Postgraduate research

Coma Notes

Posted on 9 November 2016 by Jessica Kelly

  We recently teamed up with the poet James Nash and the Cardiff-York Universities Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre to put together an evening of new music by some of our postgraduate composers exploring the themes of coma and consciousness. This will  take place here on Saturday 12 November as part of the
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Ancient Mariner: Not an Opera

Posted on 16 May 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
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Studying Cornish carols in Washington

Posted on 26 February 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
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The Surprises of Research Impact

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Sam Murray has been studying the independent music scene in Portland, Oregon. Here he tells us how his public engagement work in the city has led to some unexpected outcomes… “An interesting aspect of a PhD is the impact it can have on the field of study; this can vary from having a
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Beethoven Was Wrong

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD composer Daniel James Ross tells us about his new radio show dedicated to contemporary composers at UK universities… Beethoven Was Wrong is a radio show that I am making for the world’s first radio art station, Resonance FM. Below is a description of the show from the website: “BWW is a radio show about
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The Big Ears Workshop

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Composer Richard McReynolds is studying for his PhD in composition. Here he tells us about his involvement in a workshop collaboratively creating prototype accessible interfaces, and using them to create an improvised electronic music ensemble performance… “My research involves the use of gestural devices to trigger electronic sounds in musical performance.  In order to explore
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Music and Ceramics – a collaboration

Posted on 22 May 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD composer John Cooney on an exciting collaboration with National Museum Wales… “When the chance came to be involved in a collaboration with National Museum Wales, and to write a new piece for an event in the Museum’s Fragile? exhibition, I was delighted.  I have always enjoyed collaborating with artists from other disciplines and have
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