It was a real pleasure to talk yesterday at the Royal Northern College of Music on the subject of contemporary music history. I don’t know what attendance is usually like for these events, but there were people standing at the back and sitting on the floor at the front, so I couldn’t have been happier with the turnout. There were even trans-Pennine delegations from Leeds and Huddersfield, and it was great to see some familiar faces in the audience and to meet some new ones.
My talk had the title ‘Not the end: Untangling contemporary music history’, and was basically extracted from the introduction to my book, plus a couple of short case studies on Pamela Z and Liza Lim. It was videoed by the RNCM, and
I will post a link to the recording here when it becomes available. the whole thing can be viewed here: http://moodle.rncm.ac.uk/moodle2_3/course/view.php?id=8.
My thanks to Larry Goves and Richard Wistreich for inviting me, and all at the RNCM for the warm welcome.