Research Seminar Series, October - December 2014

Monday Research Seminars, 4.00-5.30pm in Ensemble Room 1 (G.03), Department of Music, Jessop Building, 34 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD, except where otherwise indicated.

The Research Seminar Series is a series of talks by leading researchers at this university and elsewhere. The series is aimed at postgraduate students and staff but undergraduates and external visitors are welcome at every talk.

October Details
9th Emery Schubert (University of New South Wales) - 'Connecting to music: empathy and the affect gap'.
NB: This seminar takes place in the Humanities Research Institute as part of the department's Graduate Study Day.
27th Victoria Williamson (University of Sheffield) - 'The Imp of the Perverse: exploring why music sticks in our heads'.
November Details
5th Bernard Rands discusses his music 10am - 12pm, Ensemble Room 1 (G.03).
N.B. The University of Sheffield New Music Ensemble will be presenting a concert of music by Bernard Rands and his teachers on 9th November 2014 in celebration of his 80th birthday.
17th Stephanie Pitts (University of Sheffield) 'Dropping in and dropping out: motivations for musical participation'.
26th Peter Cropper, Simon Keefe (University of Sheffield) and the New Zealand String Quartet present a Mozart study morning. An exploration of Mozart's chamber music.
10am -12pm Firth Hall. Admission free but registration required: Call 0114 222 0468 or email concerts@sheffield.ac.uk to book a place.
December Details
1st  Justin Morey (Leeds Metropolitan University) - 'The challenges of authorship for UK sampling composers'.
15th Mary Dullea (University of Sheffield) - 'New solo piano music from Ireland': an exploration of the repertoire, composers and connections made, as featured on the new CD release by Dr. Mary Dullea on Metier Divine Art.
N.B. This talk will take place in Firth Hall. Mary Dullea's rush-hour concert follows at 5.45pm.