Professor Nicholas Reyland joins as Head of Undergraduate Programmes
A very warm welcome to Professor Nicholas Reyland, who joined the RNCM this month as Head of Undergraduate Programmes.
Professor Reyland studied Music at the University of Surrey before undertaking research at Cardiff University, where was awarded his doctorate in 2005. While completing his research degree part-time between 1998 and 2005, he worked full-time for the London Sinfonietta, primarily as the ensemble’s Marketing Manager. He was appointed to Keele University in 2005, his last position there being Senior Lecturer in Music and Film Studies. He is an elected member of Senate for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and in 2013 was awarded ‘Academic of the Year’ for his work with Keelelink, Keele University’s widening participation and outreach programme.
His research interests include Polish music and film (principally the music of Witold Lutosławski and films of Krzysztof Kieslowski), narratology, screen music and sound, affect and embodiment, and, more broadly, the theory, analysis and criticism of music since 1900. He has published books and articles in prestigious journals including Music Analysis, Music & Letters and Music, Sound and the Moving Image and Twentieth-Century Music. His first major article, ‘Lutoslawski, “Akcja” and the Poetics of Musical Plot’, was joint-winner of the 2007 Westrup Prize for articles published in Music & Letters; in 2015 he was awarded an AHRC Early Career Fellowship to lead an international team of Lutosławski researchers investigating the relationship between the composer’s life and music. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Music Analysis and Twentieth-Century Music. He has given invited research seminars at prestigious venues including Cornell University, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the Institute for Musical Research. His current research projects include a series of essays on Lutosławski plus work towards a new collection entitled Lutosławski’s Worlds.
10 May 2018