Music Research Forum: James Saunders (BSU) 

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Group Behaviours: some methods for the contingent organisation of large ensembles 

Thursday 24 November, 1 – 2pm, MT.G18

Composer James Saunders will outline approaches to the contingent organisation of large ensembles in his recent music. He will discuss strategies for reducing centralised control in work by Christian Wolff, Cornelius Cardew and John Zorn, and give examples from three of his pieces which present the players with differing degrees of autonomy, focusing on his recent things whole and not whole (2011) which uses models of birds flocking to determine the way in which the musicians self-regulate their interaction as a group.

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The Music Research Forum has moved to a new time this year at 1pm on Thursdays. There will be a session almost every week, and there is a full timetable here.
Recordings and other materials from sessions are available to BSU staff and students at the Music Research Forum archive.
Admission to Music Research Forum session is free and everyone is welcome.
For more information, please contact Prof. James Saunders ([email protected])
Next session: Thursday 1 December, 1pm, MT.G18 – Jem Finer (Artist-in-Residence, University of Bath)

Music Research Forum: Dr. Andy Keep (BSU) 

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Music Research Forum: Dr. Andy Keep (BSU)

Thursday 13 October, 1 – 2pm, MT.G18

Practical approaches for sonic improvisation
 
Improvised exploratory and experimental sonic performance, sometimes referred to as Electro Acoustic Improvisation (EAI), has been a growing scene for several decades now. Although there are a number of texts that focus on technical nuances and ‘instruments’, or contextualising its aesthetic and historical lineage, there has been little discussion about the practical ‘mechanics’ of this music. Many forms of musical improvisation have an established musical language and set of referent mechanisms, such as Jazz, documented in numerous texts and study books giving the budding jazz musician or enthusiast clear insights as to ‘how jazz works’. This presentation looks at what the sonic language and improvisational referents might be in EAI.
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The Music Research Forum has moved to a new time this year at 1pm on Thursdays. There will be a session almost every week, and there is a full timetable here.
Recordings and other materials from sessions are available to BSU staff and students at the Music Research Forum archive.
Admission to Music Research Forum session is free and everyone is welcome.

For more information, please contact Dr James Saunders ([email protected])

Next session: Thursday 20 October, 1pm, MT.G18 – Richard Parfitt (BSU).

Michelle Diwell BA bathspa
Music & Performing Arts School Operations Manager
Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Bath BA2 9BN
Direct: 01225 876164
www.bathspampa.com
www.bathspalive.com

WORD EVENT: a verbal notation symposium 

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Bath Spa University, UK | 21 September 2011

The Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University is holding a one-day symposium on verbal notation, an approach to scoring that uses the written word, as opposed to symbols, to convey information to whoever chooses to interpret it. Verbal notation has been adopted and developed in the field commonly referred to as experimental music, as well as related areas of arts practice involving performance or object making.

The location will be our beautiful Corsham Court campus situated between Bath and Chippenham.

We are now accepting proposals for papers and welcome presentations which cover any aspect of verbal notation.

The symposium follows a two-year AHRC-funded research project resulting in a book on verbal notation, to be published by Continuum in late 2011.

3rd Annual Post Graduate Symposium at Corsham Court – Postponed 

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Unfortunately the third annual PostGraduate Symposium that was to have been held on 27th May at Corsham has had to be postponed.

The organisers are intending to re-schedule the symposium in the early Autumn soon after the start of the new academic year.  We will will post the new date here as soon as it is known.

Our apologies if you were planning to attend in May but please watch this space for the new date.

Anyone who submitted an abstract will be notified by email and it is hoped they will still be able to present in the Autumn.

New Network for Part Time Post Grad Researchers 

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Join an Online Community for part time pgrs

Since Networking was seen to be of high importance we have set up an online networkwww.vitaeswwhub.ning.com to help you make connections with other part time researchers across the region.

Sign up today by following this link http://vitaeswwhub.ning.com/?xgi=3sbSzGpRg7CNWS or by going directly to the site www.vitaeswwhub.ning.com.

To sign up, you must fill in the online form and you will see a CAPTCHA (series of jumbled letters) that you must fill in, if this is absent from the page, it is not working correctly NB. – If Internet Explorer is not showing the Captcha use Firefox, this can be easily downloaded). Your application will then be sent to a moderator for approval usually within 24-48 hours, you will then have full access to the site.

The site offers groups and forums for discussion, blogs and videos for information and the opportunity to chat online to other researchers.

· Once you have full access to the site please look through the groups and forums and join in or create discussions.

· You will have your own page where you can fill in details about yourself and your research.

· There is a list of rules and guidelines for use of this online community and these will be made available through the site.

Online Community Leaders

We are looking to recruit online community leaders, to seed discussions and groups and put forward ideas for projects.  This is an important role as you must ensure that the community adheres to the rules and guidelines that provide a safe environment for part-time researchers in the South West and Wales.  A small fee will be payable for this role.  If you are interested, please email details of why you would like to become involved, previous experience and an example of what you would like to see on the Online Community site – send to[email protected] with Online Community Leader in the subject line.