Translating Improvisation | SYMPOSIUM

Just Improvisation: Enriching child protection law through musical techniques, discourses and pedagogies
29th / 30th May 2015

Sonic Arts Research Centre
Queen’s University Belfast

// Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Fri 29 May 2015
2.00 pm – Welcome & Introduction (Paul Stapleton and Sara Ramshaw)
2.15 pm – Panel 1 ‘Child Protection as Social Practice: Challenges and Possibilities’
Chaired by Marcella Leonard (Independent Social Worker)
With Denise McBride QC (Senior Barrister), John Devaney (Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast – School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work), Siobhan Graham (Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid) and Anne Donnelly (Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid)

3.45 pm – Coffee/Tea Break
4.00 pm – Keynote 1 Ellen Waterman (Professor of Ethnomusicology, Memorial University, Canada), ‘Improvisation and the Audibility of Difference’

5.00 pm – Wine Reception
5.30 pm – Double-bill concert Okkyung Lee and Maria Chavez

Sat 30 May 2015

9.45 am – Coffee/Tea
10.00 am – Deep Listening Workshop Led by Pauline Oliveros
11.00 am – Parallel Workshops Musical Improvisation / Hydra (Legal Improvisation)
1.00 pm – Lunch break
2.00 pm – Panel 2 Informal performances and open discussion about workshops
3.00 pm – Keynote 2 Pauline Oliveros, ‘Safe to Play’

4.00 pm – Coffee/Tea
4.15 pm – Panel 3 & Plenary Discussion ‘Imagining the Future’
Chaired by Ellen Waterman
With Sara Ramshaw, Siobhan Keegan QC (Vice-Chair of the Bar of Northern Ireland), His Honour Judge Brian Sherrard and Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth

5.15 pm – Closing Remarks by Sara Ramshaw and Paul Stapleton

Additional Invited Musicians
Tom Arthurs, Rachel Austin, Matt Bourne, Steve Davis, Ed Devane, Bennett Hogg, Dave Kane, Adnan Marquez-Borbon, Han-Earl Park, Dennis Peters, Simon Rose, Phil Smyth, Michael Speers.