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Object #15. Promoting Classical Music Today: Making a Video for a New CD of Piano Transcriptions

Posted on 23 March 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By David Aijon Bruno (MA Music Studies) When I volunteered to give this rather improvised presentation for Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Forum, little did I know that the platform came with blogs attached. And so this post will make things I had wished to keep private a bit more public than I’d probably like, but so
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Object #14. Poulenc’s Organ Concerto: Allusions and Receptions

Posted on 9 February 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Thomas Pitt (MA in Music Studies) Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) was never shy of borrowing (or, more accurately, stealing) materials from other composers’ works, whether by direct quotation or by stylistic evocation. Often, he does this in order to create what Daniel Albright (in Untwisting the Serpent, 2000) calls an ‘acoustic collage’, cutting and pasting
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CoMa Music for All 2018

Posted on 11 January 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

Martin Humphries (PhD in Composition) CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) is a UK-wide organisation promoting new music at an amateur level. This chimes perfectly with my own views, with the pre-occupation of much of my research and composing practice being that contemporary repertoire should not be the reserve of professional ensembles.
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South Korean Wall of Loudspeakers

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Object #13. GFRIEND’s ‘Me Gustas Tu’ (오늘부터 우리는) and the South Korean wall of loudspeakers

Posted on 9 January 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Andrew Goddard (MA Music) Being a fan of K-pop – that is, pop music from South Korea – I decided to present at the Postgraduate Forum the music video of GFRIEND’s song ‘Me Gustas Tu’ as an object of discussion. I shared GFRIEND’s video because it exemplifies the deeply politicised nature of K-pop.
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