Huddersfield Public Lectures & Residencies 2015-16

28 April 2015

GUEST LECTURE: Dr Robert Burke (Monash, AUS)

Analysis and observations of pre-learnt and idiosyncratic elements in improvisation: a reflective study in jazz performance

This paper examines influences, processes and idiosyncrasies in musical improvisation in a jazz context, identified through analysis and observation of selected, recorded performances by the author. It is a practice-based research project with two objectives, the first to uncover degrees to which pre-learnt skills and idiosyncratic creations occur and interact in music-making, and the second to contribute to the body of knowledge in spontaneous improvised music research: an area of the art which at this time is beginning to invite intense enquiry.

18-31 October

Prof. Robert Normandeau (Université de Montréal) in residence at Huddersfield

19-25 October


Prof Peter Ablinger (University of Huddersfield)

Prof Winfried Ritsch (Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik, Graz)

Computer Piano and Robotic Instruments Workshop

“The robot as a mirror of the human. It takes over the human and makes it better, more efficient, especially more persistent. The human loves to watch machines at work. The question of what makes the use of robots in music necessary …” 


[Prof Peter Ablinger (University of Huddersfield) and Prof Winfried Ritsch spent a week introducing CeReNeM postgraduate students to their computer-controlled/robotic piano, RHEA. Beautifully shot by filmmaker Angela Guyton, this brief documentary allows you to see inside the both the process and products of these workshops and RHEA's week-long residency.]

20 October

GUEST LECTURE: Prof Winfried Ritsch (Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik, Graz) 

Electronics in Performance

1415-1605 | Creative Arts Building | G/03 

20 October

GUEST LECTURE: Prof Robert Normandeau  (Université de Montréal)

Recent Work

1630-1800 | Creative Arts Building | G/01

Part of CeReNeM's Guest Lecture series 2015-16:

[Prof. Robert Normandeau (Université de Montréal) gives a presentation on his recent work, entitled 'The medium is space', part of a artistic residency he held in Huddersfield between 18-31 October 2015, where he worked on a new composition in the university's studios.]

16 November

GUEST LECTURE: Prof Chaya Czerowin  (Harvard University)

Light, Air, Breath - the hair inside the ear

1045-1215 | Creative Arts Building | G/03

21 November

GUEST LECTURE: Prof George Lewis (Columbia  University) in association with hcmf//2015

Time TBC | Creative Arts Building | G/01