- Conferences and workshops

Summer Workshop on Hearing, Seeing and Imagining: Music and the Visual Arts

28th August 2012 to 31st August 2012Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

The Neurosciences and Music - IV: Learning and Memory

9th June 2011 to 12th June 2011Held at the Assembly Hall and The Hub in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In partnership with the Mariani Foundation for Paediatric Neurology, this conference is conceived as a continuation of the foundation's previous meetings on the relation between Music and the Neurosciences. For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.fondazione-mariani.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=701&Itemid=1106

Conference: The Musical Brain

2nd October 2010St. John's Smith Square, London

Robert Schumann - The Man, the Mind, the Music.

The Musical Brain, now a registered charity, which aims to bring together artists, scientists, teachers, therapists and the public to examine the effects of music and other art forms upon the human mind, brain and body, is presenting this two-day event at one of London's leading concert venues.

For more details and to register, see conference website...http://www.themusicalbrain.org/

Conference: The Child's Curriculum: What is the Value of Early Childhood Education and Care?'

11th September 2010Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

A one-day conference to discuss the value of early childhood education and care, with a particular focus on the implications for future practice and policy in Scotland.Organised by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde, in association with the IMHSD and the British Association for Early Childhood Education http://www.early-education.org.uk/

See conference website: http://www.childscurriculum.org.uk/

IMHSD Seminar: Striking Chords: Delivering arts advocacy music and dance performance projects for stroke survivors

17th August 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pmLecture Room A, Alison House

Striking Chords: Delivering arts advocacy music and dance performance projects for stroke survivors

Lucinda Jarrett, Artistic Director, Rosetta Life

Summer Workshop: Music, Pattern and Mathematics

9th August 2010 to 11th August 2010Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK

This summer, the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), in collaboration with Queen's University, Canada and the International Study Centre (ISC) at Herstmonceux Castle, will hold a three-day, interdisciplinary summer workshop on the topic of Music, Pattern and Mathematics.

More information can be found on the Conference website http://www.themusicalbrain.org/

Community Arts Research Event: "Makin a Song an a Dance - Joining in together!"

22nd May 2010 11:30am - 3:30pmMeeting Room, Christ Church, Holy Corner, Edinburgh

Scots Music Group's Inspire project will work with homeless people and people who have experienced mental health problems to help them gain new skills and build confidence through a programme of traditional music, song and dance.

To celebrate and support the new SMG Inspire Project, take part in a drop-in discussion. You don't have to be a musician or an expert, just interested in inclusion and community arts!

Please RSVP to Gica Loening <G.Loening@ed.ac.uk>, or just come along.

Conference: Arts in Prisons: their impact and potential

12th February 2010 to 14th February 2010St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

International conference bringing arts practitioners and academic researchers together to look at the impact and potential of the arts in prisons. St Cecilia's Hall, EdinburghSee attached Additional information and Registration form: [Arts in Prison Conference PDF] (http://tinyurl.com/3492cz4)

The Nash Ensemble and the Musical Brain

14th August 2009 to 16th August 2009Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist and Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

Artistic Director, Amelia Freedman CBE. "Great music and why we love it." The Nash Ensemble, Professor Nigel Osborne and invited speakers will explore the Musical Brain through concerts, open rehearsals, and discussions. Generously supported by the Wellcome Trust. Held at the Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist and Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.Six student bursaries are available : see attachments

IMHSD Conference: Communicative Musicality

6th December 2008St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh

International, interdisciplinary conference ... () Saturday 6 December - St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh

IMHSD Conference: Dance, Timing and Musical Gesture

13th June 2008 to 15th June 2008St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh

International, interdisciplinary conference St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh.

IMHSD Conference: Dance, Timing and Musical Gesture

13th June 2008 to 15th June 2008St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh

International, interdisciplinary conference St. Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh.

