Prof Chris Collins

Head of School / Professor

Contact info

Position: Head of School, School of Music and Media

Email: c.collins@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1248 388108

Location: Music building

Chris Collins joined the lecturing staff of the School of Music in 2001 after completing a PhD on European influences on the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). He has worked extensively on early twentieth-century music in France and Spain, and has more recently branched out into the study of 1960s popular music. Current projects include a monograph for Cambridge University Press on Falla’s experience of music by composers of other nationalities, and a new critical edition of Falla’s prose writings with Elena Torres Clemente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

He is enthused by a very wide range of music, and his teaching reflects this, encompassing music history of all periods, word/music relations, and practical musicianship. He has conducted the University Chorus, the University Symphony Orchestra and the University Opera Group for a number of years, in works by composers as diverse as Stravinsky, Sibelius, Bruckner, Mozart and Monteverdi.

He was awarded a Bangor University Honorary Teaching Fellowship in 2007, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was a member of the QAA benchmark revision panel for Music in 2015-16, and has been an adviser to a number of organisations on music education at all levels. He is a Council Member of the Royal Musical Association and of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. He was appointed Head of Music at Bangor University in 2012, and was awarded a Personal Chair in 2016. His rare moments of spare time are spent listening to music, mountain walking, reading and cycling.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
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    Falla in Britain.

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 1 Jan 2003, In : Musical Times. 144, p. 33-48

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Manuel de Falla, L'acoustique nouvelle and Natural Resonance: A Myth Exposed.

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 1 May 2003, In : Journal of the Royal Musical Association. 128, 1, p. 71-97

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Principios rotacionales y forma teleológica en el Concerto de Falla

    Collins, C., Aug 2013, In : Quodlibet. 53, p. 24-42 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Working at the Words/Music Interface: Models of Collaboration.

    Collins, C. G., Abbott, H. M., Abbott, H. & Collins, C., 1 Apr 2010, In : Contemporary Music Review. 29, 2, p. 159-169

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Compuesta a toda velocidad: El amor brujo como debut del compositor profesional

    Collins, C., 2018, El amor brujo, metáfora de la modernidad: Estudios en torno a Manuel de Falla y la música española del siglo XX. Torres Clemente, E., Giménez Rodríguez, F. J., Aguilar Hernández, C. & González Mesa, D. (eds.). Madrid: Centro de Documentación de Música y Danza-INAEM, p. 55 71 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Falla in Europe: Relations with his contemporaries.

    Collins, C. G., Collins, C. & Harper, N. L. (ed.), 1 Jan 2005, Manuel de Falla. 2005 ed. Scarecrow, p. 247-84

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Les relations amicales et artistiques entre Koechlin et Manuel de Falla.

    Collins, C. G., Collins, C. & Benoit-Otis, M. H. (ed.), 1 Jan 2010, Charles Koechlin: Compositeur et Humaniste. 2010 ed. Librairie Philosophique Vrin, p. 527-543

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Luz en la oscuridad: observaciones sobre la composición de las Noches de Falla.

    Collins, C. G., Collins, C. & Nommick, Y. (ed.), 1 Jan 2006, Manuel de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España: edición facsímil de los manuscritos XLIX A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 y A6 del Archivo Manuel de Falla, y de manuscritos del Archivo de Valentín Ruiz Aznar. 2006 ed. Publicaciones del Archivo Manuel de Falla and Junta de Andalucía, p. xvii-lxxiii

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  11. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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    Les relations amicales et artistiques entre Koechlin et Manuel de Falla.

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 1 Jan 2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Music and Poetry in fin-de-siècle Paris: a study day.

    Collins, C. G., Abbott, H. & Collins, C., 31 Oct 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    Spanning a frontier: Manuel de Falla’s Trois Mélodies and multinational identity.

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 2 Jul 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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    The Passion of Youth

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 1 Jan 2004.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  16. Other contribution › Research › Not peer-reviewed
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    Images of Spain, review of Matthew Brown, Debussy’s Ibéria (Cambridge: CUP, 2003)

    Collins, C. G. & Collins, C., 1 Jan 2004, Unknown.

    Research output: Other contribution

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