What is distinctive about lyric performance?

SongArt Symposium, 26 & 27 June, 2015
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London NW3 3HY

A celebration and exploration of lyric through performance and debate, involving singers, poets, composers, instrumentalists, directors and academics. The research questions include, but are not limited to, embodiment, liveness, relationships between words and music, relationships between the dramatic and the lyric, and the application of lyric beyond song.

With a Keynote Address by opera and musical director Jo Davies, which itself will be a practice as research demonstration and performance, the two days will comprise performances across many genres and styles of music which seek to address the central question from different perspectives through practice as research.

Details about SongArt may be found on http://songart.co.uk/
This Symposium will lead to a major international SongArt conference planned for 2016

Seating is limited. Please email paul.barker@cssd.ac.uk with booking requests.