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Amanda Bayley

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Personal statement

Amanda Bayley is Professor of Music at Bath Spa University. Following on from her PhD at the University of Reading on Bartok Performance Studies, her research interests lie in the areas of performance and analysis; processes of composition, rehearsal and performance in contemporary music; string quartets; and ethnomusicology. As an active viola player she is a member of the Taunton Sinfonietta, the Bristol Classical Players and various chamber groups.

Amanda is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bartok (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Recorded Music: Performance, Culture, and Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) for which she received the Ruth A. Solie Award from the American Musicological Society in 2011

She was President of the Society for Music Analysis from 2004 to 2008. From 2007 to 2009 she led a collaborative research project with the Kreutzer Quartet and Michael Finnissy entitled: From Composition to Performance: Innovations and Interactions in Contemporary String Quartets funded by a British Academy Larger Research Grant.

 One of the significant outputs of this research is the software DVD, Evolution and Collaboration: the composition, rehearsal and performance of Finnissy's Second String Quartet, produced with Michael Clarke (University of Huddersfield) in 2011: see an overview on youtube.

Additional outputs relating to this collaborative research include the Kreutzer Quartet's DVD Quartet Choreography and their recording of Finnissy's Second and Third String Quartets.  The Third Quartet (2009), dedicated to Amanda, is the subject of her interdisciplinary research (also funded by the British Academy) with social anthropologist Beth Elverdam (Aarhus University, Denmark), analysing compositional sources and audio-visual resources from rehearsals and performances.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Reading
  • MMus Surrey
  • BA(Hons) Dartington College of Arts

Professional qualifications

  • PGCertHE

Current Scholarship

  • Current research projects include work on an AHRC-funded Research Network on Performance in the Recording Studio, led by Simon Zagorski-Thomas (London College of Music, University of West London).
  • For details of recent and current research projects, and areas for PhD supervision, please visit my website: http://amandabayley.co.uk/

 

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the international advisory panel for the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) [2004-2009]
  • President of the Society for Music Analysis [2004-2008]
  • Committee member/Secretary of the National Association for Music in Higher Education [2002-2006]
  • Events Officer of the Society for Music Analysis [2000-2004]

Current memberships:

  • American Musicological Society
  • Royal Musical Association
  • Society for Music Analysis
  • Sound and Music

External Examiners

  • Royal Academy of Music [PhD, 2012, 2006]
  • Canterbury Christ Church University [PhD, 2011]
  • Sydney Conservatorium [PhD, 2009]
  • Kingston University [BMus(Hons), 2005-2008] 
  • Kneller Hall Military School of Music [BMus(Hons), 2005-2008]

Other external roles

  • Humanities Editor for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies [2012-]
  • Regular peer reviewer of articles for academic journals and book manuscripts [2005-]

Teaching Specialism

  • Twentieth-century music history and analysis
  • Performance Studies
  • World Music
  • Ethnomusicology

Current MPhil/PhD supervisions 

  • James Williams, 'Creative interaction and collaborative process in contemporary music and its performance' [2012-]
  • Chris Foster, 'Determining the Indeterminate' [2008-]

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Recorded music: performance, culture and technology
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Bayley, A (2010) Recorded music: performance, culture and technology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521863094


The Cambridge companion to Bartók
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Bayley, A (2001) The Cambridge companion to Bartók. Cambridge Companions to Music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521669580


Cross-cultural collaborations with the Kronos Quartet
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Bayley, A (2018) 'Cross-cultural collaborations with the Kronos Quartet.' In: Clarke, E and Doffman, M, eds. Distributed creativity: collaboration and improvisation in contemporary music. Oxford University Press, New York. (Forthcoming)


Developing dialogues in intercultural music-making
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Bayley, A and Dutiro, C (2016) 'Developing dialogues in intercultural music-making.' In: Burnard, P, Mackinlay, E and Powell, K, eds. The Routledge international handbook of intercultural arts research. Routledge international handbooks of education . Routledge, pp. 391-403. ISBN 9781138909939


Interpreting indeterminancy: filming Lutoslawski's String Quartet
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Bayley, A and Heyde, N (2013) 'Interpreting indeterminancy: filming Lutoslawski's String Quartet.' In: Polish music since 1945. Musica Iagellonica, Krakow, pp. 228-243. ISBN 9788370991852


Analysing Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet: a multimedia interactive approach
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Bayley, A and Clarke, M (2010) 'Analysing Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet: a multimedia interactive approach.' In: Utz, C, ed. Music theory and interdisciplinarity: 8th Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie Graz 2008. Musik theorien der gegenwart (4). Pfau, Saarbrücken. ISBN 9783897274488


Multiple takes: using recordings to document creative process
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Bayley, A (2010) 'Multiple takes: using recordings to document creative process.' In: Bayley, A, ed. Recorded music: performance, culture and technology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 206-224. ISBN 9780521863094


The nature of expressivity in Berio’s Sequenza VI for viola
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Bayley, A (2007) 'The nature of expressivity in Berio’s Sequenza VI for viola.' In: Halfyard, J, ed. Berio's Sequenzas: essays on performance, composition and analysis. Ashgate, Aldershot ; Burlington, VT, pp. 233-254. ISBN 9780754654452


The string quartets and works for chamber orchestra
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Bayley, A (2001) 'The string quartets and works for chamber orchestra.' In: Bayley, A, ed. The Cambridge companion to Bartók. Cambridge companions to music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 151-174. ISBN 9780521669580


Communicating through notation: Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet from composition to performance
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Bayley, A and Heyde, N (2017) 'Communicating through notation: Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet from composition to performance.' Music Performance Research, 8. pp. 80-97. ISSN 1755-9219


