Dr Helen Julia Minors
|Position:||Senior Lecturer in Music|
|School:||Perf and Screen Studies|
|Location:||Room Kh-Ch537, Kingston Hill|
Dr. Helen Julia Minors is the Director of Studies for Music and Senior Lecturer in Music. She is a musicologist with interests in music from the turn of the twentieth century, especially music and dance, music and visual arts, word-music relations in France. She is also a perfomer (trumpet, alto, recorders) and a Soundpainter (a live multimodal creative sign language). Her research outlook is interdisciplinary, confronting cultural musicology and word-music / gestural analysis. Helen completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Mawer at Lancaster University on a cultural and interdisciplinary reassessment of Paul Dukas, on whom she has published two articles and a book chapter, with a further article forthcoming in March 2013. She has recently published two book chapters on Erik Satie, as well as an articles on Soundpainting. Both her musicological and practice research tackle the transfer of sense between music and other disciplinary domains.
Helen joined Kingston University in September 2010. Helen contributes to both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and supervises PhD, as well as sitting on the Academic Board and acting as Associate Director for the Practice Research Unit, in addition to her role as Director of Studies for Music. Helen sits on the committee of NAMHE (the National Association for Music in Higher Education) as Vice Chair. Prior to working at Kingston University, Helen was a Lecturer and BA/B.Mus and MA Music programme convenor at Roehampton University for four years, and previously a part time lecturer in music at Lancaster University.
Helen has completed a book on music and translation (exploring the interart aesthetic) which was launched in December 2012.
Following the work on the book, Helen has been awarded, along with her colleague Lucile Desblache, an AHRC grant as part of the Networking Development Call, under the theme Translating Cultures. This will support work between May 2013-January 2014.
Helen has also been granted the editorial position of the international journal, Ars Lyrica (ISSN 1043-3848), from 2013.
During 2011-14 she is also working with the creator or Soundpainting, Walter Thompson, holding a scholarship and filming an extended interview with him. The Soundpainting Think Tank 2013 will be hosted at Kingston.
In addition she has an Erasmus exchange planned, which will allow her to teach in a partner institution in Germany during April 2013.
Soundpainting Think Tank Movie, 2013, Coombehurst House, Kingston University
Dr. Helen Julia Minors, Soundpainting the Kingston Soundpainting Ensemble
Kingston Soundpainting Ensemble, Flash Mob March 2013, raising awareness of the annual Improvisation and Digital Arts Festival
Credits: Soundpainter/Ensemble Leader: Helen Julia Minors; Assistant Soundpainters: Claudio Somigli and Lucy Ryding; Flutes: Megan Collins and Philip Warda; Saxophones: Thomas Stewart, Claudio Somigli and Graeme Knapper; Trumpet: Helen Julia Minors; Singers: Lucy Ryding and Pier Francesco Ensoli Caraccuous; Percussion: Thomas Jones: Actor/Singer: Jani Ringler-Nielsen. Filmed by Ieva Makselyte. Collage constructed by Helen Julia Minors.
Forthcoming publications are listed here. Published items are available from the research repository at the bottom of this page.
• Volume 21 (due summer 2013) Volume 22 (due end 2013) of Ars Lyrica: Journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations.
Book Chapters, Peer Reviewed:
• (forthcoming 2013) 'Soundpainting: Space and Embodiment', Composer/Choreographer/Performer Collaboration (Cambridge Scholar Publishing), edited by Osvaldo Lorenzo Glieca and Marilyn Wyers.
• (submitted, forthcoming),‘Gesturing across the divide: unities and disunities in creating music-dance pieces’, ed. Ashanti Pertlow, Congress for Dance Research Proceedings (September 2012)
• (forthcoming 2014), SaintSaens, Andromaque overture, Musikproduktion Höflich
• (forthcoming 2014), Massenet's Navaraisse, Musikproduktion Höflich
• (forthcoming: Review of Clair Rowden's Performing Salome, Revealing Stories (Ashgate), for Notes
• (forthcoming): Review of Barbara Kelly's Music and Ultra-Modernism in France: A Fragile Consensus 1913–1939 (Boydell), for Notes
• (forthcoming): Review of Michael Puri's 'Ravel the Decadent: Memory, Sublimation, and Desire', OUP, 2012, Nineteenth Century Music Review
Filmed Video Recording:
• (forthcoming) DVD: ‘Artist Interview’ with Walter Thompson, filmed at the Union des musiciens jazz, Paris, June 25th 2011.
