Coffee morning talk 176 Music of the Arts and Crafts Movement

Date(s) - 27th Jan 2020

The Wilson


Ashbee and Gimson and the others – their fabulous furniture, artefacts and architecture – these are well known and much admired. But what of the music? How did composers respond to the philosophies of Ruskin and Morris?
Gustav Holst, for one, had Arts and Crafts ideals in his DNA; but there were plenty of others, not just in Britain but across the world. This talk seeks to demonstrate how their music doesn’t just illustrate Arts and Crafts thinking, but actually expresses it in the way that it sounds.
Our speaker, Tim Porter started off as a musician, but has always studied history as well, and his two fields have always cross-fertilized.
For many years he worked as a composer in touring theatre, but now pursues a career as an itinerant lecturer, speaking at museums, residential colleges, music clubs and history societies. He lectures regularly at the Ashmolean and is a member of the Arts Society register.

Time: Coffee from 10:30. Speaker: 11:00-12:00. Cost: £10.

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