This Goldsmiths/RMA affiliated online event explores the impact of digital technology on the performance and reception of art song.
The Art Song Platform inaugural event, Traditions and Current Practices, held in May 2019 at Goldsmiths, University of London, brought together a broad range of scholars and performers. Among the themes that dominated discussions were the genre’s cultural work, different performance contexts and use of media. The global Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown have brought these into spotlight. Digital streaming of recorded or live music events are now the main platform and point of access for both performers and audiences, in some ways bringing the art song once again back to its domestic origins.
This online study day explores the impact of digital technology on the performance and reception of art song. As well as issues concerning performance, we invite papers exploring historical, psychological, sociological, cultural and economic aspects pertaining to art song, its audiences and institutions in digital formats. The event aims to bring together scholars and performing artists. Applications from PhD students and early career scholars/performers are encouraged.
The live event will consist of group discussions, individual papers/presentations and lecture recitals (with provisional option for pre-recorded sessions followed by live discussion). We encourage presentations about performers’ experiences, video examples from performances, reviews of online events etc. The study day will end with an hour-long Q&A session with leading performers and promoters of art song covering the main topics of the event.
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Art Song Platform
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