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Jan 9

BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 09:30 to Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 17:30

Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

The Open University’s Music Department is delighted to be hosting the 2020 BFE/RMA research students’ conference.

The event will take place from 9 to 11 January 2020 at The OU’s campus in Milton Keynes.

Open to postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad, the conference provides an opportunity for research students to meet together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, to gain experience of the conference environment (as listeners, participants, and chairs), to present and to hear papers, to take part in workshops, and to gain insights into the profession.

Previous Events

Ben Winters on Korngold at BBC Proms

4th September 2019

OU Music's Ben Winters will will discuss Korngold and America as part of the BBC's Proms Plus series.

Music and Disruptive Pasts: Between the Popular and the Arcane

21st August 2019 to 22nd August 2019

The fourth conference of the Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen (REMOSS) study group. This event will bring the group's interest in popular (re-)representations of early music in the present into dialogue with a set of broader questions about how music operates in a (New) media landscape where the past figures prominently and in a transformational way.

Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 2019: Experiencing the Court

3rd April 2019 to 4th April 2019

This year The Open University’s Spaces & Places conference will address the theme of ‘Experiencing the Court’ by exploring the senses and the lived experiences of courtly life, whether based in a particular residence or defined by the travels of an itinerant ruler. This annual conference is fundamentally interdisciplinary: literary, musical, architectural, artistic and religious spaces will be the subjects of enquiry, not as discrete or separate entities, but ones which overlapped, came into contact with one another, and at times were in conflict.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Hymnen – Electronic and concrete music (1966-7)

29th March 2019

Sound projection by Sean Williams.

Eliot Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury.

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

7th March 2019 to 9th March 2019

Co-organised by Open University Staff Tutor Laura Hamer, the International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference examiners women's work in conducting and other forms of musical leadership (understood in its broadest possible sense). The event has been timed to coincide with International Women's Day 2019 (7-9 March), and is taking place in London.

Talk by Dr Elaine Moohan about Pre-Reformation Sacred Music

23rd February 2019

Dr Elaine Moohan will give a talk about pre-Reformation sacred music to the Society of Friends of Glasgow Cathedral.

A Performance of Vocal and Keyboard Music by Robert Johnson (fl. 1520s-1550s) and Contemporaries

19th February 2019

Works by Robert Johnson will be performed from the new edition of his complete works by Dr Elaine Moohan.

Free public event, no ticket required.

The Listening Experience Database Project Conference 2018

7th March 2018 to 8th March 2018

The Listening Experience Database project team is pleased to announce that registration is open for our second project conference, entitled “The experience of listening to music: methodologies, identities, histories”.

Medieval and Early Modern Spaces and Places 2018

23rd February 2018 to 24th February 2018

This annual conference examines life in buildings, institutions and broader geographical areas from a variety of perspectives.

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