[Event] Music and Movement Symposium

Tuesday 11th June 2013, 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Durham University
Concert Room, Department of Music, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RL, UK

Keynote speaker – Professor Rolf Inge Godøy, University of Oslo

The symposium aims to bring together researchers engaged in exploring motion and gesture in music. Papers to be presented offer cross-cultural perspectives on the relationship between movement and music, and are informed by embodied cognition and phenomenological paradigms. We are delighted to announce that Professor Rolf Inge Godøy, from the University of Oslo, and Professor Martyn Evans from Durham University will be speaking at the event.

Session 1
1:00 – Josephine Miles (Durham University)
‘The embodiment of rhythm and metre in a performance of Bartok’s Contrasts’

1:30 – Yinyun Shi (Durham University)
‘Exploring interconnectedness: gestural interaction between storytellers and audience members in Suzhou ping-tan’

2:00 – Lara Pearson (Durham University)
‘Coarticulation and motor grammar in Karnatak music’

2:30pm – Tea/coffee break

Session 2
2:50 – Elena Catalano (Durham University)
‘The role of music in kinetic cognition: experiences in Indian classical dance’

3:20 – Professor Martyn Evans (Durham University)
‘Motion or emotion? – Music in the body’

4:00pm – Tea/coffee break

Keynote speech
4:15 – 5:30 – Professor Rolf Inge Godøy (University of Oslo)
‘Coarticulation in the production and perception of music’

All are welcome to attend the event. Booking is not required.
For more information contact Lara Pearson at l.a.pearson@durham.ac.uk