• Response to 'The End of Litrerary' http://www.brunel.ac.uk/ioc/literacy/helen-julia-minors (2012)
• Session Summary and Conference Report, 'Practice-Based and Practice-Led Doctorates: Supervision and Success' Bath Spa University (2nd June 2011), UK Council for Graduate Education Newsletter (Summer 2011) http://www.ukcge.ac.uk/news/latestnews/Supervision+and+Success
• Newsletter report for Society of Dance Research, including an extended commentary on the society's executive committee for the Newsletter of the Sociey for Dance Research (Spring 2011).
• Invitation to contribute to: CIAN Forum 1: Mapping intercultural arts research, Wednesday 25th September, University of Cambridge http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/cce/initiatives/projects/cian/contributors.html
• Liaison with Producor of BBC Radio 3, for Composer of the Week, Paul Dukas (March 2011). Http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yyd2h
• Research liaison, research interview and meeting (August 2010) and PhD/Article contribution, to a dramatised film about the dancer Natasha/Natalia Trouhanova, to be produced and directed by Charles Kiselyak (forthcoming film, c. 2013)
• Chairing, 'Sharing Practice', Practice Research Unit, June 13th 2012, Kingston University.
• Chairing, Composer/Choreographer/Performer Collaboration Conference of Contemporary Music and Dance 2012: Sound, Music and the Moving-Thinking Body; 19th April 2012, Institute of Musical Research.
• Chairing multiple sessions / round table, How Performance Thinks, Practice research unit, Psi, London Studio Centre, 13th-14th April 2012.
• Chairing, Panel session, Lanugage and Technologies of Music and Dance', CORD-SEM 2011: Moving Music / Sounding Dance: Intersections, Disconnections, and Alignments between Dance and Music, Philadelphia USA (17-20th November 2011).
• Respondent to John Irving,'Recording Mozart on a 1763 clavichord', Capturing Process? Practice Research in the Arts, Practice Research Unit, Kingston University, organised by Prof. John Mullarkey and Dr. Helen Julia Minors www.practiceresearchunit.co.uk 29th June 2011.
• Chair, Panel Member and Respondent to Prof. John Irving, 'Captring Process? Practice Research within the Creative Arts', Practice Research Unit, Kingston University (29 June 2011).
• Invited to chair, ‘Music and Image’, Royal Musical Association Annual Conference: Boundaries (15 July 2010).
• Invited to chair 'Remembering Debussy: Dukas and pupils', Nostalgia and Innovation in Twentieth Century French Music, Lancaster University, 8-9 May 2009.
• Invited to chair 'Meaning in Art and Music', Centre of International Research on Creativity and Learning in Education', Roehampton University (25th November 2008).
• Panel statement, 'Translating words, translating worlds', Research Festival, Roehampton University (10th June 2008).
• Chairing a seminar for IMR Directions in Musical Research Seminar Series: Alexandra Wilson, Thursday 6 March 2008, 5-6.30pm, Senate House, London.
• Music in Interwar France 1918-1939: A Study Day, 9th November 2007, Keele University, chairing a session.
• Plenary statement address and chairing for the Interdisciplinary Music Research Conference, Roehampton University, 13th October 2007 on a panel with Prof. Stephanie Jordan and Dr. Maria Paraskevopoulou.
Events Organised: selection
• Practice Research Unit Events, including:
Creative Collaboration, PRU, MMU, RNCM, June 2013. http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/item.php?updatenum=2433
Practice-Based Research and the REF201423rd Oct 2012 including Bruce Brown, John Adams, Stephen Boyd-Davis, Graham Jeffrey, Stephen Partridge, Sue Thornham, Adam Thorpe: powerpoint slides available at: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/pru/
June 13th 2012
Keynote speakers: Professor June Boyce Tilman (Winchester University) and Esa Kirkkopelto (Professor of Artistic Research, Finnish Theatre Academy)
How Performance Thinks
A two-day conference co-organized by the Psi Performance and Philosophy working group and Kingston University's practice.research.unit, April 13th-14th 2012, The London Studio Centre, London
Keynote presenters will include:
Every house has a door
(Lin Hixson, Matthew Goulish, Bryan Saner, Stephen Fiehn, and Tim Kinsella)
Vida Midgelow (Northampton)
Joe Kelleher (Roehampton)
Freddie Rokem (Tel Aviv)
• Capturing Process? Practice Research in the Arts, Practice Research Unit, Kingsotn University (29th June 2011).
