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Object #7. Buzuk & Çifteli: Genetic Divergence on the Long-necked Lute Family Tree

Posted on 5 June 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Jeffrey P Charest, PhD student For Object #7, PhD student Jeffrey Charest discusses the cifteli and the buzuk, which he presented at the Postgraduate Forum. “At the Postgrad Forum I talked about two Albanian plucked string instruments, the çifteli and the buzuk. The former, played mostly in northern Albania, has two strings while the buzuk,
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Object #6. Archival Documents of Napoleonic Milan

Posted on 22 May 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Alessandra Palidda (PhD) My PhD project focuses on the relationship between music, society and politics in the city of Milan between 1790 and 1802. I have chosen this particular timeframe because, following the outcome of the so-called Napoleonic wars, Northern Italy went through a particularly complex political season, its government repeatedly changing within just
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Chee Wang Ng 108 Global Rice Bowls

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Object #5. On the ‘Chineseness’ of Chinese Contemporary Music

Posted on 8 May 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Jerry Zhuo, MA in Composition. When discussing Chinese contemporary music, one may recall the debate around ‘Chineseness’ that arose with the formation of modern China in the early 20th Century.
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Spyro 2: Gateway to a Reconceptualisation of Digital Sampling

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Object #4. Spyro 2: Gateway to a Reconceptualisation of Digital Sampling

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Justin Turnbull, MA (Music Studies). I find that listening to music in the background whilst undertaking another task can either focus my mind on the task or distract me from it. When writing an essay last semester I chose to listen to music strongly associated with my childhood, which had the effect of keeping
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