Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez
- Senior Lecturer (Music)
My research interests cover the following areas:
Early history of recording technologies
My interests in the early history of recording technologies encompass both cultural and contextual perspectives (concerned particularly with the interface of local, regional, national and transnational discourses and practices in the early development of recording technologies), as well as the study of recordings as sources for the study of performance practice. Between January 2018 and June 2019 I was Principal Investigator in an AHRC-funded Leadership Fellowship on early recording cultures in Spain (1880-1905). The two main resulting outputs were published in 2021. The monograph, Inventing the recording: The phonograph and national culture in Spain, 1877-1914 (OUP) is the first published comprehensive history of the arrival of recording technologies in Spain, whereas the edited book (with Elodie A. Roy) Phonographic Encounters: Mapping Transnational Cultures of sound, 1890-1945 proposes to look at the early history of recording technologies by centering local, hyper-local and transnational practices and discourses.
Currently, I run (together with Inja Stanovic) the AHRC Research Network Rethinking Early Recordings as Sources for the Study of Music History and Performance Practice, and I am also working on a series of articles (which received funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust) on performance practices in early zarzuela recordings. I have also published articles on these topics intended for non-specialist audiences in History today, The Public Domain Review and JSTOR Daily, among others.
Music and politics in Francoist Spain
I started my research career as a historian of music and politics in Francoist Spain, and published two monographs on the topic: Music and Exile in Francoist Spain (2015) analysed the connections of Spanish exiled composers with their homeland throughout 1939-1975, and Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain (2016) the first English-language study of Spanish music criticism in the 1940s. Together with Dr Igor Contreras, I have recently guest-edited a special issue of the Journal of Culture and War Studies focusing on international musical responses in support of the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. I also regularly disseminate my research among non-academic audiences, through lecture-recitals in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes London and by advising performers on the Spanish 20th-century repertoire; I have also spoken about my research several times at the Spanish National Radio and other Spanish-language media and platforms (click here for a podcast in Spanish made for the Instituto Cervantes)
My interests in Digital Musicology revolve mostly around visualization and GIS. I have maintained the digital mapping project Spanish Music in Exile since 2014, and in 2019 I introduced the first postgraduate module in Digital Musicology at the University of Glasgow. In 2018-2019, I gained two Diplomas de Experto Universitario (equivalent to a PGDip) through the Spanish Open University (UNED) - one in Digital Humanities and one in Programming for Digital Humanities.
Singing bodies in the Middle Ages
I am currently in the early stages of a project exploring the configuration of the singing body in the Middle Ages, and more specifically in Aquitanian versus. The project contains a practice-based element, drawing upon my experience as a singer and portative organ player.
- AHRC Research Network funding for the project 'Rethinking Early Recordings as Sources of Music and Performance History' (£40,960). Visit the web of the project here.
- British Academy-Leverhulme Trust Small Grant for the project 'Recording zarzuela in Spain, 1896-1958: Performance practice, canon(s) and national identity' (£7,547.57)
- AHRC Leadership Fellowship for the project 'Early recording cultures in Spain (1877-1905). Towards a transnational history', 2018-9 (£175,689).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities Scotland Research Incentive Grant for the project 'Making sense of Spanish music historiography: Josep Valls and Simon Tapia Colman', 2017 (£4,445).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Small Grant for the project ‘Rodolfo Halffter and the Franco regime - music, exile and collaboration', 2014 (£920).
- Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Small Grant for the project ‘Writing the exiles back into the history of Spanish music: Salvador Bacarisse and Roberto Gerhard’, 2013 (£2440).
In the past I also received smaller grants from the Music & Letters Trust Award, The John Robertson Bequest and The Lilly Library at the University of Indiana.
I have supervised two PhD thesis to completion, and currently work with four other students. I welcome enquiries for students interested in working on topics that fall within my research expertise. This could be topics related to the cultural and political history of Spanish classical music from the late 19th century to the end of the Franco regime, but I'd also be keen to hear about projects focusing on other geographical areas, eras or music genres which could conceivably benefit from my expertise in exile and displacement, music and politics, the history of recording technologies, the history of music criticism, etc.
- Holdsworth Quinn, Ashley
The Critical Reception of Russian and Musicians in Scotland 1914 - 1924
- Hong, Ju-Lee
Musical diplomacy: Isang Yun’s music in the context of the Cold War
- Pattie, Ruairidh
Private and Public: Lieder in Clara Schumann’s circle
- STYLIANIDES, TIMOTHEOS
The guitar performance practice during the second and third decades of twentieth century in Spain, focusing at the musical output of Generacion del '27
In 2021/22 I am convening the following courses:
- Listening through Analysis, level 1, semester 2
- Musical Techniques Intermediate, level 2/Honours, all year
- Genders, Honours/Postgraduate, semester 1
- Research Skills and Digital Musicology, Postgraduate, semester 1