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Research

Birmingham City University, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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

Orcid Profile

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

CONFERENCE PAPERS

30.06-03.07.2024: 33rd European Conference on Operational Research (EURO). Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark. Organised by the Danish Operations Research Society (DORS) and the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: A New Method for Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music'https://euro2024cph.dk/

14-15.06.2024: 7th Biennial SEMPRE MET Conference 2024. School of the Arts, University of Hull, UK. 

Organised by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE).

Paper presentation. 'Exploring the Benefits of Conceptual Simplification for Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music: Main Findings of Testing A New Method with Recruited Practitioners'https://easychair.org/smart-program/MET2024/

08-10.06.2024: 17th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus24). Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Organised by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) and Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE).

Paper presentation. 'Simplifying the Analysis, Learning and Memorization of Post-Tonal Piano Music: Main Findings of Testing Conceptual Simplification with Recruited Practitioners'https://www.jyu.fi/en/events/sysmus24

10.05.2024: French Music and Culture Study Day. Boyd Lecture Theatre, School of Music, Cardiff University, UK.

Organised by the Cardiff French Music Research (CFMR) and Royal Musical Association (RMA).

Paper presentation. 'How to Analyse, Learn and Memorise Philippe Manoury's Fractal Symmetry in his Piano Toccata with Conceptual Simplification'https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/music/events/rma-french-music-and-culture-study-day

26.04.2024: University of Alberta Graduate Music Student Conference 2024. Department of Music, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Organised by the Graduate Music Student Association (GMSA).

Paper presentation. 'Introducing Conceptual Simplification: A New Method for the Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music'. https://www.ualberta.ca/music/resources/graduate-resources/graduate-music-students-association.html

13.04.2024: AMS NYSSL Chapter Meeting 2024. Crane School of Music, State University of New York, Potsdam, USA. 

Organised by the New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS).

Paper presentation. 'Discussing the Fundamentals of Conceptual Simplification: A New Method for the Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music'. https://www.amsmusicology.org/store/ListProducts.aspx?catid=831928

23-24.03.2024: 11th International Conference on New Music Concepts (ICNMC) 2024. Best Western Titian Inn, Silea, Treviso, Italy

Organised by the Accademia Musicale "Studio Musica".

Paper presentation. 'Introducing Conceptual Simplification: How to Simplify Complexity when Analysing, Learning and Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music'https://www.studiomusicatreviso.it/icnmc/icnmc_program.php

20-22.03.2024: 10th Annual Conference of the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta 2024: Subject/Object/Practice/Place: Connecting Creatively Through the Performing Arts. L-Università ta' Malta, Valletta, Malta. 

Organised by the University of Malta and Malta's Creative Europe Desk.

Practice-based presentation. 'How to Implement Conceptual Simplification on Ofer Ben-Amots' The Butterfly Effect: Reflecting on a New Problem-Solving Method for the Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of a Commissioned Piano Work'. 

https://www.um.edu.mt/events/spa2024/

15-17.03.2024: McGill Graduate Music Symposium 2024. Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 

Organised by the Music Graduate Students' Society (MGSS).

Paper presentation. 'Reflecting on the Main Challenges Faced when Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music, and How to Tackle these with Conceptual Simplification'https://mcgillmusicsymposium.wordpress.com/ 

16.03.2024: AMS Allegheny Chapter Spring Conference 2024. School of Communication and the Arts, Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Organised by the Allegheny Chapter Spring Conference of the American Musicological Society (AMS).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: Changing the Paradigm of How Post-Tonal Piano Music is Analysed, Learned and Memorised'. https://amsallegheny.wordpress.com/

16.03.2024: Annual Conference 2024: Engaged: Music Research With and For the Public. Creatorspace, Perez Hall, University of Ottawa, Canada. Organised by the Graduate Music Student Association (GMSA).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: Formalising a Tool for Simplifying Complexity in Post-Tonal Piano Music'. 

https://ademgmsa.wordpress.com/

15-16.03.2024: RMSMT and AMS Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference 2024. Morrison Center, Boise State University, Idaho, USA.

Organised by the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory (RMSMT) and the American Musicological Society (AMS).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: an Alternative Approach to the Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music'. https://arts.unco.edu/music/american-musicological-society-rocky-mountain/

02-03.03.2024: Graduate Music Conference 2024. University of Toronto, Canada.

Organised by the Music Graduate Students' Association (MGSA).

Paper presentation. 'Conceptual Simplification: Providing an Alternative Approach to the Main Challenges of Post-Tonal Piano Music'.

https://mgsa.sa.utoronto.ca/conferences/

01-02.03.2024: 9th Biennial Graduate Student Research Conference 2024: Harmonic Horizons: A Glimpse into the Future of Music Theory and Musicology. College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, USA.

Organised by the Music Theory and Musicology Society (MTMS).

