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Dr Nicholas Jones

Overview

Dr Nick Jones Position: Associate Lecturer Email: Jonesn3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 70405
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74379
Extension: 70405
Location: 37 Corbett Road (Annexe), Room 0.18

Dr Nicholas Jones has been an Associate Lecturer at the School of Music since 1996. He is a graduate of Cardiff University, where he gained a PhD for an analytical study of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Third Symphony and a portfolio of original compositions. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Lecturer in Music and Deputy Chair of the MA in Music programme at The Open University. His research interests lie primarily in post-war British music, particularly that of Peter Maxwell Davies, William Mathias and Anthony Powers. His work focuses on music analysis and sketch study.

Dr Jones is currently Co-ordinating Lecturer in the Humanities at Cardiff University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning – a position he has held since March 2008 – where he is responsible for organising a wide-ranging programme of courses in music, creative writing, historical studies and philosophy for adult learners.

He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the music journal Tempo.

Publications

Books

(co-editor Kenneth Gloag) The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (forthcoming, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

(co-editor Kenneth Gloag) Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Published Papers

‘Formal Archetypes, Revered Masters and Singing Nightingales: Tippett’s String Quartets’, in The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (forthcoming, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

‘The Writings of a Young British Composer: Peter Maxwell Davies in the 1950s’, in Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s Articles, Lectures, Interviews and Radio Broadcasts’, in Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

‘Peter Maxwell Davies in the 1950s: A Conversation with the Composer’, Tempo(October 2010), 11-19

(with Richard McGregor) ‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s Opus and WoO Numbers: A New Work List’, The Musical Times, Vol. 151 (Spring 2010), 53-86

‘Assessing Critical Reactions to Mathias’s Symphony No. 1’, Tempo 238 (October 2006), 8-14

‘Playing the “Great Game”? Peter Maxwell Davies, Sonata Form, and the Naxos Quartet No. 1’, The Musical Times, Vol. 146 (Autumn 2005), 71-81

‘Ranging Over the Forest: A Conversation with Anthony Powers’, Tempo 228 (April 2004), 23-31

‘Luminous, but with shadows: The Music of Anthony Powers’, The Musical Times, Vol. 144 (Autumn 2003), 26-35

‘Dominant Logic: Peter Maxwell Davies’s basic unifying hypothesis’, The Musical Times, Vol. 143 (Spring 2002), 37-45

‘Something to Shout About: William Mathias’s String Quartet No. 1’, The Musical Times, Vol. 141 (Autumn 2000), 24-32

‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s “Submerged Cathedral”: Architectural Perspectives on the Third Symphony’, Music & Letters, Vol. 81, No. 3 (August 2000), 402-32

‘“Preliminary Workings”: the Precompositional Process in Maxwell Davies’s Third Symphony’, Tempo 204 (April 1998), 14-22

Other Output

Research

Nicholas Jones is currently working on a book concerning the writings of Peter Maxwell Davies.

Recent Research Papers, Public Lectures and Seminars

‘Interlacings: reflections on issues of autobiography in two works by Peter Maxwell Davies’, New Music in Britain, Canterbury Christ Church University, 10-12 May 2012

‘Issues of National Identity in Twentieth-Century British Music’, History, Archaeology, Politics and Identity - Exploring the Dynamics of the Past, one-day conference, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Cardiff University, 9 May 2009

‘The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies’, Cardiff Recorded Music Society, 30 November 2005

‘Playing the “Great Game”? Peter Maxwell Davies and Sonata Form’, Peter Maxwell Davies Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University College, 16 October 2004

‘Maxwell Davies’s “Submerged Cathedral”: Architectural Perspectives on the Third Symphony’, Peter Maxwell Davies Conference, St Martin’s College, Lancaster, 1-2 April 2000