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Soundings: Innovations in, and Reflections upon, Music Theatre
Sidcup, UK, May 2003



innovations in, and reflections upon,


9 May 2003

The Symposium will explore the creative possibilities inherent in the relationship
between music and theatre. The programme will include opera, musicals, sound and
image design, new work, and other kinds of collaboration. Over the four days there
will be interactive workshops, demonstrations, papers, panels, speakers, keynote
addresses, and a variety of performances, together with exhibitions, installations
and film screenings. Theatre and opera companies, directors, designers, producers,
actors, singers, actor musicians, composers, librettists, lyricists, critics and
scholars from home and abroad have been invited to participate.

The Symposium coincides with the opening of the College's new buildings. Thus the
event will take place across the whole Lamorbey Park campus which includes The
Rose and The Barn Theatres (in-the-round and open stage configurations,
respectively), two black box studios, design suites, lighting laboratories,
movement studio, rehearsal spaces, digital arts complex, scenic workshop,
wardrobe, library and resources centre, viewing rooms, exhibitions areas,
refectory, café and bars. Lamorbey House, the original College building, is set in
parkland with its own lake and landscaped garden.

The Symposium will include items that are of interest to students, practitioners
in all aspects of theatre and opera, scholars, and those members of the general
public interested in one or more of the forms to be explored. The full programme
will be available at the beginning of March. Registration fees and ticket prices
will be kept low to encourage young and new audiences to all the items,
particularly the performances.

The College is interested to hear from any colleagues who wish to participate
either as contributors -- papers, demonstrations (including work in progress), or
small scale performances -- or as spectators. The College will produce a number of
publications in a variety of forms involving material generated by the Symposium.

Contact: The Symposium, the Research Office, Rose Bruford College, Lamorbey Park,
Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9DF. Tel: +44 (0)20 8308 2665; Fax: +44 (0)20 8308 2628;

The College is situated 25 minutes from central London on direct lines from
Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and London Bridge.

Rose Bruford College offers, in addition to a full range of theatre programmes,
unique degrees in opera (delivered by distance learning to students world-wide),
and actor musicianship, and pioneering courses in music technology and multimedia
design. In addition staff are involved with many aspects of music theatre and the
relationship between the two disciplines through professional work and research

Rose Bruford College
Lamorbey Park Campus
Burnt Oak Lane
Kent. DA15 9DF.
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)20 8300 3024
Fax: +44(0)20 8308 0542