Recent research activities, collaborations, and appointments
Kanno appointed as Leverhume Research Fellow at the Orpheus Instituut
Mieko Kanno was appointed as Research Fellow at the Orpheus Research Centre in Music (ORCiM, in Ghent) for 12 months starting October 2008. Her fellowship was then extended for a further 12 months through a Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship entitled 'Performance and Musical Formation'. Kanno's appointment has led to a number of collaborative projects between CCPA (Durham) and ORCiM, as well as SECEM (Lisbon) for the period 2008-11. The official opening of the Orpheus Research Centre, including a speech and demonstration by Mieko Kanno, can be viewed here.
John Cage study day at the Orpheus Instituut
On 8 January 2009, a John Cage Study Day took place in Ghent, attended by ORCiM research members and guest speaker Professor William Brooks (University of York). Another Study Day, on 'Adorno's Concepts Towards Theories of Musical Performance', took place on 15 March 2009.
Rijnvos and Hayden appointed
In June 2009, the University appointed two Readers, Richard Rijnvos and Sam Hayden. The new appointments have greatly enhanced the practice-led research profile of the Centre. In January 2010, Mieko Kanno and Sam Hayden were awarded an AHRC Practice-Led and Applied Route Award, 'Live Performance and interactive Computer', for 12 months. In September 2009, Richard Rijnvos was awarded a sizeable fund from the Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten (the equivalent of the Arts Council in the UK).
Starting in 2009, Trevor Wishart was appointed as a member of the Centre. Formerly an ACE-supported Composer in Residence at Durham, his presence strongly complements the Centre's work with electronics. For a full list of current Centre members and associates, see here.
A day celebrating Dante
On 7th July, MUSICON, the Centre of Performing Arts, the Centre for the Study of the Classical Tradition, and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies collaborated to present events celebrating the works of Dante.
Kanno invited to work as Visiting Senior Scholar at the Foundazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
Mieko Kanno has been invited to work as Visiting Senior Scholar at the Vittore Branca International Centre for the Study of Italian Culture, which is part of the Foundazione Giorgio Cini, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. She'll be working on a project entitled 'Creation of a critical edition of La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura (1988-89) by Luigi Nono (1924-1990)'. The project will last for five weeks, from early October 2010.