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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: PGR Study Day

December 14, 2017

This mini-conference features presentations from PhD students studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire. There is a wide range of topics, and it promises to be an interesting and stimulating day.

Please do come and join us, all welcome!


Schedule overview

Morning Session:

Richard Stenton and Niccolò Granieri | Fostering Microgestures in Piano Playing though the use of Scoring and Text

Shi Ling Chin | The Solo Violin Chaconne in the Twentieth Century

Terezija Stimec | Constructive or destructive? Assessing the impact of feedback in instrumental piano lessons




Session Two:

Johan Erikson | Automatonism: Extended Modularity In Synthesis Composition

Joe Wright | Investigating Exploratory Sonic Play Through the Design of Digital Instruments With and For Young People on the Autistic Spectrum




Session 3:


Connor Christie | The Music of Hans Zimmer, US Military Intervention and ‘the other’ in Film: The Sound of the Ungrievable

Luca Battioni | Enforced Sounds: Dubbing in an Italian Fascist Context

Myles Payne | Cittern and the Lute in Elizabethan England

Adrian Horsewood | “An Island entire of itself – yet a Piece of the Continent”: Italian influences on the cappella di musica of Mdina Cathedral, Malta




Session 4: 

Simon Paton | Arkestra of Wolves: Observations into the Practicalities of the Self- Organised Large Ensemble

Conor McElroy | Irish rebel music 1969 – 1995: Motives and agendas

Laurie Shore | The Emergence and Evolution of the Piano Study in the years 1797 to 1837

Hannah Roberts | Clara Schumann as Pedagogue

Bill Hunt | Performance of the Pre-Restoration Verse Anthem




Concluding Performance: The LAB

Susannah Self | Vivid Stream: Developing ‘live’ Improvisations in Installation Opera


Download the full programme and abstracts here.


December 14, 2017
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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road
Birmingham, B4 7XR
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