KVNM-RMA International Postgraduate Symposium in Music Research

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Royal Musical Association and Netherlands’ Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM) postgraduate music symposium

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The two oldest musicological organisations in the world, the UK’s Royal Musical Association (RMA) and the Netherlands’ Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM), will bring together postgraduate researchers from the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, with the aim of stimulating and developing national and international collaborations across the field. The two-day symposium will feature paper presentations showcasing current research related to music in the broadest sense.

3-4 July, Zoom

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Saturday 3rd July 2021:

10:00-11:30 (CEST) / 9:00-10:30 (BST) Session 1. Music and politics, World War II

Maria Grazia Aurora Campisi : Parody under Fascism: The Case of Ghedini’s La pulce d’oro (1940)

Eirini Diamantouli : ‘We fight and we sing’: Echoes of the October Revolution in songs of the Greek resistance

Hubert Szczesniak : On the Verge of a Pseudo-Musicology downfall? Hans Rohr’s Nationalistic Views on Music in German-occupied Europe

11:30-11:45 (CEST) / 10:30-10:45 (BST) Short break

11:45-12:45 (CEST) / 10:45-11:45 (BST) Session 2. Fieldwork and gender dynamics

Esther Kiburi : Composer’s Positionality within the Research Framework: Managing Sensory Biases During Audio Fieldwork

Marjan Wynia : Understanding the Gender Dynamics of the Dutch Music Industry

12:45-13:45 (CEST) / 11:45-12:45 (BST) Lunch break

13:45-15:00 (CEST) / 12:45-14:00 (BST) Session 3. Empirical study

Kari Ding : The Potential Effects of Weight Training on Singers: Review and Meta-Analysis

Berenice Beverley Zammit : Optimizing Performance: Pre-Performance Routines in Professional Orchestral Musicians

Lisette Olsthoorn : The Effect of Music Interventions on Emotion in People with Dementia

15:00-15:15 (CEST) / 14:00-14:15 (BST) Short break

15:15-16:15 (CEST) / 14:15-15:15 (BST) Session 4. Legal structures

Lola Salem : A Legal Reading of Typecasting at the Académie Royale de Musique: State Administration, Singers, and Operatic Repertoire during the Ancien Régime

Laura Anne Hind : Analogue Africa: Establishing a History of Music Industry and Copyright Law in Senegal, Benin and Ghana from the 1960s-2010s

16:15-16:30 (CEST) / 15:15-15:30 (BST) Short break

16:30-17:15 (CEST) / 15:30-16:15 (BST) Presentation proceedings 2020

Sunday 4th July 2021:

10:00-11:30 (CEST) / 9:00-10:30 (BST) Session 1. Pedagogy

Angela Qiao : The Challenges of Online Piano Teaching During Covid-19

David Cotter : The Future is Now: Virtual Music Performance in the 21st Century

Hannah Roberts : Clara Schumann’s Piano Pedagogy in Modern Day Practice

11:30-11:45 (CEST) / 10:30-10:45 (BST) Short break

11:45-12:45 (CEST) / 10:45-11:45 (BST) Session 2. Audio-visual analysis

Regan Bowering : Future Shock: Machine Rhythm and the Affective Experience of Technological Change in Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rockit’ (1983)

Lark McIvor : Irish Celticism and Cultural Representation in Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea: A Model for Cultural Expression and Study in Music

12:45-13:45 (CEST) / 11:45-12:45 (BST) Lunch break

13:45-15:15 (CEST) / 12:45-14:15 (BST) Session 3. Music analysis

Sebastiaan Wiebe Frankes : Connecting the Manipulation of Timbre in DAWs with Sound Design and Psychoacoustics: An Exploratory Study in the Possibilities of Electronic Music Analysis

Tal Walker : Gabriel Fauré - Préludes Op.103: Genre, Composition and Interpretation

Joshua Ballance : The Path to the New Note: Interval Distributions in the Music of Anton Webern

15:15-15:30 (CEST) / 14:15-14:30 (BST) Short break

15:30-16:30 (CEST) / 14:30-15:30 (BST) Session 4. Historical analysis

Samuel Teague : ‘Captain Cookes New Musique’: Music Manuscripts Containing the Extant Work of Henry Cooke (c.1615/1672)

Kerry Bunkhall : The Presence of Nouvelle théologie at Le Boeuf sur le toit

16:30-16:45 (CEST) / 15:30-15:45 (BST) Short break

16:45-17:45 (CEST) / 15:45-16:45 (BST) Session 5. Opera

Daniel Boucher : Hindemith’s Operatic Triptych and Discourses of Expressionism in Weimar Culture

Eva van Daele : Split Characters in Twentieth-Century Opera

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