Events

Upcoming events

2 May 2018, The Long Nineteenth Century Seminar, University of Oxford.

  • Edward Gillin will be presenting a paper entitled ‘Authority, liberalism, and the Victorian search for a national standard musical pitch’.

4 May 2018, Music, Science & Technology Encounters, IRCAM, Paris

  • Melissa van Drie will deliver a paper.

22 May 2018, Science Museum Research Seminar, London.

  • Edward Gillin will be speaking at the research seminar; on the use of science in the building of the Palace of Westminster.

25-27 May 2018, Regenerative Feedback Conference (part 1), ISSUE Project Room, New York

  • First part of a conference on listening an its emancipatory potential. Melle Kromhout will present a paper called “Resisting Pure Sound. Debunking the Myth of Perfect Fidelity, or Why Humans Will Never Be in Charge”

7-9 June 2018 The Audible Spectrum: Sound Studies, Cultures of Listening and Sound Art Conference, Philharmonie de Paris/Université Paris 8, Paris.

  • Between sound studies and practices of sound art, this conference intends to explore the large “spectrum” of the audible: understood as the range of radiation of sound, as its somehow visible manifestation, or as the frequencies that compose it, this spectrum marks the field in which we never cease to negotiate the definition of what hearing is. Melissa van Drie and Melle Kromhout will present papers.

16/17 June 2018: Sensing the Sonic Conference, CRASSH, University of Cambridge

A two-day conference convened and organized by Melissa van Drie and Melle Kromhout, hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH). It aims to excavate other means of engaging sound, and to understand how the multifarious physiological elements of hearing contributed to and contribute today to discourses of sensory interaction and communication.

29 June 2018, George Biddell Airy Workshop, University of Cambridge

  • Edward Gillin will deliver a paper on the Astronomer Royal’s work on sound and vibration during the mid-nineteenth century.

2-4 July, Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Huddersfield University

  • David Trippett will present a paper on material gaps and data insufficiency in Franz Liszt’s manuscripts

29–31 August 2018, Regenerative Feedback Conference (part 2), Worm, Rotterdam

  • Second part of a conference on listening an its emancipatory potential at which Melle Kromhout will present.

7/8 December 2018: Acoustics of Empire Conference, Cambridge

International conference organised by Peter McMurray, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay and Melle Kromhout.

14/15 December 2018, Cultural Brokerage Workshop, University of Cambridge

  • Edward Gillin will be a respondent on several papers at this event, which focuses on architecture, music, and the arts.

10-12 March 2019, Imperfections Conference, Noordwijk aan Zee (University of Amsterdam)

  • The meeting, at which Melle Kromhout will present a paper, marks the conclusion of Sublime Imperfections – a research project that aims to synthesize the first transdisciplinary, transnational theory of imperfection.

Past events

 

20-22 April, 2018: Material Cultures of Music Notation Conference, University of Utrecht

  • Melle Kromhout will present a paper called: “‘Nature Has Completely Denied Me a Musical Ear’: Are Musical Notes Sine Waves, and Why (Not)?”

20 April 2018, Reconstructions Workshop, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris

  • Melissa van Drie will deliver a paper for the Techniques, technologie, matérialité Group at the Centre Alexandre Koyré (CNRS, Paris), Maison Française d’Oxford.

17 April 2018, Parliaments, Politics, and People Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

  • Edward Gillin will be delivering a paper on the science and architecture of the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.

7 April 2018, Sound and Multiplicity, King’s College London

  • Melissa van Drie will deliver a paper on sound and the urban environment. Event organised by Gavin Williams.

15 February 2018: Betwixt & Between: Sound in the Humanities and SciencesMPIWG, Berlin

  • David Trippett presented a paper on the concept of ‘sensory transfer’ within 19th-century philology. Event co-organised by Viktoria Tkaczyk, Hansjakob Simmer, and Julia Kursell, and hosted by the Max Planck research group on acoustics.

 

23/24 March 2018, Acoustics of Empire Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Second of two workshops in preparation of an international conference in Cambridge, UK in December 2018, organised by Peter McMurray, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay and Melle Kromhout.

