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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

Sound Thought festival receives record number of submissions

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Preparations for Sound Thought, the University of Glasgow’s annual postgraduate music festival and conference, are underway with a record number of submissions. The event, which is free to attend, will take place between 30th March and 1st April at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) and other venues in Glasgow. Sound Thought welcomes papers, compositions,… Continue reading

PhD student Eileen Karmy Bolton, on the launch of the research project Musical Memory of Valparaíso

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Eileen Karmy Bolton is in the first year of her PhD researching organized musicians in Chile between 1953 and 1973, under the supervision of Martin Cloonan and Eva Moreda Rodríguez. Prior to coming to Glasgow, she worked as a researcher of popular music in Chile for several years. In 2014 she co-edited Palimpsestos sonoros. Reflexiones… Continue reading

News roundup: October

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October has seen staff in the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area engaged in a variety of research-related activities, including performance, conference participation, publication, and public engagement. Drew Hammond’s You can’t get there from here was performed in Aberdeen as part of the Sound festival last Saturday, whereas Jane Stanley’s D-re-A-mi-N-gl-Y will be premiered at the Królikarnia museum… Continue reading

Pipers and flute players in 18th-century Scotland

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Elizabeth Ford is a PhD student in the Music subject area. Her thesis explores the flute in the musical life of eighteenth-century Scotland. In my research into the repertoire for the flute in Scotland in the eighteenth century I have uncovered many things, some expected and some unexpected. Possibly the most unexpected is the evidence… Continue reading

Rise to Fame: Training an 18th-century singer

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By Brianna E Robertson-Kirkland Brianna is currently on the third year of her PhD at the Music subject area. Her research on castrati has benefited from Special Collections at the University of Glasgow’s Library.   Unlike Manuel Garcia II (1775 – 1832), Venanzio Rauzzini (1746 – 1810) is not commonly remembered for his contributions to… Continue reading