Cecil Sharp House
Friday 6–Saturday 7 October 2017, 9am–5pm
Researchers have long been fascinated by the recurrence of tunes in all manner of musical styles and genres, performance contexts, levels of society, historical periods, and geographical locations. But how are we to understand this phenomenon? The 21st century has seen a renewal of interest in the history and comparative study of melody, and the study of musical perception and memory.
This conference brings together those working on ‘traditional’ and ‘popular’ tunes across multiple contexts. Topics include: tunebooks; composers, arrangers and collectors; song tunes in performance; melodic traditions; dance tunes, and much more.
There will also be a second-hand book and vinyl sale during the conference. The shop will be open at the following times:
Friday 6 October, 12–6pm
Saturday 7 October, 9–6pm
Promoted by EFDSS and the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.