Acknowledging the contribution from the Frances and Harold Abbott Foundation, administered by Sandhurst Trustees Limited
As governments everywhere tilt towards being more markedly authoritarian and are increasingly aligned with the interests of the holders of large-scale capital, the composition of long-form works seems a fundamentally transgressive practice.
This colloquium will investigate this political, social and musical deviance, asking: what is the function of the long work; what kinds of tension and conflict are involved, either in creation, performance, or listening; and how much does the long work tap into pre-capitalist vestiges of religion, rite and mysticism?
Panel members for this colloquium include BIFEM Associate Artist Tristram Williams, musicologist Richard Toop and composers Fernando Garnero, Marielle Groven, Thomas Reiner, James Rushford and Daniel Zea.
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