Bent Notes – A Queer Musicology Podcast

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Interviewing music historians, theorists, composers, and performers about the queer things that they do.

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Rachel Cowgill interviews Robert Crowe about his work as a male soprano and research on Giovanni Battista Velluti, the last operatic castrato. Robert and Rachel discuss the differences between the castrato, countertenor, and male soprano voices, how the public reacted…

Dr Hannah Marie Robbins on the queerness of the MGM film of The Wizard of Oz, the iconic status of Judy Garland, and all things Broadway-meets-Hollywood. Hannah's UoN profile: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/humanities/departments/music/people/hannah.robbins Hannah's Twitter: @drhannahrobbins

Ryan Persadie discusses his work on queer Indo-Caribbean spaces in Toronto. A scholar-activist-artist, he performs as Tifa Wine, and reflects on how he uses drag to bridge ethnomusicological theory and praxis. Tifa Wine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tifa.wine/ Ryan's page: https://wgsi.utoronto.ca/person/ryan-persadie/

Jack Doyle and Marie Bennett discuss the afterlife of Freddie Mercury: his enduring status as a queer icon for multiple generations, the tensions between his public and private personas, and what it is that made his performances so spectacular. Marie's…

Singer, writer and researcher CN Lester joins Naomi in conversation on gender history and song. They share some of their research on 17th-century Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi, as well as their experiences as a trans musician. Please note, this episode's…

Composer Anthony R. Green talks to us about a new song in memory of Stonewall, the controversies of writing trans characters, and redressing classical music's race problem. Visit our BRAND NEW WEBSITE: https://www.lgbtqmusicstudygroup.com/ Visit Anthony's website: https://www.anthonyrgreen.com/ Learn more about…

The inaugural episode of Bent Notes: a Queer Musicology Podcast! In this episode, Brian Inglis takes us through the witty, erudite, and at times heartbreaking corpus of letters which Kaikhosru Sorabji wrote to Philip Heseltine (a.k.a. Peter Warlock) between 1913…

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