Agency and Performance: Objects and the Social

29 February 2016, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Rachel Stroud (Music, University of Cambridge)
in conversation with
John Robb (Archaeology, University of Cambridge)


John Robb is Professor of European Prehistory at the University of Cambridge. He has received his PhD in anthropological archaeology from the University of Michigan and is director of the Material Culture laboratory at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on Archaeological and anthropological theory, European prehistory, Prehistoric art throughout Europe, and human skeletal analysis. He is author of a wide range of publications, including ‘Prehistoric Art in Europe: a Deep-Time Social History’ and ‘Beyond Agency’.

Rachel Stroud is a PhD candidate working on notation and performance in Beethoven's late string quartets, conceiving of the notation not as a codification of the composer's intentions, but as a social artefact. Other research interests include issues of sociality in ensemble playing, such as performing without a conductor. Rachel is also a professional baroque violinist and has performed all over the world in countries ranging from Latvia to Argentina, specialising in particular in the performance of early-nineteenth century repertoire on historical instruments.  

 

 

 

Open to all.  No registration required.
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), series.


Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk