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Jane Davidson, University of Western Australia: Facial and bodily gesture in musical rehearsal and performance: Social proxemics, musical dynamics

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What
  • Distinguished Lecture
When Sep 01, 2011
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where A832 & A833, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal
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ABSTRACT: 

This lecture will explore some of the individual and social concerns involved in both generating a musical performance and communicating it to the audience in solo and ensemble contexts. The examples given will explore both the rehearsal and performance of historical and popular musics as well as core western art music repertoire. These data will range from work generated under controlled conditions to publically available live professional performances.


ABOUT JANE DAVIDSON:

Jane Davidson is the Callaway-Tunley Chair of Music at the University of Western Australia and the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). She has written in excess of 100 international scholarly publications, given many international keynote talks and secured external research funding, the current CHE project, attracting $24.5 million. Her own training in vocal studies, contemporary dance and music psychology has kept her research applied in focus, exploring music as a social science in the area of performance studies.  The volumes: Music and the Mind (Oxford, 2011), Bringing the First Latin-American Opera to Life: Staging La pùrpura de la rosa (DMLS, 2007) and The Music Practitoner (Ashgate, 2004) reveal the breadth of her interests.  Her pioneering work on expressive body movement in the early 1990s set a research agenda many have since pursued and developed.

 

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