About Music Public Lecture Series

Join us on Mondays at 5pm for our regular public lecture series, followed by light refreshments and informal post-lecture discussion. Aimed at the educated general public, each lecture features a new angle on the endlessly fascinating phenomenon of human musicality.

Past ‘About Music’ Lectures

2015 Event Details

Semester 2 2015

Arrernte women’s songs today
Myfany Turpin (SCM)
Monday 27 July, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Jandamarra: Sing for the Country
Paul Stanhope (SCM)
Monday 3 August, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

21st century music education
James Humberstone (SCM)
Monday 10 August, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

In search of Alma Moodie
Kay Dreyfus (Monash University)
Monday 17 August, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Musical Investment
Jane Davidson (University of Melbourne)
Monday 31 August, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Transforming music production
Oliver Bown (UNSW)
Monday 14 September, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Engaging with Korean rhythmic tradition
Simon Barker (SCM)
Monday 21 September, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Alfred Hook Lecture
(Part of the 2015 Musicological Society of Australia Conference)
Gary Tomlinson: The deep history and near future of music
Saturday 3 October, 4:00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, free entry with registration

New perspectives on historical performance
Neal Peres Da Costa (SCM)
Monday 12 October, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Thoughts on contemporary Australian opera
Michael Halliwell (SCM)
Monday 26 October, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry with registration

Semester 1 2015

Japanese Noh in English
Rick Emmert (Musashino University, Japan) & Allan Marett (SCM)
Monday 9 March, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Diverse approaches of the contemporary composer
Matthew Hindson (SCM)
Monday 30 March, 5:00pm
Room 502, Seymour Centre (enter via stage door)
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Alfred Hook Lecture
Richard Widdess: Cognitive research and South Asian music
Monday 13 April, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Italian music in 18th century Bolivian Missions
Ashley Solomon (RCM, London)
Monday 20 April, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Maia wabiny: playing with sound
Clint Bracknell (SCM)
Monday 27 April, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Musical resilience in SW China
Catherine Ingram (SCM)
Monday 4 May, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Liszt’s attitudes to the audience
David Larkin (SCM)
Monday 11 May, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Brundibár in Sydney
Joseph Toltz (SCM)
Monday 18 May, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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Curating opera
Stephen Mould (SCM)
Monday 25 May, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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The art (and science) of listening
Helen Mitchell (SCM)
Monday 1 June, 5:00pm
Recital Hall West, free entry
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For more information about the ‘About Music’ Lecture Series please contact the Series Coordinator:

Christa Jacenyik-Trawoger
Research Services Manager
E: scm.research@sydney.edu.au
T: +61 2 9351 1442