Panel discussion and book launch


Transformations of Musical Modernism

tirsdag 19. januar 2016, kl. 18:00

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Institutt for musikkvitenskap

Inngang: Gratis


Panel discussion and book launch. Transformations of Musical Modernism (eds.: Erling E. Guldbrandsen and Julian Johnson. Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Profound transformations in the composition, performance and reception of modernist music have taken place in recent decades. This collection brings fresh perspectives to bear upon key questions surrounding the forms that musical modernism takes today, how modern music is performed and heard, and its relationship to earlier music. In sixteen chapters, leading figures in the field and emerging scholars examine modernist music from the inside, in terms of changing practices of composition, musical materials and overarching aesthetic principles, and from the outside, in terms of the changing contextual frameworks in which musical modernism has taken place and been understood. Shaped by a ‘rehearing’ of modernist music, the picture that emerges redraws the map of musical modernism as a whole and presents a full-scale re-evaluation of what the modernist movement has all been about.

Panel discussion:
Erling E. Guldbrandsen (Professor, Dept. of Musicology, University of Oslo): “Transformations of Musical Modernism”
Lars Petter Hagen (Composer; Director of Ultima Oslo International Contemporary Music Festival): “Rethinking Modernism”
Natasha Barrett (Composer; Researcher at Department of Musicology, Univeristy of Oslo): “Rewriting Modernism”
Darla M. Crispin (Associate Professor; Head of Arne Nordheim Centre, Norwegian Academy of Music): “Replaying Modernism”
Moderator: Stan Hawkins (Professor, Dept. of Musicology, UiO)


Music performances:
Tanja Orning, Cello
Anders Førisdal, Guitar
Peter Edwards, Keyboard