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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

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

The Cramb Lecture at 93

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John Williamson is Research Associate in the AHRC/ESRC-funded Musicians’ Union: A Social History project. When Susan McClary delivers this year’s Cramb lecture on Friday 11th March, she will be following in a long line of distinguished scholars, composers and critics. First established in 1923, the lectures had convinced the University authorities of the viability of… Continue reading

Prof. Susan McClary at the University of Glasgow

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In March, the University of Glasgow’s Music subject area will welcome Prof. Susan McClary (Case University) as our Cramb Resident for 2016. Professor Susan McClary is known for her research on the cultural criticism of music, both the European canon and contemporary popular genres, engaging with the signifying dimensions of musical procedures and dealing with… Continue reading