Birtwistle at 80: Institute of Musical Research Morning Symposium

Featuring talks, music and film

25 May 2014 / 10:30
Fountain Room

Admission free for anyone with a ticket to any of these Birtwistle at 80 events:

- Fri 16th May 2014 Birtwistle at 80: Gawain
- Tue 20th May 2014: Birtwistle at 80: LSO/Harding
- Sun 25th May 2014: Birtwistle at 80: BCMG/Knussen
- Thu 29th May 2014: Birtwistle at 80: Yan Tan Tethera
- Fri 30th May 2014: Birtwistle at 80: Fields of Sorrow

Please note capacity is limited for the symposium and study afternoon, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Attendance at the morning session does not guarantee admission to the afternoon session.

subject to availability

The Institute of Musical Research Symposium explore Birtwistle’s music.

The morning will be convened by Professor Jonathon Cross from the University of Oxford.

10.30am - Dr Heather Wiebe (King's College London): 'Birtwistle in Aldeburgh, 1968'
11.10am - Professor Arnold Whittall (Emeritus, King's College London): '"Night's rhythm coming in"- sketching the later Birtwistle'
12pm - Professor Ulrich Mosch (Université de Geneve): 'The composer’s eye: Harrison Birtwistle, Wolfgang Rihm, and the visual arts’
12.40pm - Dr David Beard (Cardiff University): ‘“The mystery of the kiosk composer”: Harrison Birtwistle’s creative processes explained’

The Morning Symposium will be followed by a Study Afternoon in the Fountain Room at 3pm:
Birtwistle at 80: Study Afternoon

Both morning and afternoon sessions will be followed by the showing of a new short film about Harrison Birtwistle made by the young film-maker Tom Mustill, commissioned by Sinfini Music.(approx. 1.20pm and 5.20pm)

Part of Birtwistle at 80 2014


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