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
Musicon/IAS Commission: Sound Installation by Trevor Wishart
The internationally renowned maverick of new art form ‘digital opera’, Trevor Wishart returns to County Durham with a specially commissioned installation work. This event is a fruit of the year-long series of public engagement events involving international academics, Durham’s academics, Wishart and people from County Durham. Alongside the project’s underlying ‘nature’ theme, the installation will give artistic expression to the ideas explored during the project and, most importantly, to the creative processes through which our participating public understand, discuss, reflect upon, deliberate and evaluate their own discussions on living with environmental change and on the structure of feeling of different technological options.
Wishart has been actively involved in the project throughout its duration, present at all of the public engagement discussion meetings. In engaging him in this way, the project team ensured that his creative practice adds value not only to the project’s outcomes but also to its processes; in particular it adds texture and vibrancy to the articulation of issues that emerge from public engagement discussions, their understanding and their relationship with each other.
Wishart will feature the voices of people, particularly those he has collected in County Durham over the years. Set in a scenic and friendly environment at the Botanic Garden, this is a rare opportunity for the general public to experience a sense of empowerment and agency through encountering the making of an artwork as a direct outcome of their thoughts, feelings and discussions. The installation will be available for interactive playing for six weeks to the end of July. Children are welcome.
In association with the Centre for Contemporary Performing Arts
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this event.