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Further details of music research events, upcoming and past

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 2pm February, 4:15-5:30pm:  Seminar

  • Rachael Durkin, Novelty instruments and the music business of eighteenth-century Britain

Thursday 24 February, 4-5pm: Reading and Discussion Group

  • ‘Debating Society’ chapter on Gang of Four from Gavin Butt’s forthcoming book No Machos or Pop Stars: When the Leeds Art Experiment Went Punk
  • Dissection of the overture and first scene of Mozart's The Magic Flute and discussion of Opera as a tool for communicating political ideas, then versus now led by Elle Docx

Wednesday 23rd March, 2-3pm: Reading and Discussion Group

  • Lesley Twomey, Alfonso the Wise and the Cantigas de Santa Maria (Songs of Holy Mary). Marian feast days in the Cantigas
  • David Smith, ‘Editing Early Keyboard Music’ from Dumitrescu, Kügle & Berchum (eds), Early Music Editing

Wednesday 27th April, 2:30-3:20pm: Reading and Discussion Group

  • Martyn Hudson, Five African American Spirituals and Michael Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our time’’, Race and Class
  • Katherine Butler, ”Converting all your sounds of woe Into hey, nonny, nonny”: Therapeutic Performance in Thomas Weelkes’s Songs

Wednesday 8 June 9:30-10:30 : Reading and Discussion Group

  • Bex Mather work in progress on Singing-Stories of Seeking and Sanctuary
  • Julian Wright, Olivier Messiaen and time: the Second World War

For further details or to attend any of these events (including getting copies of the readings) please email


Past Events:

25 March 2021: New Research Projects in Music, Health, Wellbeing and Community

3 March 2021: New Research Projects in Music History and Editing

11 February 2021: Introduction to Current Postgraduate Research Projects in Music

2-5 June, 2020: Music in the Home: A Virtual Symposium - a symposium that brough together scholars around the world to consider the roles of music-making in homes from the sixteenth century to the present day.

22 November 2019: Dancing on the Tyne: Exhibition and Public Workshop as part of the Being Human Festival in association with the Newcastle Lit&Phil on the eighteenth-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh

23 October 2019: Music Research Mini Forum – a sharing of research interests and work in progress

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