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October 2017

Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Luis-Manuel Garcia

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Barn, St John’s College (St Giles), St John's College, St Giles
Oxford , OX1 3JP
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Interpellation and the Ethical Turn in Electronic Dance Music Luis-Manuel Garcia, University of Birmingham Recently, electronic dance music (EDM) discourse in cities around the globe has shown an increasing interest in rediscovering the genre’s roots in subaltern communities. In this paper I track the “call to ethical action” in EDM communities in Berlin, attending to the various forms the “call” takes as nightlife organizers summon dancer-listeners to political engagement. Such appeals manifest as musical invocations, sonic conjurations, verbal appellations, and…

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Seminar in Ethnomusicology and Sound Studies: Mark Katz

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Barn, St John’s College (St Giles), St John's College, St Giles
Oxford , OX1 3JP
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Music as Technology Mark Katz, University of North Carolina In this lecture I argue that technology does not stand apart from music, influencing it from the outside, but is a part of music, integral to every aspect of musical activity and musical life. Technology has been a part of human music-making since at least the Paleolithic Age. In fact, history has no record of a pre-technological age of music. Humans are, and have always been, creatures of technology and of…

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Stephen Langridge in conversation: ‘Why play opera at all?’

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stephen is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. As a director he has worked at Glyndebourne, Covent Garden, Rome, Chicago, Paris, and Salzburg. His opera productions include works by Monteverdi, Rameau and Handel through Mozart, Verdi and Wagner to many new commissions.

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Making Opera: Singers’ Workshop

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Led by Stephen Langridge, holder of Oxford University's Visiting Chair of Opera Studies for 2017-18.

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Making Opera: New Creations

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Led by Stephen Langridge, holder of Oxford University's Visiting Chair of Opera Studies for 2017-18.

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Stephen Langridge: Working with the New

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stephen Langridge is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. Having studied Drama at Exeter University, Stephen then spent several years working as assistant director, mostly with the cutting edge company, Opera Factory, but also at Covent Garden, Opera North and Scottish Opera. His own practice developed through a mixture of small scale tours of cut-down classics with Pimlico Opera, practical laboratories for composers and librettists, and devised music theatre projects, often in unconventional spaces with unconventional people. Underlying…

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Stephen Langridge: Performing the New

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stephen Langridge is Artistic Director (Opera/Drama) of GöteborgsOperan, the Gothenburg Opera. Having studied Drama at Exeter University, Stephen then spent several years working as assistant director, mostly with the cutting edge company, Opera Factory, but also at Covent Garden, Opera North and Scottish Opera. His own practice developed through a mixture of small scale tours of cut-down classics with Pimlico Opera, practical laboratories for composers and librettists, and devised music theatre projects, often in unconventional spaces with unconventional people. Underlying…

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November 2017

The Villiers Quartet

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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The Villiers Quartet are in their last year of the Radcliffe chamber music residency at the Faculty of Music presented in association with Music at Oxford. Following a brilliant couple of years of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their final performances under the scheme. Haydn – Quartet in D minor, Opus 76, No. 2 “Fifths” Peter Racine Fricker – String Quartet No. 2, Opus 20 Dvorak – String Quartet…

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January 2018

Bach Project: Bach and the Concerto

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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Director of Performance Natalie Clein leads the Bach project, exploring the music of JS Bach. Natalie Clein, Cello Alexander Janiczek, violin Dan Edgar, violin James Boyd, viola Instruments of Time and Truth Programme to include: Bach Violin concerto in A major with Alexander Janiczek Bach Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso continuo E-flat major Reconstruction after the Cantatas BWV 169 and 49 and the Concerto for Harpsichord in E-flat major BWV 1053 Bach Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV…

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February 2018

Villiers Quartet

February 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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The Villiers Quartet are in their last year of the Radcliffe chamber music residency at the Faculty of Music presented in association with Music at Oxford. Following a brilliant couple of years of workshops, lecture-recitals and concerts in the fabulous Holywell Music Room, they offer an engaging programme in their final performances under the scheme. Mendelssohn – String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Opus 80 Hubert Parry – String Quartet No. 3 in G Major Beethoven – String Quartet…

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Workshop: Voice Culture

February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street
Oxford, OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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Shruti Samvaad ~ A Conversation with Music A discussion on the basics of Hindustani Classical Music. Part of the Sounds of South Asia series.

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