Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts

Surrealism and music in France, 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts
Date
08 Jun 2018, 09:30 to 08 Jun 2018, 19:00
Type
Workshop
Venue
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description


Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. The links between surrealism and the emerging disciplines of ethnology and ethnomusicology redefined the concept of exoticism in France and were the subject of a good deal of polemical debate. However, connections between surrealism and music have been little explored, although it is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and André Jolivet. This conference initiates a transdisciplinary and international dialogue and will situate music at the heart of these debates. 

The event will end with a piano recital of relevant French repertoire by the outstanding young pianist Alexander Soares, included in the registration fee. Click here for more details about the recital.

Call for papers now open! Click here for more information.


This event is organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics translingual strand, with support from the Cassal Trust Fund. You can find out more about the OWRI project by visiting our website or following us on Twitter.


Contact

Jo Bradley
sas.events@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8833