Durham University


Music, Media and Technologies

Royal Musical Association Study Day

Saturday 20 May 2017

Keynote Speaker: Frederick Moehn (King’s College London)

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Study Day Programme

08:30-09:00 - Arrivals and registration

09:00-09:10 - Welcome

09:10-10:40 - Session I: Digital technologies in studio and performance

Alex Stevenson (Leeds Beckett University) - Digital aesthetics in contemporary popular music performance [Abstract]

Bridget Coulter (University of Sheffield) - Authenticity and auto-tune: technology and the construction of vocal ‘naturalness' in popular music [Abstract]

Nigel Martin (University of Derby) - Interpreting recontextualised guitar in contemporary popular music practice [Abstract]

10:40-11:00 - Coffee

11:00-13:00 - Session II: Media and transnational flows

Danielle Beverly (Northwestern University in Qatar) - Analog artifacts in the Middle East: music, memory, materiality, movement [Abstract]

Stephen Wilford (City, University of London) - “This is just a band”: music, representation and digital technologies in the Middle East and North Africa [Abstract]

Safa Canalp (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) - Towards a notion of subcultural transfer: circulation of media, and hierarchies of knowledge, taste and behavior [Abstract]

Tat Amaro (Durham University) - Shaping the past, surviving the future: computer karaoke in contemporary piphat music-making in Phayao province, northern Thailand [Abstract]

13:00-14:00 - Lunch

14:00-15:20 - Keynote

Frederick Moehn (King's College London) - ‘With the right beat, you can go anywhere’: musicking the biohack in the Data Age [Abstract]

15:20-15:40 - Coffee

15:40-17:10 - Session III: Theories and applications

Karlyn King (University of Birmingham) - Vinyl records vs digital ephemera: does the medium of music matter? [Abstract]

Anne-Marie Beaumont & Aglaia Foteinou (University of Wolverhampton) - Back to the future: auralization and its application in musical analysis [Abstract]

Kate Mancey (University of Liverpool) - The hidden soundtrack: music making in Rez Infinite [Abstract]

17:10-17:30 - Conclusions