Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fwd: Jobs: Three research positions for EU-funded project at Hamburg University

Research positions available for EU-funded project at the University of Hamburg

1 PostDoc and 2 PhD positions for researchers with a background in
music, dance, psychology or movement science

Institute of Systematic Musicology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Closing Date: 15 February 2017

We invite applications for positions within the EU-funded research
project "Slow Motion: Transformations of Musical Time in Perception
and Performance" (SloMo). The project will commence in April 2017,
positions are available for a period of five years (2017–2022). The
research team will investigate musicians, dancers, and audiences of
performances in a series of empirical studies using a range of
interdisciplinary methods.

The PostDoc (full-time) will work on experimental research involving
musicians and dancers. She/He will contribute to testing and
developing theories, supervise data collection, analyse the data, and
take a key role in publications and presentations. The candidate is
expected to hold an excellent research-based PhD in one of the fields
of music or dance psychology, music or movement science, musicology,
dance studies, psychology or related fields. Apart from first
excellent publications and proficient English language skills,
experiences in quantitative motion capture research would be

For the PhD positions (65% of working time), the successful candidates
will run experimental sessions, analyse data, and contribute
significantly to presentations and publications. An excellent degree
in music or dance psychology, music or movement science, musicology,
dance studies, psychology or related fields is required. Very good
skills in empirical research and quantitative statistics as well as
proficient English language skills are necessary. Some programming
experiences (e.g. Matlab, Python) are advantageous.

Informal enquires are welcome: Professor Clemens Wöllner
[]. Applications (PDF of cover letter,
curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate) should be
addressed to the same email address.

For further information, see

Prof. Dr. Clemens Wöllner
Institute of Systematic Musicology
University of Hamburg
Neue Rabenstr. 13
20354 Hamburg

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fwd: CMC concert 10 Feb

In C, by American composer Terry Riley, is a 'minimalist' piece (some
say the first minimalist piece), composed in 1964. Scored for any
combination of forces (instruments and/or voices) it is written so as
to give performers a lot of freedom, but requires accuracy of reading
and counting, and an ability to listen to what others are doing.

We are intending to perform In C as the main item in a UCL Chamber
Music Club lunchtime concert on Friday 10 February. We have a core of
recruits, most of whom took part in a previous performance in 2010,
but there is room for more! If you are interested please let me know
(reply to, indicating your instrument or voice.
(Keyboard players - if you sing or play another instrument, that would
be very useful.)

There will be a rehearsal next Thursday (19th) in Room G15, Chandler
House, 2 Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PF. Anyone is welcome to come along: More rehearsals will be
arranged for the following weeks.

You can find a copy of the score and performing directions at, and
of course if you google 'terry riley in c' you can find more
information about the piece (some of it accurate...), extracts to
listen to etc.

Those of us involved in the previous performance found the project to
be quite challenging but enjoyable and musically worthwhile. I look
forward to hearing from volunteers.

Best wishes,

Roger Beeson, Deputy Chair, CMC.