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2023 Grainger Symposium: Lines of Beauty

December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 am 12:30 am

Join the University of Melbourne’s Grainger Museum for a symposium exploring music history, composition, and performance in the context of innovation, exploration and engagement with new media and new technologies.

Hear an international panel of academics and researchers respond to historical and contemporary ideas of music, new media and the archive. Topics range from historical considerations of the genres and technologies dominant during the lifetime of Percy Grainger (1882–1961) to current digital media responses to music research and material in music museums and archives.

Session 2: Percy Grainger and Musical Experimentation
11:00am: Paul Jackson (Independent) – Lines of Beauty: The Development of Graphic Notation in the Music of Percy Grainger
11:30am: Teresa R. Balough (Eastern Connecticut State University) – The Wider Implications of Percy Grainger’s ‘Free Music’
12:00pm: Katherine Pittman (University of California San Diego) – Hearing Queer Hybridity in Percy Grainger’s Experimental Instruments