Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History

Start date

March 2021

End date

March 2021

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Overview

Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History was an AHRC-funded research network led by PI Dr Eva Moreda Rodríguez (University of Glasgow) and CoI Dr Inja Stanović (University of Surrey) and Dr Karin Martensen (Technische Universität Berlin, international partner). It brought together researchers, performers, curators, technicians and collectors from all over the world who use early recordings (roughly defined as pre-Second World War) as sources for the study of music history and music performance. The network ran from March 2021 to March 2023. 

The first symposium of the network, Using early recordings in practice-led researchtook place at the Phipps Hall of the University of Huddersfield on 12 September 2021. While practice-led research into early recordings as sources of performance practice has seen a substantial increase in recent years, researchers have enjoyed few opportunities to discuss and share methodologies and approaches. The symposium aimed at addressing this gap through the delivery and discussion of four papers/lecture-recitals covering specific case studies, as well as through a practical workshop which allowed performer-researchers to experiment with phonograph recording in real time.

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Papers and lecture-recitals