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Faculty of Music


Tuesday, 28 February 2017
5.00pm–6.30pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music

CMPS Lecture-recital – How to Produce a Better Performance in the Shortest Possible Time

Mieko Kanno
Sibelius Academy; CMPS Visiting Fellow

Mieko Kanno examines performance as a laboratory-based practice and in terms of the skills involved in delivering it. Referring to examples in the performance of contemporary music in particular, she considers the nature of these skills, their function, their conventions, the hierarchies within them, and their role as ‘tools’ that can be used for musical exploration. Issues to be discussed include the idea of optimisation, the significance of stylistic knowledge and skills, and critical path strategy. While the immediate goal of the enquiry is to address the ‘distance’ between conceptual claim (or desire) and actual practice, the overarching aim is to come closer to identifying conditions for action, in other words understanding criteria for ‘what works’ and ‘why it works’ in musical performance.

TICKETS: Admission free

Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30
Event location: 
5.00pm–6.30pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music