Eloquence in sound and stone: English music and alabaster images, 1380-1520 - A symposium and concert
- The Dome Room, 3rd Floor, Bramall Music Building (R12)
- Arts and Law, Research
A symposium addressing internationally influential English traditions - in both visual art and music - at a time of great artistic invention and political turbulence.
The Symposium (preceding and following the lunchtime concert) has limited capacity for auditors and participants.
- 10:30: Arrival/coffee
- 11:00: Introductory session on music in the long fifteenth century and its relation to contemporary alabasters (including contemporary settings and functions): Philip Weller (University of Nottingham) and Magnus Williamson (University of Newcastle)
- 11:45: Anne Harris (De Pauw University, Indiana, via Skype), 'From Stone to Statue: the Geology and Art of English Alabaster Panels'
- 12:30: buffet lunch
- 13:10-14:00: Illustrated concert by the Binchois Consort showcasing themes linking music and alabaster (Barber Concert Hall)
- 14:30: Sarah Danays (sculptor in alabaster, Los Angeles), 'Alabaster: Sacred Skin, Sacred Stone: The work of sculptor Sarah Danays and her dead collaborators'
- 15:00: Kim Woods (the Open University), 'Alabaster, Sound and Religious Practice'
- 15:30: Sam Riches (the University of Lancaster), 'St George and the Virgin Mary in English Alabaster – scarce evidence of a lost oral tradition'
- 16:00: Closing discussion
- 16:30: Coffee and close
Admission: To book for the symposium contact Professor Andrew Kirkman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: The Dome, Bramall Music Building