PG Research Activities
These entries and those in the PG Research Activities Archive are a digest of conference and invited research papers, publications, premieres, performances and other research activities by Cardiff postgraduates
Martin Curda: ‘Poetism in the Music of Pavel Haas: Towards a Cultural-Analytical Approach to Music Historiography’, International Musicological Conference: Nationality / Universality ‘Musical historiography in Central and Eastern Europe’ (Radziejowice, near Warsaw, 15–18 September 2014)
Sam Murray: 'Taste-Making and Curation in the Portland, Oregon Music Scene' - as part of panel entitled Challenging Pathways: Social Dynamism and Collectivism in Metropolitan Music Scenes - IASPM-UK Biennial Conference - University College Cork (11-14 September 2014)
Rachelle Barlow: ‘Forging the Land of Song? Industry, Identity and Memorialisation in the South Wales Choral Union, 1872-3’, RMA and LUCEM Study Day: Amateur Music-Making in the British Provinces, University of Leeds, 18 June 2014.
Sam Murray: ‘We are the winners of Eurovision’: An Ethnographic Enquiry into Post-Eurovision Success for Performers and Songwriters - Visions of Europe in the Eurovision Song Contest - University of Copenhagen (The official Eurovision Song Contest Academic Conference, 5-7 May 2014)
Martin Curda: ‘Rhythm as Form-Generating Agent in the Music of Pavel Haas’ (20 min paper), SMA ‘TAGS’ Conference (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2–3 May 2014)
Alessandra Palidda: First prize for Best Paper Presentation, Voice of Humanities conference, Cardiff University Graduate College, 20 March 2014
Martin Curda: ‘From the Monkey Mountains: The Body, the Grotesque and Carnival in the Music of Pavel Haas’ (20 min paper), RMA Graduate Students’ Conference (Birmingham, 6–8 January 2014)
Rachelle Barlow: 'Welsh Exhibitionists: Welsh Choirs at International Exhibitions in Paris and Chicago’, Music Around the Atlantic Rim: The British Forum for Ethnomusicology and the AHRC Research Networking Project ‘Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns’ Joint Conference, Cardiff University, 19 October 2013.
Michael Lydon: 'The Ennis Trail, a multimedia presentation, Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Dublin, 22 June 2013
Sam Murray: 'Performing the Nation, Writing its Song: An Ethnography of Performer and Songwriter Identity in the Eurovision Song Contest', A Transnational Vision for Europe? Performances, Politics and Places of the Eurovision Song Contest, Malmo University, Sweden, 15-17 May 2013.
Rachelle Barlow: 'How Black was my Valley? Industry, Community and Identity in Welsh Music', Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Conference, Cardiff University, 25 June 2013.
Leo Tobisch: Leo has been elected as a member of the RMA Student Committee for the period 2013-2015.
John Cooney: John has been elected an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, partly for his work in composition and education generally, but more specifically for services to the RAM.
Jessica Ruth Morris: 'Postminimalism in Music', RMA Student Conference, University of Southampton, 3 January 2013.
Matthew Machin: 'Andalucía Flamenca: Institutionalisation, Amiguismo and Localism', Symposium: Spanish Musics and their [Western] Others, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 7 December 2012.
Gareth Hughes: Composer Gareth received the prestigious Musician's Medal at the 2012 Vale of Glamorgan National Eisteddfod.
Matthew Machin: 'Controlling and Contesting a Musical Landscape: Andalusia, Spain', Hearing Landscape Critically: Sense, Text, Ideology Conference, University of Oxford, 18 May 2012.
(Forthcoming) Cinzia Yates: ‘Celtic’ Dance on the Isle of Man’ in 21st Century Celts: Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Celtic Education Research Network (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge).
(Forthcoming) Cinzia Yates: ‘The Manx Music Database’ in Centred on Mann, ed. Peter Davey and Breesha Maddrell (Centre for Manx Studies, University of Liverpool: Isle of Man)
(Forthcoming) Cinzia Yates: ‘A Case Study In Traditional Music Teaching On The Isle Of Man. The teaching methods of Mike Boulton, his effect on Manx traditional music and the lessons we can learn in Ireland.’ Crosbhealach an Cheoil: Education and Traditional Music (Journal of Musicology in Ireland: Ireland)
27 January 2012 Eoghan Neff: Solo performance, presentation, & masterclass at El Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo.
December 2011 Matthew Hall was awarded the Cyril Beere Memorial Trophy for Best New Composition or Arrangement at the Brass in Concert Championships for the second year in succession.
7 November 2011 Matthew Hall: Matthew’s work ‘The Smile’ debuted at the Royal Albert Hall. It was performed by the Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band during the Music for Youth Schools Proms.
September 2011 Rachelle Barlow: Review of Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650 (Sally Harper, 2007) in Ethnomusicology
28 July 2011 Ben Curry: '(Re)negotiating Subjectivity, (Re)shaping Formal Function' at Seventh International Conference on Music since 1900 & the International Conference of the Society for Music Analysis, Lancaster.
9 July 2011 Helen Crown: A concert of music by Louis Couperin, D'Anglebert, de la Barre, Hotteterre and François Couperin, performed by Helen Crown (Baroque flute) and David Ponsford (harpsichord) at Madingley Church.
June 2011 Matthew Hall: As Composer-in-Residence with Tredegar Town Band, Matthew arranged three pieces to perform for fans at Wembley Stadium before the 2011 Champions League Final.
23 March 2011: Danijela Špirić-Beard ‘Music, Identity and the Yugoslav Nation, c. 1900-1945’, public lecture at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning.
2011 Eoghan Neff: Eoghan collaborated with renowned Icelandic composer, Atli Örvarsson, on his score for Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s latest film, The Eagle, described by Sheri Linden of the Los Angeles Times as an “outstanding score.”
September 2010 Cinzia Yates: ' Talented Artists or Hardworking Craftsmen? Perceptions of Talent in the Semi-Professional Popular Music Scene in Cardiff' Experience, Engagement, Meaning. Biennial conference of IASPM-UK/Ireland.
August 2010 Ben Curry: 'Musical semiotics in action: applying and debating Hatten's semiotics in a musico-dramatic context' in Studies in Musical Theatre (Volume 4 issue 1)
July 2010 Jessica Ruth Morris: Review of Cardiff New Brass Festival 2010 in Brass Band World Magazine.
15-17 July 2010 Alexis Paterson ‘Maximising the Minimalists: Exploring the Boundaries of Minimal Music’ at Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Senate House, University of London.
2010 Alexis Paterson ‘The limits of labels: minimal music and postmodern discourse’ at the University of Salford’s Postgraduate Annual Research Conference.
January 2010 Christian Morris: The orchestral version of Lyra Davidica has been performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
21 August 2009 Daniel Bickerton: World premiere of Lunarscape by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Summer School at St Paul’s, London.
7 January 2009 Daniel Bickerton: World premiere of Epiphany by Lontano at the Royal Music Association Research Conference at Kings College London.