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Minimalism, Post-Opera, and Performance

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GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
MINIMALISM, POST-OPERA AND PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2008
10.00 - 5.00

A one-day colloquium organised in association with the Society for
Minimalist Music

VENUES: Small Hall and Great Hall
Goldsmiths, University on London
New Cross
London
SE14 6NW
UK

Convenors: Keith Potter and Pwyll ap Sion

Free admission

PROGRAMME FOR THE MORNING SESSION
Small Hall

10.00 Coffee and Welcome

10.30-12.30 POST-OPERA
Chair: Pwyll ap Sion

10.30 Tara Wilson, "Analysing the 'Esthesic' within
(Post-)Minimalist Music: a new critical approach and comparative case
study involving the 'post-operatic ' works of Alexander Knaifel and
Philip Glass"

11.00 Virginia Anderson, "Perfect Lives, Extended Relationships and
False Endings: experimental postmodernism, the spoken voice and
melodrama"

11.30 Jelena Novak, "Repeating the Body in Music: the corporeal
identity between performance art and post-operatic spectacle"

12.00 John Pymm, "Different Trains, the Opera?"

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

PROGRAMME FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION

2.00-5.00 THE PERFORMANCE OF MINIMALIST MUSIC

2.00-3.00
Great Hall

Bryn Harrison, Piano Set (six miniatures) and Jeremy Peyton Jones,
Out of Gat and Brodszky (world premiere of version for solo piano)
(Andriana Minou and Nikos Stavlas, piano)

Steve Reich, Violin Phase (Mizuka Yamamoto, violin; Rick Campion,
tape and sound diffusion)

3.00 Tea

3.30-5.00
Small Hall

Roundtable on Performance Issues in Minimalist Music
Chair: Keith Potter

Participants to include Rick Campion, Bryn Harrison, Andriana Minou,
Jeremy Peyton Jones, Francis Silkstone, Nikos Stavlas and Mizuka
Yamamoto

REGISTRATION

Please register your attendance by e-mailing Keith Potter on
k.potter@gold.ac.uk, or telephoning London (0)20 7919 7640, by Monday
8 September.


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