Digital opera: new means and new meanings

DIGITAL OPERA: NEW MEANS AND NEW MEANINGS
A symposium hosted by the Department of Music, University of York, UK
Monday 9 May 2011

Speakers include:
Dominic Gray (Projects Director, Opera North)
Professor Christopher Fox (Brunel University)
Professor Simon Emmerson (De Montfort University)
Mira Calix (Composer/Performer)
Dr Fred Charles (Digital Futures Institute, Teesside University)
Dr Christopher Morris (University College Cork)
Professor Nicholas Till (Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, University of Sussex)
Dr Ambrose Field (University of York)
Professor Franziska Baumann (Berne Conservatory of Music)

DIGITAL OPERA: NEW MEANS AND NEW MEANINGS is intended both as provocation and exploratory gesture: how can 21st-century digital technology become a fundamental, constitutive element in the creation of digital opera? What could digital opera be? Motivated by recent innovations in digital performance and 21st-century music practice, this symposium will explore the open, creative space between composition, technology and theatre. The boundaries of digital opera will not be prescribed in advance; the aim is to open up pathways along which new concepts could develop.

DIGITAL OPERA: NEW MEANS AND NEW MEANINGS will take place on 9 May 2011 at the Music Research Centre, Department of Music, University of York, UK. Registration deadline: 28 April 2011.

Full details can be found at http://www.york.ac.uk/music/conferences/digital-opera/
Further enquiries to aine.sheil@york.ac.uk

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