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Still from movie Brassed Off

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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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Object #8. Coma Notes

Posted on 29 June 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Poumpak Charuprakorn (PhD in Composition) My composition ‘Never-ending Torture’ for soprano and harp was composed for the event ‘Coma notes: music and poetry exploring consciousness and coma’,
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buzuk cifteli Albanian instruments

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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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