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TAGS is a special event in the SMA's calendar. It is the Society's principal opportunity to support young scholars in the fields of music theory and analysis. It allows graduate students a platform for disseminating their work

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Saturday, 18th February

14:00 Vice-President’s Welcome

14:15 Session A: Romantic Music

  • Maddie Kavanagh Clarke (Durham University): ‘Exposition and Recapitulation Correspondence in Mendelssohn’s String Quartets’
  • Frankie Perry (Royal Holloway): ‘Analysing the Afterlife of Schubert’s Symphonic Sketch Fragments D.936a’
  • Oliver Chandler (Royal Holloway): ‘Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro: Brief Thoughts on Musical In-between-ness’

15:45 Coffee Break

16:00 Session B: Musical Diversity

  • Juliano Abramovay & Michalis Cholevas (Codarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdam: ‘Unveiling Taksim: Analytical Procedures Regarding Improvisational Forms on Makam Music’
  • Karishmeh Crawford (N.N.): ‘Pop to Rave: Embodiment in Musical Analysis’
  • Liam Maloney (University of York): ‘House Music: Reconstructing a Secular Christianity for the Gay Diaspora’
  • Daniela Daniela & Bernd Willimek (University of Music, Karlsruhe): ‘Music and Emotions: Research on the Theory of Musical Equilibration’

18:00 Conference Reception, Foyer of the School of Music

19:30 Optional Concert: The Towers of Silence (Fidelio Trio)

Bangor Music Festival, Theatr Bryn Terfel, Pontio, Bangor LL57 2TQ

Sunday, 19th February

09:00 Morning Coffee

09:30 - 11:30 Session C: 20th Century Music

  • Jean-Baptiste Masson (Institute of Psychoacoustic and Electronic Music IPEM – University of Gent / Conservatory of Reims): ‘To Weave Time: The Late Music of Feldman Through the Example of Violin and String Quartet
  • James Savage-Hanford (Royal Holloway): ‘Intuiting Form: Memory and Discontinuity in Enescu’s Piano Quintet, Op. 29’
  • Özlem Yıldırım (Istanbul Technical University): ‘The Place of Cengiz Tanc (1933–1997) in European Modernism’
  • Clare Wilson (Ulster University): ‘André Caplet’s Mélodie: Interpretation of a Blurred Language’

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 SMA Workshop

Writing Reviews: Grasping the Essence

12:15 Keynote lecture Professor John Rink (University of Cambridge)

‘Playing with Structure: The Performance of Musical Analysis’

13:15 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00 Workshop Performance: Shades of Pierrot

Bangor Music Festival, Prichard-Jones Hall, Bangor University: Chamber Choir Cantamu, directed by Matthias Wurz (Bangor University). The performance also includes Soprano Organ Prawang, Chris Atherton (violin), Yanmi Au (piano), Ellie Lighton (flute) and Sioned Roberts (clarinet).

15:00 - 16:00 Session D: Early Music & Historically Informed Performance

  • Rob Luke Jones (Bangor University): ‘Is it Possible, in a Historically Informed Manner, to Perform Classical French Organ Repertoire on a British Instrument, and if so how?’
  • Adam Behan (Trinity College, University of Dublin): ‘Gould’s Variations on the Goldberg Variations: An Analysis of Glenn Gould’s two Recordings of the Goldberg Variations BWV 988’

16:00 Break

16:15 - 17:15 Session E: Opera

  • Charlotte Danford (Bangor University): ‘Chinese Influences in 1987 Operas’
  • Christopher Kimbell (Royal Holloway): ‘Hans Sachs and the Concrete Universal in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Emily Tan (University of Oxford): ‘Transcendence as Pleasure in Ariadne auf Naxos

17:45 Group Discussion with Tea & Coffee

‘The Relevance of Analysis for Musical Performance’, chaired by Kenneth Smith.

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