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POSTPONED: Research Colloquium: Heather Roche
June 9 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Heather Roche (Performer) | What does it mean to be an independent researcher?
The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Annabelle Page and George Haggett organise the series. Presentations are followed by discussion and a drinks reception. Students, staff, and the general public are warmly encouraged to attend.
I’ve been living more or less outside academia since I finished my PhD at the University of Huddersfield in 2011, and yet still consider myself a researcher: my practice as a clarinettist, collaborator, writer and editor relies on an embedded research practice. This talk will explore how that practice developed, through the development of my blog, my work as a contemporary music specialist, my co-editorship of the journal TEMPO and lately my work with composer Scott McLaughlin on the AHRC-funded project, The Garden of Forking Paths. It is my hope that in revealing the very specific example of my own practice and career path, I will spark a discussion about alternatives to the academy for those pursuing practice-based research.