Visiting and local speakers present a paper on their research.

There are opportunities to put questions to the speaker and this is followed by a short wine reception.

Please contact Annette Davison,, if you have any questions about the series or any mobility/access requirements.

22nd January: Jessica Aslan, Reid School of Music, "Stages of (in)determinacy in the creation of new music" and Emma Lloyd, Reid School of Music, "Instrumental extension and development of a mutual aesthetic"  - to include a demonstration of their work together.

29th January: Dr Noel O'Regan, Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, “ ‘Because of the music the streets were full’. The importance attached to music in the activities of early modern Roman confraternities.”

5th February: Jill Morgan, "Those who sing together stay together: exploring lifelong musical engagement and its role in the health and well-being of couple relationships in retirement" and Claire Renfrew, "Investigating The Musical Identities of Professional Classical Musicians" Taking place in the Atrium of Alison House

12th February: Prof John Butt, University of Glasgow, "Hitchcock, Psycho, and the aesthetic of 'absolute music'"

16th February: Professor Eero Tarasti, University of Helsinki, The music of Jean Sibelius Taking place at 4pm in Lecture Room B of Alison House

19th February: Sir Jonathan Mills, "Ethereal Eye – a musical meditation for an un-built city"

5th March: Professor Simon McVeigh, Goldsmiths, University of London, Writing Concert History in the Digital Age: Data, Big Data, Narrative

12th March: Professor Julian Horton, Durham University, "Form and Meaning in the Andante of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto"

19th March: Dr Anne Desler, Reid School of Music, "The little that I have done is already gone and forgotten": Farinelli and Burney Write Music History

26th March: Katya Emolaev, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Princeton University, "Crafting the Musical Image of a Medieval Tsar: The Prokofiev-Eisenstein Collaboration on Ivan the Terrible"

2nd April: Dr Nick Prior, University of Edinburgh, "On Vocal Assemblages"

These seminars are free and open to everyone.