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Music

Music, Media and Technologies

Royal Musical Association Study Day

Saturday 20 May 2017

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

The Lindisfarne Centre
St Aidan's College
Durham University
Windmill Hill
Durham DH1 3LJ

View the original call for papers

Study Day Registration

REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

For more information please contact Samuel Horlor at s.p.horlor@durham.ac.uk.

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