An interdisciplinary approach to multi-media performance genres
The Centre for Music on Stage and Screen (MOSS) promotes the interaction of history, theory and practice in the study of opera, ballet, melodrama, film, video and other multi-media performance genres. Based in the Department of Music, it encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration through a developing programme of academic and practical research activities.
Key areas of expertise
Our members are interested in themes of
- cultural geography
- Blue Planet 2, screening clips from BBC One 'Blue Planet II' with live performance of new film scores by UoN students & staff by UoN Film Orchestra conducted by Mervyn Cooke, March 2020 (Elizabeth Kelly).
Resurrecting the Diva: Utilizing Interactive Technologies to Empower Opera Audiences as Fans, 3-day workshop, University of Nottingham, February 2019 (Elizabeth Kelly)
Elizabeth Kelly’s opera, Losing Her Voice (April, 2019)
- Professor Pierpaolo Polzonetti (University of California, Davis) visit to campus (2019): Professor Polzonetti gave a seminar for students on the ‘Revolutionary Opera’ module and a special guest colloquium entitled ‘How to Diagnose Embodiment in Opera: Gastromusicological Tests on Iro, Papageno, Don Giovanni and Other Similar Cases’
Cultural Broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific Region, Conference held at University of Nottingham, 2018
- From Stage to Screen: Voice, Gesture and Acting in the Transition from Opera to Silent Film, Workshop held at University of Nottingham and Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, November 2018 (Elizabeth Kelly)
- Soundstage Festival - Scoring the Silents: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, March 2017.
- Re-composing the city: New scores for silent films, University of Nottingham, May 2016 (Elizabeth Kelly).
- Article on opera burlesque: ‘From Satirical Piece to Commercial Product: the Mid-Victorian Opera Burlesque and its Bourgeois Audience’, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 142, 1 (2017), 69-108.
2018. 'Baroque à la Hitchcock: the music of Dangerous Liaisons', in: James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, Adam Whittaker, eds., Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen (London: Routledge, 2018), 32-50.
- 'Symphonic Visions: Silent Film Music by Ed Hughes', article to accompany DVD release of Brighton: Symphony of a City and other films (Métier MSVDX 103, 2018).
'A New Symphonism for a New Hollywood: The Musical Language of John Williams's Film Scores', in Emilio Audissino, ed., John Williams: Music for Films, Television, and the Concert Stage (Brepols, 2018), pp. 3—26.
- 'Britten and his librettists: the composer as auteur', in Kate Kennedy, ed., Literary Britten (Boydell Press, 2018), 10—30.
Lonán Ó Briain
- Sound Communities in the Asia Pacific: Music, Media, and Technology (Edited with Min Yen Ong. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2021)
- Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music (Edited with Áine Mangaoang and John O’Flynn. New York: Routledge, 2021)