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Midlands Musicology Forum 2008
Department of Music
University of Nottingham
31 May 2008

10.00 Arrival & Coffee

10.30 Music and Narrative

Religious Narratives in James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross
Mandy Hallam (Keele)
Truth and Poetry: Duplicity in Nietzche’s and Schumann’s Music
Chiara Bertoglio (Birmingham)
An Exploration of the Narrative of 42nd Streetthrough its inclusion in Dancer in the Dark
Marie Bennett (Keele)
                Introduction to EARS II
Motje Wolf (De Montfort)

12.15 Buffet Lunch

    1. Keynote Address: Professor Barbara Kelly


French Musical Tradition and its Others
14.30 Music and the Imagination       

Anxiously Quoting La Mer: An Ocean by a Japanese Garden? Takemitsu’s Quotation of Dream – ‘Say Sea, Take Me!’
Mark Clayden (Nottingham)
                French Visions of China
Angela Kang (Nottingham)
15.30 Afternoon Tea

16.00 Music and Creativity

‘Tentative Experiments’: The Political Music of Cornelius Cardew
Tony Harris (Birmingham Conservatoire)
Composing with Scissors: Rediscovering the Early Pioneers of Sonic Art
Steve Bird (Keele)
The Bass Guitar in the Contemporary Classical Context
Simon Lesley (Birmingham Conservatoire)

17.30 Roundtable Discussion & Wine

18.00 Close

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