The culmination of a long association with pianist Matthew Mills, Bagatelles represents some 30 years of piano music by British composer Bernard Hughes.
If you want to study experimental performance in the UK, with or without a focus on sound, then this is the ideal course for you.
Designed for emerging arts practitioners, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s brand new MMus course in Experimental Performance provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake independent artistic projects in a fully supportive environment.
Available for the first time in September 2019, the course enables practitioners from a variety of disciplines (including, but not limited to, instrumental/vocal performance, composition, dance, choreography, theatre, visual and performance art, creative writing) to come together with likeminded people. This course doesn’t ask you to justify yourself against the background of tradition, but gives you agency. People from every discipline are treated equally with emphasis placed on rigorous conceptual thought and idea-development. By focusing on these non-discipline-specific aspects of performance you will contribute to a collaborative, discursive and interdisciplinary working environment.
The core of your study will be formed by your own artistic ideas, which are developed, through research and dialogue, into professional practical projects.
You will be allocated a mentoring team comprising a personal tutor who has experience in collaborative and conceptual approaches alongside additional specialist support according to your individual needs. Your mentoring team is there to help you realise your ideas into fully developed performances in the best possible way.
The course will equip you with the skills you need to engage successfully with diverse contemporary creative practice. You will focus on your own Experimental Performance work, while complementary modules are intended to enhance your wider professional development. These will be chosen, in discussion with your personal tutor, from a varied list shared with other postgraduate Principal Study disciplines.