Staff Research

Recent research by staff at Trinity Laban falls mainly into the categories of:

Practice-led research in performance, composition and choreography, and with an emphasis on collaboration in all its forms. Recent commissioning for composers at Trinity Laban includes: London Symphony Orchestra; London Sinfonietta; BBC Symphony Orchestra; RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland; English National Opera; [rout]; Ex Novo ensemble; musikFabric; Canadian Sinfonietta; RepertorioZero; ELISION ensemble; Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik. Recent commissioning for Trinity Laban choreographers includes: The Royal Ballet; San Francisco Ballet; New York City Ballet; Paris Opera Ballet; Stuttgart Ballet; Australian Ballet; Nederlands Dans Theater; Probe Dance Company.

Trinity Laban staff have seen their work performed at numerous venues and festivals in the UK, including: Royal Opera House; Sadler's Wells; BBC Proms; ICA London; Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; Cheltenham Festival; Brighton Festival; Dance Umbrella; Cutting Edge Festival, British Dance Edition. Recent international performances include Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich; Weimarer Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik; Wien Modern; Randspiele Berlin, Fabricca Europa, Florence. There have also been recent landmark recordings by Trinity Laban staff of the music of Peter Maxwell Davies, Philip Glass and Morton Feldman.

Text-based research into music, dance and related artforms. Recent journal articles by Trinity Laban staff have been published in: Journal of the Royal Musical Association; Dance Research Journal; Opera Quarterly; Journal for the Philosophy of History; Psychology of Music; Musicae Scientiae; Neue Zeitschrift für Musik; Contemporary Music Review; Austrian Studies; Contemporary Aesthetics; International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. Also recently published are monographs and book chapters for Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Dance Books and Ashgate. See here for a list of recent publications.

Trinity Laban staff have recently given keynotes or invited lectures at: Institute of Musical Research, IAS London; Oxford University; Goldsmiths College; Southbank Centre; Sage, Gateshead; The British Academy; The Society for Dance Research; Royal Academy of Music; University of York; University of Huddersfield. 

Performance and Dance Science (including research that interfaces with TL's large and acknowledged Public Engagement programme).