16 January 2013, 10am-6pm
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London
Institute of Musical Research in association with the Institute of English Studies
This one-day conference brings together poets, composers, producers and academics to discuss the collaborative processes involved in the creation of contemporary opera. Speakers will include: Michael Symmonds-Roberts, Fiona Sampson, John Casken, Robert Saxton, Liza Lim, David Beard, Jonathan Cross and Andrew Watts.
Admission: £15, (£10 students) Booking form at http://music.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences
The conference will be followed by a conversation between Sir Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent discussing their opera The Minotaur at 18:00. Admission free. Supported by the John Coffin Memorial Trust and the Hepner Foundation.