Early Recordings: Past Performing Practices in Contemporary Research

Pushkin House, London, 22nd June 2019

The last few years have seen groundbreaking developments in the study of early recordings (acoustic, piano roll, and electric) as documents of performance practice; these include, among others, the introduction of quantitative research methods, the digitization of neglected sound collections and a broadening of the range of repertoires under consideration. This one-day conference will provide a forum for the discussion of these recent developments, addressing the use of early recordings in both musicological research and creative practice, while seeking to connect researchers and performers through critical and reflective debate.

Early Recordings: Past Performing Practices in Contemporary Research shall take place on 22nd June 2019 at the Pushkin House in London. We invite scholars and performers interested in any aspect of early recordings (pre-1945) as documents of performance practice to submit abstracts 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers and 45-minute lecture-recitals by Friday 21st December 2018 to both Dr Inja Stanovic (i.stanovic@hud.ac.uk) and Dr Eva Moreda Rodríguez (Eva.MoredaRodriguez@glasgow.ac.uk). Standard audio-visual equipment and a grand piano will be available; if you need any other equipment, please give details in your abstract.

The organizers are grateful to the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the financial help provided, as well as to the University of Huddersfield and the University of Glasgow.