christian Wolff was born in 1934 in Nice, France, but has lived mostly in the U.S. since 1941. Academically trained at Harvard as a classicist, Wolff has taught classics at Harvard and from 1971 to 1999 was professor of Classics and Music at Dartmouth College. Though mostly self-taught as a composer, associations with John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, Earle Brown, Frederic Rzewski and Cornelius Cardew have been important for him. A particular feature of his music has been to allow performers various degrees of freedom and interaction at the actual time of performance. A number of pieces have been used by Merce Cunningham and the Cunningham Dance Company, starting in 1953. Wolff has also been active as a performer and as an improviser - with, among others, Takehisa Kosugi, Steve Lacey, Keith Rowe, William Winant, Kui Dong, Larry Polansky and the group AMM. His writings on music, up to 1998, are collected in the book Cues: Writings and Conversations, published by MusikTexte, Cologne. The lecture will be followed by a short concert. Apartment House Bridget Carey (viola), Anton Lukoszevieze (cello), Philip Thomas (piano) Christian Wolff Exercises 29 & 30 3 instruments (UK première) Cello Suite Variation cello Duo 10 (Summer Days) viola, cello (UK première) In Between Pieces viola, cello, piano Pianist: Pieces (2001) piano Emma viola, cello, piano (UK première)
Monday 19 May 2014, 17.00–18.30 Room 102, Senate House Claire Holden (Cardiff University) Articulation and legato in Beethoven’s string writing Chair: John Rink ‘Period instrument’ ensembles have long considered Beethoven’s works to be core repertoire; however, until very recently their performances have failed to reflect the historically evidenced characteristics of early nineteenth-century playing with fidelity. This seminar aims to bridge the gap between conflicting approaches by exploring what can be learned about articulation and legato from Beethoven’s own notation and from the practices of string players in Beethoven’s circle, as well as considering the practical implications for professional string players working in an industry where early nineteenth-century style is largely alien. Monday 2 June 2014, 17.00–18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Tom Armstrong (University of Surrey) with Simon Desbruslais (University of Oxford) Composer and performer: an experimental turn and its consequences Chair: Mine Doğantan-Dack Since 2009 Tom Armstrong’s compositional practice has been shaped by a heightened awareness of the creative agency of the performer, evident chiefly through adoption of indeterminate notation. The consequences of this decision have affected the expressive, technical and aesthetic aspects of his music leading to a much closer relationship with the experimental tradition than he could have conceived five years ago. This talk will take stock of these changes and reflect on them through recent scholarship in composition and performance creativity. Monday 16 June 2014, 17.00–18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Ian Pace (City University) A short history of key noise at the piano: its technical and aesthetic implications Chair: John Rink Ian Pace considers an often overlooked aspect of piano playing. Monday 30 June 2014, 17.00–18.30 Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Séverine Ballon Rebecca Saunders ‘Solitude’: a conversation between composer and performer Chair: Paul Archbold The distinguished cellist Séverine Ballon considers the commissioning of a new work for solo cello by Rebecca Saunders, and investigates the development of new performance techniques in collaboration with the composer. The lecture will be followed by the London première of Rebecca Saunders’ Solitude.