Creative layers and continuities: a case study of Nicole Lizée and the Kronos Quartet
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Bayley, A and Lizée, N (2016) 'Creative layers and continuities: a case study of Nicole Lizée and the Kronos Quartet.' Musicae Scientiae, 20 (3). pp. 392-412. ISSN 1029-8649


Ethnographic research into contemporary string quartet rehearsal
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Bayley, A (2011) 'Ethnographic research into contemporary string quartet rehearsal.' Ethnomusicology Forum, 20 (3). pp. 385-411. ISSN 1741-1912


Enquête sur la genèse du Deuxième quatuor à cordes de Michael Finnissy
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Bayley, A (2010) 'Enquête sur la genèse du Deuxième quatuor à cordes de Michael Finnissy.' Genesis: Revue Internationale de Critique Génétique, 31. pp. 37-54. ISSN 1167-5101


Analytical representations of creative processes in Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet
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Bayley, A and Clarke, M (2009) 'Analytical representations of creative processes in Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet.' Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, 3 (1&2). pp. 139-157. ISSN 1307-0401


Bartók's String Quartet No. 4/III: a new interpretative approach
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Bayley, A (2000) 'Bartók's String Quartet No. 4/III: a new interpretative approach.' Music Analysis, 19 (3). pp. 353-382. ISSN 1468-2249


Crossing musical bridges: composers, performers and intercultural encounters
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Bayley, A (2017) Crossing musical bridges: composers, performers and intercultural encounters. In: Professorial Lecture Series 2016-17, 22 February 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


On composer-performer collaboration
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Bayley, A (2016) On composer-performer collaboration. In: Michael Finnissy: Dialogues, 17 November 2016, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.


Creating new music across cultural boundaries: mbira and string quartet
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Bayley, A and Dutiro, C (2015) Creating new music across cultural boundaries: mbira and string quartet. In: Tracking the Creative Process in Music: Third International Conference, 8-10 October 2015, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris, France.


Women and analysis
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Bayley, A (2015) Women and analysis. In: KeeleMAC 2015: The Keele Music Analysis Conference, 8-10 July 2015, Keele Hall, Keele University, UK.


Layers of creativity in composition, rehearsal and performance: Nicole Lizée and the Kronos Quartet
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Bayley, A and Lizée, N (2013) Layers of creativity in composition, rehearsal and performance: Nicole Lizée and the Kronos Quartet. In: Tracking the Creative Process in Music Second International Conference, 10-13 October 2013, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.


Discourses in the recording studio
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Bayley, A (2013) Discourses in the recording studio. In: Online Conference on Performance in the Studio. Convened by the (UK) AHRC-funded Research Network on Performance in the Studio (PitS), 29 April-5 May 2013.


Rehearsal as creative process
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Bayley, A and Elverdam, B (2013) Rehearsal as creative process. In: CMPCP Performance Studies Network Second International Conference, 4-7 April 2013, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


Mapping a composer's intentions from composition to performance
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Bayley, A (2012) Mapping a composer's intentions from composition to performance. In: New Music in Britain Conference, 10-12 May 2012, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.


Evolution and collaboration in string quartet composition, rehearsal and performance
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Bayley, A (2011) Evolution and collaboration in string quartet composition, rehearsal and performance. In: Tracking the Creative Process in Music International Conference, 29 September - 1 October 2011, Communauté d'Universités et d'Etablissements Lille Nord de France, Lille, France.


Rehearsal analysis of Finnissey's Third String Quartet
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Bayley, A (2011) Rehearsal analysis of Finnissey's Third String Quartet. In: CMPCP Performance Studies Network International Conference, 14-17 July 2011, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


Ethnographic research into string quartet rehearsal and performance
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Bayley, A (2009) Ethnographic research into string quartet rehearsal and performance. In: Twenty-fifth European Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Performance, 18-22 September 2009, Milton Keynes, UK.


Investigating the interpretative space between notation and performance
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Bayley, A (2009) Investigating the interpretative space between notation and performance. In: IAMS Symposium, Music: Notation and Sound, 5-10 July 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Interpreting indeterminancy: performing Lutosławski’s String Quartet
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Bayley, A and Heyde, N (2009) Interpreting indeterminancy: performing Lutosławski’s String Quartet. In: Polish Music Since 1945, 30 April - 2 May 2009, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK.


Interactive strategies for analysing music
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Bayley, A and Clarke, M (2008) Interactive strategies for analysing music. In: Eighth Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Music Theory and Interdisciplinarity, 9-12 October 2008, University of Music and the Dramatic Arts, Graz, Austria.


Interactive strategies for analysing musical structure
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Bayley, A and Clarke, M (2008) Interactive strategies for analysing musical structure. In: Fourth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, 2-6 July 2008, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.


The relationship between notation and performance practice in Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet
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Bayley, A (2007) The relationship between notation and performance practice in Michael Finnissy’s Second String Quartet. In: Sixth European Music Analysis Conference on Interpretation, 11-14 October 2007, Hochschule für Musik and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany.


Documenting the creative process: recordings as research tools
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Bayley, A (2007) Documenting the creative process: recordings as research tools. In: CHARM/RMA annual conference on Musicology and Recordings, 13-15 September 2007, University of London, London, UK.


Evolution and collaboration: the composition, rehearsal and performance of Finnissy’s Second String Quartet [DVD]
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Bayley, A and Clarke, M (2011) Evolution and collaboration: the composition, rehearsal and performance of Finnissy’s Second String Quartet [DVD].


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