A talk by Alicja Knast and Nick Pyall
This seminar will now be a webinar, available to London Met students and staff using Microsoft Teams. A recording of the webinar will be made available on this web page following the event.
Bowed instruments made in Polish-speaking lands between 1550 and 1750: Attribution and historiography in European perspective
The distinctive designs of Polish bowed musical instruments made ca 1650-1750, attributed to Marcin Groblicz and One Dankwart, raise questions concerning their provenance and relation to European Lutherie at the time. Initial research shows that careful study of similarities and differences in the design, manufacturing, distribution, and socio-economic context of bowed instrument-making will not only shed light on Polish instruments, but also advance better understanding of varieties and traditions of designs in other European stringed instruments, workshops and schools of making. Methods used are a mixture of ‘hands-on’ experiences with instruments, including dendrochronology in collaboration with other specialists, research based on archival records and investigation of the socio-economic contexts.
Guitar making and familial connections: Vienna, Markneukirchen and New York in the Nineteenth Century
On the labels of the guitars they made in New York in the 1830s, Christian Martin and Heinrich Schatz celebrated their association with the Viennese stringed-musical-instrument maker Staufer. However, the lack of extant Martin and Schatz instruments with identifying labels from the beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the time when they immigrated to America is surprising. This paper will ask why this is so and examine the connections between those who travelled to North America and those who stayed behind in Saxony and Austria.
Nick is a guitar maker, teacher of making, player and researcher of the instrument’s history. He currently teaches at the Cass and at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.
Image credit: Jon Kalish. Source: npr.org/
Cass Research Seminar 2019-20
Research Beyond the Studio
Thursday 31 October 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
This seminar will explore the relationship between the architecture studio and the production of research.
Thursday 14 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations on the topic of participatory making.
(Re)constructing Musics of the Harp
Thursday 21 November 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Two presentations by Mike Baldwin and Lewis Jones.
Thursday 5 December 2019, 6.30 to 8pm
Maeve Brennan and Ektoras Arkomanis will discuss restorative practices and ideas in their work, involving the recording of actual, material restorations on film, but also using film.
Refugees + Mental Health
Thursday 16 January 2020, 6.30 to 8pm
A talk by Sandra Denike-Polcher, Dr. Corinna Haenschel and Dr. Domenico Giacco.
CANCELLED: Drawing as Method
Thursday 6 February 2020, 6.30
A talk about drawing as a research method.
Printing and Pedagogy
Thursday 13 February 2020, 6.30
Laura Onions and Emily Evans will explore Printing and Pedagogy.
Architecture and the Culture of Understanding
Thursday 20 February 2020, 6.30
Inaugural seminar of Christian Frost
CANCELLED: Animal Gaze
Thursday 5 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Rosemarie McGoldrick, Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Art.
On Intricacy: The Work of John Meunier the Architect
Monday 9 March, 2020, 6-8pm
Patrick Lynch will introduce John Meunier, his life and his work, and the themes of the book.
Imagination, Form, Fiction
Thursday 12 March 2020, 6.30pm
A talk by Aleks Catina and Dr Sunny Singh.
History of Laundry
Thursday 30 April 2020, 6.30pm
Edwina Atlee will present her paper: Laundry / and the limits of economic rationality.