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The Howarth-Redgate Oboe: Christopher Redgate in conversation with Michael Finnissy Seminar

5 November 2013
Room 1083 Building 2 Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr. Hettie Malcomson on 023 8059 4400 or email .

Event details

Part of the Music Research Seminar series

The oboe has remained almost unchanged for over 100 years. However, musical developments of the last 50 years have increasingly demanded more from the instrument including microtones, extended upper range and multiphonics. These musical developments placed increasing demands upon not only the performer, but also upon the key-work of the instrument. The Howarth-Redgate Oboe was developed not only to meet these demands but also to build into the instrument increased potential.

Today's seminar will present a brief overview of the new instrument including the background research and some of the collaborative work involved in the development processes, focusing upon Michael Finnissy's Âwâz-e Niyâz, one of the first works to be written for the new instrument. The presentation will include a performance of part of this work.

Reception to follow in the Arlott Bar. Please also join us for dinner afterwards at the Cowherds.

Speaker information

Christopher Redgate, Royal Academy of Music. AHRC Creative and Performance Research Fellow

Michael Finnissy,Professor

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