Acclaimed British keyboardist Richard Egarr will take to the podium at next week’s Callaway Lecture to deliver a talk on Historically Informed Performance (HIP) at The University of Western Australia.
Mr Egarr, a versatile artist described as “The Bernstein of Early Music”, is touring Australia as a guest director with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He is acknowledged as a brilliant harpsichordist and also plays the historic organs, fortepiano and modern piano. He plays music from many eras and has been Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music since 2006.
HIP is a historically-based approach to music in which the performer uses contemporary knowledge of the period in which the work was conceived.
Musicians play in the same style and use the same instruments as their forebears did many years ago. Instruments include the harpsichord, viol, recorder and even the human voice.
Mr Egarr’s talk will explore where research into HIP has taken musicians and where it is heading.
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most the prestigious events on UWA’s School of Music calendar. Over the past two decades, a host of distinguished speakers have given their thoughts on subjects ranging from the effects of music on the mind to the place of music in the arts. The event is co-sponsored by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions which has an aim to understand how emotions were understood and expressed through performing and visual arts in Europe (1100 - 1800).
WHAT “HIP; The Next Generation” — Callaway Lecture
WHERE Callaway Theatre, The University of Western Australia
WHEN 6.30PM Thursday, October 11
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