What does the Berlin Wall have to do with contemporary composition? And other problems of new music history.
In this talk, new music critic and musicologist Tim Rutherford-Johnson introduces some of the challenges that confront anyone attempting a history of recent music, and offers a guide to some of the solutions he has found. The event marks the launch of Rutherford-Johnson's book 'Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989', published by University of California Press.
Tim Rutherford-Johnson first came to Goldsmiths in 1998 as one of the first students in its specialist masters degree in contemporary music studies. Since then he has also completed a PhD at the College, on Hungarian and Polish music of the 1960s, and continues to teach there on an occasional basis.
He worked for many years as the editor for contemporary music at Grove Music Online, and also edited and updated the 6th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Music. In 2003 he launched the internationally admired new music blog The Rambler and has written for the BBC, The Guardian, The Wire, NewMusicBox, and other publications.
There will be an event hosted by The Word bookshop on New Cross Road on 16 March at 6.30pm where copies of the book will be available at a 20% discount.
The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The events stimulate exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community, all over a glass of wine! Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students (MA, MMus and PGR) in Music but of course undergraduates, music researchers, and visitors from across the college and the community are also most welcome to these public lectures.
Photo credit: Anton Lukoszevieze
Dates & times
|21 Feb 2017||5:00pm - 7:30pm|
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