The Exchange Talks are our weekly series of public events in which members of our staff, academia and the professions share their research insights on art, society and the issues that matter to everyone.

Exchange Talks are free and open to anyone who has an interest in the performing arts and wants to hear new ideas. Most Exchange Talks take place in the Fyfe Lecture Theatre on Monday evening at 6pm.

RCS Staff and Students can access the archive of Exchange Talks on a Portal Page.

In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, Exchange Talks are now being livestreamed directly into your home. You can also watch Exchange Talks on RCSatHome.

Term 2 2020-21 Schedule

Full details of talks in Term 2 will be released shortly.

Monday 18 January 2021, 18:00
Dr Lucy Hollingworth, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK)
Life, Story, and Musical Form
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Monday 25 January 2021, 18:00
Ashanti Harris, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK) and Sabrina Henry (UK)
The Re-Action of Black Performance
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Monday 01 February 2021, 18:00
Dr Andrew Bova, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK)
Music, Competition, and Tradition: Competitive Piping Repertoire from 1947-2015
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Monday 08 February 2021, 18:00
Dr J Simon van der Walt, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK):
Livecoding and the Javanese Gamelan – a Series of Inconclusive Battles
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Monday 15 February 2021, 18:00
Dr Lekelia Jenkins, Arizona State University (USA)
Methods for Creating a Science Dance and its Impact on Participants
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Monday 22 February 2021, 18:00
Dr Sarah Hopfinger, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK)
Ecologies of Pain
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Monday 01 March 2021, 18:00
Dr Shzr Ee Tan, Royal Holloway University of London (UK)
Megaphones Hiding in Trees: Anthropocene Soundscapes and Civic Instruction in Places of Natural Beauty in China
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Monday 08 March 2020, 18:00
Professor Josh Dickson, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK)
Deirdre’s Dream: a Personal Exploration of the Pibroch Echo Beat’s Basis in Gaelic Song
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Monday 15 March 2020, 18:00 
Josh Armstrong, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (UK); Alexandra Lakind, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA);  Chessa Adsit-Morris, University of California, Santa Cruz (USA); Rebekka Saeter, Independent Artist and Outdoor Educator
The Feral Turn: Performance after the End of the World
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If you are interested in sharing your work in an Exchange Talk Livestream please email Stephanie Edwards,  Research & Knowledge Exchange Officer.

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