The School of Music presents seminars from the Creative Collaboratorium and Research Higher Degree students:

Dr Rebecca Turner (PhD) (University of London, UK)
A New Music; A New Cellist
Hearing Voices (2011) for Solo Cello and Electronics by Michael Cryne

Dr Rebecca Turner’s research explores the many important developments in the cello repertoire in recent years that have affected cello playing and technique. The development of electronic music was pivotal in these explorations – not only in terms of the cello’s increasing popularity in the electro-acoustic medium, but also influencing the way in which many composers approached writing for the acoustic cello.

Hearing Voices (2011) for solo cello and electronics, by Michael Cryne is a result of these developments. It presents the cellist with several new and altered playing techniques that at times require the player to modify his or her approach to playing, listening, and performing the music. Turner’s lecture recital will demonstrate and explore these developments.

Dr Turner was born in New Zealand and was educated at the University of Canterbury (BMus), the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (MM), and Goldsmiths College, University of London (PhD), where she is now part of the cello faculty.

A strong advocate of contemporary music, Turner has been the recipient of new cello works written by composers from the United States, Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. Currently residing in London, Rebecca is an active performer there, playing at important venues, including the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall.


Ms Vanessa Strydom (PhD, UQ)
A comparative analysis of the role of gender in three operatic adaptations of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor


Mr Christopher Healey (PhD, UQ)
Music Composition: Interfacing with Creative Intuition Through Multi-Layered Improvisation


Mr Nicholas Hunter (MPhil, UQ)
Harmonic and Cadential Analysis of Gesualdo's Madrigali e Cinque Voci

Refreshments included, please RSVP to


Creative Collaboratorium and RHD Seminar featuring Dr Rebecca Turner

Wed 6 Apr 2016 1:00pm3:00pm


Room 460, School of Music, Lvl 4 Zelman Cowen Bld.(51), St Lucia