With invited contributions from: Thomas Adès, Philip Hensher, Meredith Oakes, John Roeder (University of British Columbia), Peter Evans (Queen Mary University of London) and Mark Millington (University of Nottingham).

Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. This conference will explore Adès’s three operatic shapes of music, text, and performative realisation through the lenses of language and cultural memory.

Registration information:
Day 1 – Standard (£20), Concession (including SMA members and students)(£10). Registration fee includes refreshments and lunch.
Day 2 – Free, all welcome.
Day 2 is free for all to attend, but please register to guarantee a place.

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View the draft programme here: Thomas Ades Programme [Draft]