The AHRC funded ‘Classical Music Hyper-Production & Practice-As-Research’ project: shaping the London College Of Music’s research agenda

Capulet, Emilie and Zagorski-Thomas, Simon (2017) The AHRC funded ‘Classical Music Hyper-Production & Practice-As-Research’ project: shaping the London College Of Music’s research agenda. In: UWL Research Conference 2017, 30 June 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The world of instrumental classical music is comparatively conservative in comparison to other areas of the creative arts where historical works such as Shakespeare’s plays are often presented in contemporary contexts. In the world of film and television Shakespearian actors can be allowed to whisper and raise an eyebrow in close up or thunder across a battlefield in glorious Cinerama. Their performance techniques have adapted to the potential offered by editing, multiple takes, camera angles, CGI and special effects. This AHRC funded project sought to redress that imbalance by utilising the creative non-linear editing, alternate performance practices, spatial staging and digital signal processing that have developed within popular music, to create radical re-interpretations of music from the classical repertoire: from Bach to Debussy.
In partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, UWL’s Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Andrew Bourbon and Emilie Capulet developed a series of practice-as-research experiments that produced concerts, recordings and online videos along with peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter and an innovative online conference. The conference has been an important step in developing LCM/UWL’s world leading position in practice-as-research in 21st Century Music Practice. This presentation documents the ways in which this project helped these academics move towards some exciting innovations in publishing that facilitate the demonstration of tacit knowledge and other unique features of practice-as-research that are ill-suited to traditional text based publication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Music
Music > Music performance
Music > Musicology
Depositing User: Emilie Capulet
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 08:43
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 08:43
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3671

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