Department of Music

Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research (NottFAR)

Please find the updated page with current information about the NottFAR programme here.

 The Department of Music is excited to announce the launch of Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research (NottFAR), a new concert and events series curated by Dr Elizabeth Kelly and Dr Xenia Pestova, starting in November 2016. The forum will feature performers and composers on the staff at the University of Nottingham alongside acclaimed guests from around the UK and abroad.



1 March, 9:30pm
Tabla and Keyboards - Royal Concert Hall, £4 fee
Shawn Mativetsky (tabla) and Xenia Pestova (keyboards)
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24 March, 5pm
SCAW Duo and Cuillin Sound - Djanogly Recital Hall
Dana Morgan (flute), Sarah Watts (clarinet), Laurence Perkins (bassoon), Antony Clare (piano)

4 April, 5pm
Simon Paterson Portrait Concert - Djanogly Recital Hall
Simon Paterson (bass), Matt Ratcliffe (piano), Ian Beestin (drums), Pete Beardsworth (saxophone)

26 May, 1:15pm
Re-composing the city: New scores for silent films - Djanogly Recital Hall
1:15-1:45pm Mervyn Cooke (Music, The University of Nottingham) introduces the 'City Symphony'
1:45-2:55pm Screening of Dziga Vertov's innovative 'City Symphony' Man with a Movie Camera with new scores by students in the Composing for Words, Theatre and Moving Image module
3:15-3:45pm Polly McMichael (Russian and Slavonic Studies, The University of Nottingham) discusses Dziga Vertov's depiction of entertainment in the capitalist city in A Sixth Part of the World
3:45-4:45pm Screening of Dziga Vertov's A Sixth Part of the World, with new student scores
4:45-5:30pm Keynote address by Ed Hughes (composer, Sussex University) on his score to a new silent film Brighton: Symphony of a City (Lizzie Thynne, 2016), including excerpts from the film

Admission: free unless stated otherwise

Download the NottFAR poster (pdf)

Department of Music 
Djanogly Recital Hall (unless listed otherwise)
University of Nottingham 

Posted on Thursday 2nd June 2016

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