My project will explore the problems and possibilities of reading and interpretation in relation to contemporary conditions of textual excess and complexity, taking practices of shamanism and conceptualism in art and poetics as its particular fields of reference. These areas, considered together, offer opportunities to examine interactions between language, cognition and experience, as manifest through structures of signification, writing and interpretation.
My project investigates the nature devotions of early medieval saints in Britain. The intention is to illuminate the process by which the landscape was converted from pagan to Christian significance, reshaped through narratives laid down by pioneering missionaries and to categorise the nature rituals recorded in the lives of saints.
I propose to research and reveal the relationship between the technological inventions and musical creativity of a selection of electronic composers in the period 1950s-80s. These composers (who include Daphne Oram, Theresa Rampazzi, Beatriz Ferreyra and Laurie Spiegel) are of particular research interest as they all combined technological invention with music composition (what may now be referred to as ‘electronicist’) and their contributions are under-represented in the field.