Professor Ken Gloag in memoriam: One-Day Public Symposium, Chamber Recital and Jazz Concert

02/12/2017, All Day

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10 am – 8 pm
Cardiff University School of Music, Music Building, Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3EB

Professor Ken Gloag in memoriam:  One-Day Public Symposium, Chamber Recital and Jazz Concert

A day of academic presentations on themes related to Ken Gloag’s research interests, presented by colleagues, associates and former students.

Admission is free to all events.

10 am – 4.30 pm Symposium (Boyd Lecture Theatre, School of Music)

10.00   Peter Sedgwick (Cardiff University): Nostalgia for Ken

10.30   Charles Wilson (Cardiff University): ‘All you need is theory?’ Ruminations on a Ken Gloag title

11.00   Nick Jones (Cardiff University): ‘Max the Mighty carved these runes’: editing the writings of Peter Maxwell Davies

11.45   Dai Griffiths (Oxford Brookes University): Something Ken said

2.00     Round Table: Music, Culture and Politics: an interdisciplinary programme and its legacy

3.00     Edward Venn (University of Leeds): New light on The Midsummer Marriage: Tippett’s sketches and tonal symbolism

3.30     Ben Curry (University of Birmingham):  Naturalism and normativity as critical tools: Sellarsian thought and music

4.00     David Beard (Cardiff University): Between Ourselves: Judith Weir’s dialogues with modernism


5 pm – Chamber Concert (University Concert Hall)

Grevisoli Ensemble, conducted by Robert Fokkens

Raymond Clarke (piano)

Stanley Kaye-Smith (bassoon)

Christopher Roberts (guitar)

Igor Stravinsky                                       Suite, The Soldier’s Tale

Michael Tippett                                      Piano Sonata no. 2

Peter Maxwell Davies                            Farewell to Stromness

John Lennon and Paul McCartney     Yesterday, arr. Peter Maxwell Davies*

Michael Daugherty                                 Dead Elvis

(*by kind permission of the estate of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies)

Soloists and an ensemble of young professionals (including School of Music graduates) play music by three composers central to Ken Gloag’s research interests, concluding with a performance of Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis, discussed by Ken in Postmodernism in Music.

7 pm – Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble with Mark Lockheart and Huw Warren
Cardiff University Jazz Ensemble and their director, Huw Warren, are joined by award-winning saxophonist and composer, Mark Lockheart, in a programme which will feature Mark’s work.  In 1992 Mark formed the eclectic quartet Perfect Houseplants, a group that released six albums and collaborated with classical artists such as the Orlando Consort, Andrew Manze and Pamela Thorby.    In the intervening years, Mark has performed with Radiohead, Prefab Sprout and collaborated with Mark-Anthony Turnage on a number of projects, including Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole. Mark has also continued to record and release jazz recordings which have won critical and popular acclaim.

The concert will include a memorial tribute to Ken Gloag, with music by Kenny Wheeler and Keith Jarrett.


Free entry.

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Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

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