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Scottish Chapter

The RMA Scottish Chapter coordinates and publicizes RMA-affiliated events at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. It encourages participants to feel part of a UK-wide musical community and aims to enhance awareness in Scotland of the considerable range of benefits available to RMA members.

Forthcoming RMA Scottish Chapter Events

All lectures are free and open to the public.

2012

Wed 18 Jan

U of Glasgow

George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music): Femininity, Culture, and Commerce: Sheet Music Illustration and Popular Song as Promotional Vehicles for 19th-century Female Opera Singers

Thu 19 Jan

U of Edinburgh

Warwick Edwards (Glasgow University): Words and Music, c.1500: The Humanistic Fallacy

Thu 26 Jan

U of Edinburgh

Paul Harkins (Edinburgh Napier University): Tomorrow’s Music Today: The Fairlight CMI and early experiments in digital sampling

Wed 1 Feb

U of Glasgow

Laura Tunbridge (University of Manchester): Lieder in London Between the Wars

Thu 2 Feb

U of Edinburgh

Trevor Wishart

Wed 8 Feb

U of Glasgow

Jean-Luc Guionnet (Improviser, Composer, Theorist and Artist): Propositions for an Inhabited Architecture of Listening

Thu 9 Feb

U of Aberdeen

Dr Adrienne Janus (Aberdeen University)

Thu 9 Feb

U of Edinburgh

Heike Fricke (Berlin): Origins of the British Sound: London Clarinets in the 18th century

Wed 15 Feb

U of Glasgow

Rachel Beckles Wilson (Royal Holloway, University of London): Music and Doing Good

Thu 16 Feb

U of Aberdeen

Dr Eduardo Miranda (University of Plymouth)

Thu 16 Feb

U of Edinburgh

Ann Heymann (Minnesota): Lecture-performance: ‘Reconstructing Gaelic harp performance practice through musicological and organological research’

Wed 22 Feb

U of Glasgow

Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh): ‘A beautiful mine’?: Title Sequences for Contemporary Television Serials

Thu 23 Feb at 3pm

U of Edinburgh

Kieran Curran: ‘White Trash That Talks Back’ – The Fall and ‘primitive/avant garde’

Thu 23 Feb

U of Edinburgh

Sean Williams: Noise and Fidelity: Poles apart?

Thu 1 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Dr Frances Wilkins (Aberdeen University)

Thu 1 Mar

U of Edinburgh

John Cunningham (Bangor University): ‘I have brought you variety of noises’: Ben Jonson and Music, beyond the Seventeenth Century

Fri/Sat 2–3 Mar

The Arches, Glasgow

Sound Thought 2012. Organised by postgraduate music students at the U of Glasgow to provide a platform for music composition, performance and scholarship, and to bring music research to public audiences. With financial support from the RMA.

Thu 8 Mar

U of Aberdeen

3 Cities: Prof Stollery, Dr Suk-Kim, Ross Whyte

Thu 8 Mar

U of Edinburgh

David Irving (King’s College, London): Psalms (Mazmur) and Hymns (Tahlil) in the Malay World, 1600–1900

Wed 14 Mar

U of Glasgow

Tony Myatt (University of York): New Aesthetics in Computer Music

Thu 15 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Nicola Miller (Aberdeen University)

Thu 15 Mar

U of Edinburgh

Herbert Heyde (New York): Four lutes of 1594 – built or not built on proportions?

Thu 22 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Professor Keith Howard (University of Sydney)

Thu 22 Mar

U of Edinburgh

Gill French: Follow the Band: Scottish Borders Brass Bands and the Common Ridings
Lisa Norman: Some novel approaches to brass instrument organology

Thu 29 Mar

U of Edinburgh

Pedro Rebelo (Queen's University Belfast): Distributed Performance: Collaborative Strategies in the Network

Thu 5 Apr

U of Edinburgh

Lauren Hayes: (A)live Electronics: Multimodal and enactive approaches to digital music from the performer's perspective
Nearchos Panos: The evolution of the musical and cultural genre of Lullaby in the repertoire music of Western Europe and its establishment as a musical topos during the Romantic period

Thu 19 Apr

U of Aberdeen

Joan Cumming (Aberdeen University)


Warwick Edwards (Scottish Chapter Organiser, email Warwick.Edwards@glasgow.ac.uk)

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