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Creating the lyric - Poetry and music dialogues

Date:14 May 2010, 9:30am to
14 May 2010, 7:00pm
Location:Coombehurst Studio, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston University

Creating the lyric
Poetry and Music Dialogues

A research day held at Kingston University Music Department


10.00 INTRODUCTION What is a lyric: questions of theory and practice
Fiona Sampson (Poet in Residence, Kingston University) in conversation with Amanda Glauert

10.30 SONG PERFORMANCES Reliving Myths: story-telling in pop song
Eleni Scarperi (poet, composer, singer) in conversation with Phil Chambon

11.30 SONG PERFORMANCES Beyond the text: performing the poet and composer Ivor Gurney
April Fredrick (singer, Gurney scholar) in conversation with Fiona Sampson


1.30 CONCERT (with introduction)
Hindemith’s Marienleben song-cycle to poems by Rilke
Jane Manning (soprano), Terry Allbright (piano)

3.30 PRESENTATION Instrument, voice, body: Intermedial explorations
Oded Ben-Tal (composer), Caroline Wilkins (singer, PhD student Brunel University)

Chaired by Fiona Sampson and Amanda Glauert, with respondents Kathryn Whitney (singer, IMR research fellow) and Norbert Meyn (singer, professor at RCM and GSMD)

6.00 CONCERT (with introductions)
Tim Ewers’s Moondrunk with Jane Manning (soprano)
Fiona Sampson reading from her poems Rough Music
Wolfgang Rihm and Paul Archbold’s settings of Celan’s Atemwende with Jane Manning (soprano) and Paul Archbold (piano)
Kurt Schwitter’s Ursonate with Norbert Meyn (tenor)

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