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Fermata: Darija Andjelic-Andzakovic and Jeremy Reid

Fermata: Darija Andjelic-Andzakovic and Jeremy Reid

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When:

  • Wed 4 May ’11, 5:30pm

Where:

The University of Auckland Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Fermata

Staff, students and guests of the School of Music discuss topical issues in music history and criticism, as well as their latest research. Every other Wednesday, at 5.30pm, in the Music Theatre; followed by a chance to talk with event attendees at an informal reception held in the Music Theatre foyer.

"Student Scholarship: Presentations by Homegrown Musicology Students"

Darija Andjelic-Andzakovic is a graduate of the University of Auckland. She holds a Masters degree in double-bass performance, has been a member of the NZ Youth Orchestra, the Montepulciano Youth Orchestra and a semi-finalist in the Gisborne International Music Competition. Darija has also completed a Masters degree in musicology and plans to continue her studies with doctoral research specializing in Viennese double-bass repertoire.

Sperger's contrabass sonatas: "other" stringed instruments unite

From c.1777-1790, composer / double-bass virtuoso / sometimes bassoon teacher, Johann Sperger wrote four sonatas for Viennese double bass, three of which are accompanied by viola. A number of peculiarities arise from the combining of these two instruments, especially since the register of the solo instrument is fundamentally lower than that of the accompanying. This presentation will discuss the pitfalls that may be encountered when analysing works within the Viennese double-bass solo repertoire, as well as Sperger's treatment of the unique blended sonic aesthetic created by the viola/double bass pairing.

Jeremy Reid has recently completed his BA/BMus in Philosophy and Music, and he is currently an honours student at the University of Auckland. Last semester he undertook research under the supervision of Dr Davinia Caddy into the topic of musical nationalism c. 1900. Jeremy is interested in contextually-based interpretations of musical works and musicological criticism, especially those occasions when music and philosophy interweave.

"Perspectives on musical nationalism"

It is not uncommon to find histories of Western Music formulated in terms of an Italian and Austro-Germanic mainstream, and with a series of national peripheries filling the gaps. This structural tendency has led students and scholars to closely identify composers with their country of origin in a way unique to the peripheries – the search for composers’ ‘national essence’ is ongoing. This presentation seeks to problematise this very notion, to shed light on the assumptions underpinning it, and to suggest alternative models of envisaging musical works, composers and questions of national identity.

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