Close to the Edge Conference

Bridges between Contemporary Music and Popular Music

 
 

Faculty of Arts and Media and Head of Performing Arts

Friday 14th of May 2010, 9.00 am-5pm, Kingsway Buildings


Close to the Edge Conference

Bridges between Contemporary Music and Popular Music


Since the second half of the 20th century, there has been an increasing chasm between “Art Music” and “Popular Music”. The conference will seek to explore and establish bridges of comparison between contemporary musics.


The composer Professor Leigh Landy, Director of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, will open the event with a Keynote speech: “The distance between contemporary music and pop music might be less than you think when it comes to organising sounds”. Then the composers Dr Dale Perkins (Leeds College of Music) will analyze different compositional techniques and Dr Robert Wilsmore (York St John University) will present “The Ancient Art of Remixing: Intertextuality and the use of existing music in new work from 12th Century Organum to Modern Pop”.


Professor David Pattie (University of Chester) will explore the music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds establishing a connection between the concepts of melody and noise in popular music.


The conference will finish with a concert including pieces composed by Professor Leigh Landy, Dr Dale Perkins, Dr Robert Wilsmore and Professor Darren Sproston (University of Chester).


Tickets: £20 (£10 concessions, refreshments included)


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For inscriptions and accommodation contact: Luz Torres 0816010@chester.ac.uk 0044(0)7772944492.University of Chester, Kingsway Buildings, Newton, Chester CH2 2LB