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Amanda Glauert & Norbert Meyn, Royal College of Music song research event, January 2013

Amanda Glauert & Norbert Meyn, Royal College of Music song research event, January 2013

The SongArt Performance Research Group organises a range of core events, both at the Institute of Musical Research in the School of Advanced Study, University of London (Senate House), and at associated conservatoires, universities, conferences, and other institutions and meetings in the UK and abroad. We warmly invite musicians, writers, academics and interested members of the public to all of our public events. Please follow the associated links to sign up where indicated, since for some meetings, space is limited.
Upcoming Core Events Please check back to this page for information about our upcoming events. Past Core Events 2016 February-March, Septemberr 2016: THE DICHTERLIEBE PROJECT (Reflective Performance Project). Victoria Conservatory of Music, Canada. Artistic Director: Kathryn Whitney. Director of Collaborative Piano: Anna Cal. An experimental song performance project for amateur pianists and singers aged 30 and older (actual ages: 32-87). Students worked in pianist-singer duos for two months, receiving professional level coaching in the form of solo and duo lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and lecture-recitals. At the end of the course, the students presented a joint performance of the 20-song version of Schumann's song cycle Dichterliebe. Follow this link to transfer to the website of The Dichterliebe Project. This project was kindly supported in part by the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the NRS Foundation. 2015 26 & 27 June 2015: SONGART SYMPOSIUM (PUBLIC EVENT). Royal Central School of Music & Drama, London. What is distinctive about lyric performance? Convenors: Paul Barker, Amanda Glauert. Keynote address: opera and musical director Jo Davies. A celebration and exploration of lyric through performance and debate, involving singers, poets, composers, instrumentalists, directors and academics. The research questions include, but are not limited to, embodiment, liveness, relationships between words and music, relationships between the dramatic and the lyric, and the application of lyric beyond song. With a Keynote Address by opera and musical director Jo Davies, which itself will be a practice as research demonstration and performance, the two days will comprise performances across many genres and styles of music which seek to address the central question from different perspectives through practice as research. March-May 2015: THE WINTERREISE PROJECT (Reflective Performance Project). Victoria Conservatory of Music, Canada. Artistic Director: Kathryn Whitney. Director of Collaborative Piano: Anna Cal. An experimental song performance project for amateur pianists and singers aged 30 and older (actual ages: 31-86). Students worked in pianist-singer duos for two months, receiving professional level coaching in the form of solo and duo lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and lecture-recitals. At the end of the course, the students presented a joint performance of Schubert's song cycle Winterreise. Follow this link to transfer to the website of The Winterreise Project. 2014 8 June 2014: SONG STUDY DAY (PUBLIC EVENT). Royal College of Music, London (West Parry Rooms). Singing from the Piano: a symposium examining how pianists interpret text and the piano in song performance. Presenters: Amanda Glauert, Kathryn Whitney, Paul Barker, Sarah Leonard, Cerys Jones, Imma Setiadi, Libby Burgess, Carris Jones, Andrew Matthews-Owen, Tim Watts. Public event. 2013 8 July 2013: EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP. Royal College of Music, London. The Lyric Dialogues of Mignon: A workshop exploring creative intersections between singers, instrumentalists, actors, and directors in live performance. Presenters: Amanda Glauert, Kathryn Whitney, Paul Barker, Louise Gibbs, Alban Coombs, Maria Setiades, Norbert Meyn. 2012 21 June, 2012: CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP (PUBLIC EVENT): "Lyric Song in Idea and Performance". Research questions: "What is the lyric and how do we make it?". A cross-disciplinary performance-led workshop on instances of the lyric, its creation and invocation, in song performance in concert. 2011 13 May 2011: SONG STUDY DAY (PUBLIC EVENT): "Inside Song Performance: Mapping the Interior of the Performative Act". Venue: Institute of Musical Research, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, London. A Royal Musical Association Associated Event. Speakers and performers: Kathryn Whitney (singer, IMR), Amanda Glauert (musicologist, Royal College of Music), Fiona Sampson (poet, author "Music Lessons"), Helen Abbott (literature specialist, Bangor University), Sholto Kynoch (pianist, Artistic Director, Oxford Lieder Festival), Jane Boston (actress, voice specialist, Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA), Paul Alan Barker (composer, director of Music Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama). 2010 18 MAY 2010: SONG STUDY DAY (PUBLIC EVENT):"Performativity, poetry, creation: investigating the creative space of live art song performance". Institute of Musical Research, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, London. 9.30am-7pm. Convened by Amanda Glauert and Kathryn Whitney. Speakers and performers: John Irving (IMR), Amanda Glauert (Kingston), Kathryn Whitney (IMR, RWCMD), Norbert Meyn (Lieder Theatre London), Stephen Coombs, pianist, Sophie Fuller (Trinity Laban), April Fredrick (RAM), Briony Wiliams (RAM). 14 MAY 2010: SONG AND POETRY RESEARCH DAY (PUBLIC EVENT): "Creating the Lyric: Music and Poetry Dialogues":. Coombehurst Studio, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University. Convened by Amanda Glauert (Kingston) and Fiona Sampson (Poet in Residence, Kingston University) Speakers and performers: Amanda Glauert (Kingston); Fiona Sampson (Kingston); Jane Manning (Kingston); April Fredrick (RAM); Norbert Meyn (Lieder Theatre London); Kathryn Whitney (RWCMD/ IMR) Past Related Events 17 November, 2012: LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION (PUBLIC EVENT) Schubert Institute, London: 20th Anniversary of the Schubert Institute, Special Goethe and Schubert Study Day. Lecture-recital: “Performing Goethe’s poetry; performing Schubert’s song." Presenters: Amanda Glauert and Kathryn Whitney. Organised by the Schubert Institute, London. Also featuring Professor Lorraine Byrne-Bodley and pianist Sholto Kynoch. Venue: Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, 11.00-15.30. SONG PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS Shaping Liveness in Song Performance: exploring the performer-audience paradigm. A series of experimental song performance workshops in association with the AHRC Centre for Music Performance as Creative Practice and King's College, London. Venue: St Davids Room, King's College, London (Strand Campus). 1. 10 JULY 2012. 14.00-16.30: Song Performance Workshop 3: "The Mechanism of Liveness: audience expressivity and the shaping of musical content in live vs. video recorded song performance." . Presenter: Kathryn Whitney 2. 26 JUNE 2012. 14.00-16.30: Song Performance Workshop 2: "The Morphology of Liveness: performer-audience interaction in live vs. video recorded song performance." Presenter: Kathryn Whitney 3. 12 JUNE 2012. 14.00-16.30: Song Performance Workshop 1: "Shaping Liveness in Song Performance in Concert: a performer-audience paradigm." Presenter: Kathryn Whitney 11 JUNE 2012. 17.00-18.30: LECTURE: "Do you know the land? Wolf's performing and composing of Mignon's lyric chain." IMR & Centre for Music Performance as Creative Practice Performance Research Seminar. Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1. Presenter: Amanda Glauert 2 JUNE 2012. 13.15-14.00: LECTURE-RECITAL "Aesthetic transfer in live performance". Love to Death: Transforming Opera Conference in association with the Royal Musicological Association. Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. Presenter: Kathryn Whitney 21 May 2012 17.00 - 18.30: LECTURE-RECITAL: "Liveness': a quality, a platform, an essential creative space in notated music." IMR & Centre for Music Performance as Creative Practice Performance Research Seminar. Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1. Presenter: Kathryn Whitney