24 Apr 2017, 10:00 to 25 Apr 2017, 19:00
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Conference / Symposium
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
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.
The event will take place over two days. The first day will focus on analytical and theoretical approaches to Adès’s operas, and will conclude with a round table on The Exterminating Angel prior to the UK premiere of the opera at the Royal Opera House that evening. The second day will focus on Adès’s operas and their broader contexts.
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.
The event will be held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DR.
Map of Bloomsbury area, showing the IALS building (number 3 on the map, highlighted in turquoise): Map 1 UOL.PDF