Close to the Edge Conference Bridges between Contemporary Music and Popular Music (Close to the Edge Co)
|Event Date/Time: May 14, 2010||End Date/Time: May 14, 2010|
|Registration Date: May 11, 2010|
|Early Registration Date: May 10, 2010|
The composer Professor Leigh Landy, Director of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, will open the event with a Keynote speech: â€œThe distance between contemporary music and pop music might be less than you think when it comes to organising soundsâ€.Then the composers Dr Dale Perkins (Leeds College of Music) will analyze different compositional techniques and Dr Robert Wilsmore (York St John University) will present â€œThe Ancient Art of Remixing: Intertextuality and the use of existing music in new work from 12th Century Organum to Modern Popâ€. Professor David Pattie (University of Chester) will explore the music of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds establishing a connection between the concepts of melody and noise in popular music.
The conference will finish with a concert including pieces composed by Professor Leigh Landy, Dr Dale Perkins, Dr Robert Wilsmore and Professor Darren Sproston (University of Chester).