PRS: Graduate Showcase

PRS: Graduate Showcase
Date and time
05 Mar 2024 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Workshop 2

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free - booking required

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Public Research Seminar: Graduate Showcase: Strategies and methods on making opera about anything Roxanne Korda and Daniel Blanco Albert (RBC)

In this showcase of research from two postgraduate researchers, Roxanne Korda will firstly explore the context of her PhD as a post qualitative inquiry into how to de-centre the human experience through the inter- and multi- disciplinary creative process involved in the generation of contemporary opera. She explores this topic from the viewpoint of librettist and performer.

Subsequently, Daniel Blanco Albert will explore his compositional practice, using a range of different resources and strategies developed through interactive interdisciplinary collaboration as compositional tools to engage deeply with a subject matter and help communicate it on different levels within the creation of new operatic works.

Roxanne Korda is an opera singer, librettist and practice-based researcher. Her work explores presenting new opera, on esoteric subject matter, to different audiences. Her academic background ranges from Physics and Philosophy BSc to Vocal Performance MMus and she completed a PhD in performance-based research in 2024. She co-founded Infinite Opera in 2018. She is co-editor on Nature, Art and Habitat’s upcoming publication Transect of Coexistence: Inquiry into Nature, Art and Habitat.

Daniel Blanco Albert is a composer and conductor. He is Infinite Opera’s co-artistic director, for which he has written the music of the physics dissemination opera Entanglement! An Entropic Tale, the operatic beer trilogy, Besse, the folk masquerade Autohoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing, and the planetarium opera The Flowering Desert. His creative practice is highly fuelled by interdisciplinary collaboration, finding compositional solutions to engage deeply with a specific subject matter in his works.

Running time approx. two hours and 30 minutes