Shona Singing and Mbira Workshop

29th February 2008 2:30pm - 3:30pmAlison House, Edinburgh

Chartwell Dutiro, Zimbabwe 2-3.30pm, Lecture Room B, Alison House

Summer Workshop: Music, Language and Movement

6th August 2007 to 10th August 2007Herstmonceaux Castle, East Sussex

Collaboration with , Canada and the ISC, Herstmonceaux Castle, East Sussex.

Mbira Workshop

21st February 2007Alison House, Edinburgh

Chartwell Dutiro (Zimbabwe) Alison House, Edinburgh

Conference: Music and Disability

22nd October 2006

http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/acoustics/MAN/index.html

Conference: Rhythm, Time and Temporal Organisation

2nd June 2006 to 4th June 2006St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

 

 

- Concerts

Ceilidhs In Unlikely Places, MSc student Summer Project event, Marty Camino

12th July 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pmGrassmarket, Edinburgh

12th July 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pmMystery Location, Edinburgh

12th July 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pmBristo Square, Edinburgh

Satyagraha multi-media concert

21st December 2010 7:30pm - 9:30pmReid Concert Hall

Hervie C. Syan - Satyagrahah

British pianist/composer, Hervie Christian Syan, brings the principle of Satyagraha into musical form. Satyagraha, created by Mahatma Gandhi, (1869 - 1947) was a non-violent method used by Indians to eradicate British Rule in their nation during the 1940’s. With awesome photography of Gandhi and India displayed on screen, the audience can expect to hear strains of music formed from the piano music interacting with a pre-recorded montage of Indian musical structure played over loudspeakers. With spoken word, singing and piano, the three parts – Conflict, Compassion and Satyagraha are a modern interpretation of Indian music and Gandhi’s message  to the world.

Premiere of "Deacon"

19th September 2009The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Councillor by day, criminal by night, the life of William Brodie unfolds in Zack A. Moir's contemporary musical "Deacon". Specially composed to suit cochlear implant users, but highly entertaining for all. Commissioned by MED-EL UK Limited. Saturday 19th September, 4.00 pm and 8.30 pm, Tickets: £6 adult/£4 child, £17 family ticket (for 4 people) - The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

28th February 2009 to 1st March 2009The Queen's Hall, EdinburghCollaboration between students of Music in the Community at the University of Edinburgh and students of Animation at the Edinburgh College of Art. Composed by Dee Isaacs and featuring Nigel Osborne! Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March, 7.30 pm, Tickets: £10/6 - The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

IMHSD Uganda Dance Academy and London Sinfonietta

17th October 2008 to 18th October 2008St. Cecilia's Hall and Reid Concert Hall

Uganda Dance Academy and London Sinfonietta

"REEL AFGHANISTAN"

21st February 2008 to 28th February 2008St. Cecelia's Hall

The UK's first festival of Afghan cinema and culture Directed from the Edinburgh University Settlement and supported by the IMHSD. See http://reelafghanistan.org for the complete festival programme.

 

- Seminars

'Auditory working memory and long-term memory in humans' - Dr. Katrin Schulze, UCL Institute of Child Health

 13th July 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House, University of Edinburgh

'Did music precede language in human evolution? Empirical tests - Keelin Murray, Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit (LEC), University of Edinburgh

 26th June 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm Common Room, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

'Music, Imagination, and Philosophical Aesthetics' - Dr Margaret Moore, Philosophy, University of Leeds

 15th June 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

The effect of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy on the relationship between lyrics and tunes: An fMRI-adaptation study with songs - Irene Alonso, Université Lille-Nord de France andUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris, France

 24th April 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm Common Room, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

