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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

2014

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 St Andrews

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

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 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 St Andrews

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

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?

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

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

2015

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

Thu 5 Feb

U of Aberdeen

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

Thu 19 Feb

U of Aberdeen

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

Thu 5 Mar

U of Aberdeen

Gemma McGregor (University of Aberdeen) Music and Conflict

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?

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

 

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

2013

Thu 26 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford): How Can a Book with No Music in it be an Important Musical Source? The Case of Oxford, Bodleian Library MS, Douce 308

Thu 3 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Professor Paul Banks (Royal College of Music): One Man’s Britten: A New Source for the Reception History of the Music of Benjamin Britten

Thu 3 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Nikki Moran (University of Edinburgh): ‘Testing, Testing... 1,2’: Experimenting with the Perceived Unity of Duo Performance

Wed 9 Oct

U of Glasgow

Professor Mira T. Sundara Rajan (University of Glasgow): More Than Musicians: Moral Rights and Digital Issues in Music

Thu 10 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Professor John Irving (DeNOTE, IMR, Trinity-Laban): Mozart on the Hass Clavichord

Thu 10 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Jules Rawlinson (University of Edinburgh): Visual Infosthetics and Sonic Gesture: The Art and Design of Graphic Scores

Wed 16 Oct

U of Glasgow

Dr Louise Harris (University of Glasgow): Reflection, Introspection, Direction

Thu 17 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Dr Goffredo Plastino (University of Newcastle): The Revival of the Calabrian Lira

Wed 23 Oct

U of Glasgow

Dr Simon McKerrell (University of Newcastle): Traditional Arts and the State: the Scottish Case

Thu 24 Oct

U of Aberdeen

Dr Motje Wolf (De Montfort University): Ears II

Thu 31 Oct

U of Edinburgh

Professor Anastasia Georgaki (University of Athens): Title tbc [music technology related]

Thu 7 Nov

U of Aberdeen

Dr David Hunter (University of Texas at Austin): Handel, Slavery, and the new Financial Capitalism

Thu 7 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Dr Tim Boon (Science Museum, London): Music for Spaces: Music for Space

Wed 13 Nov

U of Glasgow

Fergus Linehan (Edinburgh International Festival): Searching for the Right Questions: A Year as a Director Designate

Thu 14 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Professor Ross Duffin (Case Western University, USA): How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and why you should care)

Thu 21 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Dr Alinka Greasley (University of Leeds): Mixtapes and Turntablism: DJs’ Perspectives on Musical Shape

Wed 27 Nov

U of Glasgow

Professor Stephen Downes (University of Surrey): On the Musically Sentimental

Thu 28 Nov

U of Aberdeen

Professor Ian Russell (University of Aberdeen): The English Village Carol

Thu 28 Nov

U of Edinburgh

Professor Eric Clarke (University of Oxford): Lost and Found in Music

Thu 12 Dec

U of Aberdeen

Professor David J. Smith (University of Aberdeen): The Interconnection of Religious, Social, and Musical Networks: Creating a Context for the Keyboard Music of Peter Philips and its Dissemination


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

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