Research Seminars and Forums

Aberdeen University

Music Research Seminar Series

The Music Research Seminar Series runs during term-time throughout the academic year and offers a wide range of music and interdisciplinary research themes. These seminars are directed at music students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and Faculty members in Music, but also open to the wider university community and beyond, providing the opportunities for lively discussion and debate.

Seminars are held fortnightly on Thursdays at 4pm (unless otherwise indicated) in room 055, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen. For more information, please contact Dr Suk-Jun Kim.

reading group

Postgraduate Reading Group

Open to all MMus and PhD music students, as well as undergraduate music students, the Postgraduate Music Reading Group is an informal forum, run by postgraduate music students and dedicated to the discussion of a wide range of musical topics. In each academic year, the Reading Group selects one or two thematic issues - whether they be composition, musicology or performance-related - and focus on key texts as well as current research questions.

The Reading Group meets fortnightly on Thursdays at 4pm in the weeks when there is no Music Research Seminar. 

Composers Forum

Composers' Forum

Composers' Forum is a weekly informal forum for all staff and students who have an interest in composition and new music, not necessarily as composers. There is no fixed structure to the format; some weeks may see presentations by staff or students, and other weeks might be general discusions regarding issues related to composition. Forums usually consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Forums take place on Mondays at 5pm (unless otherwise indicated) in room 055, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen. For more information about the Composers' Forum in 2014-15, please contact Dr Phillip Cooke.

SERG SAW (Sonic Arts Workshops)

SERG SAW (Sonic Arts Workshops)

SERG Sonic Arts Workshops are monthly informal meetings for students, staff and anyone who is interested in sonic arts and related technology and aesthetic issues. Organised by SERG members, SERG Sonic Arts Workshops introduce and discuss latest technological and programming issues, new approaches to old technologies, listen to and discuss new electroacoustic compositions and debate current sonic arts themes and theories.

Workshops usually take place on the last Monday of each month (unless otherwise indicated) in the Bennachie Studio (MR015), MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen. For more information, please contact Dr Suk-Jun Kim.