We are delighted to announce the details of the ten Music Research Seminars scheduled for the second semester of 2016 - 2017.

This semester, we welcome guests from the Universities of Hull, Oxford, Sheffield, London, Sussex and Surrey, from Queen’s University Belfast, and from Bath Spa University. We also hear from two of our colleagues in Edinburgh.

Seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm in the atrium of Alison House on Nicolson Square. All are welcome.

The Music Research Seminars are organised by a committee of PhD Students from the Reid School of Music and coordinated by Dr Benedict Taylor. Please contact musicresearchseminars@uoe.onmicrosoft.com for any further information.



19th January 2017

Dr Elaine King (University of Hull)

Performer’s Perspective on ‘Feel’ in Music

26th January 2017

Professor Laura Tunbridge (University of Oxford)

Lieder singers in London between the World Wars

2nd February 2017

Dr Victoria Williamson (University of Sheffield)

The Power of Music in our Memories

9th February 2017

Professor Julian Johnson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Debussy and the Aesthetics of Appearing

16th February 2017

Professor Nigel Osborne MBE (University of Edinburgh)

What and where, exactly, is the "real world"?  

8th March 2017

Professor David Hargreaves (University of Roehampton)

The psychology of musical development - 30 years on

2nd March 2017

Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Like wet colours on a canvas’: rehearsing the Greek ethnik-jazz aesthetic

9th March 2017

Dr Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh)

Sounds Industrial

16th March 2017

Professor Amanda Bayley (Bath Spa University)

Creating New Music across Cultural Boundaries

23rd March 2017

Professor Michael Bull (University of Sussex)

Siren Sounds: From Myth to Materiality

30th March 2017

Dr Jeremy Barham (University of Surrey)

Mahler's Fifth Symphony and Thomas Koschat: an Enigma Resolved?


Last semester, we heard from the following 11 guest speakers...


29th September 2016

Special Round Table: Benedict Taylor, Annette Davison, & Peter Nelson

(University of Edinburgh)     

Publishing and Presenting Your Work as a Postgraduate Student      

6th October 2016

Matthias Bonde Korsgaard (Aarhus University)                       

The Role of Popular Music in Audiovisual Remixes

13th October 2016    

Special Round Table: Benedict Taylor, Katie Overy, & Noel O’Regan

(University of Edinburgh)

Presenting Your Work as a Postgraduate Student 2: A Guide to Conferences

20th October 2016 

Tim Taylor (University of California Los Angeles)         

Taking the Gift out and Putting it Back In: From Cultural Goods to Commodities

1st November 2016 

Philip Tagg (Leeds Beckett University & University of Salford)                       

Popular music studies and the need for an urgent reform of music theory

Please note that, unlike the other events in the series, this one takes place on a Tuesday.

3rd November 2016

Marilou Polymeropoulou (University of Oxford)                

Networked Creativity in the Chipscene Network: Theorising Electronic Music-Making in Digital Realms

10th November 2016

Graeme Wilson (University of Edinburgh)            

Three Different Thoughts at Once: Understanding within Group Improvisation

17th November 2016

Tuomas Eerola (Durham University)                    

Structure of Sadness Associated with Music

24th November 2016

Ben Hackbarth (University of Liverpool) 

Audioguide: Creating a New Tool for Authoring Music

1st December 2016  

Elaine Kelly (University of Edinburgh)    

Musical Diplomacy in the Middle East: the German Democratic Republic on Tour in the 1960s

8th December 2016   

Luciano Azzigotti (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero)                      


Last year, we welcomed guests from the Universities of Cambridge, Newcastle, Manchester, Oxford and Leeds, from Queen’s University Belfast, Goldsmiths at the University of London and Keele University, from Princeton University, USA, the Science Museum, London and Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, and from the London College of Music. We also heard from five of our colleagues in Edinburgh.

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