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“Formulate with the greatest care”: Adorno and Performance

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“Formulate with the greatest care”: Adorno and Performance

13-14 September 2008
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK

A conference based around readings of Adorno’s Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction (TTMR) and its contexts, interpretations, and uses.

Saturday

12.00

1.00

2.00

 

 

3.30

 

Welcome and Keynote address: Max Paddison

Lunch

Session 1: Mediation, tour de force, time
Murray Dineen, ‘Mediation in TTMR’
Peter Johnson, ‘Performance in Aesthetic Theory
Michael Morse, ‘Neumic, mensural, idiomatic: Adorno’s conception of time and performance theory’

Tea

4.00

Session 2a: Modernism
Miriam Quick, ‘Performing serialism: Adorno, Stadlen and Webern’s Piano Variations’
Avior Byron, ‘Schoenberg’s or Adorno’s aesthetics of performance?’
Simon Clarke, ‘Instrumentation as mediation between work and interpretation’
Sherry Lee, ‘Performing the end: Adorno on opera and performance’

Session 2b: Mimesis
Kristof Boucquet, ‘Adorno reads Benjamin: Language and mimesis in TTMR’
Elizabeth Hoffman, ‘Adorno’s concepts of mimesis and logic in the performance of fixed media musics’

6.00

7.30

Keynote address: John Deathridge

Dinner

Sunday

9.00

 

 

 

10.30

11.00

12.00

1.00

2.00

 

3.00

3.30

4.30

 

Session 3: Truth
Jan Christiaens, ‘Performing the truth of art’
Beate Kutschke, ‘Truth, rightness and correctness: Key terms in TTMR in light of the moral-ethical crisis following 1945’
Bettina Schergaut, ‘The dialectics of clarity: Or, why Karajan failed to understand the Hegel in Beethoven’

Coffee

Keynote address: Andrew Bowie

Lunch

Keynote address: Lydia Goehr

Session 4: Authenticity
Barbara Barry, ‘In search of authenticity in TTMR’
Ian Pace, ‘Between Adorno and HIP: Possibilities of synthesis’

Coffee

Keynote address: Wieland Hoban

End

 


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