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Arts & culture, Contemporary Music, Postgraduate research

Ancient Mariner: Not an Opera

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Three of our postgraduate composers have worked with Welsh artist Ivor Davies to create an immersive, sound-led performance which will premiere at National Museum Cardiff on 17 May. Find out more from the composers – Joseph Hillyard, Richard McReynolds, and Julia E. Howell – here… Ancient Mariner: Not An Opera began as the idea of artist Read moreabout Ancient Mariner: Not an Opera

Woman with long red hair standing in front of a bookshelf and smiling into the camera.

Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Postgraduate research

Studying Cornish carols in Washington

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Kate Neale writes from Washington where she is currently an AHRC Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress… “I study Cornish Christmas carol repertoire and performance in South Australia and California. That’s a strange reason to find myself in Washington DC; but this PhD is about journeys just as much as music. “During Read moreabout Studying Cornish carols in Washington

Photo taken by Robert Court

Arts & culture, Contemporary Music

Pierre Boulez Memorial Service

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Robert Court, University Organist and Associate Lecturer at the School of Music, writes about the recent Parisian memorial service for Pierre Boulez… Pierre Boulez Memorial Service Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris 4pm January 14th 2016 Just before Christmas, and two days before the terrorist attack on the Bataclan theatre, I had booked a two night trip to Paris Read moreabout Pierre Boulez Memorial Service


Arts & culture, Composition, Contemporary Music

Musical creativity and communication in the age of social media

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Robert Fokkens writes about our involvement with the Signum Quartet’s exciting #qwartweet project… Over the next 18 months, Cardiff University composers will be partnering an exceptional German chamber ensemble – the Signum Quartet (previously BBC New Generation Artists) – in an innovative project based around the Twitter social media platform. Devised by the Signum Quartet, Read moreabout Musical creativity and communication in the age of social media

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