Listening to, learning and remembering songs constitutes a fascinating high level cognitive process that engages both language and music networks. However, there is a longstanding debate on whether tunes and lyrics are processed independently or in an integrated fashion. Overlap between both elements has been supported in many studies (Serafine, Crowder & Repp, 1984; Crowder, Serafine, & Repp, 1990; Baur, Uttner, Ilmberger, Fesl, & Mai, 2000; Peynircioglu, Rabinovitz, & Thompson, 2008; Thaut, Demartin, & Sanes, 2008). On the other hand, neuropsychological studies with clinical populations such as unilateral temporal lobe patients or Alzheimer disease patients have revealed dissociated recognition impairments for verbal and musical features of songs (Samson & Zatorre, 1991, 1992; Hebert & Peretz, 2001; Baird & Samson, 2009) suggesting music and language to be independent domains. In this talk I will address this issue by presenting an fMRI-adaptation study with healthy participants and temporal lobe epilepsy patients, and will argue that lyrics and tunes are different but very tightly connected components of songs, the integration of which might be disrupted in certain clinical populations.

The Feldenkrais method: Learning through exploration and experiment - Jae Gruenke, Edinburgh, UK

 3rd April 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm Common Room, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

Auditory Time and Rhythm Processing and the Relationship to Language Skill - Dr. Manon Grube, Auditory Group, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle

 27th March 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm Common Room, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

My research interest lies with the identification of neural mechanisms of auditory processing and their behavioural relevance in speech and music. My work is based on behavioural, functional and structural studies in the normal and the abnormal human brain, including developmental and neuropsychological conditions. In this talk, I will discuss dissociable mechanisms of timing and their role in the development of language skills during early to late adolescence. The results from my recent research in a large cohort of school children (age 11 and 13) and a smaller cohort of undergraduates suggest a specific relevance for the ability to process short, simple rhythmic sequences in early adolescence, and a change in level toward the analysis to longer, and more complex or abstract sequences later on. The data further imply a new potential model for dyslexia, and a possible structural basis in the brain. I will conclude with an outlook into future work including possible language intervention strategies, the relationship with personality traits and cross-lingual studies.

Brain Mechanisms of Expertise in Watching Dance and Audiovisual Integration of Drumming - Prof. Frank Pollick, University of Glasgow

 15th December 2011 5:15pm - 6:30pm Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

Talking Together - Working Together: Exploring Arts and Health

 8th October 2011 9:30am - 5:30pm The John Hope Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

A conference for arts workers, artists, arts therapists, service users & carers.

http://www.satf.org.uk/events.html

The Musical Brain: Arts, Science & the Mind

 7th October 2011 9:00am - 9:00pm Institute of Neurology, Queen Square London WC1N 3BG

Why Music? Is Music Different from the Other Arts?

Speakers: Professor Roger Scruton, Professor John Onians, Professor John Sloboda, Professor Nigel Osborne, Professor Ray Tallis, Stephen Johnson, Ian Ritchie

http://www.themusicalbrain.org/

Understanding and Fostering Children's Creativity - Dr Eva Vass, University of Bath

 1st February 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room B, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square

The Musical Experiences of Cochlear Implant Users - Zack A. Moir, University of Edinburgh

 9th November 2010 5:15pm - 6:30pm Lecture Room A, Alison House

Phonetics of suprasegmental contrasts in Dinka speech and song - Prof. Bob Ladd, University of Edinburgh

 2nd November 2010 5:15pm - 6:30pm Lecture Room A, Alison House

IMHSD Seminar

 20th May 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House, Edinburgh

An Overview of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Education Programme

Lucy Perry, Education Director, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

An Overview of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Education Programme

 20th April 2010 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House, Edinburgh

Lucy Perry Education Director, Scottish Chamber Orchestra 4.00 pm - Lecture Room A, Alison House (PDF)

IMHSD Seminar

 14th December 2009 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House, Edinburgh

Dr Peter Keller Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany 4.00 - 5.00 pm - Lecture Room A, Alison House

IMHSD Music and Language Seminar

 21st October 2009 Common Room, Alison House

The Minor Third in Human Culture and Human Development Dr. Jeremy Day-O'Connell, visiting Fulbright Scholar from Knox College, USA 4.00 - 5.00 pm - Common Room, Alison HouseAttached Abstract (PDF)Audio recording of talk (Large MP3 file)

