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Dr. Alastair Williams

Posted on 01 January 2011 Dr Alastair Williams (Research Institute for the Humanities) has been successful along with Prof. Barbara Kelly in securing prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Fellowships, worth a total of nearly £80,000. These fellowships allow a scholar time to develop or complete a major piece of research.

The principal output from Dr Williams' project is a monograph entitled 'Music in Germany since 1968', which devotes principal chapters to the composers Wolfgang Rihm (who was featured at the Barbican this year) and Helmut Lachenmann, while also highlighting younger talents, such as Matthias Pintscher and Isabel Mundry. Moving away from the post-war avant-gardes, this project reveals how contemporary composers have re-engaged with figures such as Schubert and Schumann from the Austro-German tradition.