Study Day and Workshop on Music, Well-Being and Mental Health

A Royal Musical Association, British Forum for Ethnomusicology and National Association for Music in Higher Education event

12 and 13 May 2018

Individuals and communities’ well-being and mental health can benefit from musical audition and performance. Conversely, we are increasingly becoming aware of the physical and mental challenges that music professionals from all areas face. These can be further accentuated when considered in a high-pressure environment such as academia. This event proposes to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their research on positive and negative effects of music and music making. It also aims to offer a space to discuss related issues affecting these communities. The workshop will be an opportunity to share and establish strategies to protect and improve their well-being and mental health.

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Provisional programme

Saturday 12 May: Study Day

Papers

Isobel Clarke – Royal College of Music – The Art of Brexit: the challenges faced by Historically-Informed Performance musicians in post-Brexit Britain

James Williams – University of Derby – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – An online phenomenon or a therapeutic reality?: Opening academic discussion(s) on ASMR, and exposing its practical relevance in music composition, performance and listening in the arts, health, wellbeing, and HE sector

Liz Haddon – University of York – Mental health and well-being – university music students and academic supervisors

Anne-Marie Czajkowski – University of Leeds – Mindfulness for conservatoire musician students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Developing the whole musician

Simone Willis – Cardiff Metropolitan University – The relationship between stress and well-being of performing artists

Andrew Lansley – University of Gloucestershire – Mental Health and the HE Musician

William Longden – London Metropolitan University – Inclusive participatory design of bespoke music instruments and auxiliary equipment as emancipatory arts interventions that advocate for equality, personal and social wellbeing

Posters

Juan Urdaniz – Universidad de Navarra – Who’s the more foolish? Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether’ as Spanish lyrical theatre

Simone Willis – Cardiff Metropolitan University – The relationship between stress and well-being of performing artists

Liam Barnard – University of Kent – Mental Health Equality Initiatives since 2001

Sunday 13 May: Workshop day

Julio d’Escriván – Mindfulness and yoga for musicians

Raluca Matei – Health education and the conservative conservatoire

Núria Bonet – Strategies for LGBT academics and allies

Enya Doyle – You are not inadequate!: A workshop on mental health and postgraduate study

William Longden (Joy of Sound) – Demonstration Participatory Inclusive Community Music Workshop

The Retreat (York) – Music therapy workshop with former patient from the the Retreat

Roundtable on strategies for well-being and mental health for music practicioners and researchers

You can register for the whole event of for individual days. The event is free for member of the RMABFE, or NAMHE. For non-members, the fee is £20 for both days or £10 for individual days. The fee includes a free lunch and refreshments.

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Study Day and Workshop on Music, Well-being and Mental Health

Study Day and Workshop on Music, Well-being and Mental Health
An RMA, BFE and NAMHE event
York St John University, 12-13 May 2018
– Saturday 12 May 2018: Study Day on Music, Well-being and Mental Health
– Sunday 13 May 2018: Workshop day on Well-being and Mental Health for music researchers and practitioners
Call for papers for the study day on Saturday 12 May 2018
Individuals and communities’ well-being and mental health can benefit from musical audition and performance. Conversely, we are increasingly becoming aware of the physical and mental challenges that music professionals from all areas face. These can be further accentuated when considered in a high-pressure environment such as academia. This event proposes to bring together researchers and practitioners to share their research on positive and negative effects of music and music making. It also aims to offer a space to discuss related issues affecting these communities. The workshop will be an opportunity to share and establish strategies to protect and improve their well-being and mental health.
Paper (20 or 10 minutes) and poster submissions are invited on topics around music, wellbeing and mental health for the study day. We are interested in submissions from research students and early career researchers.
Possible topics include: – Music and silence for well-being
– Music and silence for mental health
– Negative effects of music and silence on physical and mental health
– Music and citizenship
– Music and communities
– Well-being for musicians
– Mental health issues in music
– Well-being in HE
– Mental health issues in HE
To submit an abstract, please email <researchskills@rma.ac.uk> with the following details:
– Name
– Email Address
– Institutional affiliation
– Abstract (max. 250 words)
– Short biography (max. 150 words)
– Specify whether submitting for paper or poster
The deadline for the submission of an abstract is Tuesday 13 March at 5 pm.

 

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Music and Space: An RMA Study Day

Saturday 28 October 2017: 9.00-16.30

University of Manchester, Manchester – Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama – Room G16

A Research Students’ Study Day

Keynote: Jonty Harrison (University of Birmingham)

What do we mean when we talk about space in music? This study day aims to bring together composers, musicologists and practitioners from all areas of music to explore the concept of space in music. The programme covers a wide range of topics from 18th century glees and public houses to Björk, via a range of electroacoustic music related topics.

Participants can combine the study day with the MANTIS electroacoustic music festival in the evening of 28 October and 29 October. The keynote speaker Jonty Harrison will present his new work during one of the MANTIS concerts on 28 October.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Registration will entitle you to a free lunch and refreshments. Registration is free. Register by 14 October.

Email Núria Bonet (nuria.bonet@plymouth.ac.uk) to register with the following information:

Name, Affiliation, RMA Member (Y/N), Dietary needs, Accessibility needs

 

Programme: 9.00-16.30, followed by MANTIS concerts at 18.00 and 19.30

8.40-9: Registration

9-10.30: Session 1

Epameinondas Fassianos (University of Manchester): Portfolio of compositions on the theme of Greece

Mark Dyer (Royal Northern College of Music)House remains beautiful: invoking the ruins of a heritage site through composition

Samuel Cleeve (Birmingham City University): ‘Mutual Coordinates’: Virtual space and performative intimacy in Björk’s ‘stonemilker’

Break

10.50-12.30: Session 2

Micah Anna Neale (Royal Holloway): Space, Society and Song: Privacy and Performance in the Eighteenth-Century London Public House

Silvia Rosani (Goldsmiths, University of London): Space mapping through sonic islands of intimacy

Nicholas Rheubottom (King’s College London): Caging the Beast: Sublime Objects in the Imagined Space of the Late-Eighteenth-Century Glees

Lunch

1.10-2.40: Session 3

Ben Lunn (Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija): A space to listen: the music of Ramunas Motiekatis

Derck Littel and Ronnie Deelen (Royal College of Art): Performance (Audification of electro-magnetic fields)

Virginie Viel (De Montfort University): Intertwining visual sensibilities and musical domains in the composition of acousmatic music

Break

3-4.30: Session 4 and Keynote Speaker

Simon Smith (Anglia Ruskin University / Hear This Space): Qualities of Spatial engagement within Acousmatic music

Keynote Speaker: Jonty Harrison (University of Birmingham)
Jonty Harrison is a prolific electroacoustic composer and the founder of BEAST (Birmignham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre). He has received numerous prizes (Bourges International Electroacoustic Awards; Prix Ars Electronica, Linz; Musica Nova, Prague; the Lloyds Bank National Composers’ Award; the PRS Prize; an Arts Council Composition Bursary; a Leverhulme Research Grant and AHRB/AHRC Research Grants) and commissions (Ina-GRM, Paris; GMEB, Bourges; the International Computer Music Association; MAFILM/Magyar Rádió, Budapest; Electroacoustic Wales/University of Bangor; IRCAM/Ensemble InterContemporain, Paris; BBC; Sonorities Festival, Belfast; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Fine Arts Brass Ensemble; Singcircle; Thürmchen Ensemble; John Harle; Harry Sparnaay; and Jos Zwaanenburg).