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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

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

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

Why bother with public engagement? My journey to TEDxGlasgow

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Brianna Robertson-Kirkland has just completed a PhD on the teaching of singing in the 18th century. She will be speaking at TEDxGlasgow on 3rd June. As I am leading up to one of the most exciting and important public engagement events I have had the opportunity to do as a postgraduate researcher, I wanted to… Continue reading

Sound Thought: Afterthoughts

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By Richy Carey Richy is a 1st-year PhD student working on the phenomenological language of audio-visual music. Sound Thought is an annual music and sonic arts festival run by University of Glasgow postgraduates. Held this year at the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts from the 30th March till the 1st  April, the festival brought together… Continue reading

Music theory, meaning and femmes fatales at the 2016 Cramb Residency

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‘No theory, no sex’: thus introduced Susan McClary her discussion of femmes fatales in Alessandro Stradella’s little-known oratorio San Giovanni Battista. Although she did manage to induce a few nervous laughs among the audience of the Cramb Lecture, her warning to withhold the sauciest aspects of the music before she explained what exactly makes them saucy brought… Continue reading

Concerto Caledonia reimagines the 18th-century ceilidh

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Led by Dr David McGuinness, a Senior Lecturer in the Music subject area, early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia delves into the roots of Scottish dance music in its recently released 13th album, Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band. The crack team of stars fiddlers – including PhD student Aaron McGregor – looked together at some of the… Continue reading