• Dance History Scholars Conference, March 2010, Roehampton University, in collaboration with Centre for Dance Research and the Society for Dance Research.
• Lecture-recital, Songs for Mary, All Saint's Day, Digby Chapel, CIMR Roehampton University, 6th November 2008.
• Walter Thompson Artist in Residency, Soundpainting, October 2008, CIMR Roehampton University.
• Soundpainting Workshop Day 24th October 2008, CIMR Roehampton University.
• Established Scholars Conference for the Society of Dance Research (15th March 2008). Conference committee.
• The first research seminar series for CIMR, Spring 2008, comprising 8 interdisciplinary papers on diverse topics representative of the centre aims.
• An opening event, Interdisciplinary Music Research Conference, for the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research (CIMR) at Roehampton University (13th October 2007). With key note addresses by Dr. Caroline Rae and Prof. Michael Chanan.
• New Scholars Conference, hosted by the Society of Dance Research (30th June 2007), London College of Fashion. Helen has been supporting the conference committee in organising this event.
• Exploring Musical Sources, A Study Day in collaboration with the Royal Musical Association (Saturday 12th February 2005). This event had guest speakers, personally selected and invited, to present recent work on tackling the issues and problems of source study. The event idea drew on Helen's own research areas. Speakers included: Richard Langham Smith (Arnold Kettle Distinguished Scholar of Music, Open University); Rebecca Herrisone (The University of Manchester); Edward Venn (Lancaster University); and John Byran (The University of Huddersfield). This event was reviewed in the RMA newsletter by Philip Taylor (Lancaster University).
Membership of professional bodies:
Royal Musical Association
American Musicological Association
Society for Dance Research
National Academy for Music in Higher Education
Universities and Colleges Union
Francophone Music Criticism Network: member
Institute of Musical Research: associate
Lyrica Society: individual member/editor
Educational and professional qualifications
|2009||FHEA , Higher Education Academy|
|2007||PhD in Music , Lancaster University|
|2003||Certificate in Teaching and Learning , Lancaster University|
|2002||M.Mus , Lancaster University|
|2001||B.Mus (hons) , The University of Huddersfield|
Professional experience (post-1990)
|2011-2013||Guest Lecturer and external marker, 'Music and Dance', Dance MA/MFA, Roehampton University|
|2006-2010||Lecturer in Music; B.Mus/BA and MA Programme Convenor; Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research, Roehampton University|
|2002-2006||Visiting Lecturer in Music, Lancaster University|
Helen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
At Kingston Helen teaches a range of undergraduate courses:
Aural and Analysis (yr 2);
Aural, Analysis and Arrangement (yr 2);
Aural, Analysis and Improvisation (yr 2);
Music in Context (yr 3 - Module Leader);
Music in Motion: Special Study (yr 3 - Module Leader);
Collaborative Project 1 (yr 1);
Major Project / Individual Project (yr 3);
Minor Project / Individual Project (yr 3);
Research Skills (yr 2);
Research Seminars Module (yr 3);
Writing Music Criticism (yr 2);
Applied Musical Skills (yr 3);
Notation and Musicianship (yr 1);
Music in Theory (yr 1);
The Foundations of Music (yr 1);
Music in Motion (yr 3);
Aural, Analysis and Improvisation (yr 2).
At Kingston Helen contributes to the MA pathways, teaching:
Aesthetics of Performance (Module Leader);
The Aesthetics and Psychology of Musical Performance (Module Leader);
Kingston University Soundpainting Ensemble - Mondays 5.00pm - 6.30pm Coombehurst Studio
Brass Ensemble Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm Coombehurst House
Composition and Choreography, Dance Department
Dissertation, UG/PG Supervision:
Helen has supervised a number of udissertation topics. She has also examined a PhD. Supervised topics range from and include:
PG - PhD supervision
• (current, second supervisor), Keith Ford: The pianist in the classroom: creating new pianistic models for linking recital and animateur practice, funded by the AHRC
• (current, director of studies), John Martin: Salvation Army: Music and Mission, fully funded by the Salvation Army
• (current, director of studies), Debbie Moss: Interart dialogue and composer communication, in Ravel, Stravinsky and Part.
