RMA study day – 20th Century British Poets in Music

University of Hull

Friday 28 June 2013

This interdisciplinary event will bring together musicologists, literary scholars, postgraduate students and composers interested in the connections between poetry and music. Michael Tippett once wrote provocatively that one of the primal gifts of the song writer is ‘the ability to destroy all the verbal music of the poetry or prose and to substitute the music of music’. We aim to consider the transformation of referential words into musical sounds from a number of practical and theoretical perspectives, with a keynote lecture by Professor Stephen Banfield. The event ties in with related performances, competitions and workshops on 27th and 29th June, foregrounding music and creative writing generated in response to the poetry of D.H. Lawrence and Philip Larkin.
Please contact:

Dr Bethan Jones – b.m.jones@hull.ac.uk

Dr Freya Bailes – f.bailes@hull.ac.uk

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