Ahead of her 30 May livestreamed concert as part of the OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics project at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, harpist Tamsin Dearnley reflects on her experiences moving between different musical traditions in Britain, France and Japan – and the extent to which music behaves like spoken language.
Dr Martin Glynn, of Birmingham City University, has pioneered the use of spoken word, jazz, hip hop, and reggae theatrics to communicate and disseminate research data. He explains why
What was the music of the women’s suffrage campaign? Who were the leading female composers and musicians of the 1910s and 20s? What was their contribution to the suffrage cause? On 1 November, the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library will co-host a concert and readings that will highlight the links between music and suffrage.
Join us at Senate House on 8 June for a music recital of relevant French repertoire by outstanding young pianist, Alexander Soares. This event, part of the ‘Surrealism and music in France, 1924–52: interdisciplinary and international contexts’ conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, will include works by Boulez, Messiaen and Jolivet.
Mykaell Riley, director of the Black Music Research Unit at the University of Westminster, talks about his Bass Culture project which aims to deliver a better understanding of the impact and legacy of Jamaican music on British culture and heritage over the last half century.
Kepler’s Trial, an opera based on The Astronomer and the Witch by Professor Ulinka Rublack, tells the extraordinary story of Katharina Kepler (1546–1622), whose celebrated astronomer son, Johannes, defended her against accusations of witchcraft. It is the culmination of a highly unusual creative process, in which a team of leading scholars met regularly to explore […]
Vivien Conacher is a professional opera singer (mezzo-soprano), who trained at the Royal College of Music. In 2016 she founded Songhaven, a dementia-friendly concert series based in Bloomsbury. In this blog she reflects on how her involvement in the School of Advanced Study’s Bloomsbury Festival in a Box project inspired her to undertake more community engagement […]
When: Thursday 13 July 2017, 7pm Who: Senate House Library Where: Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU ‘If there’s a more enterprisingly theatrical vocal group than this one, I’ve yet to encounter it…’ – The Telegraph BBC Proms star vocal ensemble, l Fagiolini, perform a unique, specially selected arrangement exploring the impact of […]
As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the Archive to Blockbuster four (A2BFour). During an evening event at Senate House on 21 November, the team will pitch four ideas for films in an attempt to show their audience […]
L-R: Poland’s Maximilian Maria, South Africa’s Manche Masemola, Uganda’s Archbishop Janani Luwum. West entrance to Westminster Abbey featuring ten Twentieth Century Martyrs © Jean-Christophe Benoist via Wikimedia Commons As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the Archive to blockbuster four (A2BFour). […]