Nestled in the comfy sofas of the STUKcafé, musicologist Robert Adlington asks composers and performers about what, to them, ’democracy’ within new music practice may entail.
Robert Adlington is Queen's Anniversary Prize Chair in Contemporary Music at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has written books on Harrison Birtwistle, Louis Andriessen, and avant-garde music in 1960s Amsterdam, and is currently writing a book on music and democracy. Other writings have explored Luigi Nono, Luciano Berio, 1960s music theatre, music and communism, and musical modernism. He gives regular public talks for concert venues, ensembles and music festivals around Europe.