Frank Bridge Study Day 2013

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Frank Bridge - One-day conference

Supported by BIRTHA

Music Department, Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Saturday, 23 March 2013, 10am to 6pm.

Bridge sketch

The Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth (CHOMBEC) is pleased to announce a one-day conference on Frank Bridge (1879-1941). Bridge was a pioneering British modernist, developing a complex post-tonal idiom throughout the 10s and 20s that has few obvious parallels in the music of his British contemporaries.

There has been a significant increase in performances and recordings of Bridge’s music in the last few decades, as well as a notable amount of academic activity. This conference seeks to focus the growing interest in Bridge, his music and his socio-cultural context. Papers will touch on a wide range of areas, from modernism and genre to social developments and professional identity in the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century.

Conference schedule:

10:00 – 11:30 Welcome and Session 1:
Stephen Banfield: ‘Bridge’s Largest Work’
Fiona Richards: ‘Bridge, Britten and Boyd Neel’

11:30 – 12:00 Tea

12:00 – 13:00 Session 2:
Mark Amos: ‘Frank Bridge and Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’
Lewis Foreman: ‘Frank Bridge and the BBC’

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3:
Ben Earle: ‘Pitch-Class Set Genera, Reification and Modernism in Late Bridge’
Fabian Huss: ‘Genre, Style and Expression in the Music of Frank Bridge’

15:30 – 16:00 Tea

16:00 – 17:15 Lecture recital (Jessica Chan) and roundtable with Stephen Banfield, Paul Hindmarsh and Anthony Payne

Registration is now open. The conference fee is 10 (5 for students and CHOMBEC members); please make cheques payable to ‘University of Bristol’, and send to:
Victoria Rooms
Queen’s Rd

with a note specifying 'Frank Bridge conference registration' and your name and contact details.

For any other information, please contact Fabian Huss: