Public Research Seminar: Dr Edward Venn

Public Research Seminar: Dr Edward Venn

Public Research Seminar Series

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05 Feb 2019 (3:30pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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Dr Edward Venn (University of Leeds): ‘Mysterious Things’: Interpreting Adès’s Operas

Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. Using such ‘mysterious things’ as a point of departure, this paper suggests ways of thinking about and through Adès’s operas, with a focus on their realisation in performance.

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