• (current, external supervisor) David Wallace: Music-Dance Relations
PG - MA by Research
• (current supervisor) Adam Hope
PG - Masters
• Musical Ekphrasis
• Mark Fish, 'Pictures of Miro' (2004)
• Andre Caplet, 'Conte Fantastique' (1924)
• Arvo Part, 'LamenTate' (2003)
• Greyworld's 'Soundscape' (2006)
• Petr Eben's 'Shagall Windows' (1976)
• Takashi Kako's 'Twittering Machine'
• Rachmaninov's 'Isle of the Dead' Op. 29
• Xenakis's 'Concrete PH'
• Cage, 4'33'' (1952)
• Multimedia Contexts: music and the visual
• Musical Identity in North American Native Music, Japanese Music, Celtic Music.
• Musical Depictions of British Society in British Film 1980s-1990s.
• Drum and Bass: authenticy / ethnographic study
• Rachmaninov Etudes
• Baroque Flute Music
|Music: Twentieth Century French Music; Dukas; Debussy; Satie; Music and Dance Dialogue; Inter-art, Interdisciplinary, Cross-disciplinary communication; Gesture; word-music analysis; Soundpainting|
|AHRC: Translating Cultures Networking Call: Translating Music
Result: 2012 Successful, runs 3013-2014
|Erasmus: 1 Week Teaching, University of Oldenburg April 2013|
|AHRC partner institutions: inc. University of Mascerata, Italy, Deluxe Media, Royal Opera House, English National Opera|
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Book Review of: 'Stravinsky's ballets' by Charles M. Joseph. Dance Research Journal, 45(1), pp. 128-131. ISSN (print) 0149-7677
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Book Review of: 'The Ballets Russes and beyond: music and dance in belle-epoque Paris' by Davinia Caddy. The Slavonic and East European Review (SEER), 91(4), pp. 891-892. ISSN (print) 0037-6795
Minors, Helen Julia (2012) Music and movement in dialogue: exploring gesture in soundpainting. Les Cahiers de la Societe quebecoise de recherche en musique, 13(1-2), pp. 87-96. ISSN (print) 1480-1132
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Book Review of: 'Art as music, music as poetry, poetry as art, from Whistler to Stravinsky and beyond' by Peter Dayan. Ars Lyrica, 20, pp. 127-130. ISSN (print) 1043-3848
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Surveying a primary source of Dukasâ€™ Ariane et Barbe-Bleue. Ars Lyrica, 20, pp. 80-98. ISSN (print) 1043-3848
Minors, Helen Julia (2010) Book Review of: 'Jean Cras: polymath of music and letters' by Paul-Andre Bempechat. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, 67(2), pp. 348-350. ISSN (print) 0027-4380
Minors, Helen Julia (2010) Broken strings, dismembered bodies: Music Iconography Study Group Open Seminar. Royal Musical Association Newsletter, 14(2), p. 14. ISSN (print) 1461-9717
Minors, Helen Julia (2009) La Peri, poeme danse (1911-12): a problematic creative-collaborative journey. Dance Research, 27(2), pp. 227-252. ISSN (print) 0264-2875
Minors, Helen Julia (2007) Book Review of: 'Musical encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair' by Annegret Fauser. Nineteenth-Century Music Review, pp. 135-139. ISSN (print) 1479-4098
Minors, Helen Julia (2006) Conference report: Interdiscplinary Nineteenth Century Studies International Conference. Royal Musical Association Newsletter, 9(2), pp. 10-11. ISSN (print) 1461-9717
Minors, Helen Julia (2006) Paul Dukas' La Peri as interpreted by two balletic collaborators. The Opera Quarterly, 22(1), pp. 117-135. ISSN (print) 0736-0053
Minors, Helen Julia, ed. (2013) How performance thinks. Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Practice Research Unit, Kingston University and Performance and Philosophy Working Group, PSi. 219p.
Minors, Helen Julia, ed. (2010) Dance history scholars: politics, perspectives and practices. London, U.K. : Roehampton University. 93p.
Minors, Helen Julia and Morris, Geraldine, eds. (2009) Established Scholars' Conference 2008 Proceedings. U.K. : Society for Dance Research. 76p.
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Experiencing inter-art dialogue in Erik Satieâ€™s Sports et divertissements (1914 / 1922). In: Potter, Caroline, (ed.) Erik Satie: music, art and literature. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate. ISBN 9781472402776 (In Press)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Exploring interart dialogue in Erik Satie's Sports et divertissements (1914/1922). In: Potter, Caroline, (ed.) Erik Satie: music, art and literature. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 115-136. ISBN 9781409434214
Minors, Helen Julia and Thompson, Walter [Interviewee] (2013) Reassessing the thinking body in soundpainting. In: Minors, Helen Julia, (ed.) How performance thinks. Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Practice Research Unit, Kingston Unievrsity and Performance and Philosophy Working Group, PSi. pp. 142-148.
