Researchers out in force at music conference

Dr Joanna Bullivant

RBC researchers have come out in force at this year’s Royal Musical Association Annual Conference in Nottingham, from 13 –16 September.

Academics from across the spectrum of music studies have gathered for the conference, which aims to promote all aspects of music research in words, notation or sounds.

Professor of Music Christopher Dingle gave a presentation on the traits of Chevalier de Saint-Georges as a composer-performer, while Head of Professional Development Chris Marshall explored the impact of composers’ agents on BBC commissioning of New Music with attendees.

New RBC staff member Dr Joanna Bullivant (pictured), whose latest research explores the connections between modern music and radical politics, shared her expertise on the influence of Birmingham’s Oratory of St Philip Neri on Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’.

Composer Michael Boyle, who recently completed his PhD at RBC, discussed his research, ‘Character Study’.

There is also a session dedicated to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded ‘Augmented Vocality’ project featuring a team of RBC specialists: Associate Principal (International) Professor Lamberto Coccioli, Head of Music Technology Simon Hall, Lecturer in Music Technology Joe Wright and Module Leader for Music Technology Contexts Edmund Hunt.

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