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Project Rameau Pre-Concert talks

Project Rameau Pre-Concert talks long

Date and Time:  Saturday 13 July 2013, 1.15 pm
                          Saturday 13 July 2013, 6.45 pm
Venue: The Playhouse Queensland Performing Arts Centre

The Australia Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) offers insights into music, dance and emotion in the baroque period and how these practices are shaped in Project  Rameau,  a stunning collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company.

Read a review of project Rameau.

Pre-performance talks are researched and prepared by Distinguished Professor Tim Carter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music, Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson of The University of Western Australia, both key researchers within the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Jane Davidson:  Deputy Director, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions  and Performance research program leader

Jane Davidson’s career has spanned the university sector, conservatory education and the music profession. Her interests are in music psychology, music education, musicology, music theatre, vocal performance and contemporary dance. She has written more than 100 scholarly publications and secured a range of research grants. She has worked as an opera singer and a music theatre director, collaborating with performance groups such as Andrew Lawrence-King’s Harp Consort, Opera North, and the Portuguese Company, Drama per musica. After thirteen years at University of Sheffield, Jane began working full-time at the School of Music, University of Western Australia in January 2008.

Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tim Carter is the author of Jacopo Peri (1561-1633): His Life and Works (1989), the Cambridge Opera Handbook on Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (1987), Music in Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy (1992), Music, Patronage and Printing in Late Renaissance Florence and Monteverdi and his Contemporaries (both 2000), Monteverdi’s Musical Theatre (2002), and “Oklahoma!” The Making of an American Musical (2007). He was also the co-editor, with John Butt, of The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music (2005). He has served on the boards of the Royal Musical Association and the American Musicological Society, and from 2003 to 2006 he was President of the Society for Seventeenth- Century Music. He currently has several essays on Monteverdi newly published or in the press; he has just completed a critical edition of Kurt Weill’s first musical play composed in the United States, Johnny Johnson (1936; to a text by the North Carolina playwright Paul Green); and he is co-authoring (with the economic historian Richard Goldthwaite) a book, Orpheus in the Marketplace: Jacopo Peri and the Economy of Late Renaissance Florence, drawing on a newly discovered set of financial accounts concerning Peri, his family, and his commercial ventures.