[Humanist] 29.542 programming historians? composition & performance = research?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Dec 11 09:28:15 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 542.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>                     (15)
        Subject: Programming Historian accessibility survey

  [2]   From:    lachance at chass.utoronto.ca                                (44)
        Subject: Composition and Performance = Research?

        Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:54:34 +0000
        From: Adam Crymble <adam.crymble at gmail.com>
        Subject: Programming Historian accessibility survey

Dear Fellow Humanists,

The Programming Historian (http://programminghistorian.org/) is conducting
a self-assessment of our project and is currently seeking feedback on the
accessibility of our resource. We hope to identify unintentional barriers
including but not limited to gender and we would appreciate as many
perspectives as possible.

Please complete our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SFSRHHD

The survey should take less than 5 minutes. Please share our link with

Thank you,

Adam Crymble
Editor, Programming Historian
Lecturer, Digital History
University of Hertfordshire
a.crymble at herts.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:36:07 -0500 (EST)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: Composition and Performance = Research?


This appears on the American Musicological Society list. I am forwarding
it as it touches on some of the issues raised by the status of "craft" in
humanities computing.


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: [AMS-L] Can Composition and Performance be Research - Film of
Public Debate on the issue
> From:    "Ian Pace" <ian at IANPACE.COM>
> Date:    Thu, December 10, 2015 8:01 am

I have rarely seen the issue of practice-as-research discussed on this
list, and wanted to forward to members a link to a film of a extended
public debate on the subject, entitled "Can Composition and Performance be
Research?", which took place at City University, London, on November 25th,
2015. It was chaired by Alexander Lingas (director of Cappella Romana and
director of the undergraduate programme at City), and had as panellists
Professor Christopher Fox (composer, Brunel University), Miguel Mera
(composer and Head of Department at City), myself (pianist and Head of
Performance at City), Annie Yim (DMA Student at City), Camden Reeves
(composer and Head of Music at Manchester University); a paper was also
read from Christine Dysers (PhD student at City).

The seminar centered around two papers John Croft's "Composition is Not
Research", Tempo 69/272 (April 2015), pp. 6-11
(http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/10922/3/Fulltext.pdf ), and my
own "Composition and Performance can be, and often have been, Research",
Tempo 70/275 (January 2016), pp. 60-70
(http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/12804/ ).

A link to the video, and my own response, are here:
A further response by City PhD student Roya Arab is here:
Also, Scot McLaughlin has written a further article about the event:
A wider range of links to relevant articles can be found here:

Ian Pace
Head of Performance, City University
ian.pace.1 at city.ac.uk
ian at ianpace.com
Website: http://www.ianpace.com
Blog: http://ianpace.wordpress.com


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