Launch event

29th and 30th March 2014

Saturday 29th March

10.00RegistrationPATS Studio One
10.30Welcome: Professor Steve Goss, Dr Milton Mermikides 
10.40Played Out – introduction to the Symposium Installation, Dr Matthew Sansom and Jan Hendrickse 
11.00 - 12.30Symposium Session One (papers and lecture-recitals)TB06, TB10, PATS Dance Studio
13.30 - 15.00Symposium Session TwoTB06, TB10, PATS Dance Studio
15.30 - 16.20Michael PartingtonPATS Studio One
17.00 - 18.15Keynote speaker – John Williams, Honorary President of the IGRCPATS Studio One
19.30Xuefei YangPATS Studio One

Sunday 30th March

9.00 - 10.30Symposium Session ThreeTB06, TB10, PATS Dance Studio
11.00 - 12.30Symposium Session FourTB06, TB10, PATS Dance Studio
13.30 - 14.20Bridget MermikidesPATS Studio One
15.00 - 16.45Amadeus DuoPATS Studio One
17.30 - 18.20Declan ZapalaPATS Studio One


Saturday 29th March

Detailed timetable of the day:

 TB6TB10Dance Studio

Extended Techniques

Chair - Milton Mermikides

The Guitar in the 20th Century 1

Chair - Stephen Goss

Microtonal Guitar

Chair – Benjamin Dwyer

11.00 – 12.30

Nicholas Pyall 

London Metropolitan University, UK
Stringing in Late-Nineteenth-Century North America and the Emergence of Steel

Rita Torres, Paulo Ferreira-Lopes

Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal
Guitar Multiphonics: Establishing Locations

Martin Vishnick 

City University, London, UK
Exclusive Usage of Extended Guitar Techniques

Andreas Stevens

Lake Constance Guitar Research Meeting, Germany/Switzerland
The Munich Meeting of 1924 –The Myth and the Facts behind it

Allan Clive Jones 

Open University, UK
Henri Sauguet’s unpublished guitar music

Graham Wade

Author and musicologist based in the UK
The Evolution of the Classical Guitar Recital, 1888 to the Present Day

Tolgahan Cogulu 

Istanbul Technical University,
Turkish Music State Conservatory
New Horizons for Classical Guitar: Microtonal Guitar Repertoire

Agustín Castilla-Ávila

Austrian Microtonal society
Microtonal Guitar

12.30 to 1.30 Lunch Break 
1.30 – 3.00

Women and the Guitar

Chair - Milton Mermikides

Touch and Gesture

Chair – Matanya Ophee

The Guitar in the 20th Century 2

Chair – Stephen Goss


Graham Banfield 

Il Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
Towards a Feminist Discourse in American Classic Guitar Culture

Kate Lewis

California State University, Northridge, LA, CA, USA
Mothers and Sisters: Exploring the contributions of female guitarists in Popular Music

Rubén López Pérez

University of Oviedo, Spain
The Guitar on the Stage: Analysis of Gestures and their Meaning in Classical Guitar Music

Gilbert Biberian

Composer and teacher based in the UK
Liber: Articulation and Touch on the Guitar

Nicolò Spera

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Towards a Lexicon of Twentieth Century Topics: Maurice Ohana’s ‘Si le Jour Parait

Thomas Schuttenhelm

The University of Hartford, CT, USA
“One Look Too Close”: a lecture-recital on contemporary American Art song for voice and guitar

  Chamber Music Teaching 

Dimitri van Halderen 

Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca, Spain
The Integration of the Guitar in Chamber Music Teaching


Sunday 30th March

Detailed timetable of the day:

 TB6TB10Dance Studio
9.00 – 10.30

The Guitar in 20th Century England 1

Chair – Graham Wade

Nationalism and the Guitar

Chair – Guy Traviss

19th Century Guitar

Chair – James Westbrook


Jan de Kloe

Musicologist based in Belgium
Boris Perott: A Life with the Guitar

Benjamin Dwyer

Middlesex University, UK
Julian Bream and the ‘English School of Guitar’

Grahame Klippel

University of Surrey, UK
Michael Finnissy and the Guitar

Avril Kinsey 

Cape Town Academy of Music, South
Discovering 320 Works for Classical Guitar by 72
South African Composers

Vladislav Blaha

Janáček Academy, Brno, Czech
20th Century Czech Guitar Music

Stanley Alexandrowicz 

Manhattan School of Music, NY, USA
The Evolution of the Romantic Multi-string Guitar

Luigi Attademo 

Conservatorio G.Donizetti, Bergamo, Italy
The Origin of the Virtuoso Technique of 19th Century in the Works of Niccolò Paganini

10.30 Break 

Panel Discussion

Chair – Matthew Buchanan

Nationalism and the Guitar

Chair – Graham Wade

The Guitar in 20th Century England 2

Chair – Benjamin Dwyer


"Percussive Guitar": The Contemporary Acoustic
Guitar Boom in the 21st Century

Newton Faulkner, Mike Dawes, Chris Woods and
Declan Zapala, Finnish guitarist Petteri Sariola and
British luthier Nick Benjamin
chaired by:
Matthew Buchanan- International Guitar Foundation

Gerhard Penn

Lake Constance Guitar Research
Meeting, Germany/Switzerland
News on the Biography of Mauro Giuliani

Matanya Ophee 
Author, musicologist and publisher,
Columbus, Ohio, USA
New Light on the Provenance of the Guitar Quintets by Luigi Boccherini.

Morgan Buckley 

University of Cambridge, UK
Five Bagatelles by William Walton and Julian Bream: a Case Study in Distributed Creativity

Samantha Muir

Concert guitarist and scholar based in UK
Chant by John Tavener: The Journey Towards Silence

Programme correct at time of going to press. The University of Surrey reserves the right to make changes to the programme if necessary.

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