Seminar: Between Quill and Quaver

Between Quill and Quaver – An exploration of the remarkable relationship between words and music

An Elder Conservatorium Research Tuesday event
Tuesday, March 13, 2012. 5:30pm-7:00pm

The relationship between words and music has captivated and intrigued for centuries. In the right hands their combination creates art of great power, beauty, and subtlety. Yet interpreting the dynamics of their interplay has proved elusive. Some maintain that instrumental music is the highest expressive art form, whilst others argue that music is powerless without words.

So to what extent do music and words influence each other in the collaborative process?

In this stimulating presentation, Professors Graeme Koehne, Peter Goldsworthy, Michael Morley and Mark Carroll cast new light on the relationship between words and music.


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