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100 Objects

Object #12. Rob Young’s Electric Eden and Environmental Disaster.

Posted on 6 December 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Isabel Thomas (MA Music) About three years ago I bought the book Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, (London: Faber, 2010) by Rob Young, in the brilliant second-hand section of Blackwell’s in Oxford. It provides a survey of ‘the idea of folk’ in British music over the last century, from composers such as John
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100 Objects

Object #11. Nick Land’s Meltdown: Cycles of Futurism in Internet Music Culture

Posted on 15 November 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Henry Morgan (PhD Musicology) Recently, I have been investigating the Internet as a relatively new and unique cultural space in which artistic communities are formed and musical activity is based.
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Marxism and Form

100 Objects

Object #10. Marxism and Form

Posted on 24 August 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Benjamin Davis (PhD Musicology) The object I have chosen is Fredric Jameson’s book Marxism and Form (1971), in which he postulates that history, as absent cause, shapes cultural forms and leaves traces in them of the situations of their making and reception.
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Still from movie Brassed Off

100 Objects

Object #9. Brassed Off: Gender Stereotypes and the Sexualisation of Instruments, on- and off-screen

Posted on 3 August 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Harriett Blakeman, MA (Performance) Directed by Mark Herman, Brassed Off (1996) confronts social and political tensions prevalent in late twentieth-century Britain. Herman portrays a colliery brass band threatened by pit closures and under investigation from the British Coal Board. For the band members, the ensemble is one of the many areas of their lives
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