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9th May, 2016

Research Works

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9th May, 2016
End Date:
23rd May, 2016
Guildhall School
Free Admission

Staff and students across the Guildhall School are engaged in exploratory work; this summer’s Research Works programme is conceived as a showcase of their curiosity and creativity.

Monday 9 May, 6pm, Lecture Recital Room

New opera-makers

Head of Composition Julian Philips and Writer in Residence Stephen Plaice will be joined by composers Mo Fan and Li Ruixiang from Shanghai Opera House in an exploration of contemporary opera. The discussion, chaired by Principal Professor Barry Ife, will preview The Merchant’s Tale (Philips and Plaice) and The Wager (Wen Deqing), both due to be performed in London next year.


Monday 16 May, 6pm, Milton Court

Kodály and Dalcroze in action

In this practical presentation, Mary O’Connor and Christine Wrigley from Junior Guildhall invite you to participate in Kodály and Dalcroze-inspired activities that will open your heart, mind and body to exciting musical possibilities.


Monday 23 May, 6pm, Milton Court

Orchestral composition in Britain today

Guildhall composers Professor Julian Anderson, Dr Paul Newland and Matthew Kaner give accounts of recent works written for the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony and the BBC Scottish Orchestras.  From their different experiences during these recent collaborations emerges a more general picture of the changing relations of UK orchestras with the living composer, as well as some hints about what the future might hold.


Monday 23 May, 6pm, Milton Court

Explorations in Creative Learning

Tutors and students from the Masters in Leadership programme present collaborative practical research projects across art forms. Topics include contemporary audio-visual interpretation of pre-Colombian artefacts; new collaborations between a Middle Eastern musician and UK electronic musicians; participatory composition and architecture; the spoken word, identity and ‘maleness’. Detta Danford and Natasha Zielanski’s research investigates the varied definitions of, and approaches to, collaboration and composition across the School.

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