On this page you can find out more about our regular events: the Musicon Concert Series and the Department's Research Forum. Further down the page you will find some Forthcoming events and a link to the music page of the university's What's On guide.
Musicon is our professional concert series, featuring top class performers in classical and contemporary music as well as regular festivals of jazz and Asian music.
Go to Musicon web site
The Research Forum is where the Department meets each week to discuss the latest research. Organised entirely by postgraduate students, the format varies from week to week: events include seminars given by distinguished visitors or by our own staff, or thematic symposia featuring several shorter contributions and open discussion.
The Postgraduate Seminar is a weekly session in which our postgraduate students present their research to their peers and staff.
In 2012-13 these events normally take place on Tuesday afternoons. Programme of Research Events 2012/13
Saturday 1 June 2013
Durham University’s Chancellor and renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen will join more than 100 student musicians for a concert in Durham Cathedral.
Sir Thomas will perform alongside Durham University’s Chamber Choir, one of the leading choirs in the north of England, and the University’s Symphony Orchestra.
The performance will feature a selection of music from prominent English composers including Sir William Walton and Benjamin Britten.
The finale will see Sir Thomas Allen, the Chamber Choir and the Symphony Orchestra perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.
Tickets are available online until Friday 17th May from Event Durham at www.dur.ac.uk/sirtominconcert
From 18th May remaining tickets will be available from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham,
Tel: 0191 3343805
For more information contact the Chamber Choir on 0191 334 1206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Keynote speaker – Professor Rolf Inge Godøy, University of Oslo
The symposium will feature a range of presentations that explore motion and gesture in musical performance. In addition to presentations given by Durham University research students, Professor Rolf Inge Godøy from the University of Oslo will give a keynote speech titled 'Coarticulation in the production and perception of music', while Professor Martyn Evans from Durham University will speak on motion and emotion in music.
All are welcome to attend the event. Booking is not required.
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Title: Coarticulation in the production and perception of music
Abstract: In the past couple of decades, we have seen much research documenting close links between music and body motion. However, we need to have a better understanding of how meaningful units of sound and body motion are generated and perceived in music. The phenomenon of coarticulation, meaning the fusion of micro-level actions and sonic events into larger and somehow meaningful chunks of sound and motion, could help us not only to better understand sound and body motion links in music, but also contribute to our understanding of expressive and affective features of music. Coarticulation has been extensively studied in linguistics, to a certain extent in human movement science, but not so much in music. In my presentation, I shall give an overview of our own and other research on coarticulation in music.