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Research

Current research: PhD Simplifying the Complex: Developing a New Method for Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music​.

Birmingham City University, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

www.bcu.ac.uk/research/our-phds/our-researchers/profiles/laura-farre-rozada

Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship

www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/student_profile/laura-farre-rozada/

Orcid Profile

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5818-2546

CONFERENCE PAPERS

13.01.2024: SMI/ICTMD-IE Postgraduate Conference 2024. Logic House, Maynooth University (Ireland).

Conference organised by the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) and the Irish National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTMD-IE).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: Shifting the Traditional Focus when Analysing, Learning and Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music'. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/joint-smi-and-ictm-ie-postgraduate-conference-2024-tickets-745068699537?aff=oddtdtcreator

11.01.2024: BFE/RMA Research Students' Conference 2024: Identities. Boyd Lecture Theatre, School of Music, Cardiff University (UK).

Conference organised by the Royal Musical Association (RMA) and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: Reframing the Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music'.

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/music/events/bfe-and-rma-research-students-conference-2024

28-29.09.2021: Ciencia en Acción XXII, Atarfe (Granada), Spain.

Inaugural Conference. 'How Symmetrical Can Music Be?'.

https://cienciaenaccion.org/

07-09.06.2021: Midlands4Cities Research Festival 2021, West Midlands, UK.

Research Relays. 'Testing Conceptual Simplification in Music Performance: A Pilot Study'.

05-07.03.2021: University of Toronto Graduate Music Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Lecture-recital. 'Testing a New Memorisation Method for Post-Tonal Piano Music'.

https://www.uoftgradmusicconference.com/schedule

23.10.2020: Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Música amb Enginy. 'The Musical Mathematics of Pythagoras: Historicity or Myth?'.

16.09.2020: PhD Presentations, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK.

Progression Assessment Panels. 'Conceptual Simplification: A New Memorisation Method for Post-Tonal Piano Music'.

13-14.07.2020: Midlands4Cities Research Festival 2020, West Midlands, UK.

Research Relays. 'Practice-Based Research: Developing Memorisation Strategies for Post-Tonal Music'.

SYMPOSIUMS

04-08.02.2024: ‘Piano-Playing Styles of the Nineteenth Century’ Conference, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.

Conference administrator, and organiser along with Prof John Thwaites. 

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/piano-playing-styles-of-the-nineteenth-century

03.12.2019: TiMP Symposium 2019, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, UK.

Technology in Musical Performance Study Group, member of the organising committee. https://timp.integra.io/

THESES

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Memorising George Crumb’s ‘Makrokosmos I’: Exploring New Strategies for Non-Tonal Music’, Master’s Thesis, Royal College of Music, London, (2018), Distinction – 76%

L. Farré Rozada, ‘A la recerca del temps perdut: l’ús de la memòria en la sonata per a piano de Dutilleux’ [‘In Search of Lost Time: The Usage of Memory in Dutilleux’s Piano Sonata’], Master’s Thesis, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya [Catalonia College of Music], Barcelona, (2016), Distinction – 10/10

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Escales musicals i fraccions contínues’ [‘Musical Scales and Continued Fractions’], Bachelor’s Thesis, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya [Polytechnic University of Catalonia], Barcelona, (2016), Distinction – 9.5/10

https://upcommons.upc.edu/handle/2117/78754

L. Farré Rozada, ‘El piano francès dels segles XX i XXI: una breu investigació per al disseny d’un repertori de concert’ [‘The French Piano of the 20th and 21st Centuries: A Brief Study for Designing a Concert Repertoire], Bachelor’s Thesis, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya [Catalonia College of Music], Barcelona, (2015), Distinction – 9.3/10

https://www.recercat.cat/handle/2072/251811

ARTICLES

L. Farré Rozada, ‘El código Messiaen’ [Messiaen's Code], Platea Magazine, 23, (2022), 32-36, https://www.plateamagazine.com/tienda/numero-023-klaus-maekelae

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Così fan simmetria’, Temporada d'òpera 2021-2022 dels Amics del Liceu, 10, (2021), 112-113, https://amicsliceu.com/llibre-temporada/

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Des de Babilònia fins a l'actualitat. Les matemàtiques de les escales musicals’ [‘From Babylon to the present day. The mathematics of musical scales’], Butlletí de la Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer, 7(10), (2020), 82-105, https://raco.cat/index.php/ButlletiBalaguer/issue/view/29897

