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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Jazz quotes from Tommy Smith

The leader of our jazz course here at RSAMD thought you might enjoy these jazz quotes:- Quotes from the Road - Europa Jazz, Le Mans, France

    • "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." (Decca in response to the Beatles, 1962)
    • "Art Blakey continued as an ambassador, defender and professor right up until just shortly after his death at age 71 on October 16, 1990 (he had a gig already scheduled for the 18th, and Art was nothing if not dependable)." (Genius Guide to Jazz)
    • "Music is the vernacular of the human soul." (Geoffrey Latham )
    • "Boxing is like jazz, the better it is, the less people appreciate it." (George Foreman)
    • "The history of a people are found in its songs." (George Jelline)

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Material Cultures (Centre for the History of the Book)

A three-day conference at The University of Edinburgh July 16-18, 2010
Here's the introduction from the Conference website:-

Following the Material Cultures conferences which took place at The University of Edinburgh in 2000 and 2005, the third in the series is scheduled to take place in July 2010. The key theme of the conference is 'Technology, Textuality, and Transmission', though papers relating to all aspects of Bibliography and the History of the Book will be delivered. The conference programme is now available online and registration is open. All enquiries should be sent to

The Centre for the History of the Book, 22A Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN Tel : (+44) (0) 131 651 1716 email:

RMA Annual Conference 2010: Boundaries

RMA Annual Conference 2010 Boundaries 15 – 17 July 2010
Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU

Collaborations in Practice-Led Research

A must for all RSAMD postgrads and their supervisors!
Collaborations in Practice-Led Research, an RMA study day taking place in Leeds on 23rd October.
Go for it! Sign up now ...

Monday, 19 April 2010

Oran Sang at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Conference on Scottish song, taking place on the Isle of Skye, 1-4 June. Booking form here (Gaelic) (English). Organised jointly by RSAMD and SMO, and featuring leading academics and some of Scotland’s foremost musicians and singers.