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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 […]

Object #3. The Musician as an Object of Intrigue:  BLOW Trio and Re-discovering Jazz as Popular Music

Object #3. The Musician as an Object of Intrigue: BLOW Trio and Re-discovering Jazz as Popular Music

Posted on 10 April 2017 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Chris Stone, MA (Composition). As popular music enters an era of unprecedented stylistic diversity, the practise of revisiting and re-contextualising older genre-specific tropes and conventions is increasingly popular with both […]

Object #2. The Panopticon and Acousmatic Stalkers in Film

Object #2. The Panopticon and Acousmatic Stalkers in Film

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Laura Stephenson

By Sini Mononen, PhD student, University of Turku. In the film When a Stranger Calls (1979), a young babysitter (Carol Kane) is being terrorized by an anonymous stalker, who keeps […]

Object #1. A war sample from Matthew Herbert’s The End of Silence

Object #1. A war sample from Matthew Herbert’s The End of Silence

Posted on 28 March 2017 by Laura Stephenson

By Richard McReynolds, PhD student (Composition). As a composer who deals with electronics and studio-based composition, I believe that using real-world sounds produces powerful artistic statements about the world. In […]

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 […]