Music Talks: Playing Online

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


A discussion regarding the opportunities and challenges for instrumental music making presented by the present circumstances.

Panel: Ellen Thomson (Head of Outreach), John Wallace (Chair, Music Education Partnership Group and Honorary Professor of Brass), Aisling Agnew (associate teacher of flute, Music Centre), Jonathan Kemp (Head of Music Technology)
Chair: Bede Williams (Head of Instrumental Studies)

Virtual choirs and orchestras are now more than a decade old, and the popular music world has been multitrack recording and working with performers who are remote to each other for even longer. In recent months, online or ‘remote’ music making has edged all musicians into developing not only new competencies in using technology, but also different performance practices, ways of teaching and learning, and ways of reaching audiences. Benjamin Britten’s ‘holy triangle’ of composer, performer and audience has never been so distant but yet never been so closely connected. Join us for two online discussions which bring together Music Centre staff, associate teachers, students and guests to talk about their experiences of making music online.
Period21 Oct 2020
Held atMusic Centre
Degree of RecognitionNational