Back to the Future!
A two-day symposium about interpretation. How did we end up performing historical music works the way we do today? Can what we know about new music and art today help us find alternative ways of approaching older artworks? And what should we call a concert?
The research group behind the symposium consists of the musicians George Kentros and Rei Nakamura and the composer/musicians Mattias Petersson and Ida Lundén.
When: 28-29 March, 2023
Where: KMH, Royal College of Music in Stockholm
How to get here
This symposium invites internationally known researchers and musicians to discuss questions about interpretation and will also include two lecture-performances where new ways of approaching older artworks will be performed.
- Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, professor emeritus, King's College London
- Chris Cutler, musician and writer
- Anna Lindal, musician and professor
- Stefan Östersjö, musician and professor
The symposium will be held in English.
Day 1, March 28
Seminar room: Lilla salen
12.00-13.00 Registration in the large foyer/entrance hall (Foajén)
13.00-14.00 Project intro, ”Back to the future!”
14.00-14.45 Daniel Leech-Wilkinson "What must a performance achieve?"
14.45-15.15 Coffee break (outside Lilla salen)
15.15-16.00 Chris Cutler: "Whose music: interpretation and memory"
16.15-17.15 Panel 1 "Are we even allowed to do this?"
19.30 Lecture performance with partial results from Back to the Future, Lilla salen
Day 2, March 29
Seminar rooms: Lilla salen and 1E207
10.00-11.00 Stefan Östersjö, ”Negotiating voice with dead and living composers (and performers)”
11.00-11.45 Anna Lindal, ”Poetics of Unlearning”
11.45-12.00 Coffee break (outside Lilla salen)
12.00-13.00 Rei Nakamura "Menu,” lecture performance
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.00 Panel 2, "Interpretation, Transcription, Arrangement, Recomposition, Music: What do we call it?" (Seminarierum 1E207)
15.00-15.30 Coffee break (outside seminar room 1E207)
15.30-16.30 Summation, ”Did we learn anything?”
The symposium is free of charge. Coffee (Swedish fika) is included for free.
You can buy lunch at our restaurant Oktav.
This project is supported by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) External link..