Comparative Music Praxes
London, March 2001
Middlesex University Music Department One-day Conference: Comparative Music Praxes Saturday March 24th: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. On Saturday March 24th Middlesex University will host its second one-day conference on Comparative Music Praxes. The aim of this conference is to consider what can be learned from the comparative appraisal of musical practice across a variety of different performance genres, embracing not only Western art music, but jazz, popular music, and non-western styles. Specialists in particular fields will present individual papers, with a round table in the afternoon to debate the issues arising during the day. The full programme for the day is as follows: Venue: The Old Piggery, Trent Park Campus, Middlesex University 10.00 Arrival, Refreshments, Introduction 10.30 Stephen Cottrell, Middlesex University: Bridging the composition/improvisation divide: problematic issues from the world of New Complexity 11.00 Roger Heaton, Bath Spa University College: The Performance of Post- Experimental Music: Two Case Studies by Howard Skempton and Gavin Bryars 11.30 Refreshments 12.00 Eddie Parker, Middlesex University: What Jazz Musicians Do 12.30 John Baily, Goldsmiths College, University of London: Learning to Perform as a Research Technique in Ethnomusicology 13.00 Lunch 14.00 Jonathan Dunsby, University of Reading: Performers on Performance 14.30 Mike Frith, Middlesex University: Olivier Messiaen and the French Organ Tradition: Some Performance Practice Issues 15.00 Michael Bridger, Middlesex University: Paradigms and Parameters of Performance: Towards a Comparative Methodology 15.30 Refreshments 16.00 Round table discussion: Musical Performance and Interdisciplinarity 17.00 Finish Admission is free and open to all, and it is hoped the conference will appeal to all those with an interest in the scholarly examination of musical performance, from whatever perspective. For further information please contact Dr. Stephen Cottrell, either by e-mail: email@example.com, or via the Middlesex Music Department at: Music Department Trent Park Campus Bramley Road Oakwood London N14 UK tel/fax: +44-(0)20 8362 5684 ?? Admission free ?? Refreshments provided ?? Sandwiches available ??