Research seminar series 2013

When: Thursday, 4.00–5.30 pm, each week of semester

Where: Larry Sitsky Recital Room, Level 3, ANU School of Music, Building 100

The ANU Music Research Seminar is a weekly event normally held each Thursday at 4.00 pm in Lecture Theatre 3. Programmed by Research Convenor, Dr Aaron Corn, it is the premier forum for academic staff, invited guests and postgraduate researchers of the ANU School of Music to present their work.

 
21
Feb

A/Prof Aaron Corn and Prof Peter Tregear, Welcome and Induction

 
28
Feb

Prof Peter Tregear 'The city comes to the "Met": The 1929 US premiere of Jonny spielt auf (1925)'


Wendy Suiter 'Composing "expression" in music: What is the question?'

 
07
Mar

Nelson Conboy ‘Networking the silent land: The state of the Australian Indigenous media sector’


Dr Diane Roy 'Racialised reception: Audience reactions to the vocal timbre in a performance of traditional Slovak music and dance’

 
14
Mar

Katrina Hunt, PhD Final Oral Presentation 'The female voice in the "Golden Age" of American musical theatre: Mary Martin’s role in the development of new vocal style'

 
21
Mar

Fiona Fraser 'Entertainment, education or enlightenment: The development of a high-class musical culture in Sydney from 1889 to 1939'


Dr David Worrall 'Body listening: Can motor-schema metrics be used to improve the perception of information in sonified data and to enhance the expressivity of computed music?'

 
18
Apr

Wanta Patrick and A/Prof Aaron Corn 'Crown law: Whose crown? Nurturing understanding through the Warlpiri song-world in Australian educational contexts'

 
02
May

Peter Butler, PhD Mid-Term Review 'Compositions for primary education environments'


John Mackey 'Turning maths into music: Creating and developing vocabulary for the contemporary improviser manipulating consonant and dissonant tone'

 
09
May

Dr Paul McMahon 'J. S. Bach and G. F. Handel: Musico-dramatic structures within theatrical and sacred contexts'

 
16
May

Sylvia Huang, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'The role of the contemporary Chinese Buddhist music in ceremony: A musical investigation of Vesak ceremony of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation'


Mark Johnson, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'Musical narrative in Norwegian black metal'


Dr Stephen Loy 'Form through content in Led Zeppelin’s concert performances'

 
23
May

Georgia Pike, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'The impulse of music education: Enhancing potential through music education versus striving for excellence through music instruction'


Charles Martin 'Studying a mobile computer music ensemble'

 
30
May

Kyle Daniel, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'The expert double bassist in the 21st century: A detailed task analysis of left-hand technique requirements'


Ariel Nurhadi, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'The musical style of Andrés Segovia: A changing aesthetic in classical guitar performance since the early 20th century'


Melinda Sawers 'The changing face of musical bretonnité'

 
25
Jul

Dr Stephen Loy, Mark Johnson, Melinda Sawers, Prof Peter Tregear, A/Prof Aaron Corn, Dr Samantha Bennett and Charles Martin, Conference Reports

Prof Peter Tregear, Book Release, Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style (Lanham, Scarecrow 2013)

 
26
Jul

Dr Raymond Holden, Public Lecture 'The iconic symphony: Conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Wagner's way'

 
01
Aug

Dr Paul McMahon and Georgia Pike, Conference Reports

Ben Robertson, MPhil Thesis Proposal Review 'Imaginative presence in melodic improvisation: Aural development and intuition and how they differ from formulaic approaches'

Andrew Harrison 'Composing in the firing line: Reflecting upon society and culture through the creative process'

 
15
Aug

Prof Michael Steinberg and Prof Daniel Herwitz 'Operatic ensembles in South Africa: Figaro south of Zambezi'

 
22
Aug

Dr Kate Bowan, Conference Report

Dr Tara Alberts 'Performing the faith in Catholic southeast Asia 1500–1700'

 
29
Aug

A/Prof Aaron Corn and Wanta Patrick, Conference Report

Dr David Irving 'The global gamut: Encounters of scale systems in the early modern world'

Dr David Black

 
05
Sept

Charles Martin 'Using data to decode performance'

Dr Samantha Bennett 'Endless analogue? Case studies of vintage technologies in the contemporary recording and production workplace'

 
26
Sept

Dr Paul McMahon 'Dialogue and collective interaction: Informants upon the collaborative interpretation of Baroque performance practice'

A/Prof Gary France 'Move to the beat of a different drummer: Trends in the delivery of instrumental tuition for a changing landscape'

 
03
Oct

Andrew Baker, PhD Thesis Proposal Review 'Insight, discovery, ownership, progress: A qualitative investigation into beginner violin teaching and the third position approach'

Sarah Harris, MPhil Thesis Proposal Review

 
10
Oct

Mark Johnson 'Structure and unity in Norwegian black metal: An analytical case study'

Matt Thompson 'Playing eighty-eight drums: How effective is current rhythmical pedagogical practice for jazz pianists?'

Matt Thompson

 
15
Oct

Prof Stephen Downes 'Beauty after Wagner: Ectasy, fragility, and fatality'

 
17
Oct

BMus(Hons) Research Presentations

  • Katrina Rivera 'Investigating the dynamic of the student–teacher relationship in one-to-one instrumental lessons'
  • Elizabeth Biggs '"In arms, in arts, in song": the British–Australian colonial relationship as reflected within patriotic music published within Australia during WWI using, as a case study, the song set Battle Songs'
  • Andrew Blanch 'How can Mark Johnson’s theory of embodied meaning show how two disparate pieces of music each hold meaning for a listener who may be far removed from the musics’ respective historical and stylistic contexts?'
    Toby Chisnall 'What Makes a string quartet musically and functionally effective?'

Prof Stephen Downes, Public Lecture 'On the musically sentimental'

 
24
Oct

BMus(Hons) Research Presentations

  • Callum Henshaw 'The composer–performer relationship: An investigation of creative collaborative exchange in guitar concertos'
  • David Shaw 'Reassessing the audibility of difference tones'
  • Anne Ewing 'Reverence and rebellion: Albrechtsberger's theoretical teachings in the Piano Sonatas of Beethoven'
  • Olivia Swift 'Racial and cultural difference in the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific'
 
15
Oct

Chloë Hobbs, BMus(Hons) Research PresentatIon 'The Survival of the Symphony Outside of Traditional Tonality'

Dr Sam Bennett, Melinda Sawers and A/Prof Aaron Corn, Conference Reports

Dr Paul McMahon 'Dialogue and collective interaction: Informants upon the collaborative interpretation of Baroque performance practice'

Dr Kate Bowan '"Burra Pharra" and "Te Tangi a Heremaia": Two instances of indigenous hymn appropriation in the nineteenth-century contact zone of Australia and New Zealand'

 
4-5
Nov

Dr David Irving (Convenor), International Colloquium, 'Global Corelli: Fame and music in the early modern world'

 
12
Nov

Prof Peter Tregear, Wagner Public Lecture 'Post-colonial tristesse: Wagner down under'

 
12
Nov

Dr Patrick Carnegy, Wagner Public Lecture 'With helmet, shield and spear?'

 

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