Research in the media

Revolution and Romance

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Clair Rowden has contributed to a new BBC4 documentary series exploring the transformation of music in the 19th century. Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century sees Suzy Klein tell the story of how music became the leading art form in an age of political and industrial revolution. Dr Rowden, whose research
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In the Media: Celebrating French female composers

Posted on 11 March 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Caroline Rae marked International Women’s Day by joining BBC Radio 3 for a special celebration on Sunday 8 March. Dr Rae contributed live commentary for a broadcast concert featuring a programme of French women composers. The evening concert – featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC National Chorus of Wales,  and conductor
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In the Media: Pop, politics, and identity

Posted on 1 December 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill joined presenter Bethan Rhys Roberts & Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) in studio for The Wales Report to discuss pop, politics, and cultural identity last week. They discussed politically-minded music, the rich history of political songs in Welsh, protest songs in the age of social media, and the future of political music. The
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In the Media: Urban Birds

Posted on 15 July 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Staged by the PRS for Music Foundation to coincide with this year’s Commonwealth Games, the first ever New Music Biennial showcases new commissions from a wide range of composers across the UK in two special events held in London and Glasgow. BBC Radio 3’s Hear and Now programme broadcast music from the showcase, including Urban
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Research in the media: Urban Birds

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Arlene Sierra appeared on the BBC Radio Wales Arts Show this week to discuss her new work – Urban Birds for three pianos with percussion and sampled birdsong – with presenter Nicola Heywood Thomas. The programme is currently available on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xskms Urban Birds was commissioned by the INTER/actions Festival of Interactive Electronic Music,
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Research in the media: A New South Wales

Posted on 10 March 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill features on a BBC Radio Wales programme exploring the anatomy of classic songs. Dr Hill, an expert in Welsh pop music, appeared on episode 4 of I Write The Songs to discuss Welsh band The Alarm and their 1988 hit, A New South Wales. (I Write the Songs, BBC Radio Wales, 8.3.2014,
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