Centre for Music Studies Research Seminar, Wednesday 17th October: Professor Philip Tagg

The Centre for Music Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Philip Tagg of the University of Huddersfield to launch our latest research seminar series on Wednesday 17th October. He will give a paper entitled ‘Troubles with tonal terminology and notations of form in popular music’ which interrogates some of the problems encountered when using ‘euro-classical’ music theory to analyse popular musics. This seminar is open to all and we welcome attendance from those in other departments and from visitors from outside City University London.

Philip Tagg is a musician and composer turned musicologist with a background in both popular and art music. In 1981 he co-founded the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and in 1991 initiated work on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). He is an internationally recognised authority on topics like Popular Music Analysis and Music and the Moving Image. He has taught at the University of Göteborg, Université de Montréal, and University of Liverpool’s Institute of Popular Music. He is now retired and lives in Yorkshire where, as Visiting Professor at the universities of Salford and Huddersfield, he continues to write and to produce his ‘edutainment’ videos.

Professor Philip Tagg (University of Huddersfield): ‘Troubles with tonal terminology and notations of form in popular music’. Wednesday 17th October 2012, 5.30pm, in room AG09 (ground floor, College building). Free seminar – all welcome.

For more information about Professor Tagg’s work, please see his website at www.tagg.org

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