Programme announced for first ‘Atlantic Sounds’ colloquium

‘Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns’ is an AHRC-funded Research Networking project based at The Open University in collaboration with the University of Liverpool.

The project will be staging three colloquia during 2013. The first, ‘Historical Perspectives on Music and Seafaring’ will take place at The Open University in London, Camden, on Friday 8th February and will include the following papers: David Cashman (Australian Institute of Music, Sydney) Brass Bands, Icebergs and Jazz: The First Fifty Years of Music on Passenger Ships (1889-1939); Stan Rijven (Music critic) Slowbalization and the 6th continent, a Dutch perspective; Mike Brocken (Liverpool Hope University) The mono-historical myth of Liverpool’s Cunard Yanks; Gerry Smyth (Liverpool John Moores University) Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea; and George Burrows (University of Portsmouth) ‘Anything Goes’ on an Ocean Liner: Musical Theatre as Dialogic Heterotopia.

The project is also promoting a performance and talk on Thursday 7th February at 9pm at the Crown and Goose in Camden. Musician and academic Gerry Smyth will be performing songs and shanties from his latest album ‘Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea’. This is open to the general public.

Both events are free to attend but spaces are limited so please email to reserve your place.

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