Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez
- Reader (Music)
My research interests cover the following areas:
Early history of recording technologies
I research early recordings both as cultural artefacts and documents for historical performance practice. In which concerns the former, I am interested in how national and local contexts shaped earlier phonographic practices as well as discourses and imaginaries. In which concerns the later, I am mostly interested in recordings of vocal music and particularly of Spanish zarzuela. I am particularly fascinated by how these two approaches can be brought together: how our interpretation of the performance practices we hear in early recordings can be informed by a multidimensional understanding of the context in which they were made.
Music and politics in Francoist Spain
I started my research career as a historian of music and politics in Francoist Spain, covering both Spain itself and exile, and I still regularly publish on the topic. I am particularly interested in how the discovery exiled composers or others who were neglected in their lifetime can inform the historiography of Spanish music.
My interests in Digital Musicology revolve mostly around visualization and GIS, and stem from a keen interest to communicate my research widely. 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