SGSAH Discipline+ Catalyst: Performing Technologies & Texts in Practice-based Research

Issued: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:10:00 BST

Event Date & Location: Thursday 31st October 2019, Sir Alywn Williams Building Rooms 422/423, University of Glasgow

Event Registration Deadline: Friday 26th October 2019

Event Contacts:

Louise Harris

Laura Gonzalez

Performing Technologies & Texts in Practice-based Research is an interdisciplinary event open to all students with an interest in communicating practice-based research.

Organised to coincide with the GLEAM (Glasgow Electronic Music & Audiovisual Media) Festival, which this year features events connected to the work of John Cage and Erik Satie - as well as a live reading of Finnegan’s Wake - Performing Technologies & Texts in Practice-based Research will open with a presentation by Dr. John Ferguson, Head of Music Technology and Senior Lecturer at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  Ferguson’s own PhD thesis ‘New Relations for the Live Musician?’ ‘charts an idiosyncratic zone within the continuum of what it is to be a live musician at the dawn of the 21st Century’ and his research interests focus on ‘performing technologies’ within the field of post-digital/electronic music.

Parallel workshops led by Dr. Louise Harris, (Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices, University of Glasgow) and Dr. Laura Bissell, (Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) will explore the functions and place of improvisation and experiment within practice-based research as they relate to the development of the thesis. Discussions in the workshops will help inform an ongoing Catalyst project to develop a benchmark statement for practice-based research in Creative Arts & Design.

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