Close to the Edge Conference Bridges between Contemporary Music and Popular Music (Close to the Edge Co)

Venue: University of Chester Kingsway Buildings

Location: Chester, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2010 End Date/Time: May 14, 2010
Registration Date: May 11, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2010
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Since the second half of the 20th century, there has been an increasing chasm between “Art Music” and “Popular Music”. The conference will seek to explore and establish bridges of comparison between contemporary musics.
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: “The distance between contemporary music and pop music might be less than you think when it comes to organising sounds”.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 “The Ancient Art of Remixing: Intertextuality and the use of existing music in new work from 12th Century Organum to Modern Pop”. 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).


University of Chester, Kingsway Buildings, Newton, Chester CH2 2LB
United Kingdom

Additional Information

Tickets: £20 (refreshments included) For inscriptions and accommodation contact: Luz 0044(0)7772944492.University of Chester, Kingsway Buildings, Newton, Chester CH2 2LB