Department of Music

Representing Performance: Musical Recordings in Culture
Society for Music Analysis Study Day
Egham, October 2004

Representing Performance: Musical Recordings in Culture

Study Day at Royal Holloway, University of London, sponsored by the Society for Music
Analysis and CHARM (AHRB Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded
Music Department, Wettons Terrace, Egham - Saturday, 30 October 2004 - 10am to 5.30pm

Hosted by the newly established AHRB Research Centre for the History and Analysis of
Recorded Music (CHARM) and sponsored by the SMA, this study day focusses on the
contexts within which musical performances are represented, and the motivations
underlying such representations. The aim is to contribute to an understanding of the
cultural work accomplished by the technologies of recording-an aim which is equally
relevant to the study of 'art', popular, and world musics.

This Study Day is free to SMA members.  There is a registration fee of 5 (including
coffee and tea) for non-SMA members. Pre-registration is recommended as places are
limited and entry on the day cannot be guaranteed.

Elizabeth Eva Leach     Parrots, phonographs and other imitators
Stephen Cottrell        The ethnographic study of the recording event in
                                Western art music
Neil Heyde              Processes and documents: the politics of recording
Simon Zagorski-Thomas   Technology and authenticity in world music
Uri Golomb              Hierarchies and continuities in televised
                                productions of Bach's Passions
Aidan O'Donnell         Nino Rota's last score: Orchestral Rehearsal
Charles Wiffen          Capturing life and selling the mix: the simulation
                                of live performance in the music video
Naomi Waltham-Smith     Captive audiences: opening up space for freedom in
                                the experience of recorded performance
Jim Barrett             Round table on commercial music recordings: 'Whose

Pre-register online at, or contact
        - email
        - telephone     +44-(0)1784 443361
        - mail          Carol Chan
                        AHRB CHARM Research Centre
                        Music Department
                        Royal Holloway, University of London
                        Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK

For more details of the SMA Study Day, please visit the CHARM website:

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