RMA 2015 programme - Thursday

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

9:15 - 18:00 - Publisher Exhibition (First-floor foyer)

9:30 - 10:30 - Thursday morning sessions

G. Music and/as Process - RMA Study Group: Compositional Processes as Research: Part I (Elgar Concert Hall)

Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University), convenor and chair

  • James Saunders (Bath Spa University), ‘Things to Do’
  • Larry Goves (Royal Northern College of Music), ‘Two from Dr Suss’
  • Richard Glover (University of Wolverhampton), ‘Logical Harmonies’ (1) and (2) (2010), for Solo Piano

H. Genesis (Dome)

Hugh Macdonald (Washington University in St Louis), chair

  • Katya Ermolaev (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), ‘Yet another Version of War and Peace? Reconstructing the Original Version of Prokofiev’s Opera’
  • Christina Guillaumier (Royal College of Music, London), A Genealogy of Musical Ideas in the Early Works of Sergei Prokofiev’ 

J. Theory and Perception (Aston Webb WG5)

Annie Mahtani (University of Birmingham), chair

  • Cheong Wai-Ling (Chinese University of Hong Kong), ‘Ancient Greek rhythm as Modernity in Music of the Twentieth Century’
  • Patrick Valiquet (University of Edinburgh), ‘The Double Life of the Solfège de l’objet sonore: Recovering the Exchange between Acousmatic Theory and Cybernetics’

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

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

K. Music and/as Process Study Group session: Compositional Processes as Research: Part II (Elgar Concert Hall)

Lauren Redhead (Canterbury Christ Church University), convenor and chair

  • Cara Stacey (University of Cape Town/ SOAS), ‘Ligwalagwala’
  • Steve Gisby (Independent Researcher), ‘Fragmented Melodies'
  • Fabrice Fitch (Royal Northern College of Music), ‘Per Serafino Calbarsi IIIa: Antistrophes (pour voix seule)’

L. Panel: Continental Music for the British Public: Exchange and Interaction in Early Eighteenth-Century London (Aston Webb WG5)

  • Matthew Gardner (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main), convenor and co-chair, ‘Experiencing Italian Opera in Early Eighteenth-Century London’
  • Helen Coffey (Open University), convenor and co-chair, ‘ “By the Best Masters now in England”: Continental Influences on Music Pedagogy in Early Eighteenth-Century London’
  • Amanda Babington (University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen), ‘The Question of Influence in the Dissemination and Reception of Works by Foreign Composers Published in England in the Early Eighteenth Century’
  • Martin V. Clarke (Open University), ‘ “To Spread through All the Earth Abroad…”: Continental Influences on Early Methodist Hymnody’

M. Panel: Paul Dukas at 150 (Dome)

  • Helen Julia Minors (Kingston University, London), convenor and chair, ‘Paul Dukas’s Modern Aesthetic Revealed in Funereal Mode: Le Tombeau in La Revue musicale’
  • Laura Hamer (Liverpool Hope University), ‘Paul Dukas’s Female Composition Students: Elsa Barraine, Yvonne Desportes and Claude Arrieu’
  • Christopher Brent Murray (FRS-FNRS/ Université libre de Bruxelles), ‘The Dukas Composition Class at the Paris Conservatoire (1927–1935)’ 
  • Laura Watson (Maynooth, Ireland), ‘Dukas’s Piano and Song Commissions, 1909–25: Reflection and Renewal’ 

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

12:30 - 14:30 - RMA Annual Conference London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2016 Programme Committee (Closed meeting, Bramall LG33/ 34)

13:30 - 14:15 - Lecture Recital: ‘Xenakis: Nomos Alpha for Solo Cello’ (Elgar Concert Hall)
Alfia Nakipbekova (Leeds College of Music/ University of Leeds)

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

14:30 - 16:00 - Thursday Afternoon Sessions

N. Panel: Discrete/Continuous: Media Archaeology and Music (Elgar Concert Hall)

Alexander Rehding (Harvard University), convenor and chair

  • Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University), ‘Kittler’s Wagnerian Fantasies’
  • Roger Moseley (Cornell University), ‘Mechanisms of Spontaneity: The Musical Play of ‘Paper Machines’
  • Peter McMurray (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ‘Meta-Aurality: A History of Listening to Listening’

O. Panel: White Light: Arvo Pärt today (Dome)

  • Andrew Shenton (Boston University), ‘Performing Pärt’
  • Laura Dolp (Montclair State University), ‘Consuming Spirit: Arvo Pärt and the White Light Festival’
  • Robert Scholl (Royal Academy of Music/ University of West London), convenor and chair, ‘Arvo Pärt and Interiority: Inside the Mirror’

P. Sources/ Places (Aston Webb WG5)

Richard Witts (Edge Hill University), chair

  • Sean Dunnahoe (Royal Holloway, University of London), ‘Anglo-Swedish Liturgical Transmission of Universal Feasts, s. XI–XII: A Case Study of Marian Liturgy’
  • Laudan Nooshin (City University London), ‘ “Happiness is our People’s Right”: Happy in Tehran and the Contesting of Social Boundaries’ 
  • Anna Stoll Knecht (University of Oxford), ‘ “A Key that Unlocked the Symphony’s Opening”: Reflections on the Genesis of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony’

16:00 - 16:30 - Registration (Ground-floor foyer) and refreshments (First-floor foyer)

16:30 - 18:00 - Annual General Meeting* followed by the Edward J. Dent Medal Presentation and Lecture (Elgar Concert Hall)
Alexander Rehding, ‘Three Music Theory Lessons’

  • Mark Everist (Southampton University, President of the Royal Musical Association), Chair

18:00 - 20:00 - Ashgate Publishing Reception (First-floor foyer)

*Please note - the AGM is open to all RMA members without the need to register for the conference. Non-members are welcome at the meeting, but may not vote.