16/17 March 2018, Acoustics of Empire Workshop, MPIWG, Berlin

First of two workshops in preparation of an international conference in Cambridge, UK in December 2018, organised by Peter McMurray, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay and Melle Kromhout.

1 February 2018: Manchester University Colloquium

  • David Trippett gave a paper about Liszt’s incomplete opera Sardanapalo.

24 January 2018: Research conversation, Durham University

  • A one-day conference based around Bennett Zon’s recently published Evolution and Victorian Music Culture (CUP 2018), where David Trippett gave a paper on ultrasonics in the 19th century.

14 November 2017: Nottingham University Colloquium

  • David Trippett spoke about editorial challenges in Liszt’s mid-century manuscripts.

9 November 2017: New Intellectual Histories of Music Seminar, American Musicological Society, Rochester

David Trippett and Tom McAuley co-organised a seminar on ‘New Intellectual Histories of Music’, at which four papers invoking questions of physiology, bodies and alternative histories of sound were discussed among participating members.

3 November 2017: Ex Umbra in solem Symposium, Catholic University, L’viv

  • A three-day international symposium about lost musical works, honouring Christoff Wolff’s research into the repatriation of Bach’s holdings at the Berlin Singakademie. David Trippett presented a paper on Liszt’s Italian opera, Sardanapalo.

19 October 2017 Cultural Techniques of Radiophonics Workshop, Universität Basel.

  • Melle Kromhout gave a lecture at this workshop organised by the research group Radiophonic Cultures – Sonic environments and archives in hybrid media systems.

7 Sept. 2017: Royal Musical Association Conference, University of Liverpool

2013-ac-60A panel on “Epistemologies of sound in the 19th ct.” at the Royal Musical Association Conference in Liverpool, with papers by Melissa van Drie, Edward Gillin and Melle Kromhout examining in three emergent epistemologies for ‘sound’: mathematical analysis; vibrational communication; sentient listening.

30 August 2017: Imagining Wagnerian Bodies: from Nietzsche to Kittler Conference, University of Cambridge

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A one-day conference organised by David Trippett on paradigms of Wagner reception within media theory. Hosted at Christ’s College, Cambridge and co-sponsed by the DAAD Hub, University of Cambridge.

7-9 September 2017: Branding Western Music Conference, University of Bern

  • A three-day international symposium at which David Trippett gave a keynote talk on music’s material permutations

5-7 July 2017: Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Tosc@bern

  • A three-day conference on European opera at which David Trippett spoke on Liszt manuscripts, University of Bern.

20 June 2017: IReMus conference on Liszt Studies, Université Paris Sorbonne

  • A one-day conference organised by Nicolas Dufetel, at which David Trippett gave a paper on Liszt’s aborted opera Sardanpalo.

30 May 2017: University of Oxford Colloquium

  • David Trippett gave a paper on Franz Liszt and Italian opera.

11 April 2017: Die Herausforderung, Wagner zu singen Conference, Vienna State Opera

  • A two-day conference organised by the European Academy of Music Theatre, and hosted by the Vienna State Opera. David Trippett gave a talk on the myths and vocal muscles of Wilhemine Schröder-Devrient.

31 March 2017: Music and the body Between Revolutions  Conference, Columbia University

imageA conference co-sponsored by the ERC Sound and Materialism project and the Heyman Centre for the Humanities, at which David Trippett spoke on “Sound and the Ultrasonic Imagination ca. 1876”. Event organised by Carmel Raz, Julia Doe, and Céline Frigau-Manning

24 March 2017: Performing Cornelius Cardew’s graphic score, Cambridge Science Festival, University of Cambridge

b06ccc4ba350393c7ffe15b3f25b0f4bA performance initiated by Melissa van Drie, in which a group of musicians, artists and scholars collectively investigate the relationship between sounds and sign, between lines and music. lines and sound.

17-18 March 2017: After Idealism Conference, University of Cambridge

sound_as_matterA two-day conference organised by David Trippett and hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) in Cambridge. Listen to recordings of all papers of the conference here.