Arts & culture

Fare Thee Well

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill on the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary concerts… We are now half a century removed from the 1960s. More to the point, we’re now fifty years away from the sex-and-drugs-and-rock-and-roll half of the 1960s. For the last year or so there have been commemorations marking the anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on
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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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Bartolomeo Campagnoli reloaded

Posted on 23 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Simone Laghi on Italian String Quartets and bringing Bartolomeo Campagnoli to new audiences… I am writing this post on a train that is taking me to Turin. In three hours, I will be giving a speech in the library of the Circolo dei Lettore (Reader’s Club) to present the next concert of the
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Early Classical Music Workshops

Posted on 16 March 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Simone Laghi writes about how he shares his expertise in Early Classical Music with students at the School of Music… For the second consecutive year I’ve managed to run this little adventure of Early Classical Music Workshops at the School of Music. 21 March, the birthday of J.S. Bach, has been chosen as
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Moler: A Grinding Journey

Posted on 9 March 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Arlene Sierra, internationally-renowned composer and Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, released her second portrait CD with Bridge Records in 2014. One of the works on the disc, Moler,  was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony and recently nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in the Latin GRAMMY awards. You can listen
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Instruments of War

Posted on 17 October 2014 by Jessica Kelly

Dr John Morgan O’Connell has recently been awarded a Cardiff University research fellowship to study music in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Entitled ‘Instruments of War’, his proposal reflects a continued interest concerning the role of music in conflict and the place of music in conflict resolution. His 2010 edited collection Music
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City Scale

Posted on 22 August 2014 by Jessica Kelly

For the last week or so I’ve been in the San Francisco Bay Area conducting a bit of final research for my book, San Francisco and the Long 60s. I’ve had a few loose ends to tie up at the library of the University of California, Berkeley, and some catching-up on recent developments at the
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