Research seminar on electronic music practice, Leeds University

Lecturer Sean Williams will be giving a seminar entitled Interpretation and Performance Practice in early electronic music  on Thursday 23rd March, 4:30 pm in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Music Department at the University of Leeds.


WDR Studio for Electronic Music (Museum), Cologne

Based on his recent article in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association Interpretation and Performance Practice in Realizing Stockhausen’s Studie II this seminar includes video documentation of some early techniques used to create complex electronic sounds using tape machines (some of which you can find in the accompanying materials for the JRMA article here), and also examines sketches, original realisation tapes, and recreations of various elements from Stockhausen’s Gesang der Jünglinge (1955-6). Also featured is a short video of Rolf Gehlhaar demonstrating some of the performance techniques he used in performances of one of the earliest pieces to feature live electronics – Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie I (1964).

This could be of interest to anyone involved with music technology, science and technology studies, actor netwrok theory, practice-led research, and 20th Century music. OU staff and students are welcome to attend. If you do, please come and introduce yourself to Sean!


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