Agenda

Music Matters XXXIV (02/12/2022): “Telling Alternative Stories” with Mimi Haddon

The Music Matters at University of Groningen Performance is proud to present Dr. Mimi Haddon (University of Sussex) who will give a talk entitled “Telling Alternative Stories: Women’s Knowledge Cultures of Music.” This talk takes place at the USVA Theatre (Munnekeholm 10) from 09:15 until 10:00. All are welcome to attend.

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Music Matters XXXV (08/12/2022): “We Are All Improvisers” with Raymond McDonald

The Music Matters at University of Groningen Performance and Lecture Series is proud to present Dr. Raymond Macdonald (University of Edinburgh), who will give the 35th Music Matters talk entitled “We Are All Improvisers: The Psychological Foundations of Musicality.” This talk takes place at the Heymanszaal in the RUG Academy Building from 17:00 until 18:30 on December 8th, 2022. All are welcome to attend.

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Past events 2021/2022:

A Music Matters Symposium on Queer Futurities (15-16/11/2022)

The Music Matters at University of Groningen Performance and Lecture series is proud to present a two day symposium on queer futurities, starting with a karaoke queer music history lecture at Dorothy’s drag bar on November 16th. On November 17th we continue in the academy building of the University of Groningen with a panel discussion on Janelle Monae and Queer Afrofuturisms in music with Dr. Dan Hassler-Forrest (Utrecht University) and Dr. Magdalena Fürnkranz (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna). All are welcome to attend.

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Music Matters XXXII (20/09/2022) “A Discussion with Shortparis”

The first Music Matters event of  the 2022/2023 lecture series is a special talk in collaboration with VERA Groningen with Russian group Shortparis. This event will takes place on Thursday 22 September 2022, from 15:00 to 16:00 in VERA Groningen (Oosterstraat 44, 9711NV Groningen), ahead of the group’s performance at the venue that evening.

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Music Matters XXXI (11/05/2022) “The Soundtrack to My Life, but I Can No Longer Listen to It: Insights into Music Fandom Across the Life Course”

This talk was the fifth Music Matters event of the 2021/2022 lecture series, featuring dr. Simone Driessen. This event took place on May 11th 2022, from 16:00 to 17:30 (CEST)

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Music Matters XXX (07/05/2022) “Music Collectives and Community Activism: A Discussion with Crack Cloud”

The fourth (and first physical) Music Matters event of  the 2021/2022 lecture series was a special talk with Canadian post-punk group Crack Cloud on music collectives and community activism. This event took place on Saturday May 7th 2022, from 15:00 to 16:00 in VERA Groningen (Oosterstraat 44, 9711NV Groningen), ahead of the group’s performance at the venue that evening.

 

 

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Spot On! x Music Matters (10/12/2021) “Who Tells Your Story? Musical Theatre in the UK and the Netherlands”

On December 10th 2021, the Department of Arts, Culture and Mediahosted a collaborative event by the music and theater departments for a special Spot On! & Music Matters lecture. For this talk (Friday December 10th 2021, 13:00-15:00 CEST) we invited the newly appointed Special Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Amsterdam (Joop van den Ende Chair): dr. Millie Taylor.

For details, visit this link.


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Music Matters XXIX (09/12/2021) “F*** tha police! á la russe: Rancière and the metamodernist turn in contemporary Russian music”

The third Music Matters event of  the 2021/2022 lecture series involved Elizaveta Gaufman and Anatoly Reshetnikov. This event took place on December 9th 2021, from 16:00 to 17:30 (CEST)

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Music Matters XXVIII (25/11/2021) “Speaking, Cheering and Eating: Sonic Transitions in Performative Sound Art”

This second (online) event in the 2021/2022 Music Matters lecture series took place on November 25th 2021 from 16:00 until 17:30 (CEST) and involved composer, sound artist and sound researcher Cathy van Eck. 

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Music Matters XXVII (29/09/2021) “Voice and Technology, Voice as Technology”

The first (online) event in the 2021/2022 Music Matters lecture series took place on Wednesday, September 29th 2021 from 17:00 until 18:45 (CEST) and involved Christine Duncan and Franziska Baumann.

 

 

 

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For earlier events, see the overview below.

 

 

Music Matters XXVI: “On Listening Positionality”

A Lecture & Discussion with Dr. Dylan Robinson

Wednesday, Apr. 28th 2021 17:00-19:00 (CEST)

Please Note: This event will take place online via Google Meets!

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Music Matters XXVI: “Twerking at the Intersection”

A Lecture & Discussion with Dr. Kyra Gaunt

Friday, May 14th 2021 16:00-17:00 (CEST)

Please Note: This event will take place online via Google Meets!

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Double Book Launch: Remixing European Jazz Culture by Kristin McGee & Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing by Chris Tonelli

Wednesday, Jan. 27th 2021 17:00-19:00 (UTC+1)

Please Note: This event will take place online via this Google Meets!

