London Branch

London Branch DO PERFORMANCE MUSICIANS NEED ACOUSTIC EDUCATION ? Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 6 pm


London Branch Evening Meeting
a presentation by Luis Gomez-Agustina,
School of Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University
Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 6 pm
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, WSP House, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF

In music, acoustics can be considered as the underlying phenomenon and vehicle of music production, performance and composition. Performance musicians around the world (and specifically in the UK) complete their extensive musical training without basic understanding of the fundamental acoustics concepts behind their practice, making their instruction arguably incomplete.

This talk will discuss the findings of a novel study which explored and evaluated the perceived value of, suitability and attitudes towards the introduction of basic acoustics education in performance music curriculum in UK higher education.

It is aimed that the findings and insights of this study will serve to bring the knowledge gap to the attention of the relevant education field and influence change in the curriculum.

You can find out more about this research and participate in an online questionnaire by reading the latest post on the IOA Blog

This event is free to IOA members and the general public, however, numbers are strictly limited for this event and we request that you pre-register for this event by going to the registration page at:

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The closest underground stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Holborn (Central & Piccadilly line).

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18 October 2017   through   7:00 PM
WSP House
70 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1AF

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