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The University of Southampton

Music, Political Activism and the State Event

10:00 - 18:00
13 April 2016
Lecture Theatre A Nuffield Theatre Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Andrew Green at .

Event details

The day will feature contributions from composers and performers, as well as a series of presentations by scholars and a keynote by Professor John Street from the University of East Anglia.

All welcome! In order to gauge numbers, please book a place before 3/4/16 at


10:00 Welcome: Andrew Green (IMR) and Hettie Malcomson (University of Southampton)


Panel 1 (Chair: José Juan Olvera)
10:10-10:40 Dorone Paris, “Activism and Political Composition”
10:40-11:10 Nick Williams, “Political Engagement and Activism in Contemporary Concert Music”
11:10-11:40 Luis Velasco Pufleau, “On Mexican Narcocorridos: Music, Power and Armed Violence in a ‘Failed State’”
11:40-12:00 Break
12:00-13:30 Panel 2 (Chair: Hettie Malcomson)
12:00-12:30 Sarha Moore and Vivi Lachs, “Street Bands and Socialist Choirs: Their Role in Building Cohesion Across Time and Difference”
12:30-13:00 Richard Parfitt, “Rebel Songs and Establishment Politicians in the Republic of Ireland, 1968-1998”
13:00-13:30 Joe O’Connell, “’Practical Dreamers’: Red Wedge and the British State”
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Panel 3 (Chair: Ruard Absaroka)
14:30-15:00 Tamara Turner, “’We Are The World Made In Algeria’: How Music Videos Shaped Discourse in the Algerian Elections of 2014”
15:00-15:30 Dimitar Nikolovski, “The Camp and the Countercamp: Dissent Expressed Through Music”
15:30-16:00 Luis Gimenez Amoros and Camalita Naicker, “Azawan: Saharawi Nationalism in Becoming Through Haul Music”
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Keynote lecture: Professor John Street, University of East Anglia (Chair: Andrew Green)


Conference organiser: Andrew Green, Institute of Musical Research

Host co-ordinator/Mentor: Hettie Malcomson, University of Southampton



Institute of Music Research


Conference Sponsor in conjunction with University of Southampton


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