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100 Objects

Object #10. Marxism and Form

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 […]

Object #9. Brassed Off: Gender Stereotypes and the Sexualisation of Instruments, on- and off-screen

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 […]

Object #8. Coma Notes

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’, a collaborative […]

Object #7. Buzuk & Çifteli: Genetic Divergence on the Long-necked Lute Family Tree

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 […]

Object #6. Archival Documents of Napoleonic Milan

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 […]

Object #5. On the ‘Chineseness’ of Chinese Contemporary Music

Object #5. On the ‘Chineseness’ of Chinese Contemporary Music

Posted on 8 May 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Jerry Zhuo, MA in Composition. When discussing Chinese contemporary music, one may recall the debate around ‘Chineseness’ that arose with the formation of modern China in the early 20th […]

Object #4. Spyro 2: Gateway to a Reconceptualisation of Digital Sampling

Object #4. Spyro 2: Gateway to a Reconceptualisation of Digital Sampling

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Justin Turnbull, MA (Music Studies). I find that listening to music in the background whilst undertaking another task can either focus my mind on the task or distract me […]