History, Time, and Temporality in Music, Sound, and Media
This research cluster, hosted by scholars from the University of Edinburgh, The Open University, and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, seeks to create space for the investigation of the relationship between sound, music, and music, and history, time, and temporality across media, both old and new.
Born, initially, as a study group focussed more narrowly on the representation of early music on stage and screen (REMOSS), the same group now proposes a broader remit: one dealing with all the diverse periodised and anachronistic soundscapes that can be heard at the intersection of scholarly and creative imaginaries. Already, scholars working in the cluster have published on and between subjects in film, television, video game, musical theatre, opera, popular music, virtual reality, and western art musics.
Under the auspices of REMOSS, which remains part of this research cluster, annual conferences have been held since 2014 focusing on all aspects of the on-stage and on-screen representation of music of a distant, non-contiguous past, alongside regular e-roundtables. Material from these events have formed the backbone of the group’s first book Recomposing the Past: Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen, as well as themed journal volumes, articles, book chapters, and a forthcoming edited collection for the Routledge Music and Visual Culture series.
Members would be delighted to hear from students, researchers, and artists/musicians/practitioners from all disciplines, fields, and career stages who are interested in being involved with the research cluster. They anticipate building on previous successes with further conferences and publications, as well as collaborations and workshops with industry composers and the heritage sector. The cluster hopes to bring specialisms at the intersection of history and its creative responses together for future impact, pedagogy, and funding projects.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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