Conference Programme

 

Music And….Death

Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Vienna, Austria

 

 

Final Conference Programme

 

 Saturday 2nd December 2017

 

 

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

 

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and opening remarks

 

9:20 – 10:20

Session 1 – Extreme music and death

Chair: Niall Scott

 

Black Metal’s representations of death

Camille Béra

 

Healing the Mother Wound: Metal performance and grief management

Jasmine Shadrack

 

10:20 – 11:15

Session 2 Grief mourning and the funeral 1

Chair: Cristopher Buckingham

 

Music in the mourning: on the ritual use of funeral folk songs.

Marek Jeziński

 

The Posthumous nephew: belated mourning and fresh divinations.

Gary Levy

 

11:15 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee

 

11:30 – 12:30

Session 3 Death, biography: the public and the private

Chair: Giulia Lorenzi

 

Pulling off the shroud: Benjamin Britten’s posthumous biographers and the dissolution of privacy.

Thornton Miller

 

Death in search of the musician.

Sramana Chatterji

 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:15
Session 4 Death and the Composer

Chair: Jenny Game-Lopata

 

Mahler and the theory of grief in the symphony no. 2.

Benjamin Lassauzet

 

Death in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia: between convention and innovation.

Giulia Lorenzi

 

Ravel’s Great War

David Mosley

 

15:15 – 15:30 Tea and Coffee

 

15:30 – 16:30

Session 5 Sounds of salvation

Chair: Marie Josephine Bennett

 

Sounds of salvation: the iconographic representation of music in Roman Catholic ossuaries.

Anna Hoepflinger and Yves Mueller

 

The Blood Vote.

Jenny Game-Lopata

 

16:30 – 17:30

Workshop session – Niall Scott

 

17:30 – 18:00 Wrap up of the First Day

 

18:00 Wine Reception

 

 

Sunday 3rd December 2017

 

 

08:30 – 09:25

Session 6 Death and pop music

Chair: David Gracon

 

‘I can fly, my friends’: Mercury’s message to go on with the show.

Marie Bennett

 

Popsongs: a new interpretation of death?

Janneke Bruin-Mollenhorst

 

09:25 – 10:20

Session 7 Death empirical, political and sociological

Chair: Marek Jeziński

 

Music of the fears.

Christopher Buckingham

 

The impact of national tragedy and death thoughts on the selection of sad vs. happy music.

Nathan Heflick and Annemieke van den Tol

 

10:20 – 11:15

Session 8 Music, death and time

Chair: Gary Levy

 

Darkened Spaces: Posthumous Silence

Rob Fisher

 

Death vision (on a January day)

Silvia Teles

 

11:15 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee

 

11:30 – 12:30

Session 9 Extreme music death nothing and negation

Chair: Camille Béra

 

Death as negation: Black metal’s disturbing apophatic insight.

Niall Scott

 

You’re nothing: Punk and death

David Gracon

 

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:15

Round table discussion: Music, Death, Mourning and Culture

 

15:15 – 15:30 Tea and Coffee

 

15:30 – 16:00 Developments session

16:00 – 16:30 Final wrap-up