Music and Psychoanalysis conference at the IMR

Dr Rachel Darnley-Smith and I will be convening a conference on music, psychoanalysis, and music therapy at the Institute of Musical Research on Saturday 19th May 2018. We have released our Call for Papers (deadline 26th November), which you can read in full here. The basic rationale for the conference is as follows: A number … Continue reading Music and Psychoanalysis conference at the IMR

Music and Materialisms Research Network initial meeting

With Prof Isabella van Elferen and Dr Matthew Sergeant, I am one of the conveners of a new research network on “music and materialisms”. We’ll be having our first meeting on 12th December. Our initial ‘Call for Expressions of Interest’ follows! Expressions of interest in initial meeting Tuesday 12th December, 2-4pm Guildhall School of Music … Continue reading Music and Materialisms Research Network initial meeting

The Composition of Posthuman Bodies

I’ve just submitted the revised manuscript for my article on ‘The Composition of Posthuman Bodies’, for a special issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media on ‘Bodily Extensions and Performance (Avatars, Prosthetics, Cyborgs, Posthumans)‘. The article focuses on Ferneyhough’s music and posthuman theory. This is scheduled for publication in autumn 2017. … Continue reading The Composition of Posthuman Bodies

Upcoming RMA Music and Philosophy paper

Here’s the abstract for my upcoming paper at the 6th Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group. Adorno’s concept of musical material during and after the New Materialisms Materialist thinking has enabled the reappraisal of music and its associated cultural and aesthetic practices (e.g. Born 2011; Cox 2011; Dolan 2013). Simultaneously, … Continue reading Upcoming RMA Music and Philosophy paper

Practice as Research, Research as Practice, Practices of Research

The discussion of practice as research at today’s LCDS research group got me thinking about its relation to “traditional” academic research. In particular, this converged with a thought that echoed Judith Butler’s discussion of the place of philosophy in non-philosophical disciplines, explored in her Undoing Gender (2004). So, I thought I’d sketch out a couple … Continue reading Practice as Research, Research as Practice, Practices of Research

Thoughts on ‘Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics’

10th July 2015 [final day of the conference] Yesterday I attended the final day of the excellent conference, Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics, held at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. (I couldn’t make the previous two days due to other work commitments.) I wanted … Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics’

‘Legacies of the Immaterial in the Arts and Practice’ stream at London Conference in Critical Thought 2015

I’m running a stream for this year’s London Conference in Critical Thought. In the last couple of weeks the conference committee has made its selection from the many paper proposals received, and sent out the notices of acceptance. My stream, ‘Legacies of the Immaterial in the Arts and Practice’ called for papers that ‘ask[ed] what … Continue reading ‘Legacies of the Immaterial in the Arts and Practice’ stream at London Conference in Critical Thought 2015