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Marxism and Form

100 Objects

Object #10. Marxism and Form

Posted on 24 August 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Benjamin Davis (PhD Musicology) The object I have chosen is Fredric Jameson’s book Marxism and Form (1971), in which he postulates that history, as absent cause, shapes cultural forms and leaves traces in them of the situations of their making and reception.
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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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100 Objects

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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