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 October 2012
Thursday 04
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.
Thursday 11
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Highlights of Graduating Students Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music & ARC Centre for the History of Emotions presents: 2012 Callaway Lecture: Richard Egarr Website | More Information
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most prestigious events on the School of Music calendar. Over the last two decades, a host of distinguished speakers have taken the podium to deliver their thoughts on subjects as broad ranging as the effects of music on the mind, and the place of music in the arts.

In 2012 the lecture will be presented by Artistic Director of The Academy of Ancient Music.

Richard Egarr

HIP: The Next Generation

After 60 years of the most recent movement in music scholarship and performance concerned with Historically Informed Performance (HIP), this talk explores where has such research brought us and where is it going? The continuing mission seems to be to seek out new sources, new information: 'to boldly go' where no HIP has gone before. In order to trace these achievements, an exploration of early sound recordings perhaps offers us some insights?

The evening is co-sponsored by ARC Centre for the History of Emotions.

To reserve your seat: Email: [email protected] Telephone: 08 6488 7836
Thursday 18
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Lachlan Skipworths Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.
Friday 19
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Artistry! Four: Culmination Website | More Information
Every year, the outstanding ability and youthful passion of the emerging artists and their mentors combine to celebrate the culmination of a yearlong collaboration. In this special concert, three young artists perform a movement of their chosen concerto onstage with orchestra in the finals of the prestigious VOSE competition. In the interval, vote in the people’s choice award for your favourite performance before immersing in the magnificence of Rachmaninov.

Program includes: Vose Concerto Competition: Sibelius- Violin Concerto, Korngold - Violin Concerto and Elgar - Cello Concerto, Berlioz - Le Carnival Romaine, Rachmaninov - Second Symphony

As part of the School of Music Outreach Program, we are pleased to extend an invitation for you and a guest to join us at this culmination concert. To claim your complimentary tickets email: [email protected]
Thursday 25
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA String Orchestra led by Paul Wright Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

 November 2012
Thursday 01
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Flute Choir and Wind & Brass Ensembles Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.
Wednesday 14
12:30 - PERFORMANCE - Free performance - Ramayana: Indonesian Dance-Drama More Information
Combining music, dance and story-telling, this performance will be an unforgettable opportunity to experience the riches of the Balinese performing arts.

Featuring some forty musicians and dancers from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Denpasar.

Presented as a free ticketed event by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in partnership with The University of Western Australia.

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, The Sunken Garden, UWA

RSVP essential: [email protected] / 08 6488 7836

 March 2013
Thursday 07
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : Sharon Chung (Piano) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester
Thursday 14
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : Fiona McAndrew (soprano) & David Wickham (piano) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

18:00 - EVENT - Evensong : Choral Evensong with the Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Choral Evensong with the UWA Winthrop Singers. Feat. Farrant's "Canticles in G Minor" & Arvo Part's "The Woman With The Alabaster Brow."
Tuesday 19
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Alexander Jensen Website | More Information
Alexander Jensen: Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology.

Different ways of dealing with death: the relation between music and theology Western music has always been a way of expressing that what is most important to men and women. In the past, this has been (and for many people still is) religious faith. This paper explores the relation between music and religion as well as the importance of theology for the interpretation of musical works. We will look at two pieces dealing with death, namely Bach’s Actus tragicus (BWV 106) and Brahm’s Ein deutsches Requiem, as case studies for the ways in which different theologies can be expressed in music.

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: DMA Lecture Recital - Georg Corall: The Eloquent Hautboy Website | More Information
Georg Corall: DMA Lecture-Recital

The Eloquent Hautboy

Scholars have investigated ‘music as speech’ and the ‘weapons of rhetoric’ in musical execution in order to understand the importance of text in historically-informed performance practice (HIP). This has led to the current vocal practice of declamation in, for example, the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, who communicated his emotional messages to the congregation in part through the careful selection of a suitable instrumental soundscape. His contemporary Johann Mattheson (1681-1764) referred to the oboe as ‘der gleichsam redende Hautbois’ (the eloquent hautboy) and reckoned it to be one of the instruments that most closely resembles the human voice. The investigation of contemporary treatises that provide commentary on articulation and rhetoric, as well as documents dealing with the balance of the forces available for Bach’s own performances, allows conclusions to be drawn on sound balance and transparency in the performance of Early Music on period instruments; however, it appears that many present-day habits in HIP may not withstand scrutiny. Currently, much attention is given to the close focus on articulation and text delivery required by historically-informed singers, whereas Early Music instrumentalists are deemed to merely support the vocalist’s words. Decades of personal experience in aiming to reconstruct historical hautboy reeds, together with a thorough analysis of wind instrument treatises dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, reveals that ‘articulation’ referred to the attack of notes as means to imitate text rather than merely defining the beginning and ending of a ‘vocal’ sound on an instrument.
Thursday 21
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA Voice Students Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

18:00 - EVENT - Evensong : Choral Evensong with the Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Choral Evensong with the UWA Winthrop Singers. Feat. Gibbon's "Short Service" and Weelke's "Hosanna to the Son of David."
Tuesday 26
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Nicholas Bannan Website | More Information
Music as the ‘missing link’: the evolutionary pathway from animal communication to language.

A growing consensus drawing on research in a wide variety of disciplines has over the last fifteen years or so argued the need to revisit Darwin’s conjecture of 1871 that language may be descended from an existing, musical medium of communication that developed from animal calls. This paper focuses especially on the aspects of human musical behaviour and language that have evolved in our species in relation to perceptual and productive capacities that respond to the properties of the Harmonic Series.

 April 2013
Tuesday 09
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Andrew Sutherland Website | More Information
Principles for designing an effective, post-compulsory Music curriculum suitable for Western Australia.

A new post-compulsory Music course known as the West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Music course was recently introduced into Year 11 and 12 in Western Australian (WA) schools after a convoluted process of creation, and its implementation into classrooms has been problematic. Given criticism levelled at its process of creation and implementation, does the WACE Music course embody effective, recognised principles to support the effective teaching and learning of music? The aim of this study is to investigate the principles which should form the basis of an effective, post-compulsory music curriculum, suitable for WA. The study involved a literature review which seeks to produce a set of principles for teaching and learning frameworks based upon international best practice in music education, and applicable in the unique geographical, historical and multicultural WA context. In addition, the study employed a researcher-designed survey instrument to examine whether Western Australian music teachers perceived these principles to be evident in their practical experiences of the WACE music course. With the subsequent publishing of a draft Australian National Arts Curriculum, it is an appropriate time to review the principles which should underpin an effective Music curriculum for senior secondary students in the WA context.
Thursday 11
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : The Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm
Tuesday 16
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Kristin Bowtell Website | More Information
Kristin Bowtell (returning Court Music Fund award-holder)

The Embodied Score: Conductors' Interpretive Decision-Making

Conductors are expected to develop a personal interpretation of each piece in advance of the first rehearsal, yet the conducting and performing literature gives little guidance beyond ‘gain experience’. Contemporary research in neuroscience, learning theory and philosophy suggests that musical expressivity originates in bodily processes, (particularly motion) and that cognition is not purely located in the brain but is distributed throughout the body. This indicates that conductors who seek to develop their range of musical expression (and hence increase their interpretive options) should utilise the body as a musical interface and source of ideas, rather than merely as a machine that inputs and outputs sounds on behalf of the disembodied brain.
Thursday 18
13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday

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