L. Farré Rozada, ‘La matemàtica artística d’Escher i Ligeti’ [‘The artistic mathematics of Escher and Ligeti’], SCM/Notícies (Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques), 47, (2020), 118-121, https://scm.iec.cat/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Noticies-47_web.pdf

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Una Simetría Fractal: La «Toccata pour piano» de Philippe Manoury’ [‘A Fractal Symmetry: Toccata pour piano by Philippe Manoury’], Sul Ponticello, 73, (2020), https://sulponticello.com/iii-epoca/una-simetria-fractal-la-toccata-pour-piano-de-philippe-manoury/

L. Farré Rozada, ‘’Tzigane’: La primera visita de Ravel a Barcelona’ [‘Tzigane: Ravel’s First Visit to Barcelona’], L’ESMUC digital, 56, (2017), http://www.esmuc.cat/esmuc_digital/Esmuc-digital/Revistes/Numero-56-marc-2017/Article

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Messiaen, Dutilleux and Boulez: The French Hallmark of Contemporary Piano’, Academia.edu, (2017), https://www.academia.edu/31415189/MESSIAEN_DUTILLEUX_AND_BOULEZ_-_updated

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Messiaen at the Piano: A Portrait’, Revoice! Magazine, 2, (2017),

https://www.revoicemagazine.com/issue-6/2017/2/6/laura-farr-rozada-messiaen-at-the-piano-a-portait

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Messiaen, Dutilleux i Boulez: El segell francès del piano contemporani’ [Messiaen, Dutilleux and Boulez: The French Hallmark of Contemporary Piano], L’ESMUC digital, 47, (2016),

http://www.esmuc.cat/esmuc_digital/Esmuc-digital/Revistes/Numero-47-abril-2016/Article

L. Farré Rozada, ‘To What Extent are the Balkans Mediterranean?’, Academia.edu, (2016), https://www.academia.edu/24903996/TO_WHAT_EXTENT_ARE_THE_BALKANS_MEDITERRANEAN

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Fins a quin punt és mediterrània la península balcànica?’ [‘To What Extent are the Balkans Mediterranean?’], ÉS mediterrani, (2016), https://esmediterrani.info/2015/03/22/fins-a-quin-punt-es-mediterrania-la-peninsula-balcanica/

LECTURES & LECTURE-RECITALS

11.06.2023 at 17:45h: Lecture-recital 'Nimbus: Una mirada artística a les fractals [Nimbus: An artistic look at fractals]', El Forn de les Arts, Barcelona, Spain.

14.03.2023 at 15:30h: Lecture 'Keeping it simple: Memorisation strategies for post-tonal piano music', Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK.

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/prs-laura-farre-rozada-14-03-2023

13.12.2022 at 18h: Lecture 'Nimbus: Una mirada artística a les fractals [Nimbus: An artistic look at fractals]', Auditori Municipal Miquel Pont, Castellar del Vallès, Spain.

https://aulacastellar.cat/esdeveniment/nimbus-una-mirada-artistica-a-les-fractals/

14.07.2022 at 20h: Lecture-recital 'Nimbus: Una mirada artística a les fractals [Nimbus: An artistic look at fractals]' feat. Gnomalab, CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, Spain.

https://cosmocaixa.org/ca/p/laura-farre-rozada-gnomalab_a68098639

27.05.2022 at 19h: Lecture 'Nimbus: Una mirada artística a les fractals [Nimbus: An artistic look at fractals]', Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

https://www.aulavilanova.cat/trimestre-actual/

23.03.2022 at 19:30h: Lecture 'Nimbus: Una mirada transversal al piano contemporani [Nimbus: A cross-sectional look at the contemporary piano]', Institut d'Estudis Vallencs, Valls, Spain.

https://iev.cat/agenda/

09.12.2021 at 20h: Lecture-recital 'Nimbus: Una mirada transversal al piano contemporani [Nimbus: A cross-sectional look at the contemporary piano]', Auditori 'Eduard Toldrà', Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

https://www.escenavilanova.cat/programacio/parlem_de_musica_desembre

12.07.2021 at 19h: Lecture 'La dualitat de Lucia di Lammermoor [Lucia di Lammermoor's duality]', Amics del Liceu, Barcelona, Spain.

https://amicsliceu.com/conferencia-a-lentorn-de-lucia-di-lammermoor/

27.02.2021 at 12h: Lecture-recital 'Symmetry and Fractals in Music', Cultura urbana, Casa Seat, Barcelona, Spain.

