The full programme is now available!
Morning: from 10:00am – Composers in interview:
Dr Paul Archbold presents excerpts from filmed conversations with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furer and Hilda Paredes. The session will conclude with a filmed interview between Sir George Benjamin and Paul Archbold discussing Benjamin’s three operas.
Afternoon: 2:00-5.00pm – Conference:
Klara Kofen (opera director and librettist): “‘i’-The Opera: Collaborating with non-human forms of artificial intelligence”
Nina Rolland (Baudelaire Song Project, University of Birmingham): “Breaking Baudelaire to (musical) pieces”
Marta Mateo (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain): “The sound of multilingualism in opera translation: the case of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex”
Fiona Sampson MBE FRSL (University of Roehampton) and Philip Grange (University of Manchester): “Let’s make a multilingual opera”
Evening: 6:45pm – Sing-a-Lang!
A concert by the New London Children’s Choir and the N10 Choir, with a programme of music in many languages including works by Couperin, Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert, Rossini, Reger, Bartók, Sokolov, and Turnage.