RMA 2015 programme - Friday

9:15 - 9:30 - Registration (Ground-floor foyer)

9:15 - 11:30 - Publisher Exhibition (First-floor foyer)

9:30 - 10:30 - Friday morning sessions

Q. Media and Identity (Aston Webb WG5)

Ben Winters (Open University), chair

  • Daniel White (University of Manchester), ‘Unheard Peoples: Primitivism and Postcolonialism in James Horner’s Avatar’
  • Michael Baumgartner (Cleveland State University, Ohio), ‘Anton Bruckner versus Giuseppe Verdi: Luchino Visconti’s film Senso (1954) as a Forum for a Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Music Aesthetics’

R. City Soundscapes (Aston Webb WG12)

Arman Schwartz (University of Birmingham)

  • Gaël Saint-Cricq (Université de Rouen), ‘Artois as a Home for the Thirteenth-Century Motet: The Testimony of the Noailles Collection’
  • Francesca Vella (University of Cambridge), ‘Meyerbeer and Mobility in Mid-Nineteenth- Century Florence’

S. Performing Beethoven (Dome)

Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield), chair

  • Erica Buurman (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘The Multi-Movement Cycle in Nineteenth Century Criticism: Beyond the Beethovenian Model’
  • Kate Guthrie (University of Southampton), ‘Audiences of the Future: Concerts for Children in Interwar Britain’

10:30 - 11:00 - Registration (Ground-floor foyer) and refreshments (First-floor foyer)

11:00 - 12:30 - Friday late morning sessions

T. Panel: Music and Race in 1920s Britain (Aston Webb WG5)

  • Laura Tunbridge (University of Oxford), co-convenor, ‘Hearing “Sonic Blackness” in the Voice of Roland Hayes’
  • Alexandra Wilson (Oxford Brookes University), co-convenor, ‘ “The ‘Antipathetic Alien”: Opera and Cultural Protectionism in 1920s Britain’
  • James Nott (University of St Andrews), ‘London’s Dance Craze and Racist Stereotyping during the 1920s’ 
  • Andy Fry (King’s College London), chair

U. Style (AW WG12)

Simon Keefe (University of Sheffield), chair

  • Robert Torre (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA), ‘Cultural Translatio and Arne’s Artaxerxes’
  • Lodewijk Muns (Den Haag), ‘Reviving Rhetoric: Eighteenth-Century Music and Modern Musicology’ 
  • Frederick Reece (Harvard University), ‘How to Forge a Missing Link: Winfried Michel’s “Haydn” and the Style-Historical Imagination’

V. Panel: Association for the Study of Art Record Production: Creative Hyper-Production - Experiments in Classical Music and Live Digital Signal Processing (Dome)

Simon Zagorski-Thomas (London College of Music, University of West London), convenor

  • Amy Blier-Carruthers (Royal Academy of Music)
  • Andrew Bourbon (LCM, UWL)
  • Emilie Capulet (LCM, UWL)
  • Mine Dogantan-Dack (University of Oxford)

12:30 - 14:30- Registration (Ground-floor foyer) and sandwich lunch (Room 222)

12:30 - 13:30 - RMA Conferences Sub-Group meeting (closed meeting, Bramall LG33/ 34)

13:30 - 14:15 - Lecture Recital: Michael Cryne, Hearing Voices for Solo and Modified Cellos (Elgar Concert Hall)
Rebecca Turner (Goldsmiths, University of London)

13:30 - 14:15 - SOUNDWalk (Bramall Main Entrance, 13:25)
Annie Mahtani (Project Leader, University of Birmingham) 

14:30 - 16:00 - Friday Afternoon Plenary Session

The Public Face of Music Research (Elgar Concert Hall)

  • Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths, University of London), convenor and chair
  • Katia Chornik (University of Manchester)
  • Andrew Kirkman (University of Birmingham)
  • Stephen Newbould (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group)
  • David Owen Norris (University of Southampton)
  • Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University), invited respondent
  • Derek Scott (University of Leeds), invited respondent

Please note: The RMA Annual Conference 2015 committee reserves the right to modify the conference programme up to the day of the event. The programme will be updated here whenever changes are made.