Minors, Helen Julia [Author of introduction, etc.] (2013) Score Preface: Jules Massenet, La Navarraise (with French libretto). In: Musikproduktion Jurgen Hoflich, , (ed.) La Navarraise (with French libretto). Munich, Germany : Musikproduktion Jurgen Hoflich.
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Soundpainting: the use of space in creating dance-music pieces. In: Wyres, Marilyn and Glieca, Lorenzo , (eds.) Sound, music and the moving-thinking body. London, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 27-34. ISBN 9781443852319
Minors, Helen Julia (2012) In collaboration: toward a gesture analysis of music and dance. In: Schroedter, Stephanie, (ed.) Bewegungen zwischen Horen und Sehen: Denkbewegungen uber Bewegungskunste. Wurzburg, Germany : Konigshausen & Neumann. pp. 163-180. ISBN 9783826047442
Minors, Helen Julia (2012) Paul Dukas et Claude Debussy: identite dans l'opera francais. In: Terrien, Pascal, (ed.) La musique francaise : esthetique et identite en mutation 1892-1992. Paris, France : Editions Delateur. pp. 227-240. (Collection Pensee Musicale) ISBN 9782752101068
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Psalm 24. In: Musikproduktion Jurgen Horflick, , (ed.) Psalm 24 â€śLa terre appartient Ă lâ€™Eternelâ€ť (The earth is the Lordâ€™s). Munich, Germany : Musikproduktion Jurgen Horflick.
Conference or Workshop Item
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Exploring interart dialogue and meaning in Erik Satie's 'Sports et divertissements' 1914/1922. In: Musik unserer Zeit - Componisten-Colloquium; 12 Apr 2013, Oldenburg, Germany. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Exploring interart dialogue in Erik Satieâ€™s Sports et divertissements (1914/1922). In: Music Research Seminar Series; 27 Feb 2013, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Leisure, fashion and music: Satie's Sports et divertissements. In: Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900; 12-15 Sep 2013, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Making the most of your creative practice: practice-led research, research-led practice and gaining higher degrees. In: School Away Day: Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, University of West London; 07 Feb 2013, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Music in motion: proposing a gestural and spatial analysis of music-dance works. In: 49th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association; 19 - 21 Sep 2013, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia [Speaker] (2013) Practice-based research in doctoral programmes. In: Embodied cognition: practice-based research in doctoral programmes (Dance, Drama and Music); 30 Apr 2013, Winchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia [Speaker] (2013) Pre-Concert Talk: An illustrated talk exploring the compositional styles adopted in the chamber works to be performed in this programme: Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K581; Britten: Phantasy Quartet for oboe; Lars-Eric Larsson: Lyric Fantasy; Beethoven: Septet Op.20 in E flat. In: Nordic Chamber Ensemble; 02 Feb 2013, Claygate, Surrey. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Reputation and remembrance: the tombeau supplement, 'La revue musicale'. In: Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900; 12-15 Sep 2013, Liverpool, U.K.. (In Press)
Minors, Helen Julia [Research team member], Desblache, Lucile [Research team member] and Di Giovanni, Elena [Research team member] (2013) Translating Music AHRC Opening Seminar and Launch: Mapping Music. In: Translating Music Network: Seminar 1 Mapping Music; 26 June 2013, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2013) Translating music, translating sense: interpreting meaning in multimodal works. In: Multimodalities: aesthetic dimensions in music and education practices; 18 - 21 Jun 2013, Volda, Norway. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia and Thompson, Walter [Interviewee] (2012) Reassessing the thinking body in soundpainting. In: How Performance Thinks: An International Conference of the Practice Research Unit and PSi, Performance and Philosophy working group; 13 - 14 Apr 2012, London, U.K..
