David S K Henson
SONG,STAGE AND SCREEN V111
Conference 2-4 July, 2013 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Title of Conference: What do we do, when we do, what we do.
Paper presented: Process and Performance in Musical Theatre.
Conference 13 February, 2014 London College of Music, University of West London
Title of Conference: Songs for a New Curriculum: the significance for education and industry of new writing in musical theatre.
Paper to be presented: The importance of new musical theatre writing and its impact upon the curriculum within Higher Education.
Title of Conference: ‘The Art of Collaboration in Musical Theatre.’
Paper and Practical Session to be presented: The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes […and ears] Marcel Proust
[A 90 minute lecture demonstration of how an unseen/unknown piece of text can be developed into a musical event/performance. This work will seek to confirm the necessity for the performer to interrogate the process of performance at every stage of the work and as a result create and confirm the final outcome - the song itself! The purpose of the paper is to identify the importance of being a triple threat interpreter(writer, composer, and performer) in addition to the skills and techniques that create the triple-threat performer.]