https://www.casa.seat/agenda/conferencia-musicada-laura-farre-rozada.htm

18.02.2021 at 15h: 'Cultura emprenedora a l'escola primària: The French Reverie & Nimbus [Entrepreneurial culture in primary school: The French Reverie & Nimbus]', Escola Pompeu Fabra, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

http://culturaemprenedora.imet.cat/

22.10.2020 at 17h: Lecture-workshop 'Music & Mathematics', Zona Maestra, Fundación Teatro del Lago, Frutillar, Chile.

https://www.teatrodellago.cl/zoma/laura-farre.html?fbclid=IwAR3SrnQsN7VEAyZBi91YAQTcEmvXLZw_sBOThzQFl-N0tdxuNFLPDPHTu3w

29.01.2020 at 19h: Lecture-recital 'Symmetry and Fractals in Music', Pessics de Ciència, Auditori Barradas, L'Hospitalet, Spain.

www.auditoribarradas.cat/detallAgenda.aspx?1CWwJBOsYbVsgJVmmK9W4SxqazClFAWGX436PV95hvRdfzMorlqazAJ2J1CslJs3ycr80wK

28.01.2020 at 18h: Lecture-recital 'Symmetry and Fractals in Music', Auditori Eduard Toldrà, Campus de la Mediterrània, Neàpolis, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain. http://neapolis.cat/ca/%E2%80%9Csimetria-i-fractals-en-la-musica%E2%80%9D-conferencia-de-la-pianista%2C-matematica-i-investigadora-laura-farre-rozada/a/325

13.12.2019 at 9h: 'Cultura emprenedora a l'escola primària: The French Reverie' [Entrepreneurial culture in primary school: The French Reverie], Escola Pompeu Fabra, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

http://culturaemprenedora.imet.cat/

24.10.2019 at 19:30h: Lecture-recital 'Symmetry and Fractals in Music', Packard Hall, Colorado College, USA.

https://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/calendar/details.html?EventID=36686&booking=1&title=Visiting%20Artist%20Concert:%20Laura%20Farre%20Rozada

23.10.2019 at 14h: Lecture-recital 'The French Reverie: Devising a New Project of Contemporary Music from Scratch', UCCS Music Program Presents, Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, USA.

http://uccspresents.org/events/vapa/2019-20/laura-farre-rozada

08.10.2019 at 9:30h: Composer's Forum Presentation 'Symmetry and Fractals in Music & Entrepreunership', Electronic Music Studio, School of Music, Boston University, USA. http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/calendar/event.php?id=229533&cid=20&oid=0

07.10.2019 at 18:30h: Lecture-Recital 'The French Reverie', Marshall Room, School of Music, Boston University, USA.

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/calendar/event.php?id=229533&cid=20&oid=0

RADIO

06-28.01.2024: Temas de Música. Psicología de la interpretación musical (Performance Psychology). Radio Clásica, Spanish National Radio.

https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/temas-de-musica/ 

04.07.2021-Present: Musimáticas. Radio Clásica, Spanish National Radio. 

https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/musimaticas/

04.04.2021-Present: La cinta de Möbius. Catalunya Música, Catalan National Radio. 

https://www.ccma.cat/catradio/la-cinta-de-mobius/

12.04.2021-Present: Sección Música y MatemáticasSinfonía de la mañana. Radio Clásica, Spanish National Radio. 

https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/sinfonia-de-la-manana/

21.07.2020-25.08.2020: Sección MatemusicasUn Verano de Pe a Pa, Las mañanas de RNE. Spanish National Radio.

https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/las-mananas-de-rne-con-pepa-fernandez/ 

WRITTEN COLLABORATIONS

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Caminante, no hay Camino, se hace Camino al Andar’ [Walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking], Debates, 12, (2024), https://www.educa2.madrid.org/web/revistadebates/articulos_12/-/visor/caminante-no-hay-camino-se-hace-camino-al-andar

L. Farré Rozada, ‘Quinze anys, quinze testimonis: Ressenya de la promoció 2011-2012 de l’ESMUC’ [Fifteen Years, Fifteen Testimonies: Review of ESMUC’s Promotion 2011-2012], L’ESMUC digital, 47, (2016),

http://www.esmuc.cat/esmuc_digital/Esmuc-digital/Revistes/Numero-47-abril-2016/Gent-Esmuc/Laura-Farre-Rozada

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