Public Research Seminar: Conservatoire Doctoral Students Present Research-in-Progress
Public Research Seminar Series
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This termly venture offers a window on the world of doctoral research. Students from varied subject backgrounds give short presentations on topics that form part of their current research enquiries. Within historical musicology, Giulia Galasso discusses the musical challenges in creating a critical edition of masses by the hitherto neglected seventeenth-century Italian composer Francesco Foggia (1603–88). Excerpts from the first modern performances of some of Foggia’s music will be heard using Galasso’s edition.
Meanwhile, the jazz researcher Michael Fletcher pursues the theme of jazz musicians’ usage of the 12-bar blues form as a testbed for new creative ideas, as well as how the blues as a common denominator may prove useful in analysing stylistic developments.