MUSIC, MIGRATION & MOBILITY

The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi-Europe in Britain 

Upcoming Events

12th-14th September 2022 - Music, Migration and Mobility: An Interdisciplinary International Conference - Online, hosted by the Royal College of Music

The conference will discuss music as a mobile phenomenon and reflect critically on methodological approaches and theoretical framings of music, especially the music of migrants. It will feature approximately 25 speakers from all over Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia who will explore music and musical history through the lens of mobility, as opposed to static, rigid categories of national or geographical belonging.

You are warmly invited to join the conversation! Find out more on the main conference page and book your free place here (Booking is free for RCM students and staff, a £1.95 fee applies for external bookings). For more information about the conference, click here

Past Events

January 29 2020, 4.15pm - Belonging and Not Belonging

Sir John Manduell Research Forum Series, Forman Lecture Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music Research Forum and Performance with Monica Bohm-Duchen, Eva Fox-Gal, Norbert Meyn and  David Fligg, including performances of songs by Peter Gellhorn and Karl Rankl. This event will focus on how to celebrate the work of artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazi Europe, based on the experience of the 'Insiders-Outsiders Festival' and the 'Singing a Song in a Foreign Land' project at the Royal College of Music. Free, no tickets required. Click here for more information.

 

November 20, 6pm - YouTube broadcast of our concert can be found here: Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) - Traveller between Worlds

 

Wednesday December 9 2020, 6.30pm - Live Stream Concert, Ensemble ÉMIGRÉ supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London

Thursday December 3 2020 - Inaugural Symposium 'Music, Migration and Mobility - The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain' Papers can be viewed below until 31st January, 2021

 

Sunday June 13, 2021at 6pm - 'Music and the Émigré Photographers: Companions in Creativity'

Norbert Meyn chairs an online event in collaboration with the Insiders Outsiders Festival.

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Norbert Meyn - Trees have Roots, Humans have Legs

Norbert Meyn - Trees have Roots, Humans have Legs

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Nils Grosch - Push and pull factors for operatic concepts around Glyndebourne's Emigres

Nils Grosch - Push and pull factors for operatic concepts around Glyndebourne's Emigres

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Peter Adey - Where music flows like money: mobility, migration and magnetism at Glyndebourne

Peter Adey - Where music flows like money: mobility, migration and magnetism at Glyndebourne

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Jack Campbell performs a selection from Twenty-Four Preludes, vol. 1, op. 83 (1965) by Hans Gál

Jack Campbell performs a selection from Twenty-Four Preludes, vol. 1, op. 83 (1965) by Hans Gál

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​Programme 

Norbert Meyn, RCM  - Trees have roots, humans have legs - Foregrounding Migration and Mobility in Performances

Beth Snyder, RCM - Negotiating nationalisms: the foundation and early activities of the Anglo-Austrian Music Society

Peter Adey, RHUL - 'Where music flows like money': mobility, migration and magnetism at Glyndebourne'

Nils Grosch, Salzburg University  - 'I don’t want to wait until it is too late again’: Push and pull factors for operatic concepts around Glyndebourne’s Emigrees

Concert with Ensemble Émigré and students from the Royal College of Music 

Works by Hans Gál, Egon Wellesz and Mátyás Seiber

Norbert Meyn, tenor 

Catherine Hooper, soprano

Lucy Colquhoun, piano

Christopher Gould, piano

Jack Campbell, piano

 

Florian Scheding, University of Bristol - Performing Migration: Mátyás Seiber's Ulysses

Alison Garnham - Nationalism and Internationalism in the Post-War BBC