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Scottish Chapter

The RMA Scottish Chapter coordinates and publicizes RMA-affiliated events at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St Andrews, 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 Chapter events

Future Events

2015

Wed 14 Jan

U of Glasgow

Prof Jeanice Brooks (University of Southampton) Gossiping to Music in Sixteenth-century France

Thu 22 Jan

U of Aberdeen

Ed Jones (University of Aberdeen) Arctic Elegy: An elegy for the Franklin Expedition of 1845–8, for the officers and men who perished without one survivor in arctic Canada, in the search for the north west passage

Wed 28 Jan

U of Glasgow

Dr Drew Hammond (University of Glasgow) Writing for Places: Music for Pipe Organ and Amplified Ensemble

Wed 4 Feb

U of St Andrews

Dr Alistair MacDonald Designing an improvising environment for acoustic instruments and electronics.

Thu 5 Feb

U of Aberdeen

Louise Sykes (Swiss National Center of Competence in Research) Title and Abstract tbc

Mon 9 – Tue 10 Feb

U of Glasgow

Prof Heiner Goebbels (Justus Liebig University) CRAMB RESIDENCY. Events TBC

Wed 11 Feb

U of St Andrews

Susan Tomes Music and Memory

Thu 19 Feb

U of Aberdeen

Chris Gray (University of Aberdeen) The Conductor's Pidgin

Wed 25 Feb

U of Glasgow

Dr Carlo Cenciarelli (Royal Holloway, University of London) Moving Images and Mobile Music

Wed 4 Mar

U of Glasgow

Prof Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge)
Capturing Sound; Designing Notation

Wed 4 Mar

U of St Andrews

Prof Don Paterson Translating Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

Thu 5 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Gemma McGregor (University of Aberdeen) Music and Conflict

Wed 11 Mar

U of Glasgow

John Powles (University of Glasgow) The Janey Buchan Political Song Collection

Wed 18 Mar

U of Glasgow

Prof Peter Schubert & Catherine Motuz (McGill University, Montréal) How to Teach Improvised Counterpoint & Why You Should

Thu 19 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Dr Aspasia Paltoglou (Oxford Brookes University) Is There Feature-Specific Enhancement in the Auditory Cortex When Attending to Sounds?

Wed 1 Apr

U of St Andrews

Bede Williams The conductor’s podium as a research site

Thu 2 Apr

U of Aberdeen

Dr Michael Edwards (University of Edinburgh) slippery chicken – an open-source Common Lisp environment for declarative or generative algorithmic composition

Wed 15 Apr

U of St Andrews

Dr Ines Jentzsch How does Instrumental Practice affect our brain? Behavioral and physiological investigations into psychological benefits of musical activity.

 

Previous Events

2014

Wed 22 Jan

U of Glasgow

Dr David Code (University of Glasgow): Mozart Films the Vietnam War: Music, Nation and Gender in Kubrick’s ‘Full Metal Jacket’

Wed 5 Feb

U of Glasgow

Professor Ross Duffin (Case Western Reserve University): Just Intonation in the 18th Century

Wed 19 Feb

U of Glasgow

Dr Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham): Good Vibrations: ‘Frankenstein’ on the London Stage

Wed 5 Mar

U of Glasgow

Dr Mieko Kanno (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): Critical Path Analysis: How To Learn a Piece of Music as Quickly and Efficiently as Possible

Wed 19 Mar

U of Glasgow

Dr David McGuinness (University of Glasgow) & Dr Karen McAulay (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): Bass culture in Scottish Musical Traditions: How Low Can You Go?

