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From Composition to Performance:

From Composition to Performance: innovations and interactions in contemporary string quartets


  • PALATINE workshop with Michael Clarke: 'How it works: exploring new tools and methods for teaching creative and collaborative processes' (University of Huddersfield, 6 July 2010)
  • Twenty-Fifth European Seminar in Ethnomusicology on Performance: ‘Ethnographic research into string quartet rehearsal and performance’ (Milton Keynes, 18-22 September 2009)
  • IAMS Symposium, Music: Notation and Sound: ‘Investigating the interpretative space between notation and performance’ (Amsterdam, 5-10 July 2009)
  • Polish Music Since 1945: co-authored paper with Neil Heyde: ‘Interpreting indeterminacy: performing Lutosławski’s String Quartet’ (Canterbury Christ Church University, 30 April-2 May 2009)
  • Eighth Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Music Theory and Interdisciplinarity: co-authored paper with Michael Clarke: ‘Interactive Strategies for Analysing Music’ (University of Music and the Dramatic Arts, Graz, 9-12 October 2008)
  • Fourth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology: co-authored paper with Michael Clarke: ‘Interactive Strategies for Analysing Musical Structure’ (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2-6 July 2008)
  • Sixth European Music Analysis Conference on Interpretation ‘The relationship between notation and performance practice in Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet’ (Hochschule für Musik and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, 11-14 October 2007)
  • CHARM/RMA annual conference on Musicology and Recordings: ‘Documenting the Creative Process: Recordings as Research Tools’ (Royal Holloway, University of London, 13-15 September 2007)

Research seminars

  • ‘Interactive strategies for analysing music: methodology in action’, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, 21 January 2009
  • ‘Interactive strategies for analysing creative processes in Michael Finnissy's Second String Quartet’, Graduate Colloquia, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, 4 November 2008
  • Keynote speech at the Theory and Analysis for Graduate Students Study Day, University of Cambridge: ‘Beyond the notes: analysis and interpretation’, 3 May 2008
  • ‘Creative Processes in the String Quartet’. Presentation with the Kreutzer Quartet and Michael Finnissy at the Royal Academy of Music research seminar series, 23 March 2007
  • ‘Innovation, Interaction, Interpretation: Finnissy’s Second String Quartet’ at the Birmingham Conservatoire research seminar series, 20 March 2007