Paper presentation. 'How to Address the Main Challenges of Post-Tonal Piano Music with Conceptual Simplification'.

https://ccm.uc.edu/areas-of-study/academic-units/composition-musicology-theory/programs-events/music-theory-musicology-society.html

12-13.01.2024: SMI/ICTMD-IE Postgraduate Conference 2024. Logic House, Maynooth University, Ireland.

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

10-12.01.2024: BFE/RMA Research Students' Conference 2024: Identities. Boyd Lecture Theatre, School of Music, Cardiff University, UK.

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: Graduate Music Conference, University of 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, Spain.

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

16.09.2020: PhD Presentations, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 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'.

SEMINARS

05.07.2024 at 12h: Lecture 'Les matemàtiques com a eina per millorar l’aprenentatge musical', Notes d'Estiu 2024. Jornades professionals de música, Conservatori de Música de Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain.

https://www.dipta.cat/cmtarragona/actualitat/agenda/matematiques-eina-millorar-aprenentatge-musical

28.05.2024 at 10h: Lecture 'Las matemáticas como herramienta para mejorar el aprendizaje musical', Diálogos entre Matemáticas y Cultura, Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Ciudad de México, Mexico.

https://matematicasycultura.matem.unam.mx/conferencias/primer-semestre-2024/las-matematicas-como-herramienta-para-mejorar-el-aprendizaje-musica 

23.05.2024 at 12h: Lecture 'Simplificación Conceptual: formalización de un método para simplificar la complejidad en la música de piano post-tonal', Seminario Rubio de Francia, Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Matemáticas y Aplicaciones (IUMA), Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain. http://anamat.unizar.es/seminario.html

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

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

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

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

14-18.06.2021: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2021, New York University, Shanghai, China. Member of the reviewing committee for the call of proposals. https://nime.org/web_archive/2021/

01.11.2020: Midlands Music Research Network, West Midlands, UK.

Member of the organisation. Interdisciplinary Research Network supported by Midlands4Cities. 

https://www.midlandsmusicresearchnetwork.com/

21-25.07.2020: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2020, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK. Member of the reviewing committee for the call of proposals. https://nime2020.bcu.ac.uk/

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

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

THESES

Farré Rozada, L. (2023) ‘Conceptual Simplification: an Empirical Investigation of a New Method for Analysis, Learning and Memorisation of Post-Tonal Piano Music’, PhD Thesis, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Supervisors: Prof Christopher Dingle, Dr Motje Wolf. Examiners: Prof Jamie Savan, Dr Daniel Tong, Dr Tânia Lisboa.

Funded by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship:

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

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2016) ‘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. Distinction – 10/10

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

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2015) ‘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. Distinction – 9.3/10

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

ARTICLES

Farré Rozada, L. (2024) ‘Introducing Conceptual Simplification: How to Simplify Complexity when Analysing, Learning and Memorising Post-Tonal Piano Music’. In: M. D. Ventura, ed. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Music Concepts 2024 (Vol. 11). Treviso, Italy, 23-24 March 2024. Treviso: Accademia Musicale Studio Musica, pp. 187-197. 

Farré Rozada, L. (2022) ‘El código Messiaen’ [Messiaen's Code], Platea Magazine, 23, pp. 32-36. 

https://www.plateamagazine.com/tienda/numero-023-klaus-maekelae

Farré Rozada, L. (2021) ‘Così fan simmetria’, Temporada d'òpera 2021-2022 dels Amics del Liceu, 10, pp. 112-113. 

https://amicsliceu.com/llibre-temporada/

Farré Rozada, L. (2020) ‘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), pp. 82-105.

https://raco.cat/index.php/ButlletiBalaguer/issue/view/29897

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

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

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2017) ‘Messiaen, Dutilleux and Boulez: The French Hallmark of Contemporary Piano’, Academia.edu, pp. 1-8. 

https://www.academia.edu/31415189/MESSIAEN_DUTILLEUX_AND_BOULEZ_-_updated

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

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

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

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2016) ‘To What Extent are the Balkans Mediterranean?’, Academia.edu, pp. 1-7.

 https://www.academia.edu/24903996/TO_WHAT_EXTENT_ARE_THE_BALKANS_MEDITERRANEAN

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

LECTURES & LECTURE-RECITALS

31.05.2024 at 15h: 'Cultura emprenedora a l'escola primària: The French Reverie & Nimbus' [Entrepreneurial culture in primary school: The French Reverie & Nimbus], Col·legi Divina Providència, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain. http://culturaemprenedora.imet.cat/

20.05.2024 at 17:15h: Lecture-recital 'Nimbus: The Metamorphosis of Water', Beckley's Hall, Isidor Bajić Music School, Novi Sad, Serbia. https://www.isidorbajic.edu.rs/

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. https://www.elforndelesarts.com/

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

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2024) ‘Musimáticas: a la recerca de científiques històriques i actuals’ [Musimáticas: in search of historical and current scientific], SCM/Notícies (Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques), in print.

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

Farré Rozada, L. (2016) ‘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.

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

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