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“Hearing Feminist Interventions in Popular Music”

Time: 16:30 – 17:30

Location: Broerstraat 9, room A901

Free of admission – No registration required

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Music Matters XXV by Dr. Leonike Bolderman “Sharing Songs on Hiragata Square: Exploring the Popularity of Contemporary Music Tourism”

 

Friday 22nd February

Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Place: Free of admission – No registration required

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Music Matters XXIV Lecture by Dr. Eric Lewis “Singing Identity: Jeanne Lee and the development of experimental jazz vocal techniques”.

Tuesday 13th November
Place: Faculty of Law, Turftorenstraat 21 (entrance via Uurwerkersgang), Room T14

Free of admission – No registration required

 

Music Matter XXII Symposium and KIEM Workshop on “Gender Quotas in Music Festival Programmes

Friday 21st September
Time: 13:00 – 16:30
Place: Broerstraat 9, Room A901 (Archaeology Faculty)

Free of admission – No registration required

 

Music Matters XXI Symposium “Technology’s Disruption of Music Composition”

Friday June 15th
13:00 – 18:00
Faculty of Arts. Oude Boteringestraat 34. Room 002

Free of admission!
Registration via: a.l.a.arends@rug.nl

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 24!

Music Matters XXI Lecture by Dr. Justin Williams (university of Bristol) 

Tuesday April 24th 2018
16:00-17:00
Harmony Building (Onder de Bogen) / Room 13.14.0014

Free of admission – No registration required

 

Music Matters XX ecture by Dr. Katharina Rost (University of Bayreuth) 

Friday March 23th 2018
16:00-17:00
Academy Buillding (Broerstraat 5, Room A900. Separate building)

Free of admission – No registration required

Music Matters XVIIII Lecture by Dr. Barbara Titus (University of Amsterdam)

Friday February 23th 2018
16:00-17:00
Harmony Building (Onder de Bogen) / Room 13.14.0014

Free of admission – No registration required

Music Matters XVIII & Workshop on Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry [Lecture by Dr. Robin James (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)]

Friday, June 23th, 2017 [14:00-18:00]

Academy Building, Heymanszaal / Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Music Matters XVII – Lecture by Dr. Oliver Seibt (University of Amsterdam)

Friday, May 12th, 2017 [16:00-17:30]

Harmony Building, Room 13.14.0014 (onder de bogen) / Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26, Groningen

Music Matters XVI – Lecture by Dr. Koos Zwaan (Inholland University of Applied Sciences)

Friday, March 17th, 2017 [14:30-15:30]

Harmony Building, Room 13.14.0014 (onder de bogen) / Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26, Groningen

Music Matters XV – Lecture by Gayle Young

Friday, February 17th, 2017 [14:30-15:30]

Harmony Building, Room 13.14.0014 (onder de bogen) / Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26, Groningen

 

XIV Thursday June 9, 2016: The Shanty Choir

Speaker: Evert Bisschop Boele (Hanze University Groningen, Netherlands)

Time: 17:00-18:00

Place: Oude Boteringestraat 34, room 002.

Concert: Elizabeth Kooy + piano (www.elizabethkooy.nl) Introduction by Evert Bisschop Boele.

Time: 13:00-14:00

Place: Harmonie Cantine, upstairs behind the cafe

XIII Thursday May 19, 2016: Against the Grain: Protest Songs of an Irish Singer-Songwriter (Damien Dempsey – A Case Study)

Speaker: Aileen Dillane (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Time: 17:00-18:00

Place: Oude Boteringestraat 34, room 002.

Concert: The Freelancers (www.thefreelancers.nl) Irish and Scottish Folk

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

XII Thursday April 07, 2016: Learning From Bastard Pop? – Moving Beyond Subversion and Piracy in the Mashup Community

Speaker: Maarten Michielse (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

Time: 17:00-18:00

Place: Oude Boteringestraat 34, room 002.

Concert: ESN Music Project

Time: 13:00-14:00

Place: Harmony building (upstairs behind the care on the first floor)

XII.5 Tuesday May 10th, 2016: Jewish Music and Its Others

Speaker: Philip V. Bohlman (University of Chicago, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)

Time: 17:00-18:00

Place: Oude Boteringestraat 34, room 002.

XI Thursday February 25, 2016: Eurovision, Media and European Culture

Speaker: Johan Fornäs (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Place: 1314.0014 (Harmony Building, ‘under the arches’)

Concert: Eurovision Song Jamboree (featuring Juliette Poulisse)

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Place: harmony building, first floor behind the cafe

 

VIII      Thursday April 10: Music Festivals Study Day IASPM Benelux

Keynote Speaker:   Fabian Holt (Roksilde University)

13:00 (A12, Academy Building, RUG)

VIV      Thursday May 7: “Kill the Hippies?  Legacies of the Sixties in American Punk”

Speaker:  Mike Foley  (University of Groningen)

17:00 (Harmony Building, 1314.0014 ‘under the arches’)

X     Thursday June 11: Swimming Against the Tide: Producing Musical Theatre in The Netherlands

Concert:      Mariska Oostijen van der Kooi and Cas Straatman  13:00 (Marie Loke Hall)

Speakers:   Bastiaan Roeters (Musical Theater Director)   14:00 (Marie Loke Hall)

                    Laura MacDonald (University of Portsmouth) 15:00 (Marie Loke Hall)