October has seen staff in the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area engaged in a variety of research-related activities, including performance, conference participation, publication, and public engagement. Drew Hammond’s You can’t get there from here was performed in Aberdeen as part of the Sound festival last Saturday, whereas Jane Stanley’s D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y will be premiered at the Królikarnia museum in Warsaw tomorrow. Louise Harris performed two of her works, axial and ilsonilus:1 at the Kiblix festival in Maribor, Slovenia. David McGuinness presented some of his findings on the role of the cello in Scottish music (part of The Bass Culture project) at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Nova Scotia, with PhD student Aaron McGregor speaking on McGibbon’s Scot Tunes at the same conference, whereas Eva Moreda Rodríguez gave a talk on Spanish early recording cultures at the Listening to music: People, experiences, places conference in London. Eva will also offer a public lecture on the vocal music of Spanish exiled composers today at the Instituto Cervantes in London as part of the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival.
Four staff members (John Butt, Björn Heile, Martin Parker Dixon and John Williamson) have contributed to Andreas Rahmatian’s edited book Concepts of music and copyright. Björn has also contributed a chapter to Transformations of Musical Modernism, whereas Martin Cloonan has co-authored the book Popular music and the state: policy notes (blog post by Martin coming soon!).
And last but now least: John Butt’s recording of J.S.Bach’s Magnificat with the Dunedin Consort has been received with great acclaim by the musical press, including 5* reviews in The Scotsman and The Observer, as well as ‘Recording of the week’ on BBC Radio 3! You can read more here and here.