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.
Next session: Thursday 20 October, 1pm, MT.G18 – Richard Parfitt (BSU).
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.
Dr. James Saunders
Head of Centre for Musical Research
Michael Tippett Centre
Bath Spa University
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.
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