The following training opportunities are available to all Arts and Humanities research students at Birkbeck.
Thought and Image: Processes of Reciprocity
Friday 2 February 2018 | Goldsmiths, University of London
The process by which an idea becomes an image and an image an idea is by no means straight forward, nonetheless this alchemy is the key task Audio Visual PhD students must perform. We are happy to announce this programme of Master Classes with leading artists who will talk about the generation of ideas and artworks in their current practice. By taking advantage of the collaborative nature of this venture between Goldsmiths, LUX and Birkbeck we will present a wide variety of subjects and approaches from both UK and internationally based artists.
The first event features Alia Syed, a London and Glasgow based filmmaker who has been making experimental films for over 25 years.
Researching Popular Music: Methods, Debates, Publics
Friday 2 – Saturday 3 March 2018 | Goldsmiths, University of London
Students are investigating music-making communities, musical-cultural identities and histories, modes of musical production and dissemination, theories of sound and sonic practice, and other musical topics. What ties almost all of these projects together is some idea of the popular: of music’s publics, and its modes of everyday musical participation. But the popular music studies canon cannot always provide methodological models for what is a set of highly innovative PhD studies. To address this, Researching Popular Music will bring together students across the CHASE institutions to present and discuss their work, both with each other, and with invited speakers working at the forefront of music and sound studies.