Minors, Helen Julia (2012) Sound painting: choreographing and composing in the moment. In: Composer/Choreographer/Performer Collaboration Conference of Contemporary Music and Dance 2012: Sound, Music and the Moving-Thinking Body; 19th April 2012, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2012) Soundpainting: navigating the creative space within and between dance and music. In: En cadence, s'il vous plait! A two-day conference on the relationship(s) between theatre dance and music; 09 - 10 Nov 2012, Paris, France. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Ambiguous (feminist?) sources and cultural contexts of Paul Dukas's 'La Peri' and 'Ariane et Barbe-Bleue'. In: Fifth Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard: France the lewd - France the prude?: mellifluous and misanthropic musings on morality; 08 Apr 2011, Cambridge, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Creating a soundpainting: gesture and music in live composition. In: Research Seminar Series; 07 Feb 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) Gesturing across the divide: unities and disunities in music-dance pieces. In: Moving Music / Sounding Dance: Intersections, Disconnections, and Alignments between Dance and Music. The Annual Conference of the Congress on Reseach in Dance and the Society for Ethnomusicology ; 17 - 20 Nov 2011, Philadelphia, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia [Speaker] (2011) Improvisation, guided improvisation or real-time composition: a workshop in soundpainting. In: The Improvised Space: Techniques, Traditions and Technologies; 06 Apr 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2011) A gestural analysis of music and dance through live composition. In: Dance and Music: Moving Dialogues; 16 - 19 Feb 2011, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2010) Composers as translators: intersemiotic transference, adaptation and interpretation. In: Portsmouth Tenth International Translation Conference: Translating Multimodalities; 06 Nov 2010, Portsmouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2009) Erik Satie's 'fashion milieu': 'Sports et divertissements' (1914/1922). In: Nostalgia and Innovation in Twentieth Century French Music; 08 - 09 May 2009, Lancaster, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2009) Gesture as a tool for analysing music and dance. In: Bewegungen zwischen Horen und Sehen: Musik, Tanz, Theater, Performance und Film; 19 - 21 Nov 2009, Bayreuth, Germany. (In Press)
Minors, Helen Julia (2008) Disappointment and imagination: Paul Dukas's French theatre criticisms. In: Research Seminar series, Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research; 30 Jan 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2008) In collaboration: practical learning through gesture. In: Dance, Timing and Musical Gesture; 13 - 15 Jun 2008, Edinbrugh, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2008) La Peri (1911-12): creative-collaborative journeys. In: Dance Research Conference; 15 Mar 2008, London, U.K..
Minors, Helen Julia (2008) Paul Dukas and Claude Debussy: a French operatic identity. In: French Music, Aesthetic and Identity in the Process of Transformation 1892-1992; 29 - 30 Apr 2008, Angers, France. . (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2007) The criticisms of Paul Dukas (1865-1935): interpreting French theatre performance. In: French music: performance and analysis; 15 - 19 Nov 2007, Laie, Hawaii, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2006) Paul Dukas's critical writings: a concept of drama. In: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies International Conference; 06 - 09 Jul 2006, Durham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2006) Perpetual malleability: Paul Dukas's La Peri (1911): the phoenix. In: Music Research Forua; 14 Nov 2006, Huddersfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2005) Le musicien-sorcier: Paul Dukas, un musicien francais. In: Le Cercle Francais; November 2005, Wigan, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2005) 'Music necessarily has to express something': Paul Dukas's approach to balletic orchestration. In: Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference; 30 - 31 Mar 2005, Newcastle, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia (2005) Paul Dukas's La Peri as interpreted by two balletic collaborators. In: Sound moves: an international conference on music and dance; 05 - 06 Nov 2005, Roehampton, England.
Minors, Helen Julia (2004) 'I will destroy it': Paul Dukas's La Peri and variation form. In: International Symposium on Music in France 1830-1940; 17 - 19 Jul 2004, Victoria, Australia . (Unpublished)
Minors, Helen Julia [Performer], Magnar, Am [Performer], Johnson, Victoria [Performer], Lovlid , Unni [Performer], Ben Horin, Oded [Performer], Fooladi, Erik [Researcher] and Hopia, Anu [Researcher] (2013) Improvisation for the palette. Multimodalities: aesthetic dimensions in music and education practices.
Minors, Helen Julia [Interviewee] and Louise, Harris [Interviewer] (2013) Interview with Dr. Helen Julia Minors, on the Kingston Soundpainting Ensemble. (Radio Broadcast). Radio Braodcast: Kingston University's Improvisation and Digital Arts Festival. London, U.K. : ResonanceFM.com.
Minors, Helen Julia (2007) La Peri, poeme danse (1911, Paul Dukas) in its cultural, historical and interdisciplinary contexts. (PhD thesis), Lancaster University.