How a Political Song Collection can help to preserve a country’s memory

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Eileen Karmy is a 3rd-year PhD student at the Music subject area, researching unionized musicians in early 20th-century Valparaíso. 15 June 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the Scotland national football team playing Chile at the National Stadium in Santiago.  Because of all the controversy this match stirred up, it later became known in Scotland… Continue reading

Australian premiere for Dr Jane Stanley

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Dr Jane Stanley’s Piano Sonata will be premiered in November at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music by Bernadette Harvey. The piece has been in development for a couple of years since the commission was received in 2014, and it is part of a major project led by Bernadette and supported by the Australia Council for… Continue reading

From the concert hall to an e-journal: the journey of my published article

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Ingrid Bols has just completed her first year of PhD study researching orchestral programming in the UK and France under the supervision of Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez and Prof. John Butt. When I first arrived in Scotland, I attended several concerts of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow. The orchestra was playing Russian music… Continue reading

Success for Sound Thought 2017 with more than 700 in attendance

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Kevin Leomo is a composer and a recent graduate of the MMus at the University of Glasgow. Sound Thought has been a regular event in Glasgow since 2007, when current Lecturer in Music at the University of Glasgow, Dr. Drew Hammond, established Sound Thought as a means to promote the practice and research of music… Continue reading

Sound Thought post-graduate festival starts next week: bigger than ever and still free!

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Lina Tobler is currently studying towards a MSc in Sound Design and Audiovisual Practice at the Music subject area. She sits in the organizing committee of Sound Thought. The Sound Thought Festival is back, bigger than ever and still free! This year marks the 10th anniversary of Glasgow University’s annual Sound Thought Festival, which will… Continue reading

New solo exhibition by Louise Harris launches at the Alchemy hub

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Dr Louise Harris is a Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practice. This blog post follows up on some of the works and ideas presented in a previous blog post.   On the evening of May 4th, 2017, my solo exhibition, Auroculis, will launch at the new Alchemy hub in Hawick on the Scottish Borders.  Alchemy… Continue reading

Passionate about live music? The first ever census of live music in the UK needs you!

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The University of Glasgow’s Music research area is one of the institutions organizing a pioneering live music census which will take place in seven British cities on Thursday 9 March. With live music facing significant pressures (up to 40% of venues in London have closed in the last eight years), the project intends to provide… Continue reading

Climbing down from the Ivory Tower: A first-time experience in the world of community learning.

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John Markey is currently writing his PhD on music and sectarianism in the West of Scotland under the supervision of Prof. Martin Cloonan. I was recently asked by a colleague to take part at a weekly Community Learning Group in Rutherglen, attended mainly by retirees and run by the local council. The idea is to… Continue reading

October news round-up: addressing the gender imbalance in classical composition and reconstructing 18th-century ceilidhs

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Cerulean orbits, a new piece by lecturer Dr Jane Stanley, is currently being toured around Australia by violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Andrew Tyson under the sponsorship of Musica Viva. The arts organization approached Jane as part of the Hildegard Project, which aims at addressing the gender imbalance in music composition. Jane has stated that… Continue reading

Successful workshop on women in the 18th century organized by recent PhD graduates

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Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland and Dr Elizabeth Ford obtained their PhDs from the Music subject area during 2016, focusing on 18th-century music. Thursday September 8 saw our workshop Women and Education in the Long Eighteenth Century (WELEC) at the Glasgow Women’s Library.  Postgraduates, early career researchers, invited speakers, and the general public came together to explore… Continue reading