This series of colloquia perpetuates the legacy and cultural impact of Melburnian music patron and publisher Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962), founder of Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, by bringing cutting-edge issues in music research to a public forum for discussion and debate. It presents lectures by renowned scholars working in diverse fields of music research, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance studies, and composition.
Admission: Free, however bookings are essential, please book via Eventbrite.
RICHARD COHN (YALE UNIVERSITY) ON NEW RESEARCH IN MUSIC THEORY
TUESDAY 7 MARCH, 5.00PM
Richard Cohn is a prominent music theorist and Battell Professor of Music Theory at Yale University. He is the author of Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad’s Second Nature (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous leading studies on music theory.
JEANICE BROOKS (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON) ON FRENCH MUSIC CULTURE
TUESDAY 4 APRIL, 5.00PM
Jeanice Brooks is Professor of Music at the University of Southampton, renowned for her research on French music. Her publications include the books The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger: Performing Past and Future Between the Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Courtly Song in Late Sixteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2000).
PAUL WATT (MONASH UNIVERSITY) ON MUSIC AND MORALITY
TUESDAY 9 MAY, 5.00PM
Paul Watt is senior lecturer in musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, working on music and social reform in the nineteenth century. His publications include the edited volumes Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and Bawdy Songbooks of the Romantic Period (Pickering & Chatto, 2011), besides numerous articles and book chapters.