Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Historical Performance - Early Bird Booking extended

PLEASE NOTE  - the Early Bird Booking fee has been extended to 7th June for this fascinating event!

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Historical Performance

The National Early Music Association and Guildhall ResearchWorks will present a conference to take place at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London) on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th July 2013. From water organs to player pianos, the production and reproduction of music by mechanical means has been a source fascination to many cultures. Contributions will focus on what can be learnt from musical clocks, mechanical organs and other historical mechanical or automatic instruments with respect to the practice of historical performance.

The day will include keynote addresses from Peter Holman and Arthur Orde-Hume along with contributions from representatives of institutions across the world, including
Anglia Ruskin
Cornell University
Deutsches Museum - Munich
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
LUCA-School of Arts
Sydney Conservatorium
University of Evry
University of Helsinki

The event will consist of a range of papers, presentations, lecture recitals and a performance by students and professionals in historical performance and conclude on Monday 8th July with a visit to the Clock Collection of the British Museum

To book and for further information please visit