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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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British Academy Recording Project

The sounds of New York to be re-created in Leeds Beckett music studios
A new research project – bringing to life the practice and history of mid-20th century New York-based Latin music – has launched at Leeds Beckett.
Dr Sue Miller and Dr Paul Thompson, Readers in Music in the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts, are investigating the original recording studio techniques and performance aesthetics of this traditional style of dance music.

Invited Talk Newcastle University Wednesday 16 October ‘ PRACTICE RESEARCH IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY’

PRACTICE RESEARCH IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY:
THREE ACTS OF TRANSLATION IN MY OWN PRACTICE RESEARCH

DR SUE MILLER

Taking Simon McKerrell’s paper ‘Towards Practice Research in Ethnomusicology’ as a starting point I present here three examples of my own practice research which use performance as ‘a central methodology, ’ as a ‘translation of artistic performance aesthetics’ and as a ‘research outcome sited in original performance.’ (McKerrell, 2019, 1)
In the three examples presented here (monographs on performance aesthetics and improvisational creativity), a British Academy funded performance and production project, and a music, dance and animation collaboration), I will demonstrate how, in my translational role, I have employed my own performance practice to produce text, performances, scores, audio and audio-visual research outputs which translate research findings and insights for outside the artistic community of practice, and, in some cases, within it.

Charanga del Norte Gig 28 July Lawrence Batley Theatre

Book Tickets   To celebrate their 20th anniversary Charanga del Norte return to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Sunday 28 July at 7pm Featuring an exciting line-up which includes the cream of the crop from the UK salsa scene: pianist Kim Burton (Sonido de Londres); bass player Ruth Bitelli (Candela); singer Guillermo Monroy (Merengada), and percussionist Andy [...]

Charanga del Norte + Animation Films from Cuban Guillermo Davis Sunday 5 May 3pm

Charanga del Norte perform after a film showing of dancer-animator Guillermo Davis’ animations this Sunday 5 May at Hyde Park cinema 3pm. Tickets on the door and from here: Hyde Park Picture House https://leedsinternationalfestival.com/event/charanga-del-norte-and-guillermo-davis/  

Leeds International Festival Events 5 & 6 May 2019 – Charanga del Norte + Animation Films by Guillermo Davis

Charanga del Norte and Guillermo Davis contribute 2 events to this year’s Leeds International Festival: Charanga del Norte at Leeds International Festival Events Tickets : LIF Website Sunday 5 May Charanga del Norte and Guillermo Davis: public talk, animation film screening accompanied by a semi-acoustic set from Charanga del Norte. Matinee performance 3pm Hyde Park Picture [...]

Charanga Del Norte Live at the Lawrence Batley Theatre 28 July 2019

Charanga del Norte are performing at Lawrence Batley Theatre on 28 July 2019. Book tickets here: https://www.thelbt.org/shows/charanga-del-norte/

Charanga del Norte perform live in Manchester 7 February 2019

Charanga del Norte perform at Instituto Cervantes, Manchester on Thursday 7 February.

British Academy Grant Awarded

A new research project – bringing to life the practice and history of mid-20th century New York-based Latin music – has launched at Leeds Beckett.

Charanga Del Norte Live 2017

Charanga del Norte at Seven, Leeds 2017 Charanga del Norte Live at Leeds 2017  

Leeds Arts Research Centre

The Leeds Arts Research Centre (LARC) brings together creative practitioners and academics across Leeds Beckett University whose research interests lie in the arts, whether that is music, film, fine art, design or performing arts.

LARC draws on staff from the School of Art, Architecture and Design and from the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. It brings together cultural historians and theorists with arts practitioners at the cutting edge of practice as research. Providing a forum for debate, it is also a window on the exciting and innovate creative work going on across the two Schools. Here staff collaborate on new projects, showcase their research and build together the research culture