Music forum

On selected Wednesdays during the trimester: 12:00–1:00 pm, Room 006, 86 Fairlie Terrace (unless otherwise noted).

Music Forum is a seminar series hosted by the NZSM Music Studies Programme. Staff, graduate students, and distinguished visiting speakers present recently completed research or discuss work in progress. Topics range across historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, and jazz studies, among other subdisciplines of music studies.

Music Forum is open to all members of the University community and the public. Admission is free.


21 April - Tanarat Chaichana (Applying Idiomatic Isan Nuea Improvisation to Jazz: Adapting a Khaen Performance of “Lai Taey Khong” by Sombat Simla for Solo Double Bass) and Dave Wilson (Sounding Together: Composing, Improvising, and Transporting Sonic Affordances)

5 May - Inge van Rij ('A dazzling and surprising spectacle?’: Women and the orchestral body in early 20th Century Paris)

19 May - Brian Diettrich (Movements of Resistance? Dance, Politics, and Power in the Colonial Western Pacific)

26 May - Postgrad "Soundbites"