Here are links to the CMPCP Research Centre, project participants and other sites that are of relevance to the project.
- Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice
The AHRC Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice is a five year project comprising four research strands, one of which is our project at Oxford, as well as a synthesising monograph to be written by Nicholas Cook. Conceived as the successor centre to CHARM, a project based around recorded music, CMPCP is devoted to the investigation of creativity in musical performance. It is based at the University of Cambridge in partnership with King’s College, London, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London, and involves further collaborations with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Royal College of Music.
musikFabrik is one of the world's leading contemporary music ensembles. Known for their commitment to new music and their collaborative approach to working with composers, the Cologne-based ensemble perform over 100 concerts a year in both Germany and abroad - at Festivals, in their own series „musikFabrik in WDR“ and in regular radio recordings and CD productions. The group comprises leading instrumental soloists from Germany, Australis, USA and Britain. Over the last twenty years, the group have worked with many leading composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Rebecca Saunders, Liza Lim and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
The group collaborated with Liza Lim on Tongue of the Invisible, one of the works studied in this project.
- Liza Lim
Australian composer Liza Lim is Professor of Composition and Director of CeReNeM (www.cerenem.org), the Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Professor Lim’s research and compositional work are focused on the area of intercultural exchange looking particularly at Chinese and Australian indigenous art, aesthetics and ritual culture. Internationally, her work in this area has been recognised through major commissions, regular performances at key venues in Paris, Berlin, Munich, Venice and London and a distinguished publication history with Ricordi (Milan, London & Munich). Awards include the Paul Lowin Prize, Fromm Foundation award (Harvard), Australia Council and Ian Potter Cultural Trust Senior Fellowships.
Lim’s work examines the role of ambivalence, particularly in diasporic cultural conditions, as a space for the transformation of cultural knowledge. This is allied with a strong interest in the politics of translation and other kinds of transactions in cultural meaning which she has explored in three operatic works, The Oresteia (1993), Moon Spirit Feasting (1999) and The Navigator (2008).
Liza's participation in this project includes our documenting the rehearsal and performance of Tongue of the Invisible, a large scale setting of a work by the Sufi poet, Hafiz, that was premiered at the Holland Festival, 8th June 2011.