The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library presents PhD
candidate, Jing Cai’s research exhibition: Rising from the East: Opera in
The exhibition showcases an operatic snapshot of China
today; in particular how Chinese practitioners revive western classical operas
and invent new contemporary Chinese operas.
The exhibition will feature three key themes: reviving western operas in contemporary featuring: Turandot, Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto, Aida and Der Fliegende Holländer; Chinese New Commission – Jinsha River composed by LEI Lei; Operatic Data and the NCPA.
The Conservatorium Library will showcase Dr Catherine Ingram’s research in the upcoming exhibition Music in and from Chinese-Speaking Communities: New Research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
When: 14 August-13 October
Where: Conservatorium Library glass cases
The exhibition encompasses the cultural connections between Australia and Chinese-speaking communities and their descendants of research engagement with music in and from Chinese-speaking communities conducted by staff and students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The exhibition builds on the centuries-old cultural connections between Australia and Chinese-speaking communities and their descendants, presenting new research relating to music in and from Chinese-speaking communities conducted by staff and students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
In particular, it will feature Chinese musical instruments and ensemble, exploring areas of learning, teaching and performance of these instruments and groups in China and Australia. Other recent projects included in the exhibit are studies of China’s incredible ‘piano craze’, the significance of music in spectacular new Buddhist rituals in Taiwan, and the critically under-documented music of the Kam (or Dong) minority people in southwest China.
You are invited to attend the launch on 23 August at 3.30pm, which will include light refreshments and short solo performances featuring Chinese instruments.
The Conservatorium Library showcases researcher and PhD candidate Samuel Cottell’s The Life and Music of Tommy Tycho in a newly opened exhibition. View Tommy Tycho’s career, spanning radio, television and performances at the newly opened Sydney Opera House (in 1973), the opening of the Sydney Entertainment Centre (1983) and many more live concerts and performances.
Curated by Samuel Cottell (PhD)
When: 10 August – 10 October 2016
Where: Conservatorium of Music Library, Glass Space & Glass Case
Further features of the exhibition include key examples of Tycho’s musical output, featuring LP and 45’ recordings, samples of his handwritten sheet music (arrangements and compositions); commercial sheet music, trade journals, concert programs, photographs of Tommy Tycho as well video footage of him performing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on the ABC music program, My Music.
Gain a deeper understanding of Tycho’s musical style, output and contribution to Australian music from 1951 when he first arrived in Australia to 2007, when he received an Honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Sydney.
Samuel Cottell (PhD) focuses his research on the mediation and consumption of ‘light music’ in Australia from 1951-1983. Following the life and career of Tommy Tycho his research addresses a central theme of Tycho’s life; adaptability.
The exhibition will display artworks by Fusae Ikeda that were created for Kimnara Records CD covers.
Curated by Marie Chellos, Glen Smyth and Dr Simon Baker
When: 1 October – 30 November 2015
Where: Conservatorium Library. Level 2, Macquarie Street C41. Sydney NSW 2000
Developed by Simon Barker in 2005, Kimnara Records is an independent label offering music by a core group of Australian musicians, University of Sydney lecturers, including Phil Slater, Matt McMahon, Carl Dewhurst, and Scott Tinkler.
Dr Simon Barker (PhD Jazz Performance) is a lecturer in Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In addition to his solo performances and recordings, Simon co-leads several internationally recognized collaborative ensembles.
This is an example of non-traditional research output (NTRO) exemplifies creative work as research.
The exhibition will feature 4 framed posters and 12 CDs (some listed here).