The REMOSS group have been busy over the last few weeks with various events. On Friday 13th January the REMOSS group hosted its first event of the year. This roundtable session took place at Birmingham Conservatoire, with many contributors also joining in online. We covered a wide range of topics, including Patrice Chéreau’s La Reine Margot, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, the video game series The Witcher, and a brief discussion of John Lunn’s soundtrack to The Last Kingdom.
The discussion, which lasted for two and a half hours, was highly stimulating and brought to the surface a number of themes which have featured in our other discussions. It was great to have presentations being made by new members to the group, and to hear that there will be such an interesting range of papers at our forthcoming conference in June (programme to be announced soon!). We hope to turn some of the discussions into blog posts in the near future so watch this space!
On 9th February, Dr Adam Whittaker presented a survey of the work done by the REMOSS group to the Re-thinking Creativities Cluster, which is part of BCU’s Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE). The Creativities Cluster group has a diverse membership that spans the faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and addresses a wide range of topics. It was a really nice opportunity to talk about REMOSS for a full hour, share some clips, engage in discussion, and get feedback from a range of different perspectives outside of musicology. Hopefully, this will be the first of many opportunities for REMOSS to present at the Creativities Cluster.