Herstmonceux Castle

Introduction

This summer, the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD), Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Queen's University, Canada and the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle, will hold a three-day, interdisciplinary summer workshop on the topic of Hearing, Seeing and Imagining: Music and the Visual Arts.

The meeting invites researchers and practitioners to meet and discuss a variety of experimental, theoretical, and practical concerns relating to music, visual art and imagination. The aim of the meeting is to bring together composers, neuroscientists, visual artists, historians, psychologists, theorists and musicians to consider the imaginative, interactive worlds of music and the visual arts, which may include topics such as: sound and the moving image; the neural basis of musical and visual imagery; representations of visual art in music and music in the visual arts; the arts and social engagement; graphic scores and musical improvisation; creative practice; sensory integration; cognitive prediction and planning; and synaesthesia.

The meeting will involve presentations, workshops and performances in the beautiful venue and grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex.

Please click [here] for a poster (PDF) with more details about the workshop and the list of confirmed presenters.

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Murray Campbell, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Tia DeNora, University of Exeter
  • Prof. Dorothy Miell, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Peter Nelson, Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Katie Overy, Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Nigel Osborne, Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Mark Steedman, Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Tom Tolley, History of Art, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen, Developmental Psychology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Margaret Walker, Music, Queen's University, Canada

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Organising Committee

Organising Committee:

  • Dr. Katie Overy (chair), Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Karen M. Ludke (secretary), Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Diana Gilchrist, BISC at Herstmonceux Castle
  • Dr. Zack Moir, Music, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Margaret Walker, Music, Queen's University, Canada
  • Michael Butler, Physics, University of the West of Scotland

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Announcements

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Katie Overy [k.overy@ed.ac.uk] for
submission enquiries.

Please contact Dr. Karen M. Ludke [karen.ludke@ed.ac.uk]
for administrative or registration enquiries.