Symposium: Music and Iconography
WHEN: Friday 27 October 2017
WHERE: Potter Museum and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
One-day symposium on Music and Iconography to co-incide with the visit to Australia of Professor Antonio Baldassarre, School of Music, Lucerne University and President of the Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM)
Professor Antonio Baldassarre is visiting Australia in October this year as a visiting scholar at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, to assist in establishing an Australian RIdIM centre and a research hub for studies in music iconography, with a particular focus on ‘Music in Australian Visual Culture’. Prof Baldassarre’s visit to Melbourne is supported by the Macgeorge Bequest of the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the University of Tasmania.
Professor Baldessarre will speak on the challenges, risk and opportunities involved in researching the iconography of music today. Other papers cover topics such as Melba iconography, Grainger and Polynesia, music in Hugh Ramsay’s Parisian self-portraits or look more generally at representations of music, musicians and musical instruments in Western European art.
Header image: Sam Atyeo cover design for Darius Milhaud, Exercise Musical, Paris: Editions de L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1934
Friday 27 October 2017
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, Parkville (Multifunction room)
Chair: Kerry Murphy
Antonio Baldassarre: “Researching into the Iconography of Music Today: Challenges, Risk and Opportunities.”
Curator talk on Potter Museum current exhibition “The Score”
Look at exhibition and morning tea
Chair: Arabella Teniswood-Harvey
Carina Nandlal: “Picasso, Falla, Goya and the curtain of the Three Cornered Hat”
Michael Christoforidis: “Modernist Art and the Guitar: Reconsidering the Nexus”
John Griffiths: “Iconography, Vihuelas and the Digital Humanities”
Walk over to Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Royal Parade, Parkville)
Lunch will be served in Heinze room.
Afternoon sessions in the Heinze room
Chair: Alan Davison
Arabella Teniswood-Harvey: “The Artist’s Piano: Hugh Ramsey’s Parisian Self-Portraits”
Rachel Campbell: “Framing Fame: Visual Culture and the Iconography of Nellie Melba”
Suzanne Robinson: “Grainger in Maoriland”
Neil Kelly: “Recomposing Duchamp: A Composer’s Perspective on Remaking visual art”
Chair: Michael Christoforidis
Mark Shepheard: “The Unknown Goddess’: Barbara Strozzi in the eyes of the Accademia degli Incogniti”
Alan Davison: “Music in the Art of James Barry (1741-1806): The Sister Arts and the Nature of Signs in 18th-Century British Thought”
Sophie Matthiesson: “Courting Patronage: The Peripatetic career of Luigi Boccherini and the Mystery of the Melbourne Portrait.”
Shelley Hogan: “Dragonetti and Bottesini: Transition and Representation of Nineteenth-Century Double Bass Bows”
Drinks and general discussion of future directions.