Music Departmental Seminar

 8th October 2009 5:15pm - 6:15pm Lecture Room A, Alison House

Songs to support foreign language education Karen M. Ludke, PhD student in Music, IMHSD, UoE 5.15 - 6.15 pm - Lecture Room A, Alison House (PDF)

IMHSD Seminar

 8th September 2009 4:00pm - 5:00pm Lecture Room A, Alison House

What does auditory cortex do? Prof. Timothy D. Griffiths, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University 4.00-4.50 pm - Lecture Room A, Alison House Attached PDF.

Music and Language Seminars

 3rd December 2008 5:30pm - 6:30pm Common Room, Alison House, Edinburgh

'Can songs support second language learning?' Karen Ludke, PhD student in Music, IMHSD, UoE 5.30pm - Common Room, Alison House.

28th October 2008 5:30pm - 6:30pm Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building

Beat fusion in the brain of a drummer: Effects of musical expertise on perceived audiovisual synchrony and congruence Dr Frank Pollick and Dr Karin Petrini, Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow 5:30 pm

30th September 2008 5:30pm - 6:30pm Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building

Movement and Prosody in British Sign Language: About Real Elephants and Fake Squirrels Dr. Martine Verheul, (Centre for Perception, Movement, and Action Research), Moray House School of Education, UoE 5:30 pm - Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building.

6th May 2008 5:30pm - 6:30pm Common Room, Alison House.

'Music and Intuition: Improvisation, invention and polyphonic consciousness' Peter Cudmore, PhD Student in English Literature and Philosophy, UoE 5.30pm - Common Room, Alison House.

12th April 2008 Common Room, Alison House.

Music and Poetry at the Crossroads: Baudelaire, Debussy and 'Recueillement' Dr David Evans, Lecturer in French, University of St Andrews 5.30pm - Common Room, Alison House.

27th November 2007 Alison House

'Text-setting tied in Trefoil Knots' Dr. Rosalia Rodriguez-Vazquez, Lecturer in the Department of English, French and German, University of Vigo (Spain) 5.30pm - Common Room, Alison House.

The Music of Elisabeth Lutyens

 20th February 2007 2:00pm - 3:00pm Alison House, Edinburgh

Dr. Laurel Parsons, (Queen's University, Canada) Alison House, Edinburgh

Colloquium: Music and Healing, East and West

 9th February 2007 St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

James Robertson (Queen Margaret University), Ilhan Barutcu (Trabzon University, Turkey) and Prof. Nigel Osborne

Symposium: Music and Movement: Challenges to Cognitive Neuroscience?

 22nd January 2007 St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Collaboration with Perception Movement Action Research Centre

Music and Medicine

 21st October 2006 Alison House, Edinburgh

http://www.sempre.org.uk/

Cochlear Implants and Music

 12th September 2006 Alison House, Edinburgh

Geoff Plant (MED-EL, USA)

Musical Integration : Middle Europe - Middle East

 10th February 2006 St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Prof Nigel Osborne (Gol and the Intercultural Music and Arts Project)

Exposure to Music and Cognitive Abilities: from the Mozart Effect to the Blur Effect

 9th February 2006 Alison House, Edinburgh

Prof E. Glenn Schellenberg (University of Toronto Mississauga)

Colloquium: Interactive Minds: An interdisciplinary discourse on the musical communicative brain

 14th October 2005 St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Prof. Andy Clark (Philosophy, University of Edinburgh), Prof Robert Turner (Wellcome Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London), John Milner (Care Today Residential Special School, Derbyshire) and Prof. Osborne (Music, University of Edinburgh)

Neural components of working memory in non-musicians and musicians with and without absolute pitch - an fMRI study

 15th August 2005 non-musicians and musicians with and without absolute pitch - an fMRI study

Katrin Shulze (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)