Thu 8 May

U of Aberdeen

Prof. Jonathan Stephens (University of Aberdeen): Title tbc

Thu 15 May

U of Aberdeen

Dr Frances Potts (LCM): ‘If I were going there, I wouldn't start from here’: Working with Scale, Content and Structure in The Cloud of Unknowing, a 90-Minute Oratorio

Thu 18 Sep

U of Aberdeen

Professor David Smith (University of Aberdeen) Editorial Reconstruction and Composition: Two Case Studies in Editing the Consort Music of Peter Philips and Richard Dering

Wed 24 Sep

U of St Andrews

Dr John De Simone (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Writing a ‘Scottish’ Piece: The importance of national identity in my music

Thu 25 Sep

U of Edinburgh

Dr Florian Scheding (Bristol University) Strategies of Migration: Between Nationalist Nostalgia and Internationalist Heterotopia

Thu 2 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Dr Imogene Newland (Interdisciplinary artist, choreographer and independent researcher) Choreomusical Encounters: Performative Approaches to Understanding Corporeal Expressivity in Music

Thu 2 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Matt Brennan (University of Edinburgh) Give The Drummer Some! A social history of seven drummer stereotypes

Wed 8 Oct

U of St Andrews

Mr Tom Wilkinson (St Andrews) The Music of J.S., W.F. and C.P.E. Bach

Thu 9 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr John Dack (Middlesex University) Pierre Schaeffer's ‘Traité des objets musicaux’ and the concept of ‘instrument’

Wed 15 Oct

U of Glasgow

Dr Vic Hobson (National Jazz Archive) Louis Armstrong: ‘I guess singing and playing is the same’

Thu 16 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Ronnie Gibson (University of Aberdeen) Aspects of Eighteenth-Century Performing Practice Retained in the Transmission of Scottish Fiddle Music from Then to Now

Thu 16 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Ruth Davis (Cambridge University) Ethnomusicology and Nation Building in Mandatory Palestine: Robert Lachmann’s ‘Oriental Music’ Broadcasts, 1936-1937

Wed 22 Oct

U of Glasgow

Dr Frauke Jürgensen (University of Aberdeen) Computer-aided analysis and Performance Practice issues in the Buxheim Organ Book

Wed 22 Oct

U of St Andrews

Dr Stravroula Pipyrou (St Andrews) Lost in Fantasma: Embodiment and Governance in Mafia Dance

Wed 29 Oct

U of St Andrews

Dr Jane Pettegree and the Library Choir (St Andrews) Singing in the Stacks

Thu 30 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Michael Berkeley, CBE (Composer and Broadcaster) Thoughts on My Compositions

Thu 30 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Kate Lacey (Sussex University) Title tbc

Wed 5 Nov

U of Glasgow

Dr Jamie Savan (University of Newcastle) The CyberZink project: how can 3D printing contribute to our understanding of historical instruments and performance practices?

Wed 5 Nov

U of St Andrews

Dr Jonathan Kemp (St Andrews) Understanding the motion of the lips in brass musical instrument playing

Thu 6 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Dr Sam Hayden (Trinity Laban) (Pre)compositional strategies and computer-generated notation in Transience (2014) for string quartet

Wed 12 Nov

U of St Andrews

Prof John Wallace and Dr Sandy McGrattan (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) 19th-century brass music (part of the St Andrews Brass Festival)

Thu 13 Nov

U of Aberdeen

Professor Pete Stollery (University of Aberdeen) Placing Sound: How a notion of place has informed recent compositional work

Thu 13 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Professor Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London) Censoring creativity from Plato to Bach

Wed 19 Nov

U of Glasgow

Professor Martin Cloonan (University of Glasgow) The needle and the damage done: Some thoughts about needletime
Dr John Williamson (University of Glasgow) Improper Recordings and Scab Musicians: Danceland Records and the battle of the ballrooms
   In association with the AHRC and ESRC funded project The Musicians' Union: A Social History.
   [Replacing the previously announced Dr Nick Fells (University of Glasgow) Sound machines and phonographic liveness]

Thu 20 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Dr Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh) Of the Search for Lost Time: Multiple time and temporal inordinance in Franck’s String Quartet (1890)

Thu 27 Nov

U of Aberdeen

Kristin Elisabeth Borgehed (Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen) Title tbc

Thu 27 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Dr John Williamson (University of Glasgow) Relating to The Musicians’ Union … full title tbc

Wed 3 Dec

U of Glasgow

Douglas Finch (Trinity Laban Conservatoire) Between Image and Sound: Finding a role for music in Jon Sanders’ films


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

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