All posts filed under: Music

Kepler’s Trial: out of many disciplines, one opera

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 […]

#PotW: Music in the Age of Reformation

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 […]

Heritage, health and wellbeing

Swansea University’s series of Being Human festival events utilised a variety of venues on the south-west Wales coast to explore ‘heritage, health and wellbeing’ through a range of media. The team behind these activities explain how drama, debate, poetry, art and enterprise were brought into play.  Can you tell us about your programming? We were […]

#PotW Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics

Though the relationship between music and words has occupied a prominent position in philosophical and aesthetic discourse on the arts since antiquity, the historiography of this relationship have received far less attention, and the broad area of ‘words about music’ or music literature generally, remains understudied. Significant recent scholarship however, has signalled the emerging importance […]