Workshop and Concert with American improvisor / jazz pianist Marilyn Crispell and saxophonist / composer Raymond MacDonald Workshop runs as part of QUBe: 5.30 - 7.30pm Followed by a Concert: 8.15pm "This collaboration – glistening with delicate melodies, textural intricacies, and soaring, passionate, freewheeling adventures – is the work of two superior musicians at the very height of their powers. They will astound and delight anyone who still has faith in the power of music and spontaneity to sound the pure emotions of the soul”.
Anne La Berge - flute / electronics and Robert van Heumen - laptop-instrumentConverging Objects is a workshop for musicians who improvise and use live electronics. This workshop is meant for acoustic musicians who improvise and use live electronics in their own setups, those who play with other musicians using electronics, or electronic musicians who improvise and work with acoustic players. We invite performers at all levels to join the workshop. ￼
SEMINAR RESCHEDULEDThis event has been rescheduled to 17 February 2016. Time and venue to be confirmed. Dr Emma Pett Cinema Spaces as Public Spheres?: Postcolonial Memories of Movie-going in 1960s Britain
Anne La Berge - flute / electronics and Robert van Heumen - laptop-instrument ￼￼Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Robert van Heumen on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. This extraordinarily inventive duo has a way of making music all their own. At the heart of Shackle is a self-designed, cutting-edge digital cueing system that operates as a sometimes visible third member. Both prodding and reactive, the Shackle System suggests musical directions and textures to the two performers, opening up a fascinating array of sonic choices for La Berge and Van Heumen to play with and against. Shackle’s performances explode the line between improvisation without borders and tightly controlled forms that are both playful and daring. With uncanny transitions that turn on a dime and long, spun-out tapestries of sound, Shackle’s music works on two levels at once.
Dr Xiuyan Fei - ECULP Institute of BRICS Legal Studies Shangha, China In WTO dispute settlement, the issue about the characterization of national law interpretation is concerned with judicial deference and allocation of pow-er between the WTO and Member States. This article examines WTO tribu-nals’ claim about their characterization of national law interpretation and their practice. On the one hand, WTO tribunals have claimed to characterize na-tional law interpretation as a question of law; on the other hand, they have applied the same rule on the burden of proof for national law interpretation as for other facts and provided deference to the legislating states especially in the circumstances where there is any suspicion or uncertainty about the meaning of national law. Therefore, WTO tribunals’ claim about the charac-terization is not consistent with their practice. WTO tribunals’ national law in-terpretation, in essence, is reinterpretation of national law, and should be characterized as a mixed question of law and fact.
Dr Catherine Feart INSERM, University of Bordeaux, France Seminar entitled "The Mediterranean Diet and Brain Health: from observational studies to randomized controlled trials"
Classical Association of NI Winter Lecture Dr Martijn Icks (QUB) will speak on 'Keeping up Appearances: Roman Emperors on Display' All welcome - followed by winter drinks
Matthew Sweeney’s poetry collections include A Dream of Maps (Raven Arts Press, 1981), A Round House (Raven Arts Press, 1983), The Lame Waltzer (Raven Arts Press, 1985), Blue Shoes (Secker & Warburg, 1989), Cacti (Secker & Warburg, 1992), The Bridal Suite (Jonathan Cape, 1997) and A Smell of Fish (Jonathan Cape, 2000), Selected Poems (Jonathan Cape, 2002), Sanctuary (Jonathan Cape, 2004), Black Moon (Jonathan Cape, 2007), The Night Post: A Selection (Salt, 2010), and Horse Music (Bloodaxe Books, 2013) and Inquisition Lane (Bloodaxe Books, due 2015). Black Moon was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. Horse Music won the inaugural Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week, and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.
￼This concert will involve the youngest children who are attending Queen’s University’s Junior Academy of Music programme.
Dr Stuart Eydmann Piecing together an understanding of the modern resurgence of interest in the fiddle in Scotland at a critical stage between 1965 and 1985 including references to influences from Ireland and England and a broader discussion around questions of revival scholarship.
The Postgraduate Roundtable is a cross-school initiative to present postgraduate research in a roundtable setting to colleagues and staff from across the School of Creative Arts.
The popular seasonal concert of jazz classics features local jazz artists under the direction of Steve Barnett (piano). This year they are joined by the sensational Belfast-based sax virtuoso David Howell; Dave is one of Ireland’s leading sax players, and we are delighted to be featuring him. He is also well known to audiences of QUB Big Band for his guest slots with that ensemble – and he will again appear with them as soloist at tonight’s QUB Big Band concert!
￼The Christmas Concert by popular local jazz ensemble, the QUB Big Band, is a seasonal highlight of the calendar. The Band was formed in 2002 in the School of Music and Sonic Arts at Queen’s, under the direction of former Ulster Orchestra trombone and well-known Belfast jazzer Steve Barnett, with the aim of giving training to young musicians new to jazz. QUB Big Band has regularly appeared with big-name soloists from the London jazz world, such as Gordon Campbell (trombone), Bruce Adams (trumpet) and Alan Barnes (alto sax); tonight’s solo artist is saxophonist David Howell, one of Ireland’s rising jazz stars and a leading sax player of the younger generation.
Leonie Hannan will speak on the following topic: "Women, Letter-writing and the Life of the Mind in early modern England"