Directions in Musical Research A series of seminars exploring new directions in musical research
Monday 9 June, 17:00-18:30 Room 104, Senate House Jane Alden (Wesleyan University) ‘In-Formed Graphics’ Jane Alden discusses the notation of 20th-century graphic scores in the context of the study of early music notation. Open to the public, free of charge Tuesday 10 June,17:00-18:30 Room 234, Senate House Alex Hills (Royal Academy of Music) ‘Shklovsky’s Ostranenie as theoretical tool and creative principle’ Viktor Shklovsky’s seminal notion of ostranenie (variously translated as Estrangement, Defamiliarization or, most interestingly, Enstrangement) served as a means to define the ‘artfulness’ of art for much of Russian Formalist theory. However, it has also in itself provided a starting point for creative practice, both implicit and explicitly. Composer Alex Hills addresses its place in the relationship between theory and creativity in both music and literature, and especially in his own, openly Shklovskian, music. Open to the public, free of charge Promoted by the Institute of English Studies as part of the seminar series Roman Jakobson: Poetry of Self, Sign, City and Form Monday 23 June, 17:00-18:30 Room 104, Senate House Leanne Langley (Associate Fellow, IMR) ‘Between Art and Commerce: Music as a UK Creative Industry, 1819’. Chair: Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths, University of London) Leanne Langley assesses the rationale, output and achievement of the original commercial arm of the Philharmonic Society of London. Set up as a joint-stock company of composers and performers, it built a major venue on Regent Street, commissioned new and arranged music for publication, started a house journal, and ran a warehouse selling sheet music and instruments. Far from being the write-off that conventional historiography records, this group deserves a closer look for its innovative approach to music development in early 19th-century Britain. Open to the public, free of charge
Research Training Wednesday 23 April, 10:00-17:00 Concert Hall, Milton Court, Silk Street, Barbican, London Arditti Quartet workshop for early-career composers, led by Hilda Paredes From an international call for string quartets to early-career composers, a panel selected four works from over two hundred submissions Lina Tonia MatĂas Hancke Martin Loridan Javier Quislant
Chronographia Silber/Strom Trois Miniatures erinnerungs.vermĂśgen
Open to the public. Admission free. Supported by Friends of the IMR. With thanks to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Friday 13 June, 10:00 - 17:00 Lecture Theatre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London Filming Classical Music with Jonathan Haswell, Barrie Gavin, Miguel Mera Jonathan Haswell is a film director and producer with a worklist including Barenboim at the BBC Proms 2012 and several operas at the Royal Opera House: Tosca, The Minotaur, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni Barrie Gavin has had a distinguished career at the BBC making documentaries of many classical composers including Pierre Boulez, Toru Takemitsu, Jonathan Harvey and Oliver Knussen Miguel Mera (City University London) is a composer of film music, and a writer on film. The training day will examine the preparation process for filming a classical music performance and making a music documentary: marking up a score, planning an interview, choosing camera angles, directing a team, producing work for live transmission, and off-line editing. An essential day for any musicologist, performer or composer interested in researching films of music. Open to the public. Admission free. Promoted by the Institute of Musical Research and Third Ear Productions in association with The Voice and The Lens at the Spitalfields Festival. NAMHE travel grants Students of UK Higher Education Institutions may apply for a grant to assist with the cost of travel to participate in a Research Training event organised by the IMR. Applications will be considered by a panel representing IMR and NAMHE. Please apply in advance to email@example.com This funding has been made available by the National Association for Music in Higher Education
Conferences and Symposia Saturday 10 May, 10:15 - 17:00 Room G22-26, Senate House Latin American Music Seminar The symposium is followed by live Chilean Cueca and Cuban Charanga performance For further details please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/latin-american-music-seminar-lams-tickets-10451172739 Supported by the Institute of Latin American Studies and the Institute of Musical Research Sunday 11 May, 10:30 and 14:00 Purcell Room, Southbank Centre Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Gamechangers Study Day - focussing on Haydn’s Creation. Tickets £12 per session (£6 concessions, £4 students) Book both parts of the day and save 15% For further details please visit: oae.co.uk Promoted by the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Tuesday 13 May, 09:30 - 19:00 (dinner at 19:30) Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE Creativity, music and the brain: The power of music over the mind Student £50, other categories £70 - £155 For further details please visit www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/pye05.php Organised by Royal Society of Medicine, supported by the Institute of Musical Research Tuesday 20 May, 09:45 - 18:00 Room AG09, College Building, City University London, St John Street, London EC1V 0HB Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum Convenor: Laudan Nooshin (City University London) For further details please contact Laudan Nooshin: L.Nooshin@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/music All welcome. Admission free Organised by City University London in association with the Institute of Musical Research Sunday 25 May Fountain Room, Barbican Centre Chair and Convenor: Jonathan Cross (University of Oxford) 10:30 Harrison Birtwistle at 80: IMR morning symposium 15:00 Harrison Birtwistle at 80: study afternoon (BBCSO & Barbican Centre) For full details, please see inside back cover barbican.org.uk/birtwistle Saturday 7 June 10:00 - 18:00 Room 349, Senate House Thinking and Singing Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk
Sunday 8 June 10:00 - 18:00 Parry Rooms, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London Singing from the Piano A symposium examining how pianists interpret text at the piano in song performance For further information please visit: www.songart.co.uk Promoted by SongArt Performance network Friday 13 - Saturday 14 June Spitalfields Festival The Voice and The Lens The Voice and the Lens celebrates the relationship between voice and camera, sound and image, original and copy. For further details please visit: www.thirdear.co.uk/projects/current-projects/the-voice-and-the-lens A Third Ear production in partnership with Close-Up Film Centre, Institute for Musical Research, Rich Mix, Spitalfields Music and Whitechapel Gallery Friday 27 - Saturday 28 June King’s College London Royal Musical Association Music & Philosophy Group: Fourth Annual Conference The 4th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, in collaboration with the Music and Philosophy Study Group of the American Musicological Society, will be co-hosted by the Departments of Music and Philosophy at King’s College London. Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: www.musicandphilosophy.ac.uk/conference-2014 The event is generously supported by King’s College London, the British Society of Aesthetics, and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 July Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House Analysis, Cognition and Ethnomusicology Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE 2014) and Third International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2014) Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: aawmconference.com Hosted by the Department of Music, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and Institute of Musical Research in association with the Centre for Music and Science (University of Cambridge) and the Society for Music Analysis Wednesday 9 July 14:30 - 18:00 Court Room, Senate House Jean-Louis Floretz conference Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Thursday 17 - Friday 18 July G35 & G37, Senate House Music Literature, Historiography & Aesthetics Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk
New Music Insight A new resource for the academic community Research documentaries, performances and lectures devoted to new music music.sas.ac.uk/newmusicinsight John Casken: photo by David Lefeber
John Casken at 65 A conversation with John Casken in celebration of his 65th birthday The film considers his works Orion over Farne, Concerto for Orchestra, Violin Concerto and the new oboe concerto Apollinaire’s Bird Film supported by Hallé, Institute of Musical Research, NMC Recordings Ltd, Schott Music Ltd Brian Ferneyhough: ‘Electric Chair Music’ A film by Colin Still, Neil Heyde & Paul Archbold examining Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study II. The documentary is followed by a performance of the work by Neil Heyde (cello) and Paul Archbold (electronics) Film supported by Kingston University, RAM, IMR, Hinrichsen Foundation 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 Poetry, Music, Drama: the creation of contemporary opera Sir Harrison Birtwistle & David Harsent in conversation with Fiona Sampson ‘Shadows and Mirrors: Birtwistle in the New Millenium’ by Jonathan Cross Talks by John Casken, Michael Symmons Roberts, Robert Saxton and Andrew Watts, chaired by Paul Archbold & Fiona Sampson Conference and talk supported by the IMR, IES, John Coffin Memorial Fund and the Hepner Foundation. Film supported by the Higher Education Academy
Documentaries and performances Brian Ferneyhough at 70 Three conversations filmed as part of Brian Ferneyhough’s residency in the UK as S T Lee Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London Brian Ferneyhough in conversation with Colin Blakemore Brian Ferneyhough in conversation with Robert Worby Brian Ferneyhough in conversation with Christopher Redgate 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 première of Brian Ferneyhough’s String Quartet no. 6 Christopher Redgate ‘Multiphonia’ Christopher Redgate performs his virtuoso work on the new Redgate/Howarth microtonal oboe system, accompanied by several films in which he 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’ ‘Songs Found in Dream’ ‘Invisibility’
ELISION ensemble perform Liza Lim’s opera ELISION ensemble perform Liza Lim’s chamber work Séverine Ballon performs Liza Lim’s solo cello work
Michael Finnissy ‘Âwâz-e Niyâz’ Christopher Redgate and Michael Finnissy perform Finnissy’s new work for Redgate/Howarth microtonal oboe doubling Lupophon and piano
Lecture podcasts (2011-13) Symposium - The Instrument in Musical Performance Peter Hill
Music for Two Pianists
Peter Sheppard Skærved & Neil Heyde
‘Naked’ instruments: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922)
Mine Doğantan-Dack & Sebastian Comberti
Equal Partners? Piano-Cello Duo in Historical Context
John Irving, Jane Booth, Peter Collyer
Three Friends in Conversation - Mozart’s “Kegelstatt” Trio, K.498
Christopher Redgate & Paul Archbold
The Electronic Chamber: Creating Interactive Performance
Choreographing the Instrument, Body and Ensemble
Anthony Rooley ‘Music is nothing more than a Decoration of Silence’ (Marsilio Ficino, c.1485) Mine Doğantan-Dack
‘The least expressive instrument’ (Harold Bauer, 1917)
Conference - (M)other Russia: Evolution or Revolution Sir Rodric Braithwaite
Conference - Musical Geographies of Central Asia Saida Daukeyeva
East vs West: regional styles of dombyra performance and their representation in music practice and discourse in modern Kazakhstan
The Geography of Possibility: Mapping the Future of the Past in Central Asian Music
Megan M Rancier Narratives of Ancientness and Kazakh Nationhood in the Music of the “Turan” Ensemble Stephanie Bunn
The body and the landscape in Kyrgyz poetics: topography resonance and image in contemporary Kyrgyz epic
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Making Music Ensemble DeNOTE has been chosen by Making Music Concert Promoters’ Network as Selected Artists for 2015-16. Three programmes showcasing DeNOTE’s blend of historical performance research and period-instrument performance will take works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and their Viennese contemporaries around the UK. A strong factor in DeNOTE’s selection was the commitment to combining research with performance in an accessible way, connecting with communities beyond the academy. The Mozart Project The first digital interactive digital book on Mozart, The Mozart Project, published by Pipedreams Collective, will be released on the AppStore/iTunes/iBooks on 15 May. Ensemble DeNOTE features in a number of video performances illustrating Mozart’s concertos and chamber music. Additionally, John Irving has authored two chapters, and taken part in several audio interviews. 20-24 July: Lythe Chamber Music Course – early clarinets and keyboards DeNOTE’s education strand, already involving recent side-by-side chamber music performance schemes at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, is extended further in July with our first residential course in historical performance on early keyboard and wind instruments, will be held in Lythe on the North York Moors this July. The course is a collaboration with local keyboard builder, Johannes Secker, and in addition to research-led performance instruction will include in depth study of keyboard and woodwind organology.
ICONEA Near and Middle Eastern archeomusicology All seminars are free of charge and open to the public.
Wednesday 7 May, 17:00-18:30 Room 246, Senate House Richard Dumbrill The Wanshini Manuscript: New hypotheses about al-Kindiâ€™s theories. A fake? Wednesday 28 May, 17:00-18:30 Room 246, Senate House Richard Dumbrill interviews the acclaimed Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk www.bushraelturk.com/ Wednesday 25 June, 17:00-18:30 Room 246, Senate House When East meets West: Richard Dumbrill interviews the singer Merit Ariane Stephanos www.meritariane.com/home.shtml
Middle East and Central Asia Forum The Middle East and Central Asia Forum is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the regions.
Tuesday 20 May, 09:45 - 18:00 Room AG09, College Building, City University London, St John Street, London EC1V 0HB Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum Convenor: Laudan Nooshin (City University London) Followed by an evening concert as part of the â€˜Stay Closeâ€™ project: www.staycloseproject.com 19:00 - 21:00 Performance Space, College Building, City University London For further details please contact Laudan Nooshin: L.Nooshin@city.ac.uk www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/music All welcome. Admission free Organised by City University London in association with the Institute of Musical Research
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, specialist 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; approximately three million words). If you are interested in joining the project, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FMC Conference 2014 Thursday 10 - Friday 11 July Salle des Commissions, BNF site Richelieu, Paris Convenors: Lesley Wright and Kerry Murphy For further information, please email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Symphony Orchestra Students are invited to attend selected BBC Symphony Orchestra rehearsals in Maida Vale 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: email@example.com Students are required to bring scores of repertoire works. The IMR will endeavour to provide scores of newly-commissioned works. The BBC Symphony Orchestra offers discounts on selected concerts through the Student Pulse app.
Saturday 3 May, 19:30 Concert at Barbican Hall, London EC2Y 8DS Debussy Pascal Dusapin Honegger Elgar
Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune Violin Concerto (UK première) Rugby Enigma Variations
Sakari Oramo, conductor Renaud Capuçon, violin Friday 16 May, 19:30 Concert at Barbican Hall, London EC2Y 8DS Birtwistle at 80 Sir Harrison Birtwistle (Concert Hall staging)
Martyn Brabbins, conductor John Lloyd Davies, director Cast to include: Leigh Melrose, Gawain, Sir John Tomlinson, The Green Knight, Laura Aikin, Morgan Le Fay, Jennifer Johnston, Lady de Hautdesert, Jeffrey Lloyd Roberts, King Arthur, John Graham Hall, A Fool, Rachel Nicholls, Guinevere, William Towers, Bishop Baldwin, Ivan Ludlow, Agravain, Robert Anthony Gardiner, Ywain BBC Singers Thursday 19 June, 19:30 Concert at Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London Peter Maxwell Davies’ 80th Birthday Concert Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Chloë Hanslip, violin Peter Rundel, conductor
Throstle’s Nest Junction (London première) A Spell for Green Corn - The MacDonald Dances (London première) Worldes Blis
Forthcoming IMR events in autumn 2014 Thursday 9 - Friday 10 October Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London Johannes Tinctoris and Music: Theory in the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: music.sas.ac.uk Friday 24 October Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London Mozart and the Power of Music: Memory, Myth & Magic Delegate fee payable For further details please visit: www.themusicalbrain.org Saturday 15 - Sunday 23 November Senate House, University of London, and several venues Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities For further details please visit: www.sas.ac.uk
Friends of the IMR If you would like to further develop the work of the Institute of Musical Research, please join the Friends of the IMR. Friends of the IMR have supported: • Lectures by distinguished speakers • Concerts by international artists • Workshops for early-career composers • Training events for postgraduate students Friends of the IMR receive the following benefits: • Free reference access to Senate House Library and its outstanding music collection • IMR brochure sent to you by post or email • Invitation to special Friends of the IMR events • Golden Friends will be acknowledged in the IMR brochure Annual fee Student Friend (£10), Friend (£45), Golden Friend (£100) Gift-aided donations are welcome For further details, please see: music.sas.ac.uk
Harrison Birtwistle at 80 Sunday 25 May Fountain Room, Barbican Centre 10:30 Harrison Birtwistle at 80: IMR morning symposium Chair and Convenor: Jonathan Cross (University of Oxford) Heather Wiebe (King’s College London): Birtwistle in Aldeburgh, 1968 Arnold Whittall (Professor Emeritus, King’s College London): “Night’s rhythm coming in”: sketching the later Birtwistle Ulrich Mosch (Université de Genève): The composer’s eye: Harrison Birtwistle, Wolfgang Rihm, and the visual arts David Beard (Cardiff University): ‘“The mystery of the kiosk composer”: Harrison Birtwistle’s creative processes explained 15:00 Harrison Birtwistle at 80: study afternoon (BBCSO & Barbican Centre) Jonathan Cross (University of Oxford): Why Birtwistle’s music matters Fiona Sampson (poet, University of Roehampton): Birtwistle among the poets Paul Griffiths (writer and broadcaster): Birtwistle’s time and ours Sir Harrison Birtwistle in conversation with Fiona Maddocks (The Observer) Admission free for anyone with a ticket to any of these Birtwistle at 80 events: Friday 16th May, Birtwistle at 80: BBCSO ‘Gawain’ Tuesday 20th May, Birtwistle at 80: LSO/Harding Sunday 25th May, Birtwistle at 80: BCMG/Knussen Thursday 29th May, Birtwistle at 80: Britten Sinfonia ‘Yan Tan Tethera’ Friday 30th May, Birtwistle at 80: Arditti Quartet & Britten Sinfonia Please note capacity is limited for the symposium and study afternoon, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Attendance at the morning session does not guarantee admission to the afternoon session. For details of the Barbican festival Birtwistle at 80 and ticket prices please visit: barbican.org.uk/birtwistle Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891
Where will the music take you?
Birtwistle at 80 Musicâ€™s master of legend and landscape Fri 16 May Gawain/ BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thu 29 May Yan Tan Tethera/ Britten Sinfonia
Tue 20 May Earth Dances/ London Symphony Orchestra
Fri 30 May Fields of Sorrow/ Britten Sinfonia
Sun 25 May Chamber works and songs Knussen/BCMG
Sun 25 May Symposium and Study Afternoon