Two events – a brief report

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.

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Next Roundtable Event

Our next roundtable event will take place on Friday 13th January 2017, 3–5.30pm (UK time). You can either attend the discussion in person at Birmingham Conservatoire, or through video link. If you wish to attend in person or participate digitally, please visit our Events page for instructions of how to register your attendance.

In our previous roundtable session, held in September 2016, we discussed a number of films and TV series. Notable examples included Carl Dreyer’s Joan of Arc (1928), accompanied by a new soundtrack by the Chicago-based band of the same name, excerpts from Game of Thrones, The Witcher II: Assassin of Kings, and